Lehman’s Clarence Stanley to Serve on the Board of Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation

Clarence Stanley (right), Director of the Bronx Small Business Development Center at Lehman College, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation.

The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC) works to assist Bronx-based businesses in their expansion and encourages additional businesses to open or relocate to Bronx County. The BOEDC also manages the Bronx Initiative for Energy and the Environment, working with businesses and building owners to reduce energy usage and utilize environmental technologies to reduce the environmental issues facing the Bronx.

Stanley, who has directed the Small Business Development Center at Lehman College since 2000, said the BOEDC and Lehman College have similar goals.

“Our shared mission is to enhance the opportunities and economic conditions for Bronx residents,” said Stanley (at right in photo). “This appointment will help us integrate this mission and vision for the community.”

Steve Kaufman, Chairman of the BOEDC, cited the growing wholesale food industry in the Bronx as an area where Stanley’s knowledge will be invaluable. In his appointment letter, he said: “The members were delighted by your willingness to share your time and expertise to a borough that is quickly transitioning into a borough that is receiving many industrial, commercial, and food venues.”

In addition to serving as Director of the Small Business Development Center, Stanley teaches at Lehman College, and has previously taught at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn and Mercy College. Before joining Lehman in 2000, he worked in business banking for more than 25 years at Citibank.

Stanley holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College (CUNY) and an MBA in Finance from Long Island University. He is a U.S. Army veteran and serves on the Board of Directors of the Educational Opportunity Center in Yonkers, NY.