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Elant Choice has named longtime Hudson Valley business development leader, John MacEnroe, as its new board chair. The appointment comes following the non-profit’s recent spinoff from Elant, Inc. to focus its efforts on helping its clients age in their own homes.

Currently, MacEnroe is the Director of Business Development at the Hudson Valley Technology Development Center, where he has worked to grow the region’s manufacturing and small technology company base. He is a recognized thought leader throughout the region in economic development, focusing on long-term systemic approaches and collaboration.

“John’s proven track record in business development is due to his attention to collaboration, and his skills in the fields of government and planning,” said Sylvia McTigue, the organization’s recently appointed President and CEO. “It is the same skill set that is going to help Elant Community Health Services flourish under his leadership.”

MacEnroe formerly led the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation through one of the most successful periods of its history. Under his leadership, the manufacturing base of the county dramatically strengthened.

“I am honored that the board of Elant Community Health Services has selected me as its chair at this exciting time of change and opportunity,” said MacEnroe. “With the rise in demand for managed long-term and home healthcare services in recent years, there is tremendous potential for growth in every aspect of what Elant Community Health Services does so well. We have a staff of great professionals and strong leadership, and the timing is right for us to achieve and exceed our goals.”

MacEnroe worked as Director of Public Policy with Bell Atlantic, and more recently as Director of State Government Relations for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is retired from the United States Army with nearly a decade of service abroad. After beginning his civilian career, he continued to serve in the Connecticut Army National Guard and the Army Reserves, from which he retired as a Major in 2001. He holds his BA in Political Science and International Relations from St. Bonaventure University.