For Release — October 3, 2014
Business Council Board of Directors elects officers
Albany, N.Y.—The Board of Directors of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. has elected David Smith, Esq. of National Fuel Gas Company, and G. Thomas Tranter, Jr. of Corning Enterprises, Co-Chairmen at the statewide business organization's annual meeting last week in Bolton Landing, N.Y.
Mr. Smith is chairman of the board of National Fuel Gas. Mr. Tranter is president of Corning Enterprises, Corning Incorporated.
The Board also re-elected Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO.
Other officers re-elected at the meeting are: Vice Chair and Treasurer Paul Speranza, Jr., General Counsel and Secretary, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.; Vice Chair and Secretary Gail Grimmett, Senior Vice President - NY, Delta Air Lines, Inc.; Vice Chair for Membership Eric Mower, Chairman & CEO, Eric Mower + Associates; Vice Chair Karen Boykin-Towns, Vice President, Business Unit Public Affairs, Pfizer Inc; Vice Chair Thomas F. Judson, Jr., Chairman & CEO, The Pike Company, Inc.; and Vice Chair Linda Sanford, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Transformation, IBM Corporation.
“Our Co-chairs and Vice Chairs are experienced business leaders who will continue The Business Council's mission to create economic growth, good jobs and strong communities across New York State,” said Ms. Briccetti.
The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
The Business Council of New York State, Inc., is the leading business organization in the state. It represents the interests of public and private companies, colleges and universities, local and regional chambers of commerce and professional and trade associations across the state. Its members employ more than 1.2 million New Yorkers.
The mission of The Business Council is to create economic growth, good jobs and strong communities across New York State.