PLATTSBURGH — Local developer Erin M. Hynes has been chosen to chair the Clinton Community College Foundation Board of Directors for the next two years.
The foundation’s main goal is “to raise private funds to provide Clinton Community College with the financial, academic, technological and physical resources that are essential to great public community colleges,” the college said in a news release.
“I am looking forward to working with Erin for the next two years,” Steven Frederick, vice president for institutional advancement and foundation executive director, said in a statement.
“Her experience as an economic developer and knowledge of Clinton Community College is a great combination for leading the College Foundation.”
In 2008, Hynes began her career at the Development Corp., where she assists in the planning, initiation, implementation and administration of programs to attract industry to the greater Plattsburgh area.
Before that, she worked for several years in the New York State Legislature as director of public policy for the Assembly Minority Conference.
She also served as legislative analyst for the Economic Development and Real Property Tax Standing Committees.
A Plattsburgh native, Hynes holds an associate degree in humanities and social sciences from Clinton Community College, a bachelor’s degree in political science with a Canadian minor from SUNY Plattsburgh and a master’s of public administration from the University of Vermont.
Also joining the Foundation Board are three new members: Trevor Rabideau, R.W. Walker Funeral Home; Stephen Podd, Northstar Private Capital LLC; and Lee Ann Pray, Swarovski Lighting.
Continuing members of the Foundation Board of Directors are: Clark Currier, Twin State Technologies; Ron Graham, Monahan Medical; John Jablonski, Clinton Community College President; Perry Kurtz, Pfizer (retired); Erik Lanzer, Georgia Pacific; Edward Martin, Schluter Systems; Bruni Michaud, Clinton Board of Trustees; Kim Murray, Champlain Valley Electric; Shirley O’Connell, director emeritus; Allen Racine, Glens Falls National Bank; Michael Rubal, Ultrabuys; William Russell, attorney; Joseph Shaw, Champlain National Bank; Michele Snyder, Clinton Community College Faculty; and Craig Squier, Clinton Community College Alumni Association.