City Manager Gary King has selected Dana Brunett as the Cape Coral’s new Economic Development director. Brunett is from Hilton, N.Y.
“Economic development is one of the City’s most important priorities, and Dana has more than 20 years of experience in the economic development field in New York,” said City Manager Gary King. “His skills and personality are a great match for our economic development team, and he will play a major role in our efforts to attract businesses to the Cape.”
Since July 2004, Brunett has been the Senior Director for Economic Development with the PathStone Corporation, a non-profit community development corporation in Rochester, NY. The Pathstone CDC is a $46 million agency that operates in seven states and Puerto Rico. He is the President of the Pathstone Enterprise Center, which provides direction and assistance for small businesses in Upstate New York. He also worked for the City of Rochester, NY in their Economic Development Department for nearly 10 years.
Brunett has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from State University of New York at Fredonia. He will begin his new duties on Monday, October 17. His salary is $105,000.