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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.

NICOLE STEIN 
Board Chair
SEFCU

JOHN M. AHEARN 
Past Board Chair
Rifenburg Construction, Inc.

EDWIN C. ANKER IV, AIA
CSArch Architecture | Engineering | Construction Management

KELLI ARNOLD 
KeyBank, NA

JERILEE BEAUDOIN
Pioneer Bank

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

NORMAN E. DASCHER JR., FACHE
St. Peter’s Health Partners

LISA DESPART 
AWCPlus

BETTY DIMARIA
Wojeski & Company CPAs, P.C.

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

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

HOWARD GROSS
Vice Chair, Membership
eBizDocs

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

ANDY KINERSON  
Gettysburg Flag Works, Inc.

GEORGE E. LAMARCHE III, ESQ
LaMarche Safranko Law PLLC

JOHN MILLET  
Bouchey & Clarke Benefits, Inc.

CHRISTOPHER NOLIN
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

KATE OTIS  
 

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

RATNA RANDIVE
The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.

STEVEN SPANO
Center for Internet Security

JOHN TANNER III
Spectrum Reach

PAUL VON SCHENK, CIC
AMSURE

DR. DONNA WATSON
Enlarged City School District of Troy

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City of Troy Mayor Patrick Madden announced the schedule for the City’s design workshop series associated with the redevelopment of the One Monument Square site. The multi-day event will commence on the evening of Monday, June 18, and will continue for the next three days through Thursday, June 21.  Mayor Madden said “The City of Troy is embarking…
Kick off the summer with a free community event! Samaritan and St. Mary’s hospitals will present the movie “Ferdinand” at the third annual Park and Play Movie Night. The event will take place on Friday, June 1, (with a rain date of June 8) on the lawn of St. Mary’s Hospital, located at 1300 Massachusetts Avenue in Troy. The fun starts at 7:30 p.m…
May
25
Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of The Little Rice Ball! The Little Rice Ball believes that any restaurant can play their part in protecting our…
11 a.m.
Jun
07
Reach your full sales potential with this knowledge-packed half day of training. Do you work for a nonprofit encouraging donors to invest in your mission…
11:30 a.m. Lunch & Check-in; 12 p.m. Keynote Speaker; 1:30 p.m. Breakout Session 1; 3:00 p.m. Breakout Session 2; 5:15 p.m. Sales & Ales Networking
Jun
14
Join us for a discussion with the mayors of Cohoes, Green Island, Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer, Troy and Watervliet.  Panelists will discuss timely issues…
7:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast; 8 - 9 a.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A