Food Bank for Westchester Elects New Board Members

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The Food Bank for Westchester, which is celebrating its 20th year of fighting hunger in Westchester, has voted in four new members to its Board of Directors. Linda Rey, Charles Day, Neal Bronzo and Betsy O. Hoxter have been elected to the 2009-2010 Board of Directors.

The Food Bank for Westchester (http://www.foodbankforwestchester.org), which is celebrating its 20th year of fighting hunger in Westchester, has voted in four new members to its Board of Directors. Linda Rey, Charles Day, Neal Bronzo and Betsy O. Hoxter have been elected to the 2009-2010 Board of Directors.

Linda Rey is a Partner at The Rey Insurance Agency, Inc. located in Sleepy Hollow, NY. She has served as President of the Sleepy Hollow Chamber of Commerce; Secretary for the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns; and Co-Events Chair for the Westchester Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. In 2005, Linda was named Business Woman of the Year by the Westchester Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In 2006, Linda was named the Emerging Leader for the American Association of University Woman Westchester Branch. Rey holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Pace University and lives in Briarcliff.

Charles Day, CIMA®, is a First Vice-President and Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley, and is a member of the firm's President's Club. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Carleton College, a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School, where he served as Executive Editor for the School's Journal of International Law, and completed his CIMA® coursework at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

As Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Pepsi Bottling Group, Neal Bronzo oversees worldwide information technology activities. Before joining PBG in 2002, Neal served as Vice President, Field Systems, at PepsiCo's Tricon Division, which is now Yum! Brands and includes the KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut restaurant businesses. Neal holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Computer Science from Boston College.

Betsy Hoxter is Director of Technology at the Journal News, White Plains. She served as co-chair of the United Way of Great Falls, Montana, and Board President of Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, also in Great Falls. Hoxter holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Science from Coleman College.

"I am so pleased to welcome these distinguished, successful members of the Westchester County community," said Christina Rohatynskyj, Executive Director of the Food Bank. "Their vision and foresight will help us fight hunger in Westchester."

The Food Bank for Westchester, one of eight food banks in New York State, acquires, warehouses and distributes food to 200 Westchester County hunger relief organizations, including food pantries and soup kitchens, among others. These efforts feed some or all of the 200,000 people in Westchester who are hungry or at risk of hunger. The Food Bank mission is supported by an extensive donor and volunteer network.

For additional information, contact the Food Bank at 914-923-1100 or visit http://www.foodbankforwestchester.org. The Food Bank for Westchester is located at 358 Saw Mill River Road, Millwood, NY.

About the Food Bank for Westchester:

The Food Bank for Westchester's mission is to lead, engage and educate Westchester County in creating a hunger-free environment. It solicits and administers donations from both the public and private sector, distributing food through approximately 200 hunger relief member agencies. Its core activity is the collection and distribution of donated, government and purchased food. The Food Bank distributes more than five million pounds of food to member agencies annually.

Contact:

Lauren B. Kaufman
Food Bank for Westchester
914-666-0066
http://www.foodbankforwestchester.org

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