President Judith Huntington Named to Business Council of Westchester Hall of Fame


The Business Council of Westchester honored CNR President Judith Huntington at its 12th annual Business Hall of Fame Awards April 18, recognizing her work in overseeing the construction and financing of the Wellness Center and improving the college's financial strength, among other accomplishments.

"This was the best one yet," said Business Council President and CEO Marsha Gordon. "The event was special for so many reasons, but mainly because it represents the best and brightest within Westchester's proud business community."

President Huntington, who joined The College of New Rochelle as vice president for financial affairs in 2001, received the Women in Business Success Award. Four others were named to the Business Hall of Fame, which has inducted 60 business leaders since its inception.

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Ruth H. Mahoney, president of Key Bank's Hudson Valley / Metro New York District accepted the bank's Corporate Citizen Award. Patrick L. Vaccaro, managing partner of Jackson Lewis LLP received the Entrepreneurial Award. The Small Business Award went to Christopher Murphy and Sean Murphy of Murphy Brothers Contracting Inc., while the Family Business Awarded was given to Glenn Pacchiana, president and CEO of Thalle Industries Inc.

More than 600 people attended the event at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, which Gordon said set new records for attendance, sponsorship, and fundraising. News12 anchor Scott McGee was the evening's host. County Executive Robert Astorino attended the event and praised the Business Council and the inductees for their contributions to Westchester's economy.

(Photo: President Judith Huntingon, center, with Business Council President Marsha Gordon, right, and Nancy Woodruff-Ment, 2010 winner of the Women in Business Success Award.)