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Mount Kisco Resident Named to Bedford Board of Ed.

BEDFORD, NY-- The Bedford Central School District announced Thursday the appointment of a new member of the Board of Education, taking the place of Mark Chernis who resigned in September.

According to a press release sent out by the Board of Education, the newest member will be Andrew Bracco, a resident of Mount Kisco for over 13 years. Bracco will serve until the next election in May.

Bracco currently serves as a senior vice president of finance in the non-profit sector. He has previously worked for Ernst & Young, as well as the Ford Motor Company, in finance.

“ I am excited to be joining the board and look forward to working with this outstanding group of dedicated men and women,” Bracco said. “I too was impressed with all of the candidates, and hope that they continue to remain involved and active members of the district.”

In September, Chernis announced his resignation on behalf of potential future conflicts regarding his new job. He had become a senior executive at Pearson Education, which serves the Bedford Central School District.

Susan Elion Wollin, the president of the Board of Education, believes Bracco can make an immediate difference.

“We are confident Mr. Bracco will step in and dedicate himself to contributing to the work of the board immediately,” she said.

An underlying aspect for Wollin was the overall service toward the school district itself, as the candidates who came forward gave a good example of how fortunate the district is.

“The quality of all of the candidates was high; the community is fortunate to have talented citizens willing to participate in this process and to volunteer their time in service to the school district," she said.

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