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The Seneca Nation of Indians has formed the Seneca Commission for Economic Development to promote job growth and other economic initiatives both on and off Seneca territory.

The new commission is a governmental arm of the nation. The chairman will be Seneca businessman Ross John Sr. Brad John will be secretary/treasurer.

Other Senecas on the board are Sue John-Blacksnake, Sandra Hill, Tracie Brown and Steve Gordon. Non-Senecas on the commission are Michael R. Militello, who will serve as vice chairman, Anthony Baynes and Thomas J. Quatroche Jr.