The Affinity Group’s Nicholas Preddice Joins HVEDC’s Board of Directors

GOSHEN, N.Y. (July 30, 2018) – Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC) announced the appointment of Nicholas Preddice, CEO, The Affinity Group LLC, to its Board of Directors.

As a Behavioral Finance Coach, Preddice helps successful people harness their talents and mitigate their weaknesses. He guides them, their families and the next generation to satisfying lives of purpose and meaning. He started his financial services career more than 25 years ago, working first for Connecticut Mutual, and later for Prudential and MassMutual Albany.

The Affinity Group is a premier wealth management firm, which was created in 2002 by Preddice and partner Gary Sancilio. The firm has locations in the Capital District, Hudson Valley and Southern Connecticut, and provides comprehensive financial planning for business owners, executives, physicians, attorneys and other professionals who seek to overcome procrastination, a lack of time and attention, and a lack of knowledge to take control of their financial lives. The firm is the product of a vision focused on people, rather than on financial products.

“We welcome Nick Preddice to our Board,” said Mike Oates, President and CEO of HVEDC. “Nick brings an enormous passion for making a difference with his clients and the community, and will provide an important perspective to our Board as we all continue to grow the Hudson Valley economy.”

Preddice supports a number of causes, including Wildwood School; The Robert W. Preddice Scholarship Fund at SUNY Oneonta; Leake & Watts; Access: Supports for Living; To Love a Child; The American Cancer Society; the Heart Association; the San Miguel Academy for Boys; the Nora Cronin School for Girls and Mount St. Mary College.

“I am pleased to join the HVEDC Board of Directors,” Preddice said. “They are a group of dynamic community leaders and I am looking forward to helping both Board and the organization as a whole as we promote continued economic growth throughout the Hudson Valley.”

About Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC):

HVEDC is the leading economic development agency for the seven-county region of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. The public-private partnership markets the region as a prime business location to corporate executives, site selection consultants and real estate brokers. HVEDC helped start the organizational, branding and promotional effort for NY BioHud Valley, Hudson Valley 3D Printing, and the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance. To learn more, call 845-220-2244 or visit