"I am saddened by the passing of my friend and Olympic Regional Development Authority Chairman Pat Barrett. Under Pat's leadership for the past eight years, ORDA has experienced unprecedented growth and truly transformed New York into a global leader in winter and summer sports training, recreation and tourism.
"His distinguished career in both the public and private sectors made him an incredible leader and Chairman. In addition to being Chairman of ORDA, Pat worked with some of New York's finest private universities serving as a Trustee at Siena College and as a Trustee Emeritus of Syracuse University.
"On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my deepest condolences and sympathies to Pat's friends and family. We will truly miss Pat's leadership and service to our great state."