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Aaron Dowd

Director

 

Mr. Dowd serves as the Director of Information Technology (IT) for Chemung County. Mr. Dowd started his employment with Chemung County IT department in 2010.  

Mr. Dowd is also the Treasurer of the Chemung County GIS Consortium.  

Mr. Dowd holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems Networks from SUNY Empire State College.  

Alan Eusden

Director

 

Mr. Eusden joined the Corning Museum of Glass in September 2014 as Chief Operating Officer, leading the Museum’s business operations. Mr. Eusden is responsible for oversight of the earned income, community relations, hot glass, finance and advancement areas of the Museum.

Prior to joining the Museum, Mr. Eusden held the role of chairman and president of Corning Display Technologies Taiwan. He held multiple financial roles and led several key business areas of Corning Incorporated since 1983.

Mr. Eusden has helped lead fundraising campaigns and been on the boards of several regional non-profits as well as the board of Elmira College.

Mr. Eusden holds a bachelor’s degree in economics with a concentration in environmental studies from Williams College, and earned an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Winona Flynn

Director

 

Ms. Flynn is the County Administrator for Yates County, NY. Ms. Flynn is responsible for the operation of all County departments including the collective bargaining activities. Ms. Flynn is also responsible for providing the County Legislature with data and analyses to support policy formation.  

Ms. Flynn also serves as the Yates County Budget Officer responsible for the coordination and preparation the annual budget since 2015 and continues to serve as Treasurer and Chief Fiscal Officer of Yates County with the responsibility of the collection and disbursement of county funds since 2013. 

Ms. Flynn’s community involvement includes the Keuka Lake Association, Keuka Comfort Care, Tourism Advisory Council, Flint Creek Watershed Protection District and the Penn Yan Racquet Club where she serves on various Board committees.

Ms. Flynn has a B.S. in Business Administration from John Carrol University.

Jeffrey Gasper

Customer Relations and Sales Engineer

 

Jeffrey has been involved in wireline and wireless networking since the early 2000’s in a variety of engineering and sales roles. For the past 15+ years Mr. Gasper has been focused on sales engineering, business development, and the sale of dark fiber and lit services across the United States for service providers, US and International carriers, financial services companies, enterprise entities, data centers, as well as content and wireless providers.

Mr. Gasper holds a Telecommunications Engineering degree from Rochester Institute of Technology located in Rochester, N.Y.

Carl Hayden

Director

 

Chancellor Emeritus, New York State Board of Regents; former Chair, State University of New York (SUNY); former Chair, New York State Health Foundation; former Chair, Rockefeller Institute of Government; Director, Leatherstocking Gas Company; Director, Panelogic, Inc. 

Mr. Hayden is a retired attorney. Mr. Hayden served in the U.S. Navy from 1963-1967.  He was a Gunnery Officer aboard USS Boston (CAG-1), a heavy cruiser, and a Legal Officer at the US Naval Station, Treasure Island in San Francisco, California.  

Mr. Hayden is a past chair or president of numerous community organizations and is a former president of the Elmira City School District Board of Education. He was a founder and president of the Mark Twain Arts Council, producer of the “Mark Twain-The Musical,” a Broadway scale musical celebrating Mark Twain’s life and writings in Elmira.  

Mr. Hayden was elected to the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York (USNY) in 1990. He was elected Chancellor on March 16, 1995, and re-elected to that office on March 9, 1998, and again on March 16, 2001. He stepped down on April 1, 2002, after twelve (12) years of service.  He was thereupon voted Chancellor Emeritus by his colleagues.  

He chaired the board of the State University of New York (SUNY) from 2007-2011. 

Mr. Hayden attended Hamilton College.  He majored in the History of East Asia and earned an A.B. degree in 1963.   

He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Cornell Law School in 1970.  He was president of the Law Student Association.  

He has received honorary degrees from Hamilton College, the City University of New York, Elmira College and Excelsior College.

David Hopkins

Director

 

Mr. Hopkins serves as the 911 Director for Steuben County.  

Mr. Hopkins has over 35 years’ experience of progressive leadership roles in operations and project management at Steuben County as well as Rochester Telephone, FrontRunner Network Systems located in Rochester, NY; in addition to serving as a Senior Consultant for Customer Equipment Services a Communications Consulting firm located in Cohocton, NY. 

Mr. Hopkins is a member of NENA (National Emergency Number Association) and serves as the NY Chapter President; he also is active serving on various working groups in support of the ongoing development of Next Generation 911 standards.  He is an active member of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO).  He also is active member of the Steuben County Fire Chief’s and Police Chief’s Association and Past Vice President of the NYS 911 Coordinator’s Association. He has been an active member of the Cohocton Fire Department for 20 years currently serving on the Executive Board. 

