Ed Diana, former Orange County executive has joined the Construction Contractors Association (CCA) in Newburgh as its new director of membership.
“I look forward to starting this new endeavor and bringing my expertise and knowledge of the many things that attract businesses to Orange County and the Hudson Valley to the Construction Contractors Association,” said Diana. “I’ll be going out and telling the story of why CCA membership is extremely valuable to businesses while demonstrating why businesses and suppliers should do business in the Hudson Valley and use our talented local union workers.”
Diana’s leadership and business skills, in addition to his many connections in the business and construction industries, make him the perfect person for this role, according to CCA Executive Director Alan Seidman.
Diana held three terms as Orange County executive beginning in 2001. Prior to that time, he served 12 years as a county legislator. For six of those years, he was county majority leader. He also served as a councilman and deputy supervisor for the town of Walkill in the 1980s.
Diana established the Orange County Business Accelerator — now known as The Accelerator — to help startup companies set up business in Orange County.
Diana also served as president of both the New York State County Executives Association and the New York State Association of Counties. Most recently, he was named to the Board of Trustees of the Orange County Citizens Foundation and the Orange County Industrial Development Agency.