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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Maureen Halahan 2008


  • Title: President/CEO
  • Company: Orange County Partnership
  • Location: 40 Matthews St., Goshen, N.Y.
  • Birthplace: Newburgh, N.Y.


Family: Husband William, son, Matthew (18); daughter Audrey (15)

College: Bachelor of Arts/ Marymount College

First job outside of real estate: Babysitting, waitress, and apple packer

First job in real estate or allied field: Property manager for Real Estate Company

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? The Orange County

Partnership is a county-wide, private, not-for-profit, economic development agency that

works to enhance the quality of life in Orange County and increase our standard of living by

expanding the County’s tax base and creating new and better-paying jobs. We are

embarking on a plan to develop more shovel ready sites to shorten the approval process and

attract the high-end user who will bring tax rateables and higher compensation jobs.

Hobbies: Family, watching my kids basketball, running, hiking and reading

Favorite book: Tuesdays with Morrie

Favorite movie: Hoosiers

Keys to Success: Never forget where you came from. I learned a real blue-collar

work ethic from my parents and have always applied it to whatever endeavor I pursue.

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Lou Heimbach and Audrey Hepburn

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Rancher