John Cappellino
President & CEO
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John is currently the President & CEO. John joined the ECIDA in 1997 as a business development officer working on company specific business retention deals and also as part of the development division focusing on land and infrastructure development projects. In 2006 he was appointed Director of the Business Development and Marketing Divisions. He served as ECIDA Executive Vice President & COO from 2008 to 2020.

Prior to working at the ECIDA, John worked in the NYS Legislature as a Committee Analyst in the NYS State Assembly, and served as Chief of Staff in a local Assembly office and was actively involved in efforts to redevelop the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna.
John is a graduate of Alfred University with a degree in Public Administration.