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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 
Vice Chair, Economic Development & Government Relations 
KeyBank, NA

JERILEE BEAUDOIN
Pioneer Bank

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

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  
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

Northern Rivers Family of Services announced that Matt Waskiewicz, has been promoted to Director of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) for Northern Rivers. Waskiewicz will oversee the a team that provides Medicaid-funded habilitative and support services to children throughout Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Essex, Fulton, Greene,…
Pioneer Bank announced that they will be hosting a free career fair, Hiring Our Heroes: Veterans Career Fair, on Wednesday, September 19, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at their headquarters at 652 Albany Shaker Road, Albany. This special community job fair is tailored to Veterans, active members of the military and their families and it will provide a…
BST & Co. CPAs, LLP, one of the Capital Region’s leading financial and management consulting firms, announced a series of promotions within its audit and accounting department. Jeremy DeBarr, Mike Evans and Brandon Smith have each been named senior associate within the department. “We are pleased to announce these advancements at BST,” said…
Aug
20
Join us as for a ribbon cutting celebration of SaraBella's newest location! SaraBella Pizza is family owned and operated. We have been serving the capital…
10 a.m.
Aug
21
Learn must-have skills that every leader and manager need in order to become more strategic in today's world. Every leader and manager has to successfully…
11:30 a.m. Check-in & Luncheon; 12-1 p.m. Training
Aug
23
Join us as for a ribbon cutting celebration of Flowers By Pesha's new downtown Troy location! Flowers by Pesha is a full-service floral shop owned by…
4:00 p.m.