August 06, 2008

George Leveille, chairman of the Albany (N.Y.) Convention Center Authority, has announced his resignation. According to Duncan Stuart, the authority's executive director, Leveille left the volunteer position due to the "excessive workload" created by his full-time job as director of economic development and planning for the town of Bethlehem, N.Y., and his role as chairman of the center. Leveille was instrumental in developing the plan to build a $400 million convention center for the city, a project currently on hold while PriceWaterhouseCoopers conducts a feasibility study on raising the $200 million still needed for the construction. In the interim, vice chair of the board Gavin Donahue will serve as acting chairman. No timeline for finding a replacement chair has been given.