Campus: Old Westbury Major: Bachelor of Business Administration
Ralph Sepe graduated from the Westbury Campus of the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) in May of 1997 with a degree in Business Management. Today he is a Partner at Long Island’s largest benefits consulting firm, Chernoff Diamond & Co, LLC. In addition to his leadership role at Chernoff Diamond, Ralph is also President and Owner of RCS Management Group, a newly created realty management investment company headquartered on Long Island.
Professionally, Ralph was named “one of the five most influential people in Human Resources” in 2005 by the Long Island Business News. During that same year, he was inducted into the prestigious 40 under 40 class of rising stars on Long Island.
In 2007 Ralph was recognized as Business Leader of the Year by the NYIT College Alumni Federation. Today, he is a member of the Business Advisory Board for NYIT’s School Of Management, working closely with the Dean and staff to reshape educational opportunities for tomorrow’s business professionals. Additionally, in 2009 Ralph was named First Vice President of NYIT’s Alumni Federation. In addition to setting direction for the Alumni Federation, he also acts as a liaison between the college faculty and staff and nearly 85,000 former graduates.
Ralph is a major supporter of charitable endeavors locally and nationally and has helped raise over one million dollars for charities such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Education and Assistance Corporation, Pet Peeves, Inc., Big Brothers and Big Sisters across America, and the Coalition against Child Abuse & Neglect (CCAN). He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for Long Island based Pet Peeves, Inc. which focuses on supporting no kill shelters and encourages pet therapy programs for children and adults throughout Long Island.
Most recently, Ralph was elected to the board of directors for Long Island’s Cradle of Aviation Air and Space Museum. As a board member he will assist in fund raising opportunities and help set the direction for all areas of the museum.
In 2006, Ralph’s commitment to helping children led to establishing his own charity “The Sepe Foundation”. This charity was designed to protect children facing abusive situations and support children fighting serious illness. He has personally funded many charitable endeavors such as the Education and Assistance Corporation’s Child Advocacy Center located in Suffolk County, which is instrumental in assisting children involved in child abuse and domestic violence.
Ralph is married with two children and is currently living in Nassau County on Long Island, NY.
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