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Chazen Welcomes Nora Pietrafesa and Lisa Appadu



The Chazen Companies is proud to announce Nora Pietrafesa and Lisa Appadu have joined the company’s Hudson Valley and Westchester County offices, respectively.

Pietrafesa joined Chazen as a Human Resources Generalist in its Hudson Valley office. Pietrafesa has dedicated over 23 years of experience to her career as a human resource professional. She possesses creative and diverse experience creating and implementing policies, procedures, recruiting, employee relations, and organizational development. Previously, she worked for Greystone Programs, Inc. as a Human Resources Manager, and USA Today Network as a Senior Human Resources Business Partner. Piestrafesa graduated from Dutchess Community College and lives in Highland.

Appadu has joined the company as an Assistant Transportation Engineer for its office in White Plains. She has two years of experience in the field of transportation planning and traffic engineering. Prior to joining Chazen, she worked at RS&H, Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolina as a Transportation Associate. Some of her duties included performing traffic analyses, preparing technical reports, and conducting crash studies. Appadu resides in the Bronx and has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UNC Charlotte.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation presented a $4,000 check to support the STRIDE Capital District Sled Warriors. The grant from Dick’s will aid the Capital District Sled Warriors team to travel to the Empire State Games and the Amelia Sled Hockey Tournament. The Capital District Sled Hockey was established in 2009 through STRIDE Adaptive Sports, an…
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