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Business Advisory Council: Sara Rabbino

Sara Rabbino
STR Associates

Sara Rabbino (Skit) is principal of STR Associates, a public relations and marketing consulting firm.

During her professional career, Ms. Rabbino was involved in a variety of positions, ranging from Assistant to the Dean at Sarah Lawrence College, to a Manager of Customer Service for a business specializing in audio-visual products sold internationally to educational institutions to Director of Affiliate Services, with SHOWTIME Cable TV. During this period of 25 years there had been exposure to direct mail response, marketing specific concepts and extensive interaction with consumers of each product. She decided to leave the corporate world and gain experience in the field of investing, becoming an Account Manager for an Investment Advisor dealing again, with the consumer. During this time she also did project work for Columbia House, one of the world's largest record/audio companies. Ms. Rabbino retired in June 1995 and she and her husband became permanent residents of Ulster County.

Ms. Rabbino holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in Political Science, and an MBA from Pace University with a major in Marketing.
Current community activities include: President, Jewish Family Services of Ulster County; Board member, Gateway Community Industries and Gateway Community Industries Foundation Board; member, Sub-committee for Mental Health of Ulster County; and, member, SUNY New Paltz Business Advisory Council and its Internship Committee.

Past community activities include: President, The Children's Home of Kingston's Board; Board member, UCCC Foundation; Co- Chair, Program Committee; Board member, Maverick Concerts; and, Steering Committee, The Forum at SUNY New Paltz.

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