Joseph Roberto Elected PEDC Chairman

Real Estate In-Depth | February 2016

CARMEL—The Putnam Economic Development Corp. announced earlier this month that it had elected Joseph D. Roberto, president and CEO of PCSB Bank (formerly Putnam County Savings Bank), as its board’s new chairman. In addition, James Bates, Cathy Cassidy, James Copeland, Alana Mikhalevsky and Richard Weiss have joined the board, the PEDC announced.

“Joe Roberto has done an incredible job expanding the reach of PCSB Bank while strengthening the company’s core value, of being an accessible community bank,” said EDC President Jill Marie Varricchio. “His keen insight and strong leadership will help Putnam EDC move forward and support the business community in the county.”

Roberto has been on the EDC board since 2013. He succeeds Jeff Kellogg as the chairman. Kellogg, who has been on the board since 2011, was chairman for one year and will remain on the board.

Bates is the managing director of Ecological Analysis, LLC. Cassidy is managing director of International Matrix Management Institute. Copeland is the founder and principal architect of Hudson Design Architecture and Construction Management. Mikhalevsky has been the project manager of business development and government affairs for Central Hudson since 2013. Weiss is the founder of Weiss Financial Group, where he currently works as a consultant.

PHOTO CAPTION: Members of the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors from left, Patrick McIntyre, CPA, Richard Weiss, Kathleen Abels, Jeff Kellogg, Chairman Joseph Roberto, Jim Bates, Joseph Hart, Angela Briante, Alana Mikhalevsky and Jerry Klein.
Missing : Tom Kelly Esq, James Copeland, Cathyrn Fadde and Catherine Cassidy.