• White Plains YP Receives WCA Scholarship for Leadership Westchester


  • WCA YP Group Selects Selects Drew McKay for Exceptional Professional Development Opportunity

  • Drew P. McKay is gearing up for the professional development experience of his lifetime! Starting next month, the construction project manager and White Plains resident will learn how to build presence as a leader in the workplace and community, overcome resistance to change from colleagues, and to motivate others. And he’ll gain this invaluable knowledge all at no cost...

    McKay (right) with YP Chair Brendan Meyer
    ...Mr. McKay was awarded a full scholarship from the Westchester County Association’s Young Professionals Group to participate in Leadership Westchester 2012-2013.

    This signature program of The Volunteer Center of United Way, Leadership Westchester prepares passionate, knowledgeable individuals to assume positions of influence. The program has graduated hundreds of successful alumni, among them Pat Braja, Development Director, Westchester Library System (2005), Larry Gottlieb, director of Economic Development for Westchester (2010), and Julia Emrick, director of events, for the Westchester County Association (2012).

    McKay was selected for the scholarship from a field of 15 applicants based on his commitment to Westchester County and his ongoing involvement in the community. A lifelong Westchester resident and graduate of Mamaroneck High School, McKay says he is excited about the opportunity to hone his leadership skills and become an advocate for the advancement of the region.

    “I have volunteered at local soup kitchens, churches and schools,” McKay explained. “I believe this unique perspective, along with the experience of participating in the Leadership Westchester program, will help me acquire the competencies needed to be more effective in my professional life, and in the place I am proud to call home.”

    Each Leadership Westchester class size is small – no more than 20 – and includes a mix of individuals from business, the public sector, and non-profit organizations. The 2012-2013 program runs from October 2012 through June 2013 and will expose participants like McKay to leadership concepts taught at the nation’s top business schools.

    “The WCA and its Young Professionals Group are pleased to be able to offer this extraordinary opportunity to a deserving, civic-minded future business leader like Drew,” said William P. Harrington, Esq., chairman of the Westchester County Association. “We are committed to developing the upcoming generation of business leaders not only for their betterment but for the betterment of Westchester County.”

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