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 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 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
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
Elizabeth “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
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.