Accolades & Recognition


LI Center board member Heidi Felix will be adding another accolade to her resume, as the Wantagh Chamber of Commerce bestows its “Business Person of the Year” award to Heidi at its annual awards ceremony, October 20 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Oyster Bay. Elected to the chamber’s board of directors as the second vice president and chairperson for membership relations last year, Heidi has also served as the chamber’s chairperson for its annual holiday tree lighting ceremony and it’s Fun Hunt at Easter. Since joining NEFCU in March 2015, as a Business Development Officer, Heidi has developed numerous partnerships with schools and community groups that have helped the credit union deliver financial literacy through advocacy and educational programs. NEFCU is one of Long Island’s leading not-for-profit full-service financial institutions that proudly offers its affordable banking services to all Long Islanders.

Congratulations Heidi on an award well-deserved!





LI Center board president Mary Hauptman has been included in Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services 2017. Mary is founder and CEO of Hauptman Realty Corp. located in Melville. For more than two decades, Mary has specialized I n commercial property leasing, acquisition and management. Hauptman Realty Corp. exclusively leases the holdings of MRL Realty Corp. on Long Island and in southwest Florida. Mary distinguishes herself through innovative solutions that not only respond to market demands but also anticipate change. A respected member of the real estate community, Mary has devoted her career to creating centers of excellence in multiple markets.

Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!



On the Move


LI Center member JoAnna Nicholson recently joined North American Partners in Anesthesia in Melville as their Associate General Counsel.
The LI Center wishes you great success in your new position JoAnna!





Cecilia Pena-Colon, a LI Center member, has joined Cullen & Dykman LLP in Garden City, recently accepting the position of Marketing Manager. Congratulations Cecilia!