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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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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched Round VII of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, officially kicking off the annual competition for more than $800 million in state economic development resources. The Consolidated Funding Application will open to applicants on Monday, May 1, 2017, enabling businesses, municipalities, not-…
May
03
Market, develop & connect at our must-attend event of the year! The Annual Dinner {with a twist} & Business Expo is the Chamber’s premier event of…
5:30 p.m.
May
09
Join us, The Record and the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce for an educational online marketing workshop with experts from Google and Adtaxi. Topics…
11:30 a.m. Registration; 12 - 1:30 p.m. Program
May
24
Join us for a discussion with the mayors of Cohoes, Rensselaer, Troy and Watervliet. Panelists will discuss timely issues facing our region and what the…
7:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast; 8 - 9 a.m. Program