ANCA board adds real estate risk manager David Heidecorn

David Heidecorn (Photo provided)

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack North Country Association has announced the addition of David Heidecorn to its 25-member board of directors.

Heidecorn is a senior advisor to L. Catterton Real Estate, a Luxembourg-based wing of the L. Catterton global investment firm based in Connecticut. He lives in Westchester County and spends time at his new home in Lake Placid.

“In my mind, David’s involvement reinforces the value of having skilled, thoughtful people who bring diverse perspectives to our board,” ANCA Executive Director Kate Fish said in a press release.

Heidecorn was elected by the ANCA board at its quarterly meeting in December 2020. He joins the economic development nonprofit group, based in Saranac Lake, as it tackles issues such as the economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, local food system resilience, a transition to a clean energy economy, and the creation and retention of new and existing businesses in the region.

Fish said Heidecorn has already engaged in the planning and implementation of new projects, including an upcoming partnership with a Virginia-based community development financial institution to offer very low-interest loans to regional farmers.

“ANCA continues to push the envelope in the world of local and regional economic development,” Heidecorn said. “I’ve admired the board and staff’s focus on important issues like diversity and equity and their commitment to addressing the longstanding challenges rural communities face. I’m proud to support this team as we take on big issues like access to capital, business retention and job growth in ANCA’s focus areas of entrepreneurship, local food and clean energy.”

Heidecorn has over 30 years of professional finance and operations experience, including 20 years as L. Catterton chief risk officer. He also held senior positions at Alarmguard Holdings Inc., Nantucket Holding Company and GE Capital. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Lehigh University and an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School.

ANCA’s other board members are as follows:

¯ President James L. Sonneborn, attorney, Bousquet Holstein PLLC

¯ Vice President Kelly Chezum, vice president for external relations, Clarkson University

¯ Treasurer J. Daniel Mohr, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Adirondack Bank

¯ Secretary Katie Malinowski, executive director, Tug Hill Commission

¯ Capital Region Vice President John Bartow, executive director, Empire State Forest Products Association

¯ North Country Region Vice President Brendan Owens, attorney, Stafford Owens, PLLC

¯ Rob Bloom, chief financial officer, Carthage Area Hospital

¯ Steven Cacchio, president and chief executive officer, Champlain National Bank

¯ Brittany Davis, executive director, Lewis County Economic Development

¯ Victoria Duley, executive director, Adirondack Economic Development Corporation

¯ Lee Evans, sales director, US Light Energy

¯ William Farber, chairman, Hamilton County Board of Supervisors

¯ Phil Giltner, New York State Senate

¯ Courtney Grimes-Sutton, co-owner, Mace Chasm Farm

¯ Michele Ledoux, executive director, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County

¯ Stephanie Ratcliffe, executive director, The Wild Center

¯ Alice Recore, former president and chief executive officer, Mountain Lake PBS

¯ Kevin Richardson, executive vice president of sales and operations, Agbotic

¯ Brian Ruder, founder and chief executive officer, Skylight Partners Inc.

¯ Nick Russell, senior vice president and senior commercial lending officer, Community Bank, N.A.

¯ Noah Shaw, partner and co-chair, renewable energy practice, Hodgson Russ Attorneys LLP

¯ Edward Smoke, business services specialist, Office of Economic Development, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

¯ Ty A. Stone, president, Jefferson Community College

¯ Aaron Woolf, founder and producer, Mosaic Films Inc.


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