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Suzanne K. Nelson is Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager with People's United Bank, focusing on middle market clients.  Ms. Kirkpatrick began her banking career with Manufacturers Hanover in 1981.  In 1985 she attended Chemical Bank’s credit training program and subsequently joined the Nassau Middle Market Group where she was promoted to Assistant Vice President in 1988 and to Vice President in 1991.  Ms. Kirkpatrick left Chemical/Chase in 1997 to start a financial consulting practice.  She worked as an independent consultant for over ten years serving the small business community and providing risk analysis for commercial banks.  In September 2008 she joined the Gold Coast senior staff where she was instrumental in establishing the banks commercial loan portfolio.  In July 2011 Suzanne joined Sovereign/Santander, as a Senior Vice President and Senior Lender in the banks middle market group.   

Ms. Kirkpatrick is an avid volunteer and is currently a member of the Huntington Chamber of Commerce and The Junior Welfare League of Huntington.  She sits on the board of WEDLI (Women Economic Developers of Long Island) and The Huntington YMCA.  Suzanne is Board President of Moxxie Mentoring Foundation Inc.

Ms. Kirkpatrick has an MS in Management from Stony Brook University’s Harriman College and a B.A. in Psychology from Stony Brook. For fun she likes to run, bake and garden. She lives in Huntington with her husband.    

I am truly honored to be the President of Moxxie Mentoring Foundation.  I decided to become a mentor and give back to the commubity, but I have received so much more in return.  I wish I had the opportunity to be mentored when I was in college and later when starting out in banking.

 

 

Responsible for all aspects of Retail Branch Banking and Business Development;Growth and maintenance of consumer and business portfolios, including DDA, Interest Bearing products, Consumer and Commercial loans and Investment and Insurance products. An expert at building rapport with business owners.
A proven professional in the financial services industry for more than 25 years. Hold Life and Health Insurance licenses. Notary Public. Previously held securities licenses 6 and 63.



Lauren M. Agunzo, CPA/CFF leads the Internal Audit and Risk Management Group.  She is a graduate of Hofstra University and is a certified public accountant.  Lauren has extensive experience in matters pertaining to the Assurance, Risk Management, Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support practice at Nawrocki Smith.  She joined this Practice in 1995 and has extensive experience in various matters pertaining to internal controls. compliance audit, operational audits, forensic accounting services and business consulting services.  Lauren is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accontants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and is on the Board of Governors of the Institute of Internal Auditors' Long Island Chapter.  She is also a member of the New York State Society of CPA's public schools committee and an Advisory Board member of the School District Internal Audit Alliance.



 

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Stacey Gorny specializes in the defense of clients involved in construction site accidents, labor law, assault, breach of contract, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents and other personal injury actions. She also handles cases focusing on complex litigation and commercial matters.  Prior to joining the firm, Stacey was an associate at an insurance litigation firm in Manhattan, where she defended and managed all stages of trial litigation in the areas of negligence, contractual issues, labor and construction law, and premises liability.

Stacey is admitted to practice law in New York State Court as well as in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Stacey earned her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School in 2000, where she was a member of the International Moot Court as an oralist and brief writer. In 1997, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, with high academic distinction, from The Pennsylvania State University.

Stacey is a proud Jr Moxxie Mentor and Co-Chairs the Jr Moxxie program, which fosters the career growth and development for college women.  In 2016, she received the prestigious Purple Pump Award for mentoring, at the Emerald Summit.  She is also an active member of the Moxxie Network.  


Shannon Mashburn, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is the Director of Human Resources at Alcott HR (www.alcotthr.com), a leading provider of human resources (HR) outsourcing solutions with offices in Farmingdale, Manhattan, Buffalo and Rochester, New York.  Alcott HR helps businesses leverage Alcott’s human resources expertise to assist with needs related to Payroll, Benefits, and HR legal and compliance issues.  Alcott HR is focused on helping their clients reduce the risk of lawsuits, fines and audits associated with healthcare reform, wage and hour laws, HIPAA, and other federal, state and local regulations.

After changing careers from Accounting to HR, Shannon obtained a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Stony Brook University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Labor and Industrial Relations from the State University of New York College at Old Westbury, and has become a well-respected HR professional with over 22 years of experience in HR services management. 

Shannon’s most recent role prior to joining Alcott HR was as First Vice President, Human Resources with New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYCB, Hicksville, NY).  At NYCB Shannon had a15-year tenure beginning in December 2001, as a Regional Human Resource Executive where she was responsible for successfully leading a multi-state team of HR representatives whose primary responsibility was researching, developing and implementing various staffing and retention initiatives in line with the company’s strategic goals.

Shannon an active member of the HR professional community and since 2014 has served on the board as Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Long Island Chapter.  In 2007, she was qualified by the Human Resource Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, SPHR, and in 2014, she obtained the SHRM credential of Senior Certified Professional, SHRM-SCP. Shannon also currently serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), where she teaches the SHRM Learning System certification review course for HR professionals seeking to obtain certification credentials.


 

Beth Meixner is the Founder & CEO of Moxxie Network LLC established in 2008.  As an avid networker with a passion for people, Beth's vision was to create a unique women's organization that promotes generations of women in business.  In 2012, Beth established Moxxie Mentoring Foundation Inc - a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides mentoring programs for young women.

Prior to Moxxie Network, Beth was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Target Group Media, one of NY's most creative multi-media graphic design firms.  Responsible for spearheading all business development & marketing efforts, Beth was pivotal in developing successful branding strategies and marketing campaigns for an extensive list of notable clients including Donald Trump. 

After receiving a BS from SUNY Oneonta and an MBA from Adelphi University, Beth's career in sales, marketing and management has crossed-over multiple business sectors.  Her distinctive branding, broad networking expanse and high-energy have established Beth as one of the area's most respected and dynamic business leaders.  She has been profiled in numerous publications, online media and radio programs and is a sought-after speaker on subjects including The Art of Networking, Mentoring and Corporate Mentoring.