Westchester County Executive George Latimer congratulates Copernicus “Copper” Crane, Assistant Director of Intergovernmental Relations, for being selected as a 2022 Wunderkind by 914Inc. Crane joins 26 others across Westchester County building momentum and generating change in their industries.

Latimer said: “This issue of 914Inc. showcases how each of these young people in our great County has the capacity and command to do amazing things. As Assistant Director of Intergovernmental Relations, Copper has worked in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, facilitated our police reform task force and managed our annual intern program. He is more than deserving of this elite list and he is among great company as a 2022 Wunderkind.”

Assistant Director of Intergovernmental Relations Copernicus Crane said: “I’m extremely grateful to be named as one of the 26 professionals selected as Wunderkinds this year. Through my four years as part of the Latimer Administration, I’ve worked hard to deliver for Westchester – the County where I grew up and the County which many of my close friends and family call home. I’m proud of what I’ve done and what we’ve done as a team, and I’m excited to see what more we can get done over the next four years.”

Director of Intergovernmental Relations Steve Bass said:  “Over the last four years, Copernicus has grown and learned so much about the important role of County government. Following County Executive George Latimer’s example, Copernicus leads by always thinking first of the people of Westchester, no matter what he is doing. Whether it is working with our County Legislators on compiling our annual State and Federal priorities, working with our New York State Senators and Assemblymembers on passing critical legislation in Albany, or assisting Westchester’s Mayors and Supervisors through an unexpected pandemic, Copernicus always has those who are most in need at the forefront of his mind. Copernicus is one of the smartest, dedicated and hard-working people in politics. My heartfelt congratulations goes out to Copernicus on this well-deserved honor.”

Editor of 914Inc. Joe Cesarano said: “This year’s group of 26 honorees represents our largest Wunderkinds class ever. We raised our age limit this year – and we are honoring the most impressive young professionals working in the County under the age of 35 for the first time ever. From chefs and engineers to scientists and make-up artists, the impact that this remarkable group has made on their respective industries and organizations has been immeasurable.”

Crane, 27, is a graduate of Binghamton University and has worked with the Latimer Administration since 2018. He has been responsible for facilitating the County’s Police Reform and Reinvention Task Force and the LGBTQ Advisory Board, navigating public events and multifaceted public hearings and coordinating with local, state and federal elected officials.

Deputy Director of Communications, Joseph Sgammato, Esq. was selected as a Wunderkind in 2020. Chief of Staff Andrew Ferris was named to the 2019 class of Wunderkinds.

See the entire list of Wunderkinds