2014 Orange County's Rising Stars Announced

Honorees to Receive Awards on October 7

Winners of the 2014 Orange County's Rising Stars Award have been chosen. These awards recognize individuals between the ages of 21 and 40 who are up-and-coming leaders in their professional and volunteer lives. Nominees must live, work or volunteer in Orange County. Selection was based on the individual's professional and volunteer activities, demonstrated leadership and the impact the nominee has had on his/her organization or community. An independent panel chose the recipients from a diverse pool of candidates for this prestigious award.   The 2014 Orange County’s Rising Stars awards will be presented to:

Cheryl Baker, Junior League of Orange County
Becky Boone, Hudson Valley Honor Flight
Robbie Brown, St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Steven Calamari, Storm King Fire Engine Company #2
Jocelyn Cleveland, United States Air National Guard, 105th Operations  Group, Newburgh NY
Mark Coleman, Orange-Ulster BOCES
Nicolette Curcio, The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan
Danielle Farrell, LAN Associates EPAS, LLP
Matthew Flanagan, Flanagan Chiropractic
Michelle Gurda, Orange County Partnership
Sean T. Hoffman, Village of Walden
Lisa Kelly, Focus Media
Scott Kendrick, The Kendrick-Collesano Financial Group, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management
John E Kidd, John Kidd Promotions
Anthony Mariani, The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center
Charles McKinney, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Karen Mejia, Greater Newburgh Partnership
Rammie Nesheiwat, M&T Bank
Brian Powers Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, PC
Jade Quartarone, 105th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard
Gretchen Riordan, Orange County Youth Bureau
Matt Ryan, Orange County Planning Department
Lisa Santacruz, Co-Communications Marketing & Public Relations
James Skoufis, New York State Assembly
Allyson Steinberg, Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Club
Amy Stillwaggon, Newburgh Envelope
Brad Whitted, Zick Whitted Taub Group
Julie Wittenberg, Focused Wealth Management
Joseph Wojciechowsk,i Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Dan Zica, Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP

 The recognition awards will be presented at a special event on Tuesday, October 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Villa Venezia in Middletown.  The program is hosted by the award’s founding organizations: the Junior League of Orange County NY, Inc., and Leadership Orange. 
There are a variety of ways to support the 2014 Rising Stars program, including purchasing a journal ad, or attending the event.  Reservations are required for the October 7 event and are $65 per person in advance and $70 at the door.   For ad and ticket information, please contact the Junior League of Orange County at 845.344.8554 or email jlocny@gmail.com


www.jlocny.com    www.leadershiporange.org    



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