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.
Laura Schweitzer, PhD
VP for Health Sciences and Biomedical Initiatives, University at Albany
Executive Vice Chair
Thomas L. Amell
President & CEO, Pioneer Bank
Michael J. Hickey
Vice President & Chief of Staff, Siena College
James W. Drislane, CPA
Managing Shareholder, Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte
Christine A. Horne
Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, GE
President & CEO
President and CEO, Center for Economic Growth
Gary L. Balfour
President, Solid Sealing Technology Inc.
John D. Bennett, MD
CEO, Capital District Physician’s Health Plan
Robert E. Blackman
Vice President, RealtyUSA
David M. Buicko
Chief Operating Officer, Galesi Group
Charles F. Carletta, J.D.
Senior Associate Counsel, Albany Medical Center
Peter K. Cosgrove
Senior Vice President, KeyBank
Patricia A. Fusco
President, Fusco Personnel, Inc.
George R. Hearst, III
Publisher, Times Union
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, Kinderhook Bank
President, Bette & Cring Construction
Stephen L. Bills
Vice President, LeChase Construction Services, LLC
Nancy E. Carey-Cassidy
Executive Vice President & COO, Picotte Companies
Regional Vice President and Market Leader, Wells Fargo
President & CEO, SEFCU
President & CEO, Transfinder
David S. DeMarco
President, Saratoga National Bank
General Manager, The Desmond
Founder & CEO, OverIt Multimedia, Inc.
Ballston Spa National Bank
Managing Director, Upstate New York for the Recruiting Division, Linium
Lobbyist, Ostroff & Associates
Susan E. Farley, Esq.
Shareholder, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
Denise V. Gonick, Esq.
President & CEO, MVP Health Care
John S. Harris, Esq.
Partner, Brown & Weinraub, PLLC
Joan R. Hayner, CPA, CMPE
CEO, CapitalCare Medical Group
Senior Vice President, Commercial Leader, Berkshire Bank
Amy M. Johnson
President, Capstone, Inc.
Regional President, NBT Bank Capital Region–East
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, EdD
President, Hudson Valley Community College
Robert J. May, Esq.
Member, Lemery Greisler, LLC
Angelo M. Mazzone
President & CEO, Mazzone Management Group
Tracy L. Metzger
Principal Broker, TL Metzger
Paul A. Milton
President & CEO, Ellis Medicine
Chief Financial Officer, BBL Construction Services
Managing Partner, Spiral Design
Behavioral Finance Coach, The Affinity Group, LLC
Andrew C. Rose. Esq.
Office Managing Partner, Nixon Peabody, LLP
Pamela Sawchuk Brown
Vice President of Community Development, Albany Medical Center
Susan C. Scrimshaw, PhD
President, Sage Colleges
Hon. Kathy Sheehan
Mayor, City of Albany
Richard P. Sleasman, SIOR
President & Managing Director, CBRE Albany
Charles P. Steiner
President, Capital Region Chamber
Carl E. Stewart, III
Vice President and General Manager, Turner Construction
Michael J. Uccellini
President, United Group of Companies
Executive Partner, Aeon Nexus Corporation
Partner, KPMG Audit
Regional Director, Empire State Development Corporation
Gregory J. Champion, Esq.
Managing Member, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC