GOSHEN – Orange County Edward A. Diana recently announced that Deputy County Executive James D. O’Donnell tendered his resignation effective Wednesday, May 8, 2013. O’Donnell has resigned in order to pursue other opportunities.
"Jimmy has been a strategic member of my leadership team for more than a decade," said County Executive Diana. "He joined the County Executive’s Office as Director of Operations and has served as Deputy County Executive for eight years. Jimmy has also led the Orange County’s economic development efforts and has been instrumental in attracting business and creating jobs in the County. I wish him well in his future endeavors," continued Diana.
County Executive Diana has named Steven M. Gross Acting Deputy County Executive. Gross has served the County for 18 years, having held positions in County Government including Assistant to the County Executive, Director of Operations, and Human Resources Commissioner to which he was appointed three years ago.
O’Donnell, a resident of Goshen, joined the County Executive’s Office in 2005, following his tenure as Chief of the MTA police force and a long-time career as a New York State Trooper from which he retired as Lt. Colonel.