IDA Selects New Business Manager

Linda Burns

Following an expansive outreach and interview process, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency has announce Linda Burns has joined their team to be the new business development manager that was vacated when Lawrie Taylor retired.

Burns, who started on Aug. 20, will provide business development assistance to clients throughout the county and will be based in the BWB Center in Jamestown.

Burns, a local resident, has a very impressive background, having spent many years in mortgage lending, commercial real estate sales, establishing local branch offices and loan origination. She has also been active in the Jamestown YWCA, the Rotary Club of Jamestown, and the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County. Linda is a graduate of Jamestown Community College and received further training/education from Queens College, Florida International University and Centenary College.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to have the opportunity to welcome an individual of Ms. Burns’ caliber to our team,” said Mark Geise, IDA chief executive officer. “I am confident that the CCIDA and the county will benefit considerably from this decision, and I look forward to continuing to improve upon our service offerings and how we deliver those services.”