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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 
Unity House of Troy, Inc.

 

LISA DESPART 
AWCPlus

 

MICHAEL A. DIACETIS 
Past Chair
National Grid

 

BETTY DIMARIA
Wojeski & Company CPAs, P.C.

 

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

 

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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