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Island Harvest Food Bank Names Two to Board of Directors

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Kyle Markland, Chief Strategy Officer for Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Daniel Eichhorn, Vice President of Customer Services at PSEG Long Island named to the hunger-relief organization's Board of Directors.

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Newly named Board of Directors of Island Harvest Food Bank: (left) Kyle Markland and (right)Daniel Eichhorn.

Hauppauge, NY - December 30, 2015 - Kyle Markland, Chief Strategy Officer for Bethpage Federal Credit Union (BFCU) and Daniel Eichhorn, Vice President of Customer Services at PSEG Long Island (PSEG-LI)  have been named to the Board of Directors of Island Harvest Food Bank, according to Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO of the Long Island-based hunger-relief organization.

Markland, a resident of Huntington, oversees the creation and development of BFCU’s corporate-wide strategic planning and is responsible for the execution of digital enterprise, data analytics, and loan production and growth strategies. Prior to joining BFCU in 2014 he was president and CEO of Affinity Federal Credit Union, Minnesota’s largest credit union, and has held executive leadership positions at other such financial institutions throughout his career. Markland earned his Masters of Business Administration from Regis University in Denver, CO., and received his Bachelors of Science degree for the University of South Florida.

Eichhorn, who lives in Westbury, is responsible for PSEG-LI’s customer experience, customer contact, meter-to-cash processes, marketing, and energy efficiency programs. He joined PSEG in 1989 as an associate engineer and rose through the company in a series of management positions in the utility’s gas, electric and customer operations departments.  Eichhorn was named Vice President of Customer Services at PSEG-LI in October 2013. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Drexel University.  

About Hunger on Long Island
Hunger is a state in which people do not get enough food to provide the nutrients for active and healthy lives. It can result from the recurrent and involuntary lack of access to food. More than 300,000 Long Islanders face the risk of hunger every day, according to Island Harvest and Feeding America, a national hunger-relief organization. These are often hard-working adults, children, seniors and veterans who cannot always make ends meet and are often forced to go without food. Approximately 70,000 individuals seek food assistance in Nassau and Suffolk counties each week through soup kitchens, food pantries and other feeding programs served by Island Harvest.

About Island Harvest Food Bank
Island Harvest Food Bank is a leading hunger-relief organization that provides food and other resources to people in need. Always treating those it helps with dignity and respect, its goal is to end hunger and reduce poverty on Long Island through efficient food collection and distribution; enhanced hunger-awareness and nutrition-education programs; job training; and direct services targeted at children, senior citizens, veterans and others at risk. Approximately 94 cents of every dollar donated to Island Harvest goes to programs that support more than 316,000 Long Islanders. Island Harvest is a lead agency in the region’s emergency-response preparedness for food and product distribution, and is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. More information can be found at www.islandharvest.org.

 

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  • Kyle Markland

  • Daniel Eichhorn