Two Appointed to SUNY Plattsburgh College Council
Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed NBT Bank North Country region President Daniel Burke and retired Northern Insuring vice president, Martin Mannix Jr., to the SUNY Plattsburgh College Council.
For Mannix, this represents his re-appointment to the post that he has held since 2008. He was also designated as chair of the council, taking over for Salvatore Graven, who has served as acting chair since 2011. Graven will remain on the council.
Burke, a 14-year member and past president of the Plattsburgh College Foundation, will serve his first term with the council. A graduate of Hudson Falls High School, Burke went on to graduate from SUNY Plattsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in economics. From there, he earned his master’s in economics from the University of Delaware. After nine years in Washington, D.C., where he worked as a consultant for the airline industry, served as assistant director of economics for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, and worked with the Bureau of Land Management, Burk entered the banking industry, moving from commercial lending, marketing and retail banking with TD Bank to become its president and CEO in 1998.
In 2007, he was appointed president, Glens Falls region, of NBT Bank. Within a few years, he was promoted to president, North Country Region, spanning from Saratoga County to St. Lawrence County.
Mannix, a 1964 graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh, was the college’s first Student Association president. Following a brief career as a teacher out of college, he worked two years in insuring in Burlington, Vt., then accepted a position in 1968 with Northern Insuring Agency in Plattsburgh. A 36-year member of the Adirondack Life Underwriters Association, Mannix assumed the position of vice president at Northern Insuring. He retired in 2009. He served for 18 years on the Town of Plattsburgh Town Board and returned to the board in 2007.
Both council terms expire June 30, 2022.
The Plattsburgh College Council serves as an oversight and advisory body to the campus and to the president and senior administration. In accordance with state education law, the council comprises 10 members: Nine who are appointed to seven-year terms by the governor, and the Student Association president.
The next meeting of the Plattsburgh College Council will be Monday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. in the Hermes Conference Room, Au Sable Hall.