Saranac Lake–The Adirondack Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) has announced that Victoria Zinser Duley is its Executive Director as of March 13, 2019.  

AEDC is a nonprofit economic development organization with a forty-four year history of improving the economies of northern New York State. AEDC helps builds businesses and private sector investment in the region by providing access to capital, training and technical assistance across a fourteen-county area of northern New York.

Duley comes to AEDC from The Development Corporation (TDC) in Plattsburgh where she was Economic Developer until March 2019. At TDC she directed business attraction and business retention and expansion efforts for the Clinton County economic development organization. Prior to TDC, Duley worked in higher education as Dean of Research, Planning and Development at Clinton Community College and before that served as the Assistant Director of the Technical Assistance Center (TAC) at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Duley has also led community development non-profit organizations and worked in public sector planning in the Northeast and south Florida prior to these roles.

AEDC Board Chair Wayne Thomas is excited about Duley joining the organization. “We’re thrilled that Victoria will be leading our team”, said Thomas. “She brings more than 20 years of varied economic development and planning experience to the organization and we know that her skills will bring great opportunity to AEDC”.

Ms. Duley added, “AEDC is an organization with a rich history and I’m delighted for the opportunity to work to improve our greater regional economy. It’s an exciting time to be working with AEDC’s mission as the entrepreneurial spirit has really caught hold and has the potential to catalyze meaningful economic growth across our communities”.

Duley lives with her husband Christopher and their two children in Beekmantown, NY. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University at Albany. Duley is a certified economic developer (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council and a certified planner (AICP) through the American Institute of Certified Planners. Duley is a member of the Board of Directors of the Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary Club and the Ernest Turner Memorial Foundation and is Secretary of the University of Vermont Health Network Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Board of Trustees. Duley is active in numerous other community interests such as the First Presbyterian Church of Plattsburgh, the Peru Jamaican Mission and the Cumberland Head Elementary School PTO.

She can be reached at vduley@aedconline.com.