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Meet the Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are a dedicated and strategic group of professionals from diverse industries. Collectively, they work towards creating initiatives to support a positive business climate for our members.

JOHN M. AHEARN 
Board Chair
Rifenburg Construction, Inc.

KELLI ARNOLD 
KeyBank, NA

VICTORIA CAROSELLA BAECKER 
Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP)    

CHRISTOPHER BURKE 
Chair – Leadership Institute Class of 2017
Unity House of Troy, Inc.

LISA DESPART 
Action Window Cleaning Co., Inc.

MICHAEL A. DIACETIS 
Past Chair
National Grid

MICHAEL E. GINSBERG, ESQ.
Counsel
Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, PC

IAN GLASGOW
Next Advance, Inc.

LAUREN GROFF
Chair – Leadership Institute Class of 2018
Groff NetWorks, LLC

HOWARD GROSS
Vice Chair, Membership
eBizDocs

ALISA C. HENDERSON 
Duncan & Cahill, Inc.

PATRICK HUGHES 
Treasurer 
Pioneer Bank

SUSAN KAMBRICH 
Vice Chair, Programs & Marketing 
Woodland Hill Montessori School

ANDY KINERSON  
Gettysburg Flag Works, Inc.

GEORGE E. LAMARCHE, III  
Chair, Professional Development 
LaMarche Safranko Law PLLC

ALISON LEONARD 
architecture+

JOHN MILLET  
Bouchey & Clarke Benefits, Inc.

RICK MURPHY  
Tri-City ValleyCats

LARRY NOVIK 
Bonacio Construction Inc.

KATE OTIS  
DeCrescente Distributing Co., Inc.

DENISE M. PADULA  
Vice Chair, Economic Development & Government Relations 
The Alchar Printing Group

MEL QUINLAN  
Oberlander Group

PAMELA REHAK 
St. Peter's Health Partners

NICOLE STEIN 
Chair Elect
SEFCU

JEFF VUKELIC 
Saratoga Eagle Sales & Services

DR. DONNA WATSON
Enlarged City School District of Troy

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This summer the Arts Center and the City of Troy will together present “Troy Summer Square” from—July 19th to August 5th—at Troy’s Monument Square. We will create a unique, beautiful pedestrian plaza on a temporarily closed city block where Broadway meets River Street, in front of the monument. Troy Summer Square will be an integrated public…
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the State University of New York today announced that the SUNY Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Havidán Rodríguez as the 20th president of the University at Albany. The appointment will take effect in mid-September. Rodríguez, 58, comes to UAlbany with 25 years of experience as a leader in higher education. He is the…
Jun
23
Join the Chamber’s 35th Annual Troy Victorian Stroll Committee and assist with one of the region’s most popular community events. We’ll discuss the…
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Jun
28
Designed for Chamber members looking to maximize their investment by getting engaged and connected with the business community. Whether you’re a new or…
7:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast; 8 - 9 a.m. Program
Jul
12
Learn how to harness the power within, build your professional and personal networks and find inspiring mentors! We’re gathering top women professionals…
7:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast; 8 - 9:30 a.m. Program