There was a torch-passing at the November Board Meeting of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam as William M. Mooney III, Esq., began his chairmanship of its Board of Directors. He is the second generation of the Mooney family to serve on the United Way Board of Directors and as its chairman, as his father, William M. Mooney Jr., was the chair of the Board of Directors from 1990-1992. Mooney succeeds Bud Hammer, General Manager of Atlantic Westchester, who served as board chairman for the past two years.
“I am honored to serve in this new capacity for the United Way, which is such a wonderful organization that is truly making an impact and a difference right here in our Westchester and Putnam communities,” said Mooney. “I look forward to continuing working with my fellow Board members to provide support, guidance, and resources to the team and staff who work daily to help better the lives of those living in poverty or paycheck-to-paycheck.”
Mooney, a Yonkers resident, is Senior Vice President, Group Director at Signature Bank. Before joining Signature Bank in 2017, he served as the Director of the Westchester County Office of Economic Development, Industrial Development Agency (IDA), and Local Development Corporation (LDC), where he facilitated over $1.5 Billion in financing, including over $500 million in tax-exempt financing for nonprofits, hospitals, and higher education. Mooney joined the United Way Board of Directors in 2017. He was previously vice chairman of its resource development committee and is a golf committee member.
Joining Mooney on the executive committee of United Way’s Board of Directors are Walter Hosp, Chief Executive Officer, ZenRE Holdings LLC, as Vice Chair of Finance and Treasurer; Aleida M. Frederico, Former Senior Relationship Manager, VP Commercial Lending; Co-Chair, Metro NY Regional Diversity Council, TD Bank as Secretary and Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Michelle A. Nicholas, SVP, Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Community Development, PCSB Bank as Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Najla T. Husseini, Director of DEI Global Partnerships, Regeneron and Joshua Kimerling, Esq., Partner and Chair of Litigation, Cuddy & Feder LLP, as Vice Chairs of Community Impact and Marketing; Bernadette Schopfer, CPA, Partner and Director of Taxation, Maier Markey & Justic LLP as Vice Chair of Resource Development; Marj Ciucci, CLTTC, Partner, Lawley Insurance as Vice Chair of Administration; and Bud Hammer, General Manager, Atlantic Westchester, Inc as Past Chair of the Board and Vice Chair for Nominating.