Board Officers

Chair of the Board

Thomas L. Amell

Executive Vice Chair

Christine A. Horne

Treasurer

James W. Drislane, CPA

Secretary

Patricia A. Fusco

President and CEO

Andrew Kennedy

Executive Committee Members

  • James J. Barba
    President & CEO, Albany Medical Center
  • John D. Bennett, MD
    CEO, Capital District Physician’s Health Plan
  • David M. Buicko
    Chief Operating Officer, Galesi Group
  • Michael Castellana
    President & CEO, SEFCU
  • J. Gregory Connors
    U.S. Government Affairs, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
  • Chris Del Vecchio
    President & COO, MVP Health Care
  • George R. Hearst, III
    Publisher, Times Union
  • Richard J. Hendrick
    General Manager, Port of Albany
  • Justin Moore
    Assistant General Manager, Rivers Casino & Resort
  • John J. Nigro 
    President, Nigro Companies
  • Stephen Obermayer
    Chief Financial Officer, BBL Construction Services
  • Robert Pasinella
    President, Rensselaer County IDA
  • Laurie Poltynski
    Manager – Regional Account Specialist, National Grid
  • Havidan Rodriguez, Ph.D.
    President, University at Albany
  • John Tattersall
    President, Frank Murken Products
  • Martin Vanags
    President, Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership

Board Members

  • Brian Akley
    Sr. Business Development Manager, Gilbane Building Company
  • Cindy Applebaum
    Market President & Publisher, Albany Business Review
  • Carm Basile
    Executive Director, CDTA
  • Robert E. Blackman
    Vice President, Howard Hanna Realty
  • Joe Blair
    Plant Leader, Owens Corning
  • David Busch
    Interim Regional Executive, BlueShield of Northeastern New York
  • Bryant Cassella
    Regional Vice President & Market Leader, Wells Fargo
  • Antonio Civitella
    President & CEO, Transfinder
  • David S. DeMarco
    President, Saratoga National Bank
  • J. Tyler Desmond
    General Manager, The Desmond
  • Dan Dinsmore
    Founder & CEO, OverIt Multimedia, Inc.
  • Christopher Dowd
    President & CEO, Ballston Spa National Bank
  • Daniel Fariello
    Senior Vice President, Capital Bank
  • Thomas F. Flynn, CLU, ChFC
    President, Jaeger & Flynn
  • Ray Gillen
    Chair, Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority
  • James Harris, Jr.
    President & CEO, Janitronics
  • John S. Harris, Esq.
    Partner, Brown & Weinraub, PLLC
  • Michael Hickey
    Executive Director, Stack Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Siena College
  • David Horan
    Market Executive, Hudson Valley Commercial Banking, JP Morgan Chase
  • Scott Houghtaling
    Senior Vice President, Commercial Leader, Berkshire Bank
  • Kevin Lanahan
    Vice President, External Affairs, New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)
  • Richard Lauricella
    Chief Operating Officer, Shenker, Russo & Clark
  • Richard E. Leckerling, Esq.
    Co-Managing Partner, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna
  • Jennifer L. MacPhee
    Managing Director, NY Capital Central Complex, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Bank of America Corporation
  • Andrew Marsh
    President & CEO, Plug Power
  • George McHugh
    General Counsel, Carver Companies/Port of Coeymans
  • John McManus
    Managing Partner, Harris Beach, PLLC
  • Charles Millar
    Senior Vice President, Janey Montgomery Scott, LLC
  • Matthew Millea
    Business Development Manager, C&S Companies
  • Paul A. Milton
    President & CEO, Ellis Medicine
  • Diana Ostroff
    Lobbyist, Ostroff & Associates
  • Nicholas Preddice
    Behavioral Finance Coach, The Affinity Group, LLC
  • Joe Rigabar
    Executive Vice President, AYCO
  • Andrew C. Rose. Esq.
    Office Managing Partner, Nixon Peabody, LLP
  • Raymond L. Rudolph, P.E.
    Executive Vice President, John W. Danforth Company
  • Peter D. Semenza
    Vice President, Philanthropy, St. Peter’s Health Partners
  • Hon. Kathy Sheehan
    Mayor, City of Albany
  • Richard P. Sleasman, SIOR
    President & Managing Director, CBRE Albany
  • Carolyn Stefanco, PhD President, The College of Saint Rose
  • Carl E. Stewart, III
    Vice President and General Manager, Turner Construction
  • Paula Stopera
    President & CEO, CAPCOM Federal Credit Union
  • Richard Straut, P.E.
    Senior Vice President, Barton & Loguidice
  • Paul Taffe
    President – New York, Citizens Bank
  • Michael J. Uccellini
    President, United Group of Companies
  • Nick Viggiani
    Assistant Vice President for Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Susan Walden
    Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Momentive Performance Materials
  • Dan White
    Partner, KPMG Audit
  • OF COUNSEL: Gregory J. Champion, Esq.
    Managing Member, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Funding Partners