Family, Community, Customer Service, Staffing, Human Resources
Toni Rufeh is a successful business executive with 30 years of experience in human resources, management, and client services. She currently owns and operates Rufeh Associates, an executive recruitment firm specializing in the defense industry. Toni Rufeh has worked in the recruitment field for over 11 years, following more than 16 years in project administration and research and development. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Business from PaceUniversity in New York, Toni Rufeh began her career at Lockheed Martin Fairchild Systems in Yonkers, New York, in 1982. As a Project Administrator, Ms. Rufeh managed a $6 million internal research and development budget, successfully meeting goals while remaining within department fiscal guidelines. In addition, Ms. Rufeh was responsible for overseeing a team of eight senior staff members, liaising among human resources and all other departments, and evaluating annual salary reviews. Following her tenure at Lockheed Martin Fairchild Systems, Ms. Rufeh took a position as a Recruiter with Alternative Resources Company in Valhalla, New York, a firm that places professionals in the pharmaceutical industry. Her three-year tenure in this role prepared her to open and manage Rufeh Associates in 2003. Ms. Rufeh proudly supports the Institute for Student Achievement, an organization that intervenes in public high schools to improve opportunities for traditionally underserved students. She contributes to the St. Mary's Christmas Dinner in Katonah, New York, helping Westchester residents enjoy a hot holiday meal and a Christmas gift. Other charities supported by Ms. Rufeh include St. Vincent's Hospital Westchester, the Children's Hope Chest, and the University of New Haven's women's lacrosse team. She currently lives and works in Armonk, New York.