The Hauppauge Industrial Association announced Elana Zolfo as been named chairwoman of their Board of Directors on Aug. 3.
Zolfo is the interim provost and vice president for Corporate Programs and Continuing Education at Dowling College. She is a long-term HIA-LI member and has previously served as the board's first vice chairwoman.
"HIA-LI is honored to appoint Dr. Elana Zolfo to the position of chairperson of the board. She has strong corporate experience and has worked with HIA-LI for more than a decade," said HIA-LI President Terri Alessi-Miceli in a statement.
"Her focus and dedication in improving the workforce to better meet the need of a prospering economy is exactly what Long Island needs and we look forward to her leadership in this key role with the organization," Alessi-Miceli added.
Zolfo has developed educational partnerships between Dowling College and several large corporate entities including FedEx, Automated Data Processing, State Farm Insurance Company, Key Span, New York City Transit Authority and Estee Lauder. The partnership allows employees of these companies to continue their education by pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees at their work offices.
"I believe that, in order to thrive, the business community must provide the best environment for the Long Island workforce. The HIA-LI provides a forum for business leaders to network, problem solve and obtain advice on critical issues facing their businesses," Zolfo said in a statement.
She also has connections with several regional business associations as trustee for The Long Island Works Association and member of the Suffolk County Women's Business Enterprise Coalition and Women Economic Developers of Long Island.