POUGHKEEPSIE (May 22) – Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. (HVEDC), which recently announced its intent to merge with the Westchester County Association (WCA), welcomed the addition of Steven Tinkelman, the founder of Tinkelman Architecture, to its board of directors.
Tinkelman serves as the design principal for Tinkelman Architecture, and handles responsibilities such as client liaison, firm management and business development. He also assists many corporate and institutional clients with facility master planning, project feasibility and site evaluation.
“Steven’s advanced design work and his commitment to the Hudson Valley region, as well as his business acumen, make him a perfect fit for our board of directors,” said Mike Oates, President and CEO of HVEDC. “He has successfully designed a significant body of work in the region and is also an entrepreneur who cares about investing in the Hudson Valley and making life better for its residents. Now, as a member of our board, he’s in a position where he’s poised to continue making a difference for the businesses and residents of the region.”
Tinkelman grew up in Poughkeepsie and currently resides in Pleasant Valley. He’s done a significant amount of architecture work throughout the Hudson Valley, including Adams Fairacre Farms locations, the Vassar College bookstore, and multiple retail and office buildings along the Route 9 corridor and throughout the Hudson Valley – including the creation of Van Wagner Place, a new mixed use community located in the Town of Poughkeepsie. His firm was honored with the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation’s Business Excellence Award in 2015 in the small business category
“I’m thrilled and honored to be joining a board of such esteemed professionals and people who truly care about the success and advancement of businesses in the Hudson Valley,” said Tinkelman.
The Boards of Directors of HVEDC and the WCA announced on January 29 the intent to pursue a merger of the two organizations, creating a leading economic development and business advocacy organization in New York State. The new organization unites a shared strategic mission and vision of HVEDC and the WCA. It will build on their economic development strategies, which are designed to diversify and strengthen the Hudson Valley economy.