From Mercy College:
Cortlandt Manor native Caitlin Snyder, Director of Special Events and Major Gifts Officer at Mercy College, has been named to The Business Council of Westchester’s “40 Under 40” Rising Stars List for 2012.
The Rising Stars annual list spotlights Westchester County’s young business leaders who are making their mark in their chosen profession. The 2012 field represents individuals from diverse industries including financial services, construction, real estate, education, healthcare, biotech, information technology, retail, not for profit, and more.
“Each generation has its shining young stars,” said Dr. Marsha Gordon, President/CEO, The Business Council of Westchester. “The Business Council of Westchester is proud to recognize the innovative vision and accomplishments of these young, talented business leaders. They represent the future of business in Westchester -- the most dynamic and diverse business community in the region.”
Snyder, a Mercy College graduate from the class of 2005, is recognized for her development work in a difficult economic climate that has ensured Mercy College continues to provide students with an unparalleled educational experience. In addition to higher education, Snyder is active in civic engagements as a Board Member for the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless. She has been recognized as a 2010 Westchester Wunderkind by Westchester Magazine’s 914INC publication and was also named Westchester’s Best Singer in 2008 by the White Plains Performing Arts Center.
“It is an honor to be among a distinguished group of people in the ‘40 Under 40’ Rising Stars list,” said Snyder. “Mercy College provided me with an amazing education and prepared me for achieving success—I have been blessed with the opportunity to work at the same institution where I had such a positive experience and my time as a Mercy College student makes my goal as an Advancement staff member all the more clear.”
The Rising Stars awards ceremony celebrating the honorees was held on June 7, at MasterCard Worldwide, 2000 Purchase Street, Purchase, N.Y.
About The Business Council of Westchester
The county’s largest and most influential business membership organization, The Business Council of Westchester is committed to helping businesses market, learn, advocate and grow. In addition, The Business Council of Westchester is actively involved in reviewing federal, state and county legislation and regulations in order to assess the potential impact on the business community and to influence the outcomes through advocacy when the business community’s interests may be affected. It also acts as an information resource for the business community and government leaders at all levels.
About Mercy College
Founded in 1950, Mercy College is a private, not-for-profit higher education institution that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Liberal Arts. Mercy College offers an engaging and personalized learning experience that includes the College’s revolutionary Personalized Achievement Contract (PACT) program. The Mercy College PACT is the first program of its kind and now serves as a nationally recognized model for mentoring. The PACT program was featured as a “Best Practice” for retention and career services by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). www.mercy.edu/ 877-MERCY-GO.