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Chief Executive Officer
Position: Chief Executive Officer
Organization: Orange County Industrial Development Agency
Location: New Windsor,  NY 
United States
Salary: $125,000
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 7/13/2021
Requirements JOB TITLE:  
Chief Executive Officer, Orange County (NY) Industrial Development Agency (IDA)

JOB LOCATION:          
Office is located in New Windsor, NY 12553 but serves all of Orange County, NY

Orange County, NY (population 385,000) sits approximately 50 miles to the north of New York City.  The Orange County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is seeking a visionary leader to capitalize on many of Orange County’s assets to help create high quality career opportunities.  Some of the County’s assets include being home to:
  • Commercial and commuter rail
  • Stewart International Airport owned by the Port Authority
  • Three interstate highways (87, 84 and 86 a/k/a NYS 17)
  • Four colleges (United States Military Academy [WEST POINT], Touro Medical College, SUNY Orange and Mount Saint Mary)
  • Two rivers – Hudson and Delaware
  •  One of the nation’s newest hospitals (Garnet Health Medical Center)
  • A Top Five national shopping center (Woodbury Common Premium Outlets)
  • LEGOLAND New York – the world’s newest Legoland theme park
The IDA is focused on promoting economic growth through a program of incentive-based allocations that assist in the construction, equipping and maintenance of facilities which lead to meaningful job creation in Orange County, NY.
Orange County is a fast growing County full of economic activity.  It is ideally situated with relatively affordable real estate, outstanding local schools, growing recreational assets, land capable of being developed and repurposed, and a skilled workforce ready, willing and able to take on new challenges.  The recent success of opening LEGOLAND New York in Orange County, along with the ongoing construction of Amy’s Kitchen (the world’s premier organic food supplier), along with healthcare expansion and retail growth put Orange County in an enviable economic development position. 

Added to those existing successes is the Federal government’s expanding interest in infrastructure which is expected to lead to stronger commuter rail into NYC for Orange County citizens.  Orange County is poised for responsible and successful growth.   
ABOUT THE IDA:        
The IDA is governed by a 7 member board appointed by the County Legislature (“Board”).   It typically operates with a staff of 3-5 people at any given time.  Its primary responsibility is to grant sales and property tax exemptions for industry which meets the IDA’s mission statement and board-set policy criteria.  While in recent years the IDA had sought to expand its “Business Accelerator” program, the IDA is currently going through a narrowing of purpose to meet the more traditional role of IDAs – granting/denying tax abatements to industries looking to expand in or locate into Orange County. 

The IDA is focused on promoting economic growth through a program of incentives-based allocations that assist in the construction, equipping and maintenance of facilities which lead to meaningful job creation in Orange County. A competent, steady, and experienced leader is needed to further this focus and help supercharge Orange County’s economic future. 

The CEO of the IDA shall possess and demonstrate high ethical standards, a strong understanding of economic and business development, comprehension of State and Federal economic incentive programs, an understanding of tax incentives, be able to analyze and make recommendations relative to tax exemptions and PILOT arrangements, all while being able to communicate effectively with the public about the mission of the IDA and how the decisions of the IDA fulfill that mission.  The CEO must have the confidence to make recommendations to the IDA Board, the ability to represent the IDA and be a representative of economic development in Orange County through appearances locally, regionally, and nationally when necessary. 

The CEO must be able to work with Counsel to ensure necessary reports are filed with the NYS Authorities Budget Office, have human resources skills and the ability to work well with others.  Ethical, experienced, smart, capable, and fair with business sense - that is what we are looking for. 

The IDA anticipates a salary in excess of $125,000 plus competitive full benefit package.   

HOW TO APPLY:         
Send resume, career narrative, discussion of successes to date, references (who will not be contacted without prior approval), applicable media clippings about the applicant.   Applicants will undergo a criminal, litigation, and professional background check.  

Resumes and letters of interest should be emailed to: 
Michael Torelli, Chairman, Orange County IDA at MTorelli@ocnyida.com
with a copy to Kelly Reilly, Project Manager at KReilly@ocnyida.com. 

Five hard copies should also be sent to the attention of Kelly Reilly at Orange County IDA, 4 Crotty Lane, Suite 100, New Windsor, NY 12553.

No contact should be made with IDA Board Members or staff or consultants relating to this recruitment effort except that questions may be emailed to IDA Chairman Torelli at MTorelli@ocnyida. Mr. Torelli is designated as the person who may be contacted on this recruitment.  A copy of such email must also be sent to Kelly Reilly at KReilly@ocnyida.com.  

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  The IDA wishes to fill the position expeditiously and therefore reserves the right to fill it upon identifying the successful candidate.  Accordingly, resumes and letters of interest should be sent as soon as possible. 

Circulation Date of this Notice: July, 2021
Status: This listing expires on: 8/12/2021
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Organization Information
Orange County Industrial Development Agency
Attn Kelly Reilly Orange County IDA
4 Crotty Lane, Suite 100
New Windsor,  NY 12553
United States
Michael Torelli, Chairman, Orange County IDA