WCA President Elected Chairman of CMS Bancorp, Grand Prix Revs Up New Virtual Racing, Tarrytown DoubleTree Honored by TripAdvisor

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William M. Mooney, Jr.


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William M. Mooney, Jr., was elected chairman of the Board of Directors of the CMS Bancorp, Inc., and CMS Bank (formerly Community Mutual Savings Bank). Mooney has been a director on both the company’s and the bank’s Boards of Directors since 2011. Mooney is the president of the Westchester County Association. Mooney’s long career in the banking industry has included  positions with Union State Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank, Chemical Bank, and Citibank. He also served as president and CEO of Hudson Valley Bank. “Bill Mooney will provide valuable leadership to CMS Bank,” says John Ritacco, president and CEO of CMS Bank.    


Gail Resnikoff


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Nancy Lothrop of New Canaan, Connecticut, was promoted to senior director of development for the Guiding Eyes for the Blind of Yorktown Heights. The nonprofit organization also recently hired Gail Resnikoff of Ossining as director of planned giving. Lothrop has sprearheaded numerous fundraising initiatives for the organization during her 11 years with it. “Nancy has achieved incredible results over the past decade so this new role was a natural move forward both for her and for Guiding Eyes,” saysCEO and President Bill Badger.

Prior to joining Guiding Eyes, Resnikoff was a practicing attorney.,

Marlene Canapi and Barry Stopler, both of Pleasantville, joined the board of the Ossining-based Open Door Family Medical Center Foundation. Open Door provides medical care, dental care, and social services primarily to the economically disadvantaged in Westchester. Open Door has four centers in Westchester: Ossining, Port Chester, Mount Kisco, and Sleepy Hollow. In addition, Open Door operates five school-based health centers in Port Chester at Thomas A. Edison School, Park Avenue School, John F. Kennedy Magnet School, Port Chester Middle School, and Port Chester High School. Canapi first joined Open Door as the co-chair of the organization’s 2012 benefit, which featured a concert with David Crosby and Graham Nash. She currently is the board chair and producer of Pleasantville Community Television. Canapi has served as a co-organizer of the Pleasantville Music Festival, sits on the board of Arc Stages, and is the planning policy chair for the Pleasantville Master Plan. She is the founding chair of a vocational program at the Carol and Frank Biondi School in Yonkers. Stopler is the managing director of finance at Swiss Re America Holdings Corporation.

New Businesses, Relocations, and Operations

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Grand Prix New York (GPNY) of Mount Kisco recently invested $90,000 in its Sim Room, which contains 10 professional-quality racing simulators, each with three 23-inch screen monitors. “Racing simulation offers aspiring racers and race veterans the opportunity to get their racing fix whenever and wherever they want,” says Jon Fontane, president of Motorsport Simulation Consultants. Says Nat Mundy, VP of sales and marketing for Grand Prix New York, “Adding the Sim Room was a logical extension of Grand Prix’s existing business and provides us with an opportunity to maximize revenue.”



The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor..About 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this award.


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From 8 am to 9 am, Larry Schwartz, secretary to Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Thomas Madison, New York State Thruway Commissioner, will give an exclusive insider’s glimpse to Tappan Zee Bridge plans at Berkeley College, Third Floor Theater, 99 Church Street, White Plains. Free parking across the street at Graziella’s Italian Bistro. RSVP at http://members.westchesterny.org/sbaweb/members/login.asp?&id=1&wpid=-101&login=true&autoreg=true&cale_id=558&cart_id=0&newsession=TRUE&sid=708370000.

The Business Council of Westchester is setting sail on the Hornblower Hybrid, the newest yacht in New York Harbor, to the Statue of Liberty. Complimentary food and a cash bar will be included Reservations are required. Rain or shine. Fee is $95 for Business Council members and $125 for non-members. Register at http://events.westchesterny.org/sbaweb/events/events.asp?&id=1&wpid=-101&details=true&cale_id=548&newsession=FALSE&sid=399637947.

The Young Professionals Group of the Westchester County Association partners with the Blueprint for Westchester at 5:30 pm at PepsiCo world headquarters in Purchase on a special event to discuss the need for housing. The event is in cooperation with Project for Public Spaces. Register at http://www.westchester.org/article.php?a=213


The Westchester County Association presents its Healthcare Summit 2012 from 7:30 am to 2 pm at the Westchester Marriott at 670 White Plains Road, Tarrytown. The event is hosted by the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Healthcare Reform and chaired by Bill Harrington, partner, Bleakley Platt & Schmidt. Speakers confirmed to date are: Herbert Pardes, MD, executive vice chairman of the Board of Trustees for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; Michael R. Irwin, managing director, Citigroup; Joel Seligman, president and CEO, Northern Westchester Hospital; Mark Wagar, president and CEO, Empire BlueCross BlueShield; and Rick Wald, director, Deloitte Consulting, LLP. Visit www.wcahealthcare.org for more information, including complete agenda and sponsor listings. Register at https://www.westchester.org/eventregister.php?event=221.

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