SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack North Nation Affiliation introduced three new board members at its 2020 Annual Assembly, which centered on the significance of centering racial fairness in financial growth efforts throughout the area.
The brand new administrators are Brittany Davis, government director of the Lewis County Financial Growth and Industrial Growth Company; Lee Evans, gross sales director for US Gentle Power; and Ty Stone, president of Jefferson Group Faculty.
Board President Jim Sonneborn opened the Sept. 18 digital assembly, which was attended by greater than 70 individuals. Sonneborn, lawyer at Bousquet Holstein PLLC, welcomed the brand new administrators, acknowledged outgoing board members and reinstated the board’s slate of officers.
He additionally introduced the board’s adoption of its Range, Fairness and Inclusion Decision, which might be discovered on the ANCA web site at www.adirondack.org/DEI-Decision.
“Brittany, Lee and Ty deliver distinctive skilled and private experiences to the board that can strengthen our group throughout this pivotal time for our area and our economic system, “ ANCA Government Director Kate Fish mentioned in a press launch. “Their perception and experience will assist advance ANCA’s mission to extend fairness, alternative and resilience within the face of three present crises: the COVID-19 pandemic, structural racism and local weather change.”
Brittany Davis manages the Lewis County Financial Growth and IDA’s every day operations, enterprise growth initiatives, strategic planning, and coordination with native, regional and state companions, and oversees advertising and marketing and public relations. She serves on boards and committees together with the Pratt-Northam Basis, the Village of Lowville Downtown Revitalization Initiative Committee, the New York State Financial Growth Council Board of Administrators and Drum County Enterprise. She holds a grasp’s diploma in organizational efficiency and management from SUNY Potsdam and is at the moment working to turn into an authorized financial developer.
“Since I began my profession in financial growth, I’ve seemed to ANCA for artistic inspiration in programming, initiatives and group growth,” she mentioned within the launch. “Serving on the ANCA board connects myself, and Lewis County, with regional and statewide consultants, artistic consultants and leaders who share the identical ardour for rising and selling this lovely place we name house.”
Lee Evans at the moment serves as gross sales director at US Gentle Power, a group photo voltaic developer primarily based in Latham, close to Albany. Previous to taking up this place in August, he was a senior associate at ReWire Power in Saratoga Springs, the place he oversaw enterprise growth and gross sales. He co-founded the family-owned photo voltaic firm in 2016. Evans additionally has 30 years of gross sales and advertising and marketing expertise within the pharmaceutical trade. He holds a grasp’s of enterprise administration from Bowling Inexperienced State College and a bachelor’s diploma in psychology from SUNY Albany.
“ANCA’s work is very related throughout our present occasions,” he mentioned within the launch. “The group is effectively positioned to answer the challenges our communities are going through with applications which can be applicable and efficient for this distinctive area. As a brand new board member, I sit up for supporting ANCA’s efforts within the clear vitality sector in addition to its rising management round problems with range and inclusion within the North Nation.”
Ty Stone has served as president of Jefferson Group Faculty in Watertown since July 2017. She has skilled expertise in greater schooling and nonprofit sectors together with fiscal administration, strategic planning, enrollment planning, instruction, human assets, fundraising and amenities administration. She at the moment serves as co-chair of the North Nation Regional Financial Growth Council and is a member of the American Affiliation of Group Schools Fee on Financial and Workforce Growth. She additionally serves on the boards of Jefferson-Lewis Workforce Growth and Advocate DRUM, the Fort Drum Regional Liaison Group. She holds a doctorate in group and administration from Capella College, a grasp’s in enterprise administration from Trinity College, and a bachelor’s diploma in enterprise administration from Columbia Union Faculty.
“The work of ANCA to deliver communities collectively and work collaboratively on initiatives that spur financial development and help native companies of all sizes is vitally essential, because it finally brings prosperity to the complete northern New York area,” Stone mentioned within the launch. “I’m each excited and honored to affix the ANCA Board of Administrators and turn into a part of this transformational group.”
Along with welcoming the brand new board members, Sonneborn thanked outgoing administrators Cathy Dove, former president at Paul Smith’s Faculty, and Stephen Stofelano Jr., enterprise instructor at Wells Central College. He additionally introduced the board’s vote to reinstate the next government officers for an additional 12 months:
¯ President: Jim Sonneborn, lawyer, Bousquet Holstein PLLC
¯ Vp: Kelly Chezum; director of exterior relations, Clarkson College
¯ Treasurer: Chris Hunsinger, director, Warren County Employment and Coaching Administration
¯ Secretary: Katie Malinowski, government director, Tug Hill Fee
¯ Capital Area vice chairman: John Bartow, government director, Empire State Forest Merchandise Affiliation
¯ North Nation area vice chairman: Brendan Owens, lawyer, Stafford Owens PLLC.
The annual assembly featured displays about racial fairness within the financial sectors of meals and agriculture, clear vitality and entrepreneurship, led by Adam Dewbury, native meals system coordinator at ANCA; Bryana DiFonzo, director of latest economic system at PUSH Buffalo; and Valerie D. White, government director at LISC NYC (Native Initiatives Assist Company of New York Metropolis).
“There are lots of people who’re genuinely and wish to make the state of affairs higher,” Sonneborn mentioned of assembly contributors.
“We sit at a second of alternative. The area is at a second of alternative,” he mentioned, citing the ANCA group’s imaginative and prescient for better range, fairness and inclusion within the North Nation. “We’ve got the chance to set examples that may be emulated in every single place. It can take us and our efforts as people to make the adjustments we have to make.”
ANCA is a nonprofit company dedicated to constructing prosperity throughout northern New York.
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