Have you met Nate Wilson?
Nate Wilson was recently approved as the new Board Chairperson for The Development Corporation’s Board of Directors, taking over for past president Brian Gladwin. As a Plattsburgh native and member of the Board of Directors since 2011, Nate is well prepared to lead the group for the next two years.
For those of you who may not recognize Nate from his involvement with the community, TDC took this opportunity to get to know him a little better.
Nate Wilson is a Plattsburgh native. Growing up in the area he attended Peru High School and went on to pursue his Finance degree at SUNY Plattsburgh. A born entrepreneur, Nate sits at the head of three organizations in the region as president of both Wilson Appliance Centers, Inc. and Appliance Import Distributors Inc. and is owner of N. Wilson Holdings, LLC. Primarily, Nate’s businesses provide appliance sales, service and support for over 100 brands of appliances throughout Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties of NY.
When asked about the most memorable projects that TDC has been a part of, Nate replied:
There have been many. My favorite projects are related to helping to develop the next generation workforce – encouraging students to explore STEM careers and creating awareness of different job opportunities in the North Country.
He also shared what makes being a part of TDC’s board so rewarding:
Seeing measurable change in the North Country’s Economy. Working alongside the board and staff to bring new businesses to the region, it has been incredible to watch as building vacancies decrease and the number of businesses and job opportunities increase. TDC, although not always in the public’s eye, has been a major factor in the success of the North Country’s business growth.
Nate’s favorite part of living in the Plattsburgh region is – enjoying Lake Champlain by boat in the summer, snowboarding the slopes in the winter, and being able to take advantage of all that the proximity to Canada and Montreal have to offer year round.
When Nate isn’t working he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.
TDC’s board of directors plays a large role in the success of the organization. Their leadership has helped to shape TDC into what it is today – helping hundreds of businesses grow and expand in the greater Plattsburgh region. The board of directors is comprised of business men and women from across Clinton County. If you’d like to learn more about this group, contact us at TDC@thedevelopcorp.com.