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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.

2023 Board of Directors 

  • MIKE  HAMEL*, | CHAIR, HMA Contracting Corporation
  • JASON ABARE, eBizDocs
  • KELLI ARNOLD, Pioneer
  • KIM BAKER, St. Peter's Health Partners
  • JOE BONILLA, Relentless Awareness
  • CLAUDIA BUTLER*, Amtrak
  • RACHAEL E. CAPO, ESQ., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • JASON CHEVRIER, Schodack Central School District
  • BRYCE CUTLER*, Capital Bank
  • BRENDA DICKINSON, Garelick Farms
  • JOANMARIE DOWLING*, ESQ., Dowling Law PLLC
  • MARK DUFFY, Broadview Federal Credit Union
  • AARON FAGAN, Fagan Associates
  • KENDRA HART*, Martin Electric
  • PAT HUGHES, Mosaic Associates Architects
  • RUSSELL HUTA, Rifenburg Construction, Inc.
  • PAUL KELLY, Sunmark Credit Union
  • DENNIS KENNEDY, Hudson Valley Community College
  • TIMOTHY KOSTO, Taconic
  • CHRISTOPHER LOSZYNSKI*, DeCrescente Distributing
  • JAMES MONKS, Highmark Inc
  • NATALIE ORCUTT, KIPP
  • TOBI SAULNIER, 1st Playable Productions
  • BOB SHEVY, National Grid
  • STARLETTA R. SMITH, YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc.
  • TARA WHITTLE, The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group
  • BRIAN WILLIAMS, Capital Region Workforce Development Board

*indicates Executive Committee Members

For more information on being involved as a board of director, please contact the Chamber at 518.274.7020.

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