GLENS FALLS - The private, not-for-profit Economic Development Corporation (EDC), which champions growth initiatives throughout Warren County, has announced that John Davidson, Vice President of Jointa Galusha, is now Chairman of EDC's Board of Directors.
Mr. Davidson succeeds Dan Burke, local president of NBT Bank, who just completed two consecutive two-year terms as EDC's Chair.
At a changeover luncheon on Jan. 14, EDC's staff and Board members honored Mr. Burke for his commitment to moving Warren County ahead. Among many accomplishments over the past four years, he oversaw the development of the 56-acre Queensbury Business Park and helped EDC to secure over $1 million in grants to benefit projects in the region, such as Gore Mountain's expansion and the redevelopment of several buildings in downtown Glens Falls. He also played a key role in developing the infrastructure at Exit 18, supporting Tribune Media's new headquarters.
"It's no surprise to anyone who knows Dan Burke that he gave freely of his time and served as a mentor to those of us lucky enough to work with him on bringing growth and jobs to this region," noted Leonard Fosbrook, EDC's President. "Dan is a committed community leader, and his tenure with EDC, where he has served on our Board for the past decade, is proof of this dedication."
As EDC's new Chairman, John Davidson will work closely with other members of the Board's Executive Committee. The group was recently joined by new Board member, George B. Studnicky III, President, Creative Stage Lighting Co., Inc. of North Creek.
"Warren County is fortunate to have outstanding business and government leaders guiding our economic development efforts through their service on EDC's Board of Directors," said EDC President Leonard Fosbrook. "Our Board works closely with our staff members to advocate for economic, community, and workforce development projects in this region that need a voice and that require financial resources. Now more than ever, in times of economic hardship, our Board's dedication to business growth in this region is critical."