Well-respected Business and Academic Leader Appointed to Chair Long Island B2B Organization
HAUPPAUGE, NY, August 3, 2011 – HIA-LI, the recognized voice for business on Long Island, is proud to announce that Dr. Elana Zolfo has been named chairperson of the HIA-LI board. She is a long-time board member of HIA-LI and previously served as first vice chairperson. Dr. Zolfo is well-respected among the business community for her leadership in workforce development, training and continuing education. She is the Interim Provost and Vice President for Corporate Programs and Continuing Education at Dowling College. More information about HIA-LI, its officers and directors, is available at: http://hia-li.org/officers_and_directors.cfm
“HIA-LI is honored to appoint Dr. Elana Zolfo to the position of chairperson of the board. She has strong corporate experience and has worked with HIA-LI for more than a decade. Her focus and dedication in improving the workforce to better meet the needs of a prospering economy is exactly what Long Island needs and we look forward to her leadership in this key role with the organization,” said Terri Alessi-Miceli, HIA-LI president.
“I believe that, in order to thrive, the business community must provide the best environment for the Long Island workforce. The HIA-LI provides a forum for business leaders to network, problem solve and obtain advice on critical issues facing their businesses,” said Dr. Zolfo. “I am proud to accept this new role where I will work with my fellow board members and Terri as we continue to develop initiatives to support and strengthen Long Island businesses.”
Dr. Zolfo is Interim Provost and Vice President for Corporate Programs and Continuing Education as well as the board-appointed Secretary at Dowling College, where she has served numerous roles since joining the College in 1993. Prior to that, she worked for Suffolk County Community College. With her extensive background and experience she has developed and enhance educational partnerships between Dowling College and organizations such as FedEx, Automated Data Processing (ADP), State Farm Insurance Company, Key Span, New York City Transit Authority, and Estee Lauder, to name a few. Under Dr. Zolfo’s direction, Dowling Institute provides employees of these companies the opportunity to achieve their educational goals by offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs at their work locations.
Dr. Zolfo served for a decade as a trustee for The Long Island Works Association and serves on the scholarship committee of the Suffolk County Women’s Business Enterprise Coalition and is a member of the Women Economic Developers of Long Island. She served on the New York State Economic Development Defense Diversification Committee, and was Chairperson of Long Island Teaming for Success.
Dr. Zolfo holds an A.A.S. from Nassau Community College, a B.A. in Psychology from Hofstra University, an M.B.A. from Adelphi University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Dowling College.
HIA-LI helps Long Island businesses prosper. For over 30 years, we have been the recognized voice for business on Long Island and a powerful force and economic engine for regional development. We provide a forum for business leaders to network, problem solve and obtain advice on critical issues facing their businesses. Our member companies represent tens of thousands of business professionals. We’re headquartered in and support one of the largest industrial parks in the United States. HIA-LI programs and events promote strategic partnerships, targeted networking, and information sharing and business advocacy. Members benefit from our committees, educational programs, career resources, research capabilities, mentoring opportunities and business advisory services. For more information, visit https://www.hia-li.org or call 631-543-5355.
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