County executive Rob Astorino named William M. Mooney III, as the new director of economic development for Westchester County, effective immediately. His responsibilities include Playland.
Here is part of the news release:
"In addition to oversight of many of the county agencies as senior assistant for government operations, Mooney was also the lead coordinator on many county projects, including the oversight and development of the county’s more than $100 million capital budgets. As director of Economic Development, Mooney will serve as liaison to the business community and work with the Westchester Industrial Development Agency and Local Development Corporation, and its executive director, Jim Coleman, to help businesses and entrepreneurs stay, grow and relocate to Westchester.
Mooney will also oversee the county’s Office of Tourism and Film and retain oversight of several ongoing Astorino initiatives, including the redevelopment of the county’s North 60 at the Grasslands reservation where a biotech/Medical research facility is proposed, as well as the public-private partnership for the revitalization of Playland. Previous to joining the Astorino administration in 2010, Mooney practiced law for many years throughout Westchester and New York State, representing clients in health care, education, real estate and municipal law, and from 1997 to 2003 served as corporation counsel for the City of Yonkers. Mooney is a graduate of Villanova University with a degree in Business Administration, and has a law degree from Pace University School of Law."