Karen S. Niday

Karen S Niday
CFO/Director of Project Development

Karen Niday began working for the Cortland County Business Development Corporation and the Cortland County Industrial Development Agency in 2001 as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Project Development. Her role as Director of Project Development has included the formation and coordination of the Cortland County Empire Zone Program as well as assisting the organizations with the management of economic development resources for Cortland County business development.

Prior to joining the BDC/IDA as an employee, Karen worked with the two agencies as a private contractor providing bookkeeping and accounting services since 1993.  With a background in accounting/finance, her prior experience included working with Galileo Corp, an electro optics firm located in Sturbridge Mass in the executive offices serving as an assistant to the President of Sales, and as an assistant to the controller for Clenet Coachworks, a custom car manufacturer located in Southern California.

Upon moving to Central NY in 1987, she has been very involved with several not for profit organizations serving as a board member, treasurer and numerous committees. In 2009 she was presented with the Andy Sonnek Memorial Award from the Cortland County United Way for her time and dedication to the organization.  She currently serves as a board member for the Seven Valley’s Health Coalition.

Karen and her husband Tim currently reside in Tully NY.

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