Board of Directors

Frank H. Suits, Jr., Chairman

Frank H. Suits, Jr. is a life-long resident of the Cortland area. He currently resides in Cortland, New York with his wife, Theresa. They have three children; Frank III, Peter and Emily. In 1982, Mr. Suits earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University... Read More

Kenneth W. Bond, Director

Kenneth Bond has 35 years of experience as transaction counsel involving infrastructure and project finance including economic and industrial development, public utility, privatization of public facilities and public purpose facilities... Read More

Peter C. Hein, Director

Peter Hein has argued cases before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Seventh and Ninth Circuits, and the New York appellate courts. He is Of Counsel in the Litigation Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Read More

Anita MacDougall, Treasurer

Anita MacDougall is president of AHMAC Associates, a consulting firm focusing on helping clients use technology, such as designing and implementing training strategies and automated management/executive information systems... Read More

Carl Schramm, Director

Carl Schramm is an internationally recognized leader in entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth. Schramm is University Professor at Syracuse University, only the 16th person in SU history to hold the title. Before Joining SU, Schramm was President and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation, which, under his leadership, grew into a global institution... Read More

Sheridan (Sherry) C. Biggs, In Memoriam

The founding chairman of the Empire Center was a no-nonsense numbers-cruncher—a Price Waterhouse partner during much of that firm’s “Big Eight” heyday, from the early 1960s through the early ’90s. An executive with broad and deep experience, he always remained a proud New Yorker. Read More