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Company Overview of Business Council of New York State Inc.

Company Overview

The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is a business advocacy group. The company represents the interests of the business community in the public-policy process. It offers group insurance and programs such as human resource line, information resources, and publications and communications. The company also provides Web-based services to its member companies. Its member companies include IBM, Merrill Lynch, and New York Stock Exchange. The Business Council of New York State, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is based in Albany, New York.

152 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12210

United States

Founded in 1980





Key Executives for Business Council of New York State Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Vice Chairman, Vice Chairman for Finance and Treasurer
Vice Chair and Secretary
Director of Communications
Vice President of Government Affairs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Business Council of New York State Inc. Key Developments

Business Council of New York State Announces Management Changes

The Business Council of New York State's board of directors has elected G. Thomas Tranter, Jr., president of Corning Enterprises, as chairman. For the past year, Mr. Tranter has served as co-chair alongside David Smith, who exits as the longest serving chair in The Business Councils history. The Business Council also appointed six new members to the board. They are, B. Reuben Auspitz is managing member and co-founder with Bill Manning of, LLC. (Until his retirement in June, 2015, Reuben was previously the vice chairman and executive vice president of manning and Napier Advisors Inc., where he had served for 32 years and which he represented as a director of The Business Council.) Peter M. Chynoweth serves a senior vice president of CMA Consulting Services. His responsibilities include overseeing the professional services division of CMA as well as all business development aspects throughout the United States. Mitchell W. Miller serves as senior vice president and director of Public Sector Banking in KeyBanks New York Region, providing sales leadership and management to KeyBanks Public Sector team throughout New York and New England. Prior to joining KeyBank in 1998 after 27 years of service with New York state government, Miller was chief administrative officer and deputy commissioner for Administration for Empire State Development. Michael Printup, President, Watkins Glen International. Michael Printup, was named the president of Watkins Glen International (WGI) in June of 2009. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the world-renowned road course and keeping it the premier road-racing facility in North America and the lone track in New York State to host NASCAR. Prior to taking the helm at Watkins Glen International, Printup served as the senior director of facility management at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). While with MIS, Printup directed all business and facility development, oversaw $30 million in construction projects and led new business initiatives. Raymond L. Rudolph, executive chairman and chief client officer, CHA Consulting Inc. Phil Van Horne serves as president, chairman and CEO of BlueRock Energy. Phil founded BlueRock Energy in 2003 and under his leadership the company has solidified its position as a leading provider of energy solutions built around specific business needs. The company also elected vice-chairs. They are Karen Boykin-Towns, vice president, corporate affairs, Pfizer Inc. Tom Judson, chairman of The Pike Company Inc. John McAvoy, chairman and CEO of Consolidated Edison.

Business Council of New York State Inc. Names Zack Hutchins as Director of Communications

Business Council of New York State Inc. appointed Zack Hutchins as the new director of communications for the organization. Hutchins has more than a decade of communications and public affairs experience, including five-plus years working for the state Senate Republicans press operation. Recently, Hutchins served as the manager of congressional and public affairs for the Eastern Region of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In that capacity Hutchins interacted with state and local chambers of commerce and members of Congress in an 11-state region stretching from Maine to Delaware.

Business Council of New York State Inc. Elects Five Members to its Board

The Business Council of New York State Inc. recently announced five members newly elected to serve on its Board of Directors. Representing a cross section of industries and regions around New York, The Business Councils new directors include: David Anderson, president and CEO, HealthNow New York Inc., Warren Colville, publisher, The Buffalo News, Leecia Eve, vice president - New Jersey, New York and Connecticut Region, Verizon Communications, Brian T. Griffin, senior vice president, president and general manager, Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Deba Mukherjee, president and CEO, Finch Paper. David Anderson serves as president and CEO of HealthNow New York Inc. Prior to joining HealthNow, Mr. Anderson was a regional senior vice president of UnitedHealthcare. Warren T. Colville is publisher and president of The Buffalo News. He has been with the newspaper since 1987, moving up successively as vice president and director of advertising to his current leadership role. Leecia Eve is Verizons vice president - state government affairs for New Jersey, New York and Connecticut where she is responsible for the company's public policy, government and external affairs, and regulatory issues across the three states. Brian Griffin is president and CEO of Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is responsible for managing the plans small and large group and individual business, and oversees the development of the company's long-term strategic direction. Deba Mukherjee, Ph.D. is president and CEO of Finch Paper LLC. He has vast experience as a developer of specialty papers and is a driver of innovation in the modern manufacturing environment, jointly holding three patents related to inkjet printing technologies.

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