The long-standing success of Classic Westchester and First Choice Staffing, Inc. of NY can be strongly attributed to its seasoned executives.  

Elaine Finegan

Elaine Finegan

President, Classic Westchester

Elaine Finegan is the President of Classic Westchester, a division of First Choice Staffing, Inc. of NY (WBE).  After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, Elaine excelled in the garment industry, climbing the corporate ladder with ease.  After her first child, Elaine took over Classic Westchester in 1988, where she has held a pivotal role in the company's growth and stellar reputation, distinguishing her in the industry. As both her staff and clients will confirm, Elaine is an extremely compassionate, dynamic and hands-on owner, meeting many of the applicants that enter her doors, continuing to recruit for open requisitions and consistently building strong relationships with clients. She has built Classic Westchester, a division of First Choice Staffing, Inc. of NY to be a resilient staffing firm by always evolving with the corporate landscape around her. A lifetime native of Westchester County, she has an extensive client base and applicant network, and has helped thousands of individuals obtain employment over the past 28 years. Elaine continues to reside in Westchester with her husband and is the mother of two daughters, both of whom have joined the family business.

Ronald Wendlinger

Ronald Wendlinger

Chief Operating Officer, First Choice Staffing NY

Ronald Wendlinger, COO of the New York City office, began his career in corporate Human Resources in the late 70’s. After working in-house, Ronald made the switch to the agency side, opening his own staffing firm in 1982, called Classic Temps, Inc and shortly thereafter, co-founded Progressive Home Health Services. In the early 90’s, he merged with Irene Cohen Temps where he held partner status, expanding business swiftly across the tri-state area. He eventually sold Irene Cohen Personnel to Headway Corporate Resources, a $600 million dollar public company, and became the Vice Chairman, spearheading their Marketing and Acquisitions. Ronald yearned to be back in the private sector and joined forces with Elaine Finegan to open First Choice Staffing, Inc. of NY in January of 2001, located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Also during Ronald’s 30-year tenure in the staffing business, he has successfully completed the following acquisitions within the NYC Staffing arena:

American Staffing
Delinko Temps
Viva Temps

ASA Temporary & Perm
Allegheny Personnel