Capalino Insider: Q&A with Valerie Coburn-Lichtenstein, Executive Assistant to the COO

Valerie Coburn-Lichtenstein Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer, Capalino+Compamy

What do you specialize in at Capalino?

I pride myself on utilizing efficiency and business acumen to assist the COO and our firm.  In addition to partnering with the Marketing team, I have planned the firm’s annual retreats and numerous internal and external events. I also analyze and interpret the City Record, New York State Contract Reporter, and other procurement outlets to identify opportunities for our clients.

What is your favorite place in NYC, and why?

The High Line.  In April 2011, the day after I was married at City Hall, my husband and I strolled this new rails to trails park and watched the sunset.  It has grown in length while becoming a destination for tourists and natives alike. 

If you could have dinner with one legend, who would it be?

Henry Kissinger sitting at my parents’ Passover Seder table.

What’s the biggest thing that excites you about coming to work every day?
Partnering with New York City’s most professionally accomplished colleagues that consistently share their knowledge while striving for the optimal outcomes for all those that reside and work in the five boroughs and NYS.

What was your favorite Capalino Corporate Social Responsibility Event?
As a firm, we were trained as volunteers for a ‘free of charge service’ with CUNY, Citizenship NOW and the Daily News to assist immigrants in filling out the necessary forms and answering telephone calls so they could become US Citizens.

What’s one thing nobody knows about you?
I worked in the Sales and Marketing Departments of The Estee Lauder Companies. 

If you had a special power, what would it be? 
Spread the Golden Rule as the foundation for the World to live in harmony.

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