MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan has announced his choice for the new head of economic development.
On Wednesday afternoon, Horrigan announced the appointment of Kevin M. Sanvidge as the new Administrative Director/CEO of the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) and Director of the Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development.
Sanvidge begins his new position on Tuesday. He is replacing current director Bill Daly, who will be retiring on May 31.
Sanvidge is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Lake Shore Savings Bank, where he also serves as the chairman of its Compensation Committee and as a member of its Corporate Governance Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of ECR International Corporation and he’s is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce.
He previously was involved with both Cliffstar Corporation and Al Tech Specialty Steel Corporation.
The selection of the new director was made through the help of a search committee established by Horrigan. Members of the committee included: County Legislator George Borrello, former IDA administrative director, past acting county executive and president of Dawson Metal Dave Dawson and Mike Metzger and Dennis Rak, members of the CCIDA Board of Directors.