Alfred E. Calligaris served as Chairman from March 2011 until March 2015. Mr. Calligaris was appointed as a member of the Authority Board by Jefferson County Board of Legislators.
Mr. Calligaris is President and Chairman of the Board of The Stebbins Engineering and Manufacturing Company in Watertown, New York. Prior to his position at Stebbins, he was a manager with the accounting firm, Touche Ross & Co., presently Deloitte Touche.
Mr. Calligaris is a member of the Board of Directors of the Utica Mutual Insurance Company, serving on the Finance and Audit Committee.
Mr. Calligaris serves his community in a variety of capacities. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Family Counseling Services of Northern New York. He is a former member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, along with Vice President for the Greater Watertown – North Country Chamber of Commerce. He has held positions as Director and Treasurer of the Jefferson County Job Development Corporation, and Director and Vice President of Finance of the Seaway Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He also served on the Board of Directors of Blue Cross of Watertown, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utica and Ives Hill Country Club, Watertown.
Mr. Calligaris holds a Bachelors of Science in Economics, and majored in accounting at Villanova University, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, New Jersey Institute of CPAs and New York Society of CPAs.
Mr. Calligaris has served as a member of the Development Authority since January 9, 2008.
Current term start date is February 10, 2016 with an expiration date of December 31, 2019.