Greenidge Generation announced that former Yates County Legislative Chairman Tim Dennis has joined the company as Chairman of its Advisory Group. First elected to the County legislature in 2007, Dennis represented District 2 (Benton, Potter, Torrey) until his retirement in 2019, having served as Legislative Chairman for four years, from 2014 through 2017. He will assist Greenidge in identifying new ways to build upon its record of strong community stewardship and communicate the unique opportunities for Upstate New York presented by Greenidge’s ‘state-of-the-art’ data center.
“Tim Dennis has been a pillar of leadership and integrity in Yates County for decades, both as a trusted veterinarian and then as a County Legislator. Known for his no-nonsense, ‘just the facts’ approach, Tim cares deeply about the future of Yates County. He has seen the economic and environmental progress we have made at Greenidge and is excited to help us build on that record,” said Dale Irwin, President and CEO of Greenidge. “Tim’s wise counsel and trusted relationships will be invaluable to us as we continue to share the story of our transformation and unique benefits of our operation. We’re so thankful he’s agreed to come onboard.”
“I have lived in this community for a long time, as everyone knows, and I am extremely impressed with what Dale and the team have done at Greenidge. They have invested over $70 million dollars while keeping every commitment they made to both the community and the environment. Greenidge has created a facility that provides the power we need when we need it, supports our local businesses through thick and thin and is developing a behind-the-meter cryptocurrency operation that is bringing high-tech jobs and innovation right here to the Finger Lakes,” said Dennis. “That is a powerful story, and I am excited to be part of writing their next chapter.”
Dennis will lead an Advisory Group that will help guide Greenidge’s path in the months and years to come. Additional members of the Group will be announced in the coming days.
Greenidge employs 30 people full-time, and others as on-site contractors..
A graduate of Cornell University, where he earned a degree in Veterinary Medicine, Dennis established Eastview Veterinary Clinic in Penn Yan in 1973. He has served his community in several capacities, including with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County, the Penn Yan Central School Board of Education, the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center, the Yates History Center and the Benton Methodist Church. Tim and his wife Dawn have been married for 54 years and have two adult children. He is a lifetime cattle breeder and currently lives on a beef cattle farm.
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