Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo has named Jeff Adair to be the Director of the county's planning and development department; he will also function as the county's chief economic development officer.
Dinolfo had announced earlier this year there would be a nationwide search for the position which will also include Adair acting as executive director for COMIDA, the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency.
Adair is a former president of the county legislature; The Republican was term limited and could not run for re-election last year.
Dinolfo cited Adair's more than three decades of private sector business experience. That includes a stint as senior manager of regional sales for a large bakery product manufacturer.
Adair's appointment was also praised in comments from Danny Wegman and Anne Kress, who are co-chairs of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council.
The position has duties similar to those previously held by Judy Seil, who left the county to take a job in the private sector last year.