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Seneca County IDA welcomes Microsoft executive to board

The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has filled its vacant board position with Seth Kircher, a Microsoft senior director and former local business supporter, following his appointment on October 24 by the county Board of Supervisors.

Kircher, an Ovid resident with a history of supporting community business and possessing extensive experience in technology and management consulting, takes over the seat that has been empty since Sue Cirencione’s resignation in April of the previous year.

Kircher, 50, manages a global team at Microsoft Corporation, focusing on maximizing customer engagement with the company’s business application offerings, Dynamics 365. His professional background is marked by leadership roles across the technology sector and management consulting, addressing the needs of commercial and public sector clients in the United States. In addition to his corporate career, Kircher holds an undergraduate degree from Babson College and has dedicated time to international service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Lithuania.

Beyond his corporate and community service endeavors, Kircher has been involved in local businesses, particularly supporting his wife’s artisan pizza venture until its closure in 2019. His interests extend to outdoor activities, writing for a local publication, and participating in historical preservation. Kircher’s addition to the IDA board, where he will serve alongside eight other members, marks a new chapter for the agency, which plays a pivotal role in the county’s economic development initiatives.