Mike Oates

President and CEO, Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation

Mike Oates is the President and CEO of Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC), which recently announced plans to merge the Westchester County Association. HVEDC is the leading economic development agency for the seven-county region. Prior to joining HVEDC, Oates was the Managing Partner for Bellefield Development Partners LLC, the developer of Bellefield at Historic Hyde Park in Dutchess County and an affiliate of T-Rex Capital Group, LLC. Oates serves on the board of the Walkway Over the Hudson (Chairman), Scenic Hudson, Council of Industry, Abilities First, Pattern for Progress and Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce.