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April 3, 2014

Bassett to replace longtime president

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Although it was hard to find someone to fill Streck’s shoes, Pedley said, he believes Brown will be a very effective president and will likely build a legacy of his own, as Streck did.

“If you were a betting person, you could bet on (Brown),” Pedley said. “We believe he will take us where we need to be.”

Pedley added that Bassett has been “extremely fortunate” to have had Streck for 30 years and said Streck will take a “well-earned” sabbatical before deciding what is next for him.

Brown, who said he loves outdoor activities, said he is looking forward to living in the “beautiful” Cooperstown area.

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