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    HAL FINKELSTEIN


    Chairman of South Palm Beach SCORE

    HAL FINKELSTEIN
    • HAL FINKELSTEIN

    • Present Position:

      Chairman

    • Last Held Business Position:

      Owner/Director of several Online businesses

    • Career Summary:

      45 years in the construction, engineering and technology fields. He held many diverse positions before starting his own businesses. He was an aide to Governor Nelson Rockefeller on construction matters. A lead Engineer for the Apollo 8 mission for ground tracking stations. He has written 12 books on various building construction and engineering topics. The books are used worldwide by over 3000 major corporations to train their field engineering staff. In addition he was an adjunct professor at NYU. And a certified Forensic Engineer serving as an Expert Witness on several of the country’s largest and most controversial construction litigations. In addition he has had radio talk call in shows on 106.7FM, NYC, WTIC AM, Hartford, WFAS FM, White Plains all involved discussing and answering questions re: dangers in high rise office buildings. In the early 80”s He became involved with utilizing MILNET/ARPANET through work with the Department of Defense. ARPANET later evolved into the internet we know today and as this involvement took place he became involved with many internet and web based businesses both as an investor and as an owner and operator. Still today he is deeply involved with several online businesses and the design and development of same and as Owner, in some as a Partner and in others as a Director.

    • Education:

      State University of New York, Polytechnic University of New York, Harvard University School of Public Health

    • Honors and Awards:

      U.S Corps of Army Engineers, New York District, Engineer of the Year Naval Facilities Engineering Command appointment to Leadership of Submarine Escape Facility design. NASA/Contractor Appointment to lead construction manager of Apollo 8 Tracking station design, Spain, Canary Islands. Appointment to the Late Governor Rockefeller’s Construction task force for New York State. Appointment to New York States Renewable Energy Commission. Appointed as lead Engineer for the NYS/Onondaga County Resource recovery Plant by N.Y.state. Appointed to National Fire protection Associations committees on Fire Sprinklers and fire standpipes for high rise buildings. Appointed as NYC Housing operations expert and gave seminars for the city in these topics. Appointed and then retained by The State of New jersey as their Building operations expert for Optimizing the energy use of all state buildings including the development of internet control systems. Appointed to the Roosevelt Island, NY, development Corp. Appointed as lead engineer for the new town development Corp, Lysander N.Y.

    • Professional Societies:

      American Society of Mechanical Engineers American Society of Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heating Engineers Ecommerce leadership Circle Emarketing Association Network ECOM Experts Social Media for Small Business Association