• Westchester County Association Announces New Board Members


  • Leaders in law, finance, insurance and non-profit management tapped to direct Westchester’s pre-eminent business association.

  • (White Plains, NY)..... William P. Harrington, Esq., Chairman of the Westchester County Association (WCA) and also managing partner at Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP, announced today the appointment of seven new members to the WCA’s Board of Directors...

    Frank McCullough (left), along with six other prominent professionals, appointed to serve with current WCA Board members such as Paula Mandell (center) and Robert Weisz (right).
    “We are pleased to have such highly qualified and deeply knowledgeable professionals join our already solid Board of Directors,” said Harrington. “Their unique and proven insights will be invaluable as we work to advance the interests of businesses here in Westchester County on the regional, national and international levels.”

    The new board members are:

    Frank S. McCullough, Jr., a senior partner at McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP in White Plains, and a noted expert in zoning law, has served as the attorney for many of the major development projects throughout the region and is currently legal counsel for PepsiCo with regard to real estate matters in the Westchester area. For more than 35 years, Mr. McCullough has specialized in land use and environmental law and possesses an extensive background with the electric power system in New York State. He was born in Port Chester, NY and now resides in Rye.

    As a partner at Maier Markey & Justic LLP, Navy E. Djonovic serves as the outsourced Chief Financial Officer and Controller for a number of companies, and provides accounting and auditing expertise to clients in a wide range of industries, including not-for-profit, healthcare, professional services and retail. She draws upon more than 20 years of experience with “Big Four” accounting firms to provide auditing expertise to clients in a range of industries and is a graduate of Fordham University.

    As President and CEO of Family Services of Westchester, Susan B. Wayne, L.C.S.W., leads a 500-person non-profit organization that delivers more than 50 different programs to help families live better lives. A long-time resident of Westchester, Ms. Wayne has been a part of the FSW team since 1995. She will sit on the WCA Board as the recently appointed head of the newly formed Not-for-Profit Westchester.

    John M. Flannery, a partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, represents land owners, businesses and municipalities involving individual and mass tort claims and also focuses on civil litigation, commercial disputes, civil rights, product liability and employment litigation. For many years, Mr. Flannery has served as co-chair of the Trial Lawyers Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association.

    Brendan G. Meyer, CFP®, is a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual in White Plains and former chair of the WCA’s Young Professionals Group. Mr. Meyer began his career as a full-time financial representative for Northwestern Mutual in 2004. He was then appointed managing director in 2007, assuming responsibility for the Montvale, New Jersey office as the youngest Managing Director in the country.

    Justin Driscoll is a partner in the law firm of Brown & Weinraub PLLC, where he specializes in government relations, litigation and public finance. He is a former member of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee, the body that governs attorney ethics in Manhattan and the Bronx, and was admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in 1984.

    As the new chair of WCA’s Young Professionals Board, the group that helps direct the initiatives, events and programming for professionals under the age of 40, Josh Krull, executive director for Atria Senior Living Group in Rye Brook, will be the WCA Board appointee for the Young Professionals Group. Since his graduation from Daemen College with a bachelor of science degree in Health Systems Management, Mr. Krull has successfully operated senior living communities throughout New York State.

    “We are extremely fortunate to have attracted such respected and able individuals to our Board,” said WCA President William Mooney. “I look forward to receiving their counsel and feedback as WCA strengthens its efforts to advocate for healthcare transformation, government reform, the development of young professionals and economic growth in the region.”

    About the Westchester County Association
    The Westchester County Association (www.westchester.org) is the preeminent business membership organization in Westchester County. The Association is committed to business advocacy, economic vitality and to providing a strong and clear voice for the interests of businesses on the regional, national and international levels. Its key objectives are promoting positive economic development in the region; fostering business development; and providing its members with access and interaction with key public and private sector individuals, agencies and organizations.