Well Deserved Honors for Elissa Kyle, Tawaun Whitty, Others

Photo of Elissa Kyle and Tawaun Whitty

Elissa Kyle and Tawaun Whitty after yet another successful, meaningful, human-centered event. Photo by Katheryn Laible

These two. Right here. Each in their own wonderful way. They’re the very best!

If you have ever had anything to do with Vision Long Island, you know Tawaun Whitty and Elissa Kyle are central to deep, meaningful, collaborative, caring Long Island community. Consummate professionals in their own right, they have spent decades coordinating, educating and working with innumerable local leaders and all sorts of other folks across sectors and interests to help make all sorts of good stuff happen on Long Island. 

Whether Long Island is navigating a disaster, or simply trying to be a better place to live, work and play, these women are central to common sense, human centered, practical problem solving. They never toot their own horns and are probably cringing as they read this, but I really don’t know where we’d be without them. 

It was wonderful to see Elissa recently selected as one of the Top 50 Women in Business by  Long Island Business News. Congratulations also, to Sarah Oral of Cameron Engineering, an IMEG Company, Lauren Perry of National Grid and so many other well-earned honorees! The event celebrating them is October 19th.

Tawaun received a “Nassau County Woman of Distinction” award from The Island 360. Congratulations, also Renee Flagler of Girl’s Inc, Elizabeth Custodio of M&T Bank, Randi Shubin Dresner of Island Harvest and, again, so many other well-earned honorees. The event was September 28th, but you can read about all the honorees here! 

These folks do so much for our communities. They are experts in their fields and, perhaps even more importantly, committed to building connections at a very human level as catalysts for education and collaboration in the best interest of our communities. 

Long Island is blessed to have so many folks who give so much of themselves to serve our region. Grateful also to all those who endeavor to recognize them. It matters!!!