President of LCS Companies of New York,
Joseph Lepore truly personifies the "American Dream.”
In 1974, at the age of 15, Mr. Lepore and his family immigrated
to the United States from Italy, settling in Flushing, N.Y. He now
owns LCS Companies, which employs more than 230 people.
Mr. Lepore prides himself in being able share the American Dream
with his employees, most of whom are immigrants. Mr. Lepore doesn't
stop by hiring people of diverse cultures; he has gone far beyond
the call of an employer and has assisted several of his employees
in purchasing homes in the City of Poughkeepsie. He has also
purchased multi-family properties, offering employees a reduced
rental fee where the employees maintain the properties. The
Poughkeepsie Journal recently named Mr. Lepore, “Business Person of
Though Mr. Lepore takes every assignment very seriously, none
compare to his work in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Back
then, LCS Facility Maintenance was invited by a real estate company
in Queens to clean their two buildings adjacent to the Trade Towers
disaster. Mr. Lepore and his team spent four months on site,
forever changing his life. This is just one example of the
reputation Mr. Lepore has established throughout the Hudson Valley.
Fortunately for the City of Poughkeepsie, Mr. Lepore adopted the
city in 1992, and has since become an integral part of the
community. He recently became a councilman, overseeing Ward 5 in
the Town of Poughkeepsie.
Mr. Lepore is also a member of the Anderson Center for Autism
Board of Directors. He and his company have sponsored functions for
Northern Dutchess Hospital, the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, the
American Heart Association, and the Dutchess County Chamber of
Commerce Foundation, among others.
President & CEO of Wallkill Valley Federal Savings
Michael Horodyski was born and raised in Highland, N.Y. He
attended St. Augustine Parochial School, Highland High School, and
graduated from Marist College. Mr. Horodyski completed a double
major in Business Administration and Economics and graduated with
honors. After a short time working on the floor of the New York
Stock Exchange, Mr. Horodyski spent the last 19 years working in
community banks within the greater Hudson Valley area.
Mr. Horodyski joined Wallkill Valley Federal Savings and Loan as
an Executive Vice President in July 2009 and has been the President
and CEO since January 2011. He has held a number of positions
during his formative banking years including Senior Auditor at
Pawling Savings Bank, Information Technology Auditor at Premier
National Bank and Rhinebeck Bank, Chief Internal Auditor and Ethics
Officer at First National Bank of Jeffersonville, and
residential/commercial loan officer at Sawyer Savings Bank.
He currently serves or has served on the Board of Directors
and/or committees for a number of professional and community
organizations such as St. Augustine’s PTA, Town of Lloyd Town
Board, Town of Lloyd Revolving Loan Fund, First Monetary Mutual,
Emerald Corporate Center, Walkway Over the Hudson, and the Ulster
County Industrial Development Agency.
Mr. Horodyski currently resides in Highland, N.Y., with his wife
Noreen and son Mason. He enjoys spending time around the pool with
family and friends and golfing. He is most proud that he was able
to find a career that allowed him to participate in Mason’s
activities and watch him grow into the fine young man he is