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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

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Oct
23
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7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast; 8-9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
Oct
26
Celebrate CEO's newest head start classroom located at Griswold Heights. For years, families living at the Troy Housing Authority’s Griswold Heights…
11:00 a.m.
Nov
01
Celebrate exceptional businesses that have positively impacted the region’s economy and way of life. In partnership with Rensselaer County, the "Good News…
11:30 a.m. Check-in & Luncheon; 12-1 p.m. Awards Ceremony