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Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

July 14, 2014

Pike's Thomas Judson elected to Executive Committee of The Business Council of New York State

Rochester, N.Y. — Thomas F. Judson, Jr., chairman & CEO of The Pike Company, Inc. was recently elected to The Business Council of New York State's Executive Committee. He currently serves on The Business Council's Board of Directors.

“The Business Council is pleased to welcome Mr. Judson to the executive committee our board of directors. His expertise will greatly contribute to, and help shape, The Council's mission to create economic growth, good jobs and strong communities,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council.

The Business Council of New York State is a statewide business organization whose membership base encompasses businesses — ranging from Fortune 500 to small business, Chambers of Commerce, non-profits, and educational institutions, and more — working to create economic growth, good jobs and strong communities across New York. It advocates for policies that will improve New York's business climate and help member companies meet their business needs.

Mr. Judson began his career in construction working as a laborer and carpenter apprentice during school summer breaks for John B. Pike & Son, Inc., a general contracting company founded by his great-grandfather in 1873. Having worked his way through the ranks, he became President of the company in 1975. In 1985, he established The Pike Company, Inc., one of New York State's most respected and successful construction firms.

Under Mr. Judson's leadership, Pike has played a major role in shaping the region's landscape with projects for numerous clients such as Rochester City School District, City School District of Albany, University of Rochester, Cornell University, Xerox Corporation, Corning Incorporated and Con-Edison. Pike has built numerous major projects throughout the country including the General Motors & Exxon Pavilions at Disney's Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida, the Charlotte, North Carolina Airport and the Bryan Cancer Center and Fuqua Business School at Duke University.

Highly active in the community as well as the construction industry, Mr. Judson currently serves on the executive committee and board of trustees at the Rochester Institute of Technology as executive committee; past chair and board of trustees of the Center for Governmental Research; on the World President's Organization; is an executive committee and board member of the Rochester Business Alliance; and on the board of Greater Rochester Enterprise.

Mr. Judson is an alumnus of Yale University (B.S.) and Cornell University (M.B.A.).

For more information on The Business Council of New York State, visit www.bcnys.org.