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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

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

Albany based accounting and advisory firm Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC) has announced the promotion of two audit managers to partners. Joining the ranks of partner are Michael D. Cesternino, CPA and Ryan McEvoy, CPA. Both partners will be directly responsible for client account management in their new roles. Cesternino joined…
This year's Annual Golf Classic was a great day of clubs, carts and connections at The Country Club of Troy. Thank you to everyone who supported this Chamber event.  Congratulations to these winners: Winning Foursome of Low Gross: Matt Clake, Chris Burke, John Millet and Frank Fazio Winning Foursome of Low Net: Michael Fusco, Jim Cusack, Jeff…
Several individuals have been recognized in this year’s annual promotions by being elevated from positions of staff accountant to senior accountant, senior accountants to supervisors, and supervisor to manager. In addition to the Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAS, P.C. (TBC) accountant promotions, Katie Farrow, formerly the marketing manager,…
Aug
17
Nonprofit members are encouraged to attend and learn how to leverage your Chamber membership to receive maximum exposure.   The Chamber staff will review…
12 - 1 p.m.
Aug
23
Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at our one-of-a-kind, fast-paced networking event! These luncheons are a fun and effective way to…
11:30 a.m. Check-in & Lunch; 12 - 1:15 p.m. Networking
Sep
12
Designed to help individuals new to WordpPress environment learn how to maintain an existing Wordpress site from content to publishing. This course…
8 - 8:30 a.m. Check-in & Refreshments; 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Training Session