Board of Directors

The Board of Directors sets the policy and strategic direction of the Development Authority.

The Board of Directors is made up of eight voting and five non-voting members. Unique among state authorities, of the eight voting members, two each are appointed by Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties and the City of Watertown. Non-voting members are appointed by the governor and serve to advise the voting members. Each board member serves for a specified term. Pursuant to the Public Officers Law, members of the board whose terms have expired continue to serve until a successor is appointed. No board members receive pay for their service.

Margaret L. Murray

Margaret L. Murray
Chairperson
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Thomas H. Hefferon

Thomas H. Hefferon
Vice Chairman
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Dennis Mastascusa

Alex MacKinnon
Treasurer
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Dennis Mastascusa

Dennis Mastascusa
Secretary                      
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Mary Reidy Doheny

Mary Reidy Doheny
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Mark Hall
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Nancy Henry
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James C. Hollenbeck

James C. Hollenbeck
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Stephen M. Hunt II

Stephen M. Hunt II
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Brian McGrath

Brian McGrath
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Eric Virkler

Eric Virkler
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Committee Members 

Audit  

  • Mary Doheny, Chair
  • James Hollenbeck
  • Brian McGrath
  • Dennis Mastascusa

Finance & Budget 

  • Eric Virkler, Chair
  • Nancy Henry
  • Alex MacKinnon
  • Brian McGrath
  • Thomas Hefferon

Governance  

  • Margaret Murray, Chair
  • Thomas Hefferon
  • Dennis Mastascusa
  • Alex MacKinnon
  • Mary Doheny
  • Stephen Hunt

Project Development  

  • Alex MacKinnon, Chair
  • Mark Hall
  • Nancy Henry
  • Thomas Hefferon
  • James Hollenbeck
  • Stephen Hunt
  • Eric Virkler

Telecommunications

  • Brian McGrath, Chair
  • Mary Doheny
  • Mark Hall
  • Thomas Hefferon
  • Eric Virkler
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