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Melinda Beuf
Ulster County Development Corporation
Ulster County Industrial Development Agency

Melinda Beuf joined the Ulster County Development Corporation in 2008 as Director of Project Management. In 2009, she became Director of Retention and Project Management and in 2012 assumed the titles of Interim Administrator of the Ulster County Development Corporation and CEO of the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency. The Ulster County Development Corporation (UCDC) acts as the catalyst to promote Ulster County as the premier location to expand and grow business for the creation of wealth, to improve the quality of life and to foster strong, sustainable, diverse economic opportunities for Ulster County and its communities. The UCDC works to achieve its mission by attracting, retaining, and growing businesses through technical and financial assistance (including administration of the revolving loan funds and the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency), marketing, facilitation of capacity building and infrastructure programs, and collaboration with community, regional, state, and municipal partners and leaders. Prior to her current position, Ms. Beuf spent fifteen years working on Wall Street moving from the trading desk to management of fixed income information technology projects with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Deutsche Bank and has twenty-five years overall of project management experience.

Since leaving Wall Street, Ms. Beuf has earned an MBA in Management from SUNY New Paltz. Her undergraduate degree is in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a graduate of Pace University's Land Use Leadership Alliance on Affordable Housing and the Pattern for Progress Fellows Program.

Ms. Beuf sits on the Ulster County Fair Board and the Village of New Paltz Revolving Loan Fund Committee and is a past co-op board president, and past Ulster County Planning Board and Town of Gardiner Planning Board member. She volunteered in the Ulster Tomorrow economic planning project on the committee to redesign the economic development services network. Ms. Beuf also retains a real estate license.