NYSSA NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Also see January’s NYSSA online Magazine (right sidebar on this page) for his introduction letter.  Sounds like a very good hire for NY snowmobiling.

http://www.nyssnowassoc.org/joomla_prod/news/259-new-executive-director-named

January 17, 2011 – The New York State Snowmobile Association is pleased to announce the selection of Dominic Jacangelo as its new Executive Director.

Gary Broderick, NYSSA President, said “As we position NYSSA to meet future challenges and protect Snowmobiling in New York State from government sweeps and arbitrary decisions that affect snowmobiling negatively, I would like to announce that Dominic Jacangelo has been named Executive Director.

As a former Deputy Commissioner of OPRHP, Heritage Trails Manager, and former Director, New York State Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation, Dominic brings a wealth of experience to the position of Executive Director.  His vast knowledge of the inner workings of OPRHP and state government will be an invaluable resource to NYSSA and its clubs.

Dominic has an extensive background in state law and procedures along with a network of contacts throughout state government. We at NYSSA feel that Dominic is the right person to lead us through an ever more challenging period for organized snowmobiling in New York State.  I look forward to working with Dominic and advancing our clubs’ agenda.”

Dave Perkins, who has been covering the Executive Director duties since Jim Jennings’ retirement in May, said “I’ve known and worked with Dom for many years.  He is extremely knowledgeable of snowmobile issues.  His abilities and experiences provides NYSSA an extremely valuable opportunity to move snowmobiling in New York ahead, very far ahead.”

Jim Jennings, who held the Executive Director position since its inception, said “This is a tremendous development for the NYSSA to have someone with the caliber of Dominic working for organized snowmobiling in New York State. I believe with Dominic leading the association, snowmobilers will witness many positive results.”

Dominic is currently the Supervisor of the Town of Poestenkill (Rensselaer County). His current elective office gives him greater insight into the problems that face the local governments that welcome snowmobilers into their community.

“I am extremely excited about this opportunity to move snowmobiling and the Association to the forefront of winter recreation.  Our sport is an important winter economic catalyst supporting thousands of jobs throughout the upstate community.  Through the Association we will get this message across and ensure the right of all snowmobilers to pursue their sport and leisure.”  concluded Jacangelo.