PCEDC President Jill Varricchio Receives Trailblazer Award

June 21, 2018

Carmel, NY- Jill Varricchio, President of Putnam County Economic Development Corporation, was recently one of the recipients of the “Women in Leadership” 2018 Trailblazer Award. This prestigious award is given to those who are the finest in the business and nonprofit community. The award was presented by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce at their Trailblazers event hosted at the Villa Barone in Mahopac, NY.

Jill Varricchio has overseen the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) for the past three years, and the Corporation has seen positive growth under her lead. Beyond her work with PCEDC, Varricchio spent many years as the Chair of the Administrative Board for the Newburgh Empire Zone and Chairperson of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. She has been, for the past twenty years, a small business owner and president of a Promotional Merchandise company and partner in direct mailing services located in the Hudson Valley.

Since graduating with both a Master’s in Counseling from Springfield College and from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Research Psychology, Varricchio has shown her dedication in leveraging her business acumen, experience and development skills with the goals and mission of the Putnam County Economic Development. She also attributes her leadership to her graduating from the Leadership Program of the Orange County Leadership Program Corporation. She has been in the Hudson Valley proudly serving both Orange and Putnam County for over thirty years.

Putnam County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) acts as the primary facilitator that connects local resources with business opportunities, creating economic growth. They work to cultivate and expand existing business, as well as promote commercial real estate to attract new business.


For additional information about Putnam County Economic Development Corporation, business opportunities, or the 2018 Trailblazer Award, contact the PEDC at 845.808.1021 or visit their website at www.putnamedc.org.