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Winthrop Elects Two New Members to its Board of Directors - Archived
Date
September 22, 2014
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The Board of Directors of Winthrop-University Hospital is a committed group of community and professional leaders who are charged with supporting the mission of Winthrop-University Hospital and setting the direction for the Hospital’s continued growth and expansion.

Recently, Syosset resident, James T. Giorgio, Sr., and Sea Cliff resident, Kirk Kordeleski, President and CEO of Bethpage Federal Credit Union, were elected to serve as part of this group, whose generosity and dedication carries on a legacy of commitment begun by the Hospital’s first Trustees in 1896.

James T. Giorgio, Sr.

Mr. Giorgio has been a valued partner in Winthrop’s continued expansion for nearly two decades. Though his relationship with Winthrop began on a professional level in the 1990s, it has since forged into a deep personal connection to the Hospital, its staff, and the world class programs and services that he and his family have come to rely on.

In addition to his involvement in various major projects at the Hospital over the years, Mr. Giorgio has been an enthusiastic member of Winthrop’s Annual Golf Tournament Committee and the planning committee for the Hospital’s annual Gala. In fact, in 2008, he was named one of the Gala honorees.

The former Founder and President of B&G Industries, a full-service electrical contracting firm, Mr. Giorgio made the decision to transfer the business to his sons in 2013 after almost 40 years in the electrical contracting industry. Today, Mr. Giorgio owns JSGR Consulting, LLC, which manages properties focusing on retail and mixed use buildings, as well as industrial properties throughout Long Island and in New York City.

Mr. Giorgio is a member and Past President of the Long Island Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). He has been an active member of numerous NECA committees, serving as a Chairman of the Pension Fund Committee – a collaboration between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 25 and NECA.

An open road enthusiast with a passion for collecting antique motorcycles, Mr. Giorgio has been married to his wife Theresa for 42 years. The Giorgios have three grown children – sons, Jim Jr. and Anthony, and daughter, Christine.

Kirk Kordeleski

A dedicated business man and philanthropist, Mr. Kordeleski is a welcome addition to Winthrop’s Board of Directors. In 1992, Mr. Kordeleski joined Bethpage Federal Credit Union (“Bethpage”) as Executive Vice President in charge of operations, marketing, mortgage and consumer lending, deposit operations, technology and business development. In 2000, he was named the company’s third President and CEO, and since that time, Bethpage has grown from $950 million to $5.7 billion in assets with more than 228,000 members.

“I am very delighted to join the Board of Directors of Winthrop-University Hospital – a prestigious team of Long Island business leaders and philanthropists,” said Mr. Kordeleski. “Winthrop is a vital Long Island healthcare provider that serves the entire Long Island community. As a Long Island resident and business leader, I’m proud to do my part in helping Winthrop continue to provide a superior level of medical care to our neighbors, friends and family.”

Mr. Kordeleski is Chairman of the Board for Open Technology Solutions, LLC – an entity that provides technology to participating credit unions by collaboratively implementing, managing and supporting best-of-breed solutions. He also serves as President of Bethpage Management Services, LLC, and is an active member of numerous trade association committees and roundtables.

Within the Long Island community, Mr. Kordeleski is also actively involved, serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Association (LIA), Chairman of the Board of Project GRAD Long Island, and a member of the United Way Board of Directors. In addition, Mr. Kordeleski serves on Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano’s Business/Economic Development Group.

He has been honored by numerous institutions and organizations for his regional leadership, including the YMCA of Long Island, Adelphi University, United Way, Education and Assistance Corp., The Mentoring Partnership of Long Island, and Promote Long Island, among others. In June 2011, he received the Long Island MacArthur Airport and the Long Island Press “Take Flight” Award, bestowed to the person who best represents the future of business on Long Island and who is committed to helping the Long Island economy “Take Flight.” In addition to Bethpage being consistently named the “Best of Long Island” among credit unions by Long Island Press, Mr. Kordeleski has been named for four years running as one of Long Island Business News’ Top 100 Most Influential Long Islanders.

Mr. Kordeleski resides in Sea Cliff, NY, with his wife, Dale, and their 15-year-old son, Zack.

Contact:

Leanna Cherry
Public Relations Manager
(516) 663-2234
lcherry@winthrop.org