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.


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

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

Sarah Sterling, HOUSE Hudson Valley | bio

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

Ethics Officer
Sarah Sterling, HOUSE Hudson Valley | bio

President & CEO, Procurement Officer
F. Michael Tucker | bio

Board Members

Ruth Adams, Executive Director, Art Omi International Arts Center | bio
Richard Cummings III, Vice President, Mulhern Gas Co., Inc. | bio
*Dr. Carlee Drummer, President, Columbia-Greene Community College | bio
Patricia Finnegan, VP of Care Center Administration, Columbia Memorial Health | bio
Tarah Gay, Public Sale Auction House
Derek Grout, Owner, Harvest Spirits | bio
James Lapenn, Retired, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene, & MacRae Law Firm | bio
Kenneth P. Leggett, General Contractor | bio
Michael Molinski, Molinski Photography
Anita Otey, Key Bank
*Carmine Pierro, Chair, Columbia County IDA | bio
Seth Rapport, President, Valley Mortgage Company, Inc.  | bio
*Richard Scalera, Columbia County Board of Supervisors | bio
Brian Stickles, AVP Commercial Lending, The Bank of Greene County | bio

*Ex Officio Member




Chair: James Lapenn

Ruth Adams
Carlee Drummer
David Fingar
Patricia Finnegan
Derek Grout
John Lee

Contact Us

Columbia Economic Development Corporation
One Hudson City Centre, Suite 301
Hudson, N.Y. 12534
Phone: 518.828.4718

Join Our Mailing List

Click here to join our mailing list.