MNRCC Members

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Randolph Glucksman – MNRCC and PCAC Executive Committee Chair

Appointed: December 2009
Recommended by: Rockland County

Randy Glucksman has more than 40 years of rail operations experience, most recently with Systra Engineering in Manhattan where he worked as a Senior Rail Operations Analyst. Previously, Mr. Glucksman was employed by MTA New York City Transit in various assignments, and through the years, held numerous positions including Principal Transportation Management Analyst, Superintendent, Trainmaster, Train Dispatcher, Motorman, and Conductor. Randy serves as Chair of the Metro-North Railroad Commuter Council.

Mr. Glucksman received his B.S. in Business Administration at Dominican College. He is a Vietnam Veteran who served in the U.S. Army and is a member of several veterans groups in Rockland County as well as Senator David Carlucci’s Veterans Advisory Council.

For many years, Mr. Glucksman has been an advocate for improved transit options and previously served on several citizen advisory committees studying proposed improvements to transit service. These include restoration of West Shore rail service, the Regional Citizens Liaison Committee for Access for to the Region’s Core (ARC) project, and the Traffic and Transit Stakeholders Advisory Work Group for the I-287/Tappan Zee Bridge Study.

Mr. Glucksman is married with two grown children and presently resides in West Nyack, New York. He rides the Pascack Valley Line, one of Metro-North’s West of Hudson rail lines or the Hudson Line for trips into Manhattan.

Orrin Getz – MNRCC Vice Chair

Appointed: February 2016
Recommended by: Rockland County Executive

Orrin Getz is currently a member of the Clarkstown Transportation Infrastructure Task Force working on the planning for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) for the main transportation corridors within the Town of Clarkstown and around the Nanuet Railroad Station.

Before he retired in 2010, Mr. Getz was the Telecommunications Manager for the Empire State Development Corporation for over 29 years where he was responsible for the design, planning, installation and operation of telephone systems, voice and data networks corporate wide.

Mr. Getz served as a First Lieutenant in the Signal Corps of the United States Army from June, 1962 to December, 1964 where he was assigned to the Seventh Army Stock Control Center in Zweibruecken, Germany. He remains active with veteran’s organizations in Rockland County and serves on Senator David Carlucci’s Veterans Advisory Council.

Mr. Getz has a long history of transportation advocacy. He lead the effort to improve passenger train service West of Hudson (Rockland and Orange Counties) working with Metro-North and New Jersey Transit and was directly responsible for obtaining express service, off-peak service, and weekend service on the Pascack Valley Line. He was a member of the Traffic and Transit Stakeholders Advisory Work Group (SAWG) for the I-287/Tappan Zee Bridge Study as well as a member of the BRT/CRT Committee of the Clarkstown Tappan Zee Bridge Task Force. He was an active member of the Regional Citizens Liaison Committee (RCLC) for the Portal Rail Bridge project on the Northeast Corridor and Regional Citizens Liaison Committee (RCLC) for the Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) project.

Mr. Getz has been a member of the New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers (NJ-ARP) for 29 years. He received the NJ-ARP Advocate for Rail Transit award for outstanding dedication to improved rail transportation in both 1990 and 2007. He is also a member of the Empire State Passengers Association (ESPA) and the National Association of Rail Passengers (NARP).

Mr. Getz received his Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June, 1962.  He received his Master of Science from the Long Island University in June, 1973.

He has been a Clarkstown resident for 38 years.

Francena Amparo

Appointed: October 2013
Recommended by: Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro

Francena Amparo works at the law firm of Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP in Manhattan. She also represents District 14 in the Dutchess County Legislature, which includes the Town of Wappinger and the Village of Wappingers Falls. She is involved in a number of area community organizations in Dutchess County. Every year, she organizes a community Health and Wellness Fair with the Southern Dutchess NAACP.  She is currently the President of the Board of Managers in the condominium complex where she lives and and is a co-founder of the Latino Democrats of Dutchess County.

Ms. Amparo is a graduate of SUNY Purchase College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies. She is also a graduate of SUNY Westchester Community College with an Associates of Arts degree and Certificate in Paralegal Studies.

Ms. Amparo is a native of the Bronx and currently resides in the Town of Wappinger, commuting on Metro-North’s Hudson Line.

 

Richard Cataggio

Appointed: February 1985
Recommended by: Orange County Executive

Richard Cataggio is Corporate Executive Vice President at Grubb-Ellis International Property Management, responsible for operations and
administration. Previously he held management positions in Information Systems, Corporate Services, and Facilities Management at American Express Company (1971-1989) and A&E Television Networks (1991-2004). Mr. Cataggio served as MNRCC Vice Chair from 1990 to 1992, and has served as Chair since 1992. He is President of Highland Lake Estates, a 170-home private community.

Mr. Cataggio holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from New York University’s Wagner College.

He is married and has two children. He lives in Highland Mills and commutes on the Port Jervis Line from Harriman.

Francis T. Corcoran

Appointed: October 2001
Recommended by: Westchester County Executive

Francis Corcoran is Senior Vice President for Business Development at the American Stock Exchange, where he also serves as President of Seamount
Trading, LLC and Seamount Executions, LLC. Previously, he was Managing Director of Arrowhead Capital, LLC, a merchant banking and financial advisory firm. Before joining Arrowhead, Mr. Corcoran was Vice President of Business Development and Vice President of Sales for the agency securities broker Instinet. Prior to joining Instinet, Mr. Corcoran was Vice President of Reynders, Gray & Co., a NYCE member firm. He was also Managing Director and Investment committee member of Reynders, Gray, Prince & Gottlieb, a Registered Investment Advisor. Prior to Reynders, Gray, he was an owner, officer, and director of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), a corporate governance and proxy voting firm in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Corcoran is a former member of the Board of Directors for the NYC chapter of the Securities Industry Association, sits on the Congressional Financial Services Advisory Committee for Financial Services Committee member Representative Sue Kelly, and was involved with the Stock Market Game Foundation. He is the Acting Chairman of MTA Inspector General Advisory Board and is a Director of The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation. He is also a long time member of the Board of Trustees for the Cheshire Academy and is actively involved in many civic and charitable organizations.

Mr. Corcoran is a graduate of Iona College.

Mr. Corcoran is married with two children and resides in Bedford. He commutes from Mount Kisco.

Rhonda Herman

Appointed: June 2008
Recommended by: Westchester County Executive

Ms. Herman has worked at Internal Revenue Service (1982-Current) and she has held various management positions in Information Systems, Small Business Self Employed and the Wage & Investment Divisions.  She is a Junior Girl Scout Troop Leader, Vice President of Programs on the Ridgeway Elementary School PTA and a Trustee on the Board of Ridgeview Congregational Church.

Ms. Herman holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from City University’s Bernard Baruch College.

Ms. Herman is married and has one child.  She lives in White Plains and commutes on the Harlem Line from White Plains.