Thom KleinerFeb. 16, 2018 -- Westchester County is open for business and the new County Executive’s Administration is laser-focused on expanding all opportunities, big and small, to continue making our home a destination for all kinds of commerce.

To make this happen, County Executive George Latimer is proud to announce the appointment of Thom Kleiner as the new Executive Director of the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board.  The Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board is an organization that connects Westchester’s superb workforce to local businesses who are looking to take the next step. They are equipped with information aimed to pair businesses with skilled workers, as well as hosting various trainings, workshops, and other employer/employee centric events.

Kleiner brings a wealth of knowledge and a career stocked with experience in the field to the job. Previously, Kleiner served as the Town of Orangetown Supervisor from 1996-2009. He was entrusted by the voters with overseeing the town and its 300 plus employees and over $60M budget, in addition to his duties to attract new businesses to the growing community. Most notably, Kleiner worked diligently with the Empire State Development Corporation on the purchase of the 348-acre tract of surplus land at the Rockland Psychiatric Center Campus.

After his service to the people of Orangetown was complete, Kleiner served as the Hudson Valley representative for the New York State Commissioner of Labor, and as the Deputy Director of the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council. In the former, he was responsible for representing the Labor Commissioner and their interests in public and private meetings with business, government, academia and economic development agencies. During the latter, Kleiner was given the task of developing the strategic economic development plan for the Mid-Hudson seven County region in collaboration with all members of the Council.“

Thom is a valuable addition to the team and will serve the people of Westchester well,” said Latimer. “His understanding of the private and public sector, and how they must interact to make each thrive, will go far in my Administration’s efforts to continue to make Westchester a premier destination for businesses large and small.”

Kleiner, who also has a background in law, had been an admitted member of the United States Supreme Court, New York and New Jersey Bars.