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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

Please join us tonight as we kick off a three day Community Design Workshop series to develop a shared vision for One Monument Square and the Riverfront Esplanade! All events will be held at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, located at 265 River Street in downtown Troy. Monday, June 18: Film Screening & Discussion - 4:30-6:00pm Community…
The Louis and Hortense Rubin Community Fellows Program is pleased to announce the projects that have been selected to receive grant funding for 2018-2019. Funding supports non-profit organizations and government agencies in Rensselaer County. The projects include: Children’s Museum of Science & Technology, $13,106 - CMOST will develop a…
TimesUnion.com A video game company led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students was named a finalist in the college game competition at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, in Los Angeles last week. Unfortunately, the game, IO Interloper by the RPI spin-off Dang! did not emerge the winner, losing out to a team from Bringham Young…
Jun
21
Join us as for a ribbon cutting celebration of The Original Goat Yoga's first New York location! As seen on ABC News, CNN, ESPN, Vogue, New York Times,…
11 a.m.
Jun
28
Join us for our summer after-hours event! Connect with fellow members on the rooftop terrace of the Franklin Plaza. Enjoy stunning sunset views of Troy,…
5:30 p.m. Networking
Jun
29
Join us for a ribbon cutting celebrating newly rehabilitated playgrounds. A team of volunteers from CAP COM Federal Credit Union and the CAP COM Cares…
11 a.m. Ribbon Cutting