CEDA is led by a 15-member Board of Directors, the majority of which represent the private business and development sectors in Cayuga County balanced by key members of City and County government, the Chamber of Commerce and the County’s two Industrial Development Authorities.

Cayuga Economic Development Agency Board
Name Affiliation Membership
Sue Edinger
General Manager
Inns of Aurora
Tourism & Hospitality Member
Kevin Miles
Vice Chair
Director, Sullivan Center for Business & Entrepreneurship
Wells College
Education/Higher Education Member
Tom Lewis
Chief Financial Officer
Johnston Paper Co.
At Large Member- Business Representative
Kelley Gridley
Vice President of Commercial Banking
Tompkins Trust Company, Inc.
Banking & Finance Member
Cynthia Aikman Owner
North Star Management
At-Large Member- Business Representative
Keith Batman Chairman
Cayuga County Legislature
Ex Officio
John Currier President
Currier Plastics
At Large Member- Business Representative
James Dacey Chairman
Auburn Industrial Development Authority
Ex Officio
Susan Higgins Heart & Hands Wine Company At-Large Member- Business Representative
Ray Lockwood Chairman
Cayuga County Industrial Development Agency
Ex Officio
Kelly O’Hara Oakwood Dairy Agri-Business/
Farming Member
Ryan Pine Chair
Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce
Ex Officio
Jeff Dygert City Manager
City of Auburn
Ex Officio
Steve Zabriskie At Large Member- Cayuga County Resident