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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.

EDWIN C. ANKER IV, AIA (2021 Board Chair)
Phinney Design Group

RACHAEL E. CAPO, ESQ.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

ASHLEY CASTLE
GlobalFoundries

TAMI COLE
Documentation Strategies, Inc. (DocStrats)

CHRISTOPHER CONWAY
AMRI

KATHARINE K. DORAN, CPA
Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C.

STEVEN FLENORY
WB Games New York

SAM GRECO III
Greco Construction, Inc. 

MIKE HAMEL
HMA Contracting Corp.

KENDRA HART
Martin Electric

MEGHAN KEENHOLTS, ESQ.
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy

DAVID KRUPSKI
NBT Bank

REGINA S. LAGATTA
Hudson Valley Community College

CHRISTOPHER LOSZYNSKI 
DeCrescente Distributing

CHRISTOPHER MCKENNA
CAP COM Federal Credit Union

JOHN MILLET
Bouchey & Clarke Benefits, Inc.

CHRISTINE NEALON
TRIP & RCHR

E. PATRICE PERKINS
Startup Grind Albany

KATHLEEN PINGELSKI
MicroKnowlege, Inc. 

ELIZABETH REISS
The Arts Center of the Capital Region

DANIEL SAUER
CDPHP

JEFFREY SIMONS
East Greenbush Central School District

STARLETTA R. SMITH
YWCA of the Greater Capital Region 

CECIL F. STODGHILL
The Doane Stuart School

JAIME WATSON
Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)

SCOTT WILEY
Hoosick Valley Contractors, Inc. 

BRIAN WILLIAMS
Rensselaer County Department of Employment & Training 

Amsterdam, NY –September 22, 2021– Hill & Markes, a family-owned wholesale distributor, launched a successful Backpack Giveback fundraiser that provided over 1,000 backpacks and $15,000 worth of supplies to 15+ school districts in NY. “We are excited to help provide backpacks and supplies for the upcoming academic year after such a challenging…
Local School Celebrates In-Person Opening with New Tradition (Rensselaer, N.Y.) - Students at the Doane Stuart school in Rensselaer gathered around the flagpole earlier this week to celebrate the start of the new school year with a new tradition! For the first time ever, they raised their own school flag! The flag depicting the nearly 50-year old…
Join us and learn how you and your family can benefit from The Catholic Funeral Plan®. Tuesday, October 12th 4-5 pm St. Agnes Cemetery - Menands or Tuesday, October 19th 4-5 pm Most Holy Redeemer- Niskayuna Reservations are recommended. Reserve your spot today for one of our complimentary Information Sessions. Meet our staff, enjoy light…
Sep
30
Transportation — by planes, trains, buses and ships — is a necessary component of a thriving economy. Learn how new transportation infrastructure,…
7:30 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast; 8 - 9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
Oct
07
In consideration of the health and safety of our honorees, membership and the community, we have postponed the Van Rensselaer Awards Dinner due to the…
5:30 Cocktails and Networking; 6:30 p.m. Awards Program and Dinner
Oct
14
NetworkingPlus is an event designed to expand your connections, generate new leads, and promote your business. Networking will begin with lunch. You will…
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Check-in and Lunch, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Networking