Monday September 21, 2009

Roy Clark and Ellen Holst Appointed to OOC Board of Directors

Bring Years of Experience in Food, Health Industries

    Roy Clark, Dunkin Donuts franchisee owner and vice president of
    operations and Ellen Holst, health division director for Oswego County
    Opportunities (OCO), were recently elected to the board of directors of
    Operation Oswego County, a private, non-profit economic development
    organization that works to enhance and protect the business climate of
    Oswego County.

    Clark has more than 30 years of food service senior management experience
    and currently oversees operations for 41 Dunkin Donuts facilities.  In
    addition, he manages the development of new sites, buildings and remodeling
    efforts.  Clark also serves on the Syracuse Brownfield Task Force and is
    involved with several Chambers of Commerce and volunteer organizations
    throughout Oswego County and the Central New York region.

    Holst is responsible for directing operations for two full-time and three
    part-time OCO health centers and related programs including Rural Health
    Network, Migrant Services, Cancer Services and Women, Infants and Children
    (WIC).  She also leads strategic planning and evaluation efforts for all
    services, and ensures fiscal viability and federal, state and local
    regulatory compliance.  Her professional affiliations include Oswego County
    Board of Health, Oswego Health Board of Directors, Rural Health Network of
    Oswego County and the Community Health Care Association of New York State.

     "OOC is governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of local
    business and community leaders who have the expertise and experience
    necessary to establish and implement targeted economic development
    strategies to enhance the economic health and vitality of our community,"
    said L. Michael Treadwell, CEcD, executive director of OOC.  "Roy and Ellen
    bring a wealth of experience that will help facilitate OOC's goal of
    expanding Oswego County's economy."

    Since 1953, Operation Oswego County has delivered over $3 billion in
    investments and created or retained more than 18,900 jobs.

    For information about economic development services in Oswego County, call
    OOC at 343-1545 or visit