STAATSBURG – Effective December 31, 2016, Patrick D. Paul assumes the role of Executive Director/CEO of Anderson Center for Autism. Paul, who currently serves as Chief Operating Officer, succeeds Neil Pollack, who is retiring from the ED/CEO role after long and productive service at Anderson.
Eric Gorman, Chairman of the Anderson Center Board of Trustees and Executive Vice President of Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (IES) said, “Patrick Paul has been integral to the progress of Anderson Center for Autism since 2000. Having held the positions of Corporate Controller, Corporate Compliance Officer, Chief Financial Officer, as well as COO, he has the broadest possible knowledge of this complex and growing organization and is best positioned to lead us into the future. We feel fortunate that he agreed to take on this role and the Board offers him our unqualified support.”
Mr. Paul, a New Paltz resident, brings a diverse and successful background to his current activities. He previously worked in banking, investment management, public accounting, the Internal Revenue Service, and the New York State Police. His academic qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in community and human services from SUNY, Empire State College with a concentration in criminal justice. He also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from SUNY New Paltz and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Eric Gorman comments, “Patrick Paul is a remarkable leader who has already made significant contributions to Anderson. We are anticipating that working with his excellent Executive Team and a committed Board of Trustees, the next few years will see Anderson expanding its programs and geographical reach to meet the growing challenge of providing a life of quality to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”
Apart from Anderson Center for Autism, Patrick Paul has served both as a board member and an active committee of RUPCO (a nonprofit committed to providing sustainable housing and community development in Kingston, NY), Mohonk Preserve, and Tongore Pines Development Corporation.