Terri Elkowitz, Senior Principal in VHB’s Hauppauge office, has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Women in Business in Long Island by Long Island Business News (LIBN). Launched in 2000, the LIBN Top 50 Women in Business Awards acknowledges Long Island’s top women professionals for their business acumen, mentoring, and community involvement. The program’s honorees represent the region’s most influential women in business, government, healthcare, legal, financial, non-profit, and other fields. This marks the third time Terri has been awarded this honor, entering her into LIBN’s Hall of Fame.
Throughout her career, Terri has been a leader, mentor, and entrepreneur―starting her firm in 1988 and serving as President of Freudenthal & Elkowitz Consulting Group, Inc. before the company merged with VHB in 2009. Terri led VHB’s Northeast region through seven years of tremendous growth, resulting in a 30 percent increase in staff and contributing to some of the most transformative projects in the region. She has managed the planning and permitting processes for significant development projects (e.g., the Nassau Innovation Center, Heartland Town Square, New Village at Patchogue, and various Northwell Health and Catholic Health Services locations), helping to shape the future of Long Island.
Terri is actively involved in multiple organizations on Long Island, serving in various leadership roles. She is a Trustee of the Foundation of the State University of New York at Old Westbury, a member of the Board of the YMCA of Long Island, and Director of the Long Island Home Builders Care. Additionally, Terri serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Energeia Partnership, a Leadership Development Program at Molloy College, a Life Director of the Long Island Builders Institute, and a member of the Associate Board of the Association for a Better Long Island.
Terri is a respected leader inside VHB and throughout the industry and is admired for her professionalism, integrity, and tireless work ethic. She embodies a genuine and enduring commitment to improving our communities. Her dedication and leadership in the industry will positively impact Long Island communities and the region for generations to come.