Member Spotlight: Ellen Hurwitch

The October [2021] Member Spotlight goes to Ellen Hurwitch of  In addition to assisting us (long island professionals) Ellen volunteers at two synagogues, helping with audio visual, networking and marketing.  Ellen Hurwitch may be contacted via email: or by telephone (516) 330-8555.


Question: What is your business or profession?

Answer: I work for a British based company, RedTie Inc. We provide ecommerce solutions. That is to say, online storefronts complete with a shopping basket, at a very low cost but full featured. Prior to my current 12 ½ years there, I was in Print Production for large Ad Agencies managing print for clients such as Microsoft, Verizon and RCI International. Additionally, I worked for/with corporate companies, including Hearst Magazines, Barnes & Noble, and Micro Warehouse.

Question: What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

Answer: I received my industry’s equivalent of the Academy Award, called the Luminaire.

Question: What do you hope to accomplish by the end of your career?

Answer: I like working with people and helping people and companies succeed in their endeavors; helping to find the best way to accomplish their goals, and in a way that’s cost effective but works best for them.  I would like to be able to walk away satisfied that I have done the best that I could and helped as many as I could.

Question: How do you spend your time when you are not working?

Answer: Pre-Covid, international travel, NY Mets baseball and spending time with friends and family. With Covid, binge watching lots of international programs and movies and a lot of reading! I am a gourmet cook and spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

Question: If you could go back in time, what would you tell your 20 year-old self?

Answer: Appreciate each day because as you get older they tend to go by much faster. Make sure you laugh a lot and don’t take yourself too seriously!

Question: Who inspires you?

Answer: That’s a tough one. Many people who played mentor roles to me through my career as well as my current CEO, who is honest to a fault and always does the right thing. That inspires me to be a better person.

Question: What do you do to give back to your community? (optional)I am on the Executive board of the Graphic Communications Scholarship Foundation, having been past president for 2 ½ years. I was on a trustee on Westbury Memorial Public Library board where I served as President for 2 of my 5 years.

Answer: I also volunteer at not one, but two synagogues, helping with audio visual, networking and marketing.

Question: Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know.

Answer: I have a photographic memory. I recently learned that my grandmother did as well. Must be hereditary!

Question: What is your advice to other professionals who may want to join LIP?

Answer: This is a wonderful organization for networking with other professionals on Long Island in a variety of professions. It’s a great way to connect with many who you would never have the opportunity to meet elsewhere. I’m glad to be a part of this!