The Mohawk Valley EDGE Board of Directors elected three new members to their 52 member board at their Annual Meeting this past December. A full slate of officers for this year were also elected for 2021.
Ronald Belle, CEO and President of AmeriCU Credit Union, and Ryan Thompson, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Operations of Rome Memorial Hospital, were both elected to 3-year term vacancies. Bill Bower, Vice President – Business Development Officer at Pathfinder Bank was elected to a vacancy with 2-years remaining on his term. In addition, Justin Hummel, CEO of Hummel’s Office Plus, and Geno DeCondo, Executive Director at Upstate Cerebral Palsy were elected as Vice-Chairs; Patrick Becher, Executive Director at Mohawk Valley Water Authority was elected as Treasurer. Mr. Rocco F. Arcuri Sr. is the current Chair of the Board of Directors and is serving his final year of a two year term.
“We’re excited to fill our board with three new members who will bring distinct expertise and insight to our efforts to advance the Mohawk Valley’s economy,” said EDGE Board Chair Rocco Arcuri. “We have worked intentionally to ensure MV EDGE’s Board of Directors represents a variety of experts from higher education, local leadership, and regional business, and our newest board members are no exception.”
Mohawk Valley EDGE’s Board of Directors is currently comprised of 52 business and community leaders from Herkimer and Oneida Counties. These directors represent our region’s economic fabric including the finance and insurance sector, advanced technology, manufacturing, higher education, and medical among many others.
“Members of the Board represent the top employers and community leaders in Oneida and Herkimer Counties. As EDGE works to assist our local companies and attract new businesses to the region it is important for the Board to understand our region and support our mission,” said EDGE President Steven J. DiMeo.
Mohawk Valley EDGE is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to strengthening and growing the economy of the Mohawk Valley.