Business, Community, Education and Alumni Leadership Honorees to be Feted in Orange Hall
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — The SUNY Orange Foundation will be “Recognizing Excellence in the Arts” when it hosts its 10th Leadership Awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14 in Orange Hall on the College’s Middletown campus.
Recipients will be: Focus Media (Leadership in Business), Storm King Art Center (Leadership in Community), Dorothy Dwyer Szefc ’81 (Leadership in Education), and Matthew Dorcas ’98 and Tony Meola ’74 (Edward A. Diana Alumni Leadership Award).
The evening will begin with a 5:30 p.m. cocktail hour preceding the 7 p.m. awards presentation. For information, visit http://www.sunyorange.edu/leadershipawards/.
Focus Media, Inc., founded in 2002 by president and CEO Josh Sommers, is one of the largest public relations and advertising agencies in New York State, outside of New York City. With a staff of more than 20 professionals, Focus Media is a multi-faceted communications organization specializing in public relations, crisis communications, marketing, business and sales strategy, advertising, market research, design, search engine marketing and web development.
Focus Media represents many client-partners, including Empire Resorts, Suez, Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation, Orange Regional Medical Center, Walden Savings Bank, Elant, Ulster County Tourism, Mt. Vernon City School District, MetroVac, Aurochemical, Villa Roma Resort, Orange County Tourism, Rockland Business Association, Construction Contractors Association, Orange County IDA, Catskill Regional Medical Center, and many other prominent organizations.
For information on this year’s awards program, contact Russell Hammond at (845) 341-4337.
Past Recipients of the SUNY Orange Foundation Leadership in Business Award
2006: John A. D’Ambrosio, president, Orange County Chamber of Commerce
2007: James W. Taylor Jr., chairman, Taylor Recycling
2008: Frontier Communications
2009: Advance Testing
2010: Orange Regional Medical Center
2011: Orange County Trust Company
2011: Orange County Partnership
2012: Kelly M. Williams, managing director and global head, Credit Suisse Customized Fund Investment Group
2014: Hal Teitelbaum, founder, managing partner and chief executive officer, Crystal Run Healthcare
2015: Orange/Sullivan Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers