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Meet the Staff

Our Chamber prides itself on excellent customer service for all its members. Our knowledgeable team is here to answer your questions and serve your business needs.

Meet The Staff

William Brigham, Interim President

The Chamber has appointed William Brigham as Interim President following the successful tenure of Kate Manley. Brigham will serve in the temporary assignment until a permanent Chamber President is selected. Brigham was the Director of the Small Business Development Center, University at Albany from 1999 through 2019 where he helped counsel thousands of start-up and existing businesses through all phases of development. He spent the majority of his private sector career in manufacturing, where he served as a Marketing Director and a Vice President for two local manufacturing firms. Brigham was a founder of the SEED loan program and served as an adjunct professor for the Graduate School of Business and Lead Instructor for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy at the University at Albany. He was a member of many technology, economic development, small business advisory, and not-for-profit boards.

Brigham is a native of Troy and is a graduate of Siena College of Loudonville, NY. 

Rachel Brandenberg, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

During her time at the Chamber, Rachel Brandenberg was promoted from Executive Assistant to the President to our Marketing and Communications Coordinator. In her new role, she serves as co-editor of the monthly newsletter, is responsible for the weekly e-newsletter, website maintenance, social media management and distribution of press releases.  Rachel also manages sales for print and digital advertising, media and community relations, and the implementation of the annual marketing and communications plan for the Chamber.  

Rachel has accumulated over 9 years of marketing, administrative, and IT experience throughout several industries. A native of Troy, Rachel holds a B.S. in Business/Marketing from The College of Saint Rose.  When not working secularly, Rachel enjoys her time as a volunteer Bible teacher and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn!

Stephanie Fitch, Controller

Stephanie Fitch is the Controller for the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, a position she has held since November 2000. She is responsible for management of all internal financial operations of the Chamber including supervision of cash flow, audit of health insurance transactions, oversight of investments and preparation of the budget. Stephanie holds a B.S. in Finance from Siena College. Connect with Stephanie on LinkedIn! 

Alicia Perez Osur, Director of Events and Engagement

Alicia Osur oversees events, and sponsorships as the Director of Events and Engagement.  She develops and manages a varied portfolio including networking events, speaker panels, Golf Classic and Annual Victorian Stroll.  Alicia works with businesses and civic organizations to tailor sponsorships.  Her primary goal is to ensure every event is designed to serve the needs of members and continue to produce quality and relevant programming the Chamber has long been associated with providing.

Prior to her tenure at the Chamber, Alicia worked at SUNY Schenectady as the Director of Events and Community Engagement where she developed and oversaw internal and external events and developed culturally diverse-community partnerships.

Her life-long commitment for volunteering and service includes the Boys and Girls Club of Schenectady, Meeting Professional International and Shaker Road-Loudonville Fire Department Auxiliary. 

Alicia was honored to be the recipient of two awards; the Capital Region YMCA “Adult Achiever” and the MPI Upstate New York Chapter’s “Volunteer of the Year." She was recognized by Please Remember Me, a veteran’s organization, for her volunteer work on their behalf. Alicia is a graduated from the University of Rochester and resides in Albany with her husband, Scott.  Connect with Alicia on LinkedIn! 

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