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City of Syracuse Department of Neighborhood and Business Development

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Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh recently announced three appointments in the City of Syracuse Department of Neighborhood and Business Development (NBD).

JENNIFER TIFFT has been named deputy commissioner. Reporting to Commissioner Stephanie Pasquale, Tifft will be responsible for the day to day oversight and supervision of the staff of the business development, neighborhood planning, program administration, fiscal, and minority affairs divisions. Formerly a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting, she will bring her experience in government strategy and operations to the staff. She has more than 13 years with Deloitte. Tifft recently served as the chief of staff for Deloitte’s future of mobility practice. She is a graduate of Syracuse University with an MPA from the Maxwell School and a J.D. from the College of Law. She is also a certified project management professional (PMP).

ERIC ENNIS has been promoted to director of business development. He has worked with the City of Syracuse in community development roles since 2014. In his new position, he has assumed responsibility for driving business and economic development in the city. Ennis also serves as the executive director of the Syracuse Economic Development Corporation. He is a graduate of Syracuse University with an MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from the School of Architecture and Planning from the University at Buffalo.

JUDY DELANEY has been appointed as the new executive director of Syracuse Industrial Development Agency (SIDA). In her previous role at NBD as economic development specialist, she helped businesses seeking to grow with financing options through SIDA and the Syracuse Local Development Corporation. DeLaney has worked for the city to advance economic-development efforts for nearly 19 years. She has also worked in the private sector as a bank manager with expertise in commercial lending. 

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