Former Orangetown Supervisor to head up Workforce Development in Westchester and Putnam Counties

By Carol McIlmurray

“I am excited to share that I have been appointed by new Westchester County Executive George Latimer as the Executive Director of the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board. I will be responsible for developing policies and outreach efforts to maximize employment opportunities for residents of Westchester and Putnam counties, enhancing economic development opportunities for businesses of all sizes and supporting the work of the not-for-profits that are critical partners in these efforts. I join a staff already doing great work and the administration of a truly visionary and dedicated public official who I am honored to be associated with,” said Klein in statement.

The Westchester-Putnam board oversees the programming for different five workforce development offices in the two adjacent counties, Westchester and Putnam.

Kleiner served as Orangetown town supervisor from 1996 to 2009. He then was the Hudson Valley representative for the New York State Commissioner of Labor and Deputy Director of the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council working under Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

As deputy director, he oversaw the strategic plan for state economic development council in the seven counties it served.

Kleiner recently ran again for Orangetown Supervisor last year, and was narrowly beat out for the seat by Christopher Day.