Board of Directors

CEDC’s Board of Directors represent business, educational, government, nonprofit, and community leaders in the mission of driving economic growth in Columbia County.

Chairman

David Fingar, Chief Engineer, Mid-Hudson Cable | bio

Vice Chairman

James Calvin, President, New York Association of Convenience Stores | bio

Secretary

Sarah Sterling, HOUSE Hudson Valley | bio

Treasurer

John E. Lee, President, Saturn Industries, Inc. | bio

President & CEO, Procurement Officer

F. Michael Tucker | bio

Board Members

Ruth Adams, Executive Director, Art Omi International Arts Center | bio
Russell Bartolotta Jr., General Manager, Kline’s Kill Fruit Farms | bio
Richard Cummings III, Vice President, Mulhern Gas Co., Inc. | bio
*Carlee Drummer, President, Columbia-Greene Community College | bio
Patricia Finnegan, VP of Care Center Administration, Columbia Memorial Health | bio
Derek Grout, Owner, Harvest Spirits | bio
James Lapenn, Retired, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene, & MacRae Law Firm | bio
Kenneth P. Leggett, General Contractor | bio
*Carmine Pierro, Chair, Columbia County IDA | bio
Seth Rapport, President, Valley Mortgage Company, Inc.  | bio
*Richard Scalera, Columbia County Board of Supervisors | bio
Robert Sherwood, Retired, Kinderhook Bank | bio
Gary L. Spielmann, Kinderhook Memorial Library | bio
Brian Stickles, AVP Commercial Lending, The Bank of Greene County | bio
Dr. Maria Lagana Suttmeier, Superintendent, Hudson City School District | bio

*Ex Officio Member

Committees

Charter

Members

Chair: James Lapenn

Ruth Adams
Russell Bartolotta
James Calvin
David Fingar
Patricia Finnegan
Derek Grout
John Lee
Dr. Maria Lagana Suttmeier

Contact Us

Columbia Economic Development Corporation
4303 Route 9, Hudson, New York 12534
Phone: 518-828-4718

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