Bethlehem IDA Board Members
David Kidera, Member
David Kidera has been a Bethlehem resident since 1979.
Prior to his retirement in 2015, David served as the Director of the New York State Authorities Budget Office from 2010-2015. Before serving as the ABO's first Director, he was the chief operating officer of the original Authority Budget Office that was created in law in 2006.
Tim Maniccia, Member
Tim has served in a number of state and local government leadership positions, most recently as Deputy Secretary of the New York State Senate Finance Committee. As Deputy Secretary, Tim led a team of thirty analysts and support staff in providing the Senate Majority conference with analysis and advice on the $136 billion New York State budget and hundreds of bills that have a fiscal impact.He also directly negotiated the Economic Development portion of the budget with his Assembly and Executive counterparts, resulting in creation of the Excelsior Jobs Program.Read More
Tim McCann, Secretary
Telephone: (518) 458-2378
Tim McCann co-founded Best Cleaners with his wife in 2005 and is currently the company’s President. The McCanns also started the CRDN (Certified Restoration Dry-cleaning Network) in mid-2009.Read More
Joseph P. Richardson, Vice Chairman
Telephone: (518) 439-4800
Joseph P. Richardson is a Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Eastern NY Angels Capital I, II & III, LLC (ENYA), three angel funds that provide long-term capital appreciation and regional jobs growth through seed investments in early stage, emerging technology growth companies located in the Capital Region. He is the former Operating Director of DeltaPoint Capital Management, LLC, a private equity fund established for change of control transactions.Read More
Victoria Storrs, Assistant Secretary
Victoria Storrs is an Economic Development Analyst with Camoin Associates. She has been involved with municipal finance for 20 years, in the private and public sector. Her experience includes managing pooled bond issues for the State Clean Water and Drinking Water Revolving Funds at the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation, handling local government relationships as well as structuring and issuance processes for Corporation bonds. Victoria managed healthcare financings at the New York State Dormitory Authority and began her municipal career in investment banking at First Albany Corporation.Read More
Frank S. Venezia, Chairman
Telephone: (518) 785-0134
Frank is a CPA with over 39 years of public accounting experience, which includes the last 33 with Marvin and Company. He became a Director of the firm in 1985 and currently serves as an engagement Director in the Assurance Department of the firm. Frank has worked with a wide range of nonprofit organizations, local governments and employee benefit plans throughout his career. Frank has also performed peer reviews for various CPA firms throughout New York State and has conducts various presentations on nonprofit and accounting issues.Read More
A highly successful businessman, certified public accountant, and respected community leader, Richard Kotlow’s contributions to the Capital Region are expansive.
Currently serving as a senior consultant to UHY, LLP and UHY Advisors NY, Inc., he officially retired from the accounting and business firm in 2012 after 40 years with the company in senior leadership positions including a decade as CEO. He also served as a board member for UHY International Ltd., a top 25 global network of professional services firms.
Thomas P. Connolly, Esq., Executive Director, Assistant Secretary and Agency Counsel
McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.
Albany, NY 12207
Telephone: (518) 447-3303
Tom Connolly, a resident of the Town since 1965, currently serves as executive director, assistant secretary and counsel of the Agency. Mr. Connolly has practiced law with McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. since 1966 and represents financial service institutions and corporations in commercial transactions and litigation. He has been bond counsel, issuer’s counsel and disclosure counsel for tax exempt and taxable municipal financings.Read More
Robin Nagengast, Assistant to the Executive Director
Telephone: (518) 439-4955, Ext. 1164
Al Maikels, Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer and Contracting OfficerE-mail: email@example.com Read More
Elizabeth Staubach, Economic Development Coordinator
Telephone: (518) 439-4955, Ext.1189
Elizabeth Staubach served as an Economic Developer for the NYS Office of Homes and Community Renewal and has served in similar capacities for Albany County. She has a Master’s Degree in Planning and worked with VHB Engineering on Sustainable Bethlehem (reviewing the Bethlehem Town Code for opportunities to incentivize energy efficient development).Read More
Robert Leslie, AICP, Director of Planning and Economic Development
Robert Leslie is the Director of Economic Development and Planning for the Town of Bethlehem. Mr. Leslie oversees the implementation of the Town’s economic development strategy in coordination with the goals of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.Read More