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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Business Executive and Community Advocate Harry Coghlan Named New CEO of Nassau County IDA

(Mineola, NY) – Last evening, the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Board selected Harry Coghlan as the agency’s new Chief Executive Officer. Coghlan will lead the team of professionals that promote the economic growth and prosperity of Nassau County.


“The time is right for a private sector leader with a fresh perspective to lead the Nassau County IDA,” said County Executive Laura Curran. “With Harry’s eminent experience as a business executive and as a community advocate, I am confident he will bring keen insight to the needs of companies already in Nassau, and those looking to relocate. He will help us attract new business, continue to create a business-friendly environment, and grow the tax base.”


“From high level roles in finance, marketing, and sales in a variety of markets from Times Square to Brazil, Harry has extensive experience in the private sector and will be a strong leader for our diverse board comprised of local business and community stakeholders,” said IDA Chairman Richard Kessel. “We look forward to utilizing Harry’s expertise and guidance to continue to market our great County to corporations and ultimately bring jobs to Nassau.”

“I am honored to accept this new position with Nassau County’s IDA. I look forward to creating meaningful opportunities and incentives to draw companies to this County, attract new investments, and ensure long-term benefits to our communities,” said Harry Coghlan. “There is tremendous economic potential in Nassau County in industries as diverse as life sciences, film aerospace and the tech sector. It is my goal to break barriers for business that will launch our local economy.”


A resident of Merrick, Harry Coghlan is an accomplished corporate and community leader specializing in business transformation. With a unique blend of financial, sales, marketing, operational and technical prowess, Coghlan has driven change for some of the world's most renowned companies including: Clear Channel Outdoor, Con Edison, Avon and more.


Coghlan excels at orchestrating partnerships. With domestic and international experience, he has served as the voice of initiatives, causes, communities and industries. This has yielded numerous Board positions, coalition launches, and media appearances.


Mr. Coghlan joins the IDA following a fifteen-year career with Clear Channel Outdoor, rising through the ranks as Division Controller and since 2010, President and General Manager of the New York market, which covers New York City including Times Square and its northern suburbs, northern New Jersey, and Fairfield County, CT.


Prior to joining the company, Harry served in a variety of executive roles for high profile companies, which included an Expat assignment in an international business unit.

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