Elmira College Elects Two New Board Members

June 10 2014
Category: Events

On Saturday, May 31, 2014, the Elmira College Board of Trustees elected two new members, the Honorable Thomas J. Santulli, Chemung County Executive, and G. Thomas Tranter, Jr., President of Corning Enterprises and Director of Government Affairs.

“Elmira College is pleased that these two community leaders will be helping the College accomplish its mission,” said Elmira College President Ronald Champagne. “They have done so much for the region through their service. They will certainly bring great expertise to the Board.”

About the Honorable Thomas Joseph Santulli
Honorable Thomas Joseph SantulliTom Santulli was elected to the position of Chemung County Executive in November of 2000 after having served nearly ten years as the Deputy Executive. Tom was reelected to a four-year term in November 2002, 2006 and 2010. He was born in Elmira, New York in 1949 and is a graduate of Niagara University where he received a BA degree in 1971 and Elmira College where he earned a Masters Degree in 1976. Prior to becoming involved in the County Executive’s Office he served as an elected Elmira City Councilman from 1983-1991.

His community involvement includes service as a member of the Chemung County Industrial Development Agency, Executive Committee of Southern Tier Economic Growth, Southern Tier Economic Development, Empire Development Zone, School Readiness Program Board, NYSDEC Advisory Panel on High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing, Southern Tier Economic Development Council, Chairman - Executive Transportation Committee, Immediate Past President - New York State Association of Counties, Past President - New York State County Executive’s Association, Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trustees Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, Chairman - Chemung County Task Force on Medicaid Reform and Demonstration Project Implementation, Chemung County Shared Services Task Force, and Former Chairman, Southern Tier Central Regional Planning & Development Board.

About G. Thomas Tranter, Jr.
G. Thomas Tranter, Jr.In May 2000, Tom Tranter joined Corning Incorporated as Director, State and Local Government Relations. He was named to his current position as President, Corning Enterprises and Director of Government Affairs in May 2004. Prior to joining Corning, Tom served as Chemung County Executive, a position he was elected to for three 4-year terms. Before assuming the County Executive post, he served as Deputy County Executive and Horseheads Village Manager. Previously he held the position of Executive Director for the Chemung/Schuyler American Red Cross.

Tom is past Chairman of the United Way of the Southern Tier and serves on boards of Corning Hospital, the Ceramics Corridor Innovation Center, the LPGA, Southern Tier Regional Planning & Development Board and Three Rivers Development Corporation. He is also Chairman of the Regional Civil Service Commission and Co-chair of the Corning Area Wide Transportation Committee.