Mr. Hopkins has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Business Studies State University College at Buffalo.

Steven Manning

Chief Executive Officer

 

Steven Manning has worked for Technology firms since the early 1980’s.  He has been involved with the Program Management Office for large Corporations administering/overseeing high-tech government and military projects, including the coordination of electrical, mechanical, software engineering, material/logistical management, as well as contract management aspects of multiple projects ranging from $3M to over $100M.

Mr. Manning was the Director of an Information Technology Services Center with an educational support organization for 27 years, overseeing the growth of the Center from a 16 member staff to over 100 employees as the advancement of technologies exploded throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s.

Mr. Manning has been a volunteer on several technology centric Advisory Councils including the NYS Board of Regents Advisory Council on Libraries; NYS Council for Universal Broadband; Chemung County Public/Private Steering Committee on Advanced Infrastructure and Telecommunications; NYS BOCES Technical Committee Co-Chair; TST BOCES Technology Planning Council; and DELL Computer Education Council.

Mr. Manning has volunteered his time for sixteen years as a youth and teen-age Coach in his local community.

Mr. Manning holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona; and an MBA, with a Concentration in Logistics Management, from Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech), Melbourne, Florida.

Anthony Marzolino

CFO/Accountant

 

Anthony Marzolino has been involved with not-for-profit organizations since the early 1990’s. He has been the CFO for companies with revenues from $2 million to $100 million. For the past 5+ years Mr. Marzolino has been involved with STN, responsible for the financial management of the organization. Over these years STN has grown substantially in network miles, customers severed, and revenues collected.

Mr. Marzolino also owns/operates a farm in Upstate NY with the main product hay and forages for the livestock and pet industries. The farm has shipped product around the country.

Mr. Marzolino holds a BS degree in Accounting/Finance from the University of Scranton and an MBA in Finance from Wilkes University.

Judith McIntosh

Director

 

Ms. McIntosh, CPA is partner at Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co. LLP and is currently the managing partner of the Elmira, NY Office.

Licensed to practice in New York, Colorado, and Ohio, she specializes in audits of financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, employee benefit plans, and manufacturing companies. Ms. McIntosh is the Partner in Charge of Audit Quality for the firm and is the designated firm partner for the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, and a partner responsible for peer reviews and inspections. Her previous experience was as CPA for Price Waterhouse in both Rochester, NY and Denver, CO.

Her professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Ms. McIntosh is a member and past treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Clemens Center and serves on the Board of the United Way of the Southern Tier as the immediate past chair. Ms. McIntosh is the current Finance Chair for the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads, NY. Previously she served in leadership roles on the Board of Directors of the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce and the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes.

Ms. McIntosh earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting from Muskingum University.

Timothy O’Hearn

Director, Vice President/Chair

 

Mr. O’Hearn was appointed County Administrator in 2005and serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Schuyler County, NY.  

Prior to coming to Schuyler County, Mr. O’Hearn was a district administrator with the Susquehanna Valley School District and served six terms as Town of Conklin Supervisor. As County Administrator, Mr. O’Hearn has been instrumental in developing collaborative relations among local governments and is a strong proponent of public/private partnerships. He most recently led the state mandated Shared Service Panel and authored the final report that was presented to the state.  

Mr. O’Hearn is active in several professional and community organizations including serving as Vice President of Southern Tier Network (STN), a public private partnership that has developed a dark fiber network enabling high speed broadband for eight counties. He is a board member of Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development, and Project Seneca.  Additionally, he has led several community initiatives including the formation of a Council of Governments and the Village of Watkins Glen revitalization initiative. 

Mr. O’Hearn earned a Masters of Public Administration degree from Binghamton University and continues to serve as an adjunct faculty member in the College of Community and Public Affairs graduate program.

James Osborn

Director

 

Mr. Osborn is the Disaster RecoveryChange Control and Data Center Manager at The Guthrie Clinic, were he is also responsible for the recovery of all critical computing systems for the Guthrie Clinic system.   

Mr. Osborn has over 30year experience in the information technology sector.  Prior to coming to Guthrie, Mr. Osborn has worked in both manufacturing and the financial service industries since returning from active duty in the US Air Force. Mr. Osborn served on active duty in the US Air Force where he worked in Communication Security as well as a Technical Military Instructor among other positions.  

Previously Mr. Osborn served on Sayre, PA Area School District Board of Education for 15 years, the last eight as the president of the board.  

Mr. Osborn received a degree from State University of New York at Alfred.

Chelsea Robertson

Director

 

Ms. Robertson is Executive Director of Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board and has more 10 years of experience providing planning expertise to municipal governments in the Southern Tier region 

Prior to this role Ms. Robertson was a Project Coordinator for Cornell Cooperative Extension and their at-risk youth program.  

