A Fredonia man has been appointed the executive director of the Private Industry Council of Chautauqua Inc.
Louis P. DiPalma served as vice president of Nog Inc. in Dunkirk and has numerous affiliations with economic development and training organizations in Chautauqua County.
PIC Board Chairwoman Patricia A. Smith said DiPalma's appointment was approved by the board Friday. This followed an extensive regional search and review of more than 50 applicants.
"He was the unanimous choice of the search committee because he brings a unique perspective to the position in having both public and private-sector experience, strong interpersonal skills, and more than a decade of experience as a PIC board member," she said.