IDA Board Members and Executive Management

Executive Management

The Delaware County IDA executive management is formed by the executive director of the Delaware Couny IDA:

Glenn Nealis, Executive Director
Delaware County Economic Development
1 Courthouse Sq #4
Delhi, NY 13753
Occupation: Director of Delaware County Economic Development
Director since: 2000

Glenn has a Bachelor’s of business administration, as well as a Master’s in economics, both earned at University at Albany (SUNY.) Glenn has spent 19 years as the Director of Delaware County Economic Development, working to create a thriving business environment and improve the area’s economy. Glenn brought a finance background to Delaware County Economic Development, after working as a senior financial analyst for the New York State Senate Finance Committee for five years.

 

IDA Board Members

James Thomson, Chairman
Phone: (607) 434-4695
Email: jmsthomson2@gmail.com
Andes Road
P.O. Box 266
Delhi, NY 13753
Occupation: Insurance Sales
Member since: 1996

Originally from Delhi, Jim graduated from Hartwick College and had a long career in insurance, ending with Jim owning his own insurance agency. Jim’s work in the community has included 22 years on the Delaware County IDA, 12 years as president of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and six years in the Greater Delhi Chamber of Commerce.

Scott White, Vice Chairman
Phone (607) 547-2210
Email: Scott.White@bankofcooperstown.com
Bank of Cooperstown
73 Chestnut Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Occupation: President
Member since: 2002

Scott White brings financial and lending experience to the board as a career banker. Scott is currently the President of The Bank of Cooperstown. Additionally, he has been an area resident for 30 years and holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.

Flerida Santana, Member
Phone: (518) 728-9659
Email: fleridasantanajohnas@gmail.com
157 West Main Street
Stamford, NY 12167
Occupation: Real Estate & Business
Development Phone:
Member since: 2015

Flerida Santana Johnas, boasts 24+ years of experience in analytical management and leadership. Flerida’s career has been predominantly in the field of real estate finance, having worked with several banking companies. Her expertise lies in cultivating conducive business relationships and partnerships, the analysis and management of budgets and cost controls alongside credit, debt, and risk assessments. Flerida is driven by the belief that she is part of something much greater than herself. Giving her the focus of the big picture while still being able to identify the myriad of moving pieces that help realize the bigger picture.

George Bergleitner, Secretary
Phone: (607) 652-3311
(518) 573-5930
Email: dcre@wpe.com
108 Main Street Cell
Stamford, NY 12167
Occupation: Realtor
Member since: 1997

George is a Realtor and an appraiser, as well as a past president of the Otsego/Delaware Board of Realtors, co-chair of the RPAC Committee, past member of the Board of Directors of the NAR, and current member of both NAR and NYSAR as well as ODBR. He is on the Appraisal Committee of the NY State Association of Realtors. He is a member of Rotary International and past president for 3 years. He is also the Vice Chair of the Delaware County Republican Committee. George was also Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus and for 50 years a member of the Council of Regents for St. Francis College. The Harpersfield Grange elected him Man of the Year in 2005. The Stamford Chamber elected him Volunteer of the Year in 2006.

Michael O’Brien
Phone: (607) 637-2386
Email: mikeob@hancock.net
65 West Main Street
Hancock, NY 13783

Michael O’Brien retired in 2018 as a financial advisor after 36 years, the last ten with NBT Bank. He served on the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 25 years. His community service includes 35 years as a member of Rotary where he served one year as a club president and in 2001-02 as District Governor of Rotary District 7170. He is scoutmaster of BSA Troop 74, Hancock, NY. Mike and his wife Linda reside in the Town of Hancock.

Andrew Matviak, Member
Phone: (607) 563-1434
Email: videoent@mkl.com
89 Main Street Cell
Sidney, NY 13838
Member since: 2009

Andy has a Master’s degree in Business Education from UAlbany and had been Mayor of the Village of Sidney for 8 years. He is President of Video Entertainment Plus, Inc., DBA VEP Appliances/Waldron’s Floor Covering, a 38 year old retail home improvement company as well as President of  NPD Key Distributors of Western New York, Inc., DBA United Marketing, a 40 year old Appliance Buying Group. Along with the IDA, Andy is also a board member of the Sidney Chamber of Commerce and Cullman Child Development Center

Bruce Dolph, Treasurer
Phone: (607) 865-7429
Email: waltonsupervisor@stny.rr.com
142 Delaware St
Walton, NY 13856
Member since: 2010

In addition to being a self-employed businessman, Bruce Dolph serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District, on the Delaware County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors, and is a member of the Walton Grange. Bruce formerly served on the Walton Town Council, first as a council member and then as supervisor. He has also previously served as the President of the Walton Chamber of Commerce, a Boy Scout leader, and as a youth soccer, basketball, and baseball coach. Though he now enjoys a semi-retired lifestyle, Bruce recently sold his H&R Block franchise, with offices in Walton, Delhi, and Sidney, after 35 years in business.  In his free time, Bruce and his wife Theresa enjoy spending time with their grandsons. Bruce can also be found tending to his Walton farm where he raises beef cattle, sheep, goats, chickens, and miniature donkeys.

Click here to see the IDA Organizational Chart.

Click here for the meeting schedule for 2019.

Click here for the IDA Committee Structure.