WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced the appointment of William M. Mooney III as the new director of economic development and Eileen Mildenberger as senior assistant to the county executive for government operations.
"Bill and Eileen have been crucial members of my administration for several years, and both share my commitment to promoting economic growth, creating an environment for job creation and delivering the most cost-effective and efficient government that Westchester residents rightly expect," said Astorino.
"I also believe in fostering opportunities for people in my administration to grow professionally and meet new challenges. And in their new roles, they will be doing both as we work together to continue moving Westchester forward."
In addition to oversight of many of the county agencies as senior assistant for government operations, Mooney was the lead coordinator on many county projects, including the oversight and development of the county's more than $100 million in 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 Corp. 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.
In her role as director of economic development and as executive director of the IDA, Mildenberger helped attract more than $750 million in private-sector capital investment to Westchester, assisting businesses from startup biotech companies to global giants like PepsiCo and IBM.
In addition to her new duties as senior assistant to the county executive, which includes oversight and coordination of county departments such as corrections, probation, parks, planning and human resources, Mildenberger will continue to assist in the economic development strategies and initiatives.