Michael J. Hickey Named Interim President & CEO


Mike Hickey

The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) Board of Directors has elected CEG Board Chairman Michael Hickey as the Interim President and CEO, beginning July 1, 2015. Hickey takes over for F. Michael Tucker, who announced his decision to step down after eight years leading CEG in January.

“The Capital Region’s economic environment has been strengthened as a result of Michael Tucker’s tireless efforts to foster innovative collaborations and partnerships,” said Union Graduate College President Laura Schweitzer, Ph.D., head of the CEG search committee. “Michael Hickey is perfectly poised to provide continuity. His background, efforts on behalf of, and passion for the economic health of the Region makes him the ideal leader to carry on CEG’s critical work. I look forward to working with him during this important transitional phase.”

“Mike Hickey’s decision to take on the leadership role at CEG is good news for the region,” Tucker said. “As a dedicated CEG member and more recently as the tireless Chairman of the Board, Mike has shared my passion of fostering productive collaborations to strengthen the economic ecosystem of Tech Valley. He is committed to CEG’s focus on advancing innovation-driven, technology-based industries in a range of areas including energy, bio- and nano-technologies, and advanced manufacturing. He is the ideal person to lead CEG.”

CEG is the premier economic development and regional marketing organization in New York’s Tech Valley. CEG’s vision is to lead Tech Valley as one of the most prosperous and innovative ecosystems in the world.  CEG is dedicated to attracting high-tech talent and companies and to providing innovative services to bolster businesses in New York State’s Capital Region and across Tech Valley. Read Full Press Release.



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