MSMC Golf & Tennis Invitational

Honorees

Golf Honorees: Eric S. Najork and Kurt F. Najork

The Najork brothers, Eric and Kurt, are co-owners of the Collection Bureau of the Hudson Valley, Inc. (CBHV), Healthcare Billing Service of NY, Inc. (HBS) located in Newburgh, NY, and CU Collections located in Manassas, VA. The parent company, CBHV is a third-generation business established in Newburgh where it continues to operate. Eric Najork is the President and Kurt Najork is the Chief Operating Officer, together they manage, create strategic plans and oversee all operations of these companies.

Eric NajorkEric received his BA in economics from Union College, he is the past president and current treasurer of the New York State Collectors Association and a member of the Council Delegates of the American Collectors Association International.

Eric is an Eagle Scout and Vice President of Scout Reach for the Hudson Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Vice President and Membership Chairman for the Powelton Club, and a member of the St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Foundation Board.

Eric resides in Newburgh with his wife Trisha and their four children. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, as well as playing golf and coaching JV basketball with his brother Kurt at Bishop Dunn Memorial School.

Kurt NajorkKurt received his BA in economics and philosophy from Bucknell University. While in school, Kurt competed internationally in rowing and basketball; he devoted his time after college to coaching rowing at the University of Colorado and then at Marist College.

Kurt serves as the Greens Chairman of the Powelton Club, is a board member of the YMCA of Dutchess and Orange County and a golf committee member for Habitat for Humanity of Newburgh.

Kurt and his wife Martine were recently married and spend their free time hiking, skiing, golfing, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Eric and Kurt have served as co-chairmen of the Golf Committee for the R. Frederick Najork Golf Classic, named after their late father, to benefit the Johnes-Holden Home since 2005. In 2010, CBHV earned the Orange County Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year Award and in 2011, the Najork’s (Eric and Kurt, along with their mother Susan) were awarded the Association of Fundraising Professionals Philanthropists of the Year Award. Eric and Kurt support many community organizations including Bishop Dunn Memorial School, located on the Mount Saint Mary College campus, by donating their time, financial assistance and their expertise.

Tennis Honoree: Elizabeth "Beth" Stradar

Beth StradarElizabeth “Beth” Stradar is an attorney practicing in Newburgh, NY. She attended Georgetown University for both her undergraduate (1984) and law (1990) degrees. Upon graduation from law school, Beth worked as a litigator in New York City at Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine, and with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP after the firms’ merger. While at Donovan Leisure, Beth was “seconded” to London to work for the former British firm of solicitors, Alsop Wilkinson. The purpose of her assignment was to work as part of the Alsop team, and assist the Donovan Leisure partners in evaluating a possible merger between Alsop and Donovan Leisure.

In 1998, in an effort to balance work and family life, Beth and her husband, Carlos Santiago, relocated to Newburgh where Beth joined her father’s law firm, and transitioned her practice away from litigation. As a lawyer, she counsels domestic and international clients on corporate and not-for-profit transactional matters, estate planning, and real estate.

Beth is the immediate Past President of the Powelton Club in Newburgh, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Tuxedo Park School, and Thevenet Montessori where she also volunteers as a critical thinking teacher for first through third grades. She is the conservation chair of the Garden Club of Orange and Dutchess Counties.

Beth and Carlos are the parents of three children – Jack (16), Nora (14), and Tom (11).

Education always has been an important focus for Beth. She has been pleased to support the work of Mount Saint Mary College, and is honored to have been recognized by them.

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Office of College Advancement
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