Bethlehem IDA Board Members

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.


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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.

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Tim McCann, Secretary

Telephone: (518) 458-2378
Email: tim@lookyourbest.com

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.

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Joseph P. Richardson, Vice Chairman

Telephone: (518) 439-4800
E-Mail: jrichardson@deltapointcapital.com

Joseph P. Richardson is a Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Eastern NY Angels Capital I & II, LLC (ENYA), two 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.

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Sandra Shapard, Member

Telephone: (518) 439-1772
E-mail: sshapard@nycap.rr.com

Sandra M. Shapard served as Deputy Comptroller, Office of the State Comptroller, from January 1995 until her retirement in October 2001. At OSC she headed the Office of Fiscal Research and Policy Analysis and twice served as acting First Deputy Comptroller for a period of months.

Ms. Shapard was First Deputy Director, New York State Division of the Budget, 1993-94, and Deputy Director 1991-93. Her other public service includes positions with the New York State Assembly, New York State Department of Transportation, and Dutchess County.

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Victoria Storrs, Assistant Secretary

Email: vstorrs@townofbethlehem.org

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.

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Frank S. Venezia, Chairman

Telephone: (518) 785-0134
E-mail: fsv@marvincpa.com

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.

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Staff Members

Thomas P. Connolly, Esq., Executive Director, Assistant Secretary and Agency Counsel

McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.
677 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207
Telephone: (518) 447-3303
E-mail: connolly@mltw.com

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.

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Robin Nagengast, Assistant to the Executive Director

Telephone: (518) 439-4955, Ext. 1164
E-mail: rnagengast@townofbethlehem.org

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Al Maikels, Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer and Contracting Officer
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Elizabeth Staubach, Economic Development Coordinator

Telephone: (518) 439-4955, Ext.1189
Email: estaubach@townofbethlehem.org

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).

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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.

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