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Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Febuary 10, 2005

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Glens Falls Businessman Named Chair of the Employer Alliance for Affordable Health Care

ALBANY - A Glens Falls businessman will replace the founder of New York’s largest single-issue grassroots business coalition as its chairman.

The Employer Alliance Board of Directors appointed Jeff Leland, president of Leland Paper Co. in Glens Falls, as chair during a special meeting on Feb. 2. He will assume leadership from the organization’s founder, Scott Miller, an Amsterdam businessman. Miller stepped down as chair after four terms. He will remain on the Board of Directors.

Leland is the president of Leland Paper Company, a family-owned business in Glens Falls started by his grandfather in 1951. He is a 1992 graduate of Siena College and has a bachelor's degree in marketing management. Leland became involved with the Employer Alliance while serving as his company’s vice president and general manager where he was responsible for overseeing employee benefits, including health insurance coverage.

The Employer Alliance for Affordable Health Care is the largest single-issue grassroots business coalition in New York State. Founded by a handful of business leaders in 1997, the group currently has 2,300 members - primarily sole proprietors and small to medium sized businesses - who believe that everyone is entitled to basic, affordable health insurance. The Employer Alliance for Affordable Health Care opposes health insurance legislation that drives up costs and increases the number of people without health insurance. To learn more about the organization, visit the web site at www.employeralliance.com