Jeff McHugh


Over the past 20 years, Jeff has worked with existing and emerging businesses to launch new products, develop new technologies, and shape new business opportunities. Whether it be large scale technology initiatives at Merrill Lynch and Simon & Schuster or innovative development engagements for entrepreneurs and early-stage "start ups", Jeff has demonstrated an ability to take an abstract idea and manifest into a concrete form.

His success with leading projects in the local community, the city, as well as the business world, combined with his passion for creating, communicating and working with people, makes him an asset for an organization such as MBIRRS.

Having moved to Beacon in 2007, he has been deeply involved in both civic and community projects. He led the grass-roots initiative to build the Beacon Dog Park which is a 1.5 acre off-leash dog run in Beacon’s Memorial Park – an effort that encompassed forming a 501/c3 not-for-profit, working with the city government, structuring the legal and organizational requirements, raising over $50K in cash and in-kind donations and leading a team of community residents who manage the not-for-profit park.

Additionally, he sat on the committee that just recently completed the master plan for the Fishkill Creek Greenway & Heritage Trail – a historic nature trail that runs through the heart of the Beacon. He also conceived and directed an exhibition called “Beacon Re-Imagined: Connecting the Community to Nature” that celebrated the rich history of the Mt. Beacon Incline Railway and showcased its ambitious design and plans for restoration. He's a 2016 Pattern for Progress Graduating Fellow and participant in that organization's Community Builder Program.