HGAR’s Chirag Shah Named a ‘Rising Star’ by Business Council
John Jordan | May 2018
WHITE PLAINS—Realtor Chirag Shah, Principal Broker/Owner of Gateway Realty of Mamaroneck and Lifestyle Westchester, will be honored next month along with the rest of the “Rising Stars” selected by the Business Council of Westchester.
The Business Council of Westchester announced its 2018 class of “Rising Stars” on May 3. The winners will be honored on June 21 during an evening reception at 800 Westchester Ave. in Rye Brook.
Shah has been a very active member of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors and currently serves as vice president of the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service Inc. and Co-Chair of the HGAR Young Professional Network (YPN). He was not the only member of the real estate industry to earn a “Rising Star” designation by the Business Council.
Shah said of his Rising Star designation, “It is a great honor to be selected as one of the top 40 professionals in Westchester. I am very thankful to this organization for the opportunity to be a leader.”
Other real estate honorees were: Jacob Davidoff, Partner and Co-Chair-Transactional Real Estate Practice Group, Fentin, Goldman, Turk, & Davidoff LLP; Laura B. Greenfield, Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate – NYC Metro Regional Manager People’s United Bank; Christie L. Houlihan, Senior Director & Counsel, Houlihan-Parnes Realtors, LLP; Willard Overlock, Vice President, Leasing, Reckson, a Division of SL Green Realty Corp. and Alexandra Weisz, Vice President of Operations, RPW Group, Inc.
The Rising Stars program is modeled after the national business recognition program “40 under 40.” Rising Stars honorees were chosen based on professional and/or entrepreneurial accomplishments, professional and/or business affiliations, and demonstrated leadership skills.
“Each year I am impressed with the quality and diversity of candidates, and this year is no exception,’’ said Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of the Business Council of Westchester. “I congratulate the winners who represent a new generation of up and coming professionals in Westchester.’’
The remaining 2018 Rising Stars are: Michael Abitabilo, Principal Jackson Lewis, P.C.; Patrick J. Bates, AIA Associate Principal, Commercial Architecture, Papp Architects, P.C.; Nicole S. Belkin, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley; Catherine Cioffi, Communications Director – County Executive George Latimer County of Westchester; Keia Clarke, Chief Operating Officer, New York Liberty; Roman Degtyur, Senior Vice President of Infrastructure Services, IAC Applications ;Tatiana Diaz, Sales & Catering Manager, Empire City Casino; William J. Flooks, New York State Licensed Funeral Director, Beecher Flooks Funeral Home; Michael Gott, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Westchester Sport and Spine; Elizabeth Green, Associate Director – Environmental Health & Safety, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Heather Howley, Owner, Operator, Independent Helicopters LLC; Ayesha Khan, Senior Director Development, Feeding Westchester; Samantha Krieger, Executive Director, The Bristal Assisted Living at Armonk; Akhil Kumar, Partner and Co-Founder, Arch Global Advisors; Nelida Lara-Garduno, Partner DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP; Marissa Madonia, Development Director, Westchester Parks Foundation; Daryl Mastracci PE, LEED AP BD+C Managing Principal CSArch; Stephen Moroney, Senior Vice President – Regional Manager, TD Bank, N.A.; Adam Nalewajek, Director, Wealth Planning, Altium Wealth; Bradley Porche, Ed.D, Superintendent, New York School for the Deaf; Kira Pozdnyakova, Doctor of Audiology, CEO and Co-Owner, Audiology Associates of Westchester; Andre Rainey, Mayor of the City of Peekskill/President of NOO Moves Entertainment; Stephanie Ramos, Attorney & Founding Partner Lacroix Ramos, LLP; A. Garvey Rene, MD FACC FSCAI, Clinical and Interventional Cardiologist CareMount Medical; Adam Rodriguez, Counsel Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP; Deth Sao, Director of Development-Seidenberg School of Computer Science & Information Systems Pace University; Vikas Satyal, Senior Director of Category Development, HEINEKEN USA; Bunita Sawhney, Executive Vice President, Global Debit & ATM, Mastercard; Meredith Snider, Section Manager, Westchester Overhead, Con Edison; Kevin Sylvester, Chief of Police, Ossining Police Department; Katharine Warrington Woodward, Owner/ Operator, PR & Events Manager, Grillmaster Walter’s Hot Dogs (Mamaroneck, Stamford, White Plains), Walter’s Hot Dogs’ Trucks; Matthew Warshay, President/CEO, Jump Start Tutoring, Inc.; Sean Weiner, Director of Creative Culture & Senior Curriculum Developer, Jacob Burns Film Center and George Weldon, Jr., Director of Telecommunications, Northern Westchester Hospital.