Board of Directors

The Center for Economic Growth’s board of directors is comprised of business, government, education, and community leaders. This group is instrumental to the success of the organization and ultimately sets the agenda to execute organizational vision, initiatives, and goals needed to stimulate regional growth. CEG thanks them for their committed, ongoing support.

Executive Committee

Chair of the Board
Michael J. Hickey

Executive in Residence
Siena College

Executive Vice Chairperson
Laura Schweitzer, Ph.D.
President
Union Graduate College

Secretary
Christine A. Horne
Manager, Communications & Public Affairs
GE Energy

Treasurer
James W. Drislane, CPA
Managing Shareholder
Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte

Immediate Past Chair
Robert E. Blackman
Vice President
Realty USA

President & CEO
F. Michael Tucker, Esq.
Center for Economic Growth

Executive Vice President
Jeffrey Lawrence
Center for Economic Growth

Thomas Amell
President & CEO
Pioneer Bank

Gary Balfour
President
Solid Sealing Technology, Inc.
Chair – CEN

James J. Barba
President and CEO
Albany Medical Center

John D. Bennett, MD
CEO
Capital District Physician’s Health Plan

David M. Buicko
Chief Operating Officer
The Galesi Group

Charles F. Carletta, J.D.
Secretary of the Institute & General Counsel
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Gregory J. Champion, Esq.
Managing Member
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Peter K. Cosgrove
Regional President
First Niagara Bank

Patricia A. Fusco
President
Fusco Personnel, Inc.
Chair – Membership Committee

Alan P. Goldberg
Community Representative

David Golub
Senior Vice President of Administration
Price Chopper Supermarkets

George R. Hearst, III
Publisher
Times Union

Hon. Gerald D. Jennings
Former Mayor
City of Albany

Hon. Kathleen M. Jimino
County Executive
County of Rensselaer

John F. LaRow
VP, District Manager
Gilbane Building Company

John J. Nigro
President
Nigro Companies

James K. Reed, MD
President & CEO
St. Peter’s Health Partners

Jeffrey D. Stone
Senior Vice President, Retail and Business Development.
Kinderhook Bank

Mr. Charles Wait
President
Adirondack Trust Company

 

Members

Stephen C. Ainlay, Ph.D.
President
Union College

Dean Penelope Andrews
President & Dean
Albany Law School

Daniel Armbrust
President & CEO
SEMATECH

Stephen P. Baboulis
Vice President and General Manager
WNYT

Matthew Bette
President
Bette & Cring

Stephen L. Bills
Vice President
LeChase Construction Services, LLC

Kenneth L. Blass
President
Blass Communications

J. David Brown
President & CEO
Capital District YMCA

Quintin B. Bullock, D.D.S.
President
Schenectady County Community College

Nancy E. Carey Cassidy
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Picotte Companies

Eric Choh
Vice President of Operations
GLOBALFOUNDRIES

James W. Connolly
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ellis Medicine

Robert M. Curley
Chairman – New York
Berkshire Bank

David S. DeMarco
President
Saratoga National Bank

J. Tyler Desmond
General Manager
The Desmond

Hugh J. Donlon
President
Northeast Region, Key Bank

Susan E. Farley, Esq.
Principal
Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

William J. Flaherty
Director, Customer & Community Management
National Grid

Mark T. Frost
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Office
Angiodynamics

Dean A. Fuleihan
Executive Vice President for Strategic Partnerships
College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering, University at Albany

James Gaspo
President
Citizens Bank New York

Denise V. Gonick, Esq.
President & CEO
MVP Health Care

John Harris, Esq.
Partner
Brown & Weinraub, PLLC

Joan R. Hayner, CPA, CMPE
Chief Executive Officer
CapitalCare Medical Group, LLC

Maureen O. Helmer, Esq.
Partner
Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

Ms. Amy M. Johnson
President
Capstone, Inc.

Ms. Carolyn M. Jones
Publisher
The Business Review

Robert J. Jones, Ph.D.
President
University at Albany

Timothy L.  Killeen, Ph.D.
President
SUNY Research Foundation

David Krupski
Regional President
NBT Bank Capital Region – East

Stephen P. LaFleche
Client Director- NYS, Government & Education
IBM Corporation

Richard E. Leckerling, Esq.
Co-Managing Partner
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna

Jennifer L. MacPhee
Regional Market President
Bank of America

Shaun P. Mahoney
President and CEO
NextRidge, Inc.

Andrew J. Matonak, Ed. D
President
Hudson Valley Community College

Robert J. May, Esq.
Member
Lemery Greisler, LLC

Angelo M. Mazzone
President and CEO
Mazzone Management Group

Tracy L. Metzger
Principal Broker
TL Metzger

Philip Morris
Chief Executive Officer
Proctors

Ann C. Moynihan
President
Documentation Strategies, Inc.

Michael M. Nolan
Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
AMRI

Mr. Stephen Obermayer
Chief Financial Officer
BBL Construction Services

Brian G. O’Grady
Vice President
HealthNow New York Inc.

James Pascarell
President
nfrastructure

Lauren Payne
Managing partner and co-founder
Spiral Design

Andrew C. Rose, Esq.
Office Managing Partner
Nixon Peabody, LLP

Raymond Rudolph
Chief Executive Officer
CHA

Hadi Salavitabar, Ph.D.
Provost and Academic Vice President
College of St. Rose

Pamela Sawchuk Brown
Vice President, Community Development
Albany Medical Center

Hon. Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator
United States Senate

Susan C. Scrimshaw, Ph.D.
President
Sage Colleges

Ben Semmes
Group Operating Officer
Pitney Bowes Business Insight

Kay Stafford
President & Board Chair
CMA Consulting, Inc.

Charles P. Steiner
President
The Chamber of Schenectady County

Carl E. Stewart, III
Vice President, Operations Manager
Turner Construction

Paula A. Stopera
President/CEO
Capital Communications Federal Credit Union

I. David Swawite
President
Omni Development Company, Inc.

Michael Uccellini
President
United Group of Companies

Todd Vandervort
President
The Vandervort Group, LLC

Arnold Will
Interm Regional Director
Empire State Development Corp.

Mr. Peter D. Wohl
Chief Performance and Innovation Officer
SEFCU

*Elected Officials are Ex-Officio Members without voting responsibilities