Connect Long Island Receives National Association of Workforce Boards Award.


The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB)
recently presented its 2011 W.O. Lawton Business Leadership Award to the Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT), based upon a nomination submitted by the Town of Hempstead Workforce Investment Board (WIB).

The award, which recognizes the accomplishments of the Connect Long Island Partnership, was recently presented at the NAWB National Conference to William Wahlig, Executive Director, LIFT, and Ana-Maria Hurtado, Commissioner/WIB Director, Town of Hempstead Department of Occupational Resources (DOOR).

Members of the Connect Long Island Executive Committee are pictured here with the award, including, from left:
  • Barry Greenspan, Economic Development Program Administrator, New York State Empire State Development (NYSESD)
  • Kevin Robbins, Team Leader, New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL)
  • Andrea Lohneiss, NYSESD Long Island Regional Director
  • Roger Podd, Community Organization Specialist, Suffolk County Department of Labor (SCDOL)
  • Barry Feinsod, Administrative Director, SCDOL
  • Eugene Faber, WIB Director, Town of Oyster Bay Consortium
  • Ana-Maria Hurtado, Commissioner/WIB Director, DOOR
  • Edward Kenny, Planner, DOOR
  • William Wahlig, Executive Director, LIFT
  • Jamie Moore, Workforce Program Manager, LIFT
  • Julie Alegretti, Administrative Assistant, LIFT
  • Mark J. Grossman, Commissioner’s Regional Representative, NYSDOL.