Hudson Valley Magazine named Ridgefield resident Liz Floegel as one of the Hudson Valley’s most accomplished and inspiring executives, entrepreneurs and leaders of 2017.

Floegel serves as head of commercial technology at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Tarrytown, N.Y., and is the only current female senior IT professional to hold an executive position.

According to the magazine, the Ridgefielder was also the only female executive on the IT senior leadership team at Baxalta, a biotech company in Illinois, where she oversaw the global commercial technology strategy.

A public relations major, Floegel pivoted to technology in the mid-1990s and has spent 20 years in the field.

“Technology moves quickly and there are great ideas whose potential is not yet realized. … I want to be a part of the future, of figuring out how to make these technologies serve people,” she told Hudson Valley Magazine.

“I champion diversity, challenging the lack of female leaders in technology, recently promoting and hiring women into key roles.”