Ms. Robertson received a Bachelor’s of Arts and Masters of Public Administration from Binghamton University. 

Mark Rogus

Director, Chair of the Finance/Audit Committee

 

Mr. Rogus is a retired finance executive and served as senior vice president, treasurer for Corning Incorporated.  Mr. Rogus has over 30 years of experience in capital markets, investment management, enterprise risk, shareholder activism and internal controls/compliance.  He also has subject matter knowledge in various corporate and board governance matters.

Mr. Rogus served as director and chair of the audit and finance committees for several of Corning Incorporated’s joint ventures; was a member of its defined contribution and benefit committees and was former chair of Corning Incorporated’s philanthropic organization – The Corning Foundation.

Mr. Rogus currently serves as a Director, Corning Museum of Glass and is chair of the Finance and Audit and Investment committees. He is also currently a director, Community Foundation Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc.  He previously was a Director for the Alternative School for Math and Science and also served as Chair of Finance and Audit Committees.  

Mr. Rogus earned a Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Business Administration degrees from Clemson University and from Wake Forest Universities respectively.

John Sharkey

Director

 

Mr. Sharkey retired from Corning Incorporated as Vice President, Chief of Staff to the CEO.  

Over a 34-year career with Corning, Mr. Sharkey served in a number of strategic planning, engineering, analysis, and business development roles including more than 15 years as a key leader in Corning’s Optical Fiber Business. He continues to serve in a consulting and advisory role to the corporation.

Prior to joining Corning in 1984, Mr. Sharkey was a management consultant for the BOC Group.

He has been active in a number of community not-for-profit organizations including serving on the boards of the American Red Cross, Greater Steuben Chapter, the Family Service Society, Inc., and the Five Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America.  

Mr. Sharkey received a BS and MS in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Pi Mu.

Marcia D. Weber

Director, Chairperson

 

Ms. Weber retired in 2018 from her position as Executive Director of Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board (STC), a position she held since 2003. Before that time, Ms. Weber worked at STC since 1978 in positions of increasing responsibility.

As Executive Director, Ms. Weber oversaw a three-county agency working to benefit federal, state, and local government, business and industry, and not for profit organizations. STC’s program areas included economic development, land use and environmental planning, transportation, human services, local government services, computer technology assistance, geographic information systems (GIS), and flood recovery and mitigation. Among her other responsibilities, Ms. Weber has been engaged in telecommunications planning for over 30 years and was instrumental in the creation of the Southern Tier Network.

Over the years, she has served on many boards of directors throughout the region. Ms. Weber currently serves as chair of the Southern Tier Network Board of Directors and serves on the Painted Post Planning Board and the Nantucket Conservation Foundation Board of Trustees.

Ms. Weber received a Bachelor’s of Arts from Tufts University and a Master’s Degree in Education.

Jack Wheeler

Director, Secretary

 

Mr. Wheeler, County Manager for Steuben County.  In this role, he is Chief Executive Officer, responsible for daily oversight and management of county operations. Prior to assuming this position, he was Deputy Manager for Steuben County.  

Mr. Wheeler’s prior experience was as a Security Consultant with IBM Global Business Services, Public Sector based in Washington, DC.  

Mr. Wheeler earned degrees in Business Administration from SUNY Geneseo and a Master of Public Administration from James Madison University.

Stephen Wilber

Director

 

Mr. Wilber retired from the position Director of Information Technology for Chemung County in 2019. Over the course of his 38-year career, Mr. Wilber held progressive leadership roles within the County’s information technology organization.

Mr. Wilber’s prior work experience in both the public and private sectors includes several years in the City of Elmira, NY Public works department, work with Paragon Cable as a technician during the Road Runner high-speed internet pilot project, three years with St. Joseph’s Hospital, two years as a Continuing Education instructor and 27 years of restaurant and restaurant management experience.

Mr. Wilber also served 3 years on the Town of Horseheads Planning Board and currently holds an elected seat on the Horseheads, NY Town council. In 2019, he was appointed to the position of Deputy Town Supervisor for the Town of Horseheads NY.  

Mr. Wilber attended Governmental Accounting at Elmira College and earned an A.A.S degree in computer science from Corning Community College in 1981.

Howard Zingler

Director

 

Mr. Zingler retired from Corning Incorporated in 2011 as Division Vice President and Director, Risk Council after serving 34 years in a variety of financial, operations and staff roles. 

Mr. Zingler serves as Director on the Board of John G. Ullman and Associates. He is also active in community activities including the Corning Painted Post School Board Audit Committee. 

Mr. Zingler earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in industrial administration from Carnegie-Mellon University.