Board Officers

Chair of the Board

Laura Schweitzer, Ph.D.

Vice President for Health Sciences & Biomedical Initiatives • University at Albany
Executive Vice Chair

Thomas L. Amell

President and COO • Pioneer Bank
Treasurer

James W. Drislane, CPA

Managing Shareholder • Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte
Secretary

Christine A. Horne

Manager, Communications and Public Affairs • GE Energy
Past Chair

Michael J. Hickey

Vice President and Chief of Staff • Siena College
President and CEO

Andrew Kennedy

President and CEO • Center for Economic Growth

Executive Committee Members

  • 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

Board Members

  • Carm Basile
    CEO, CTDA
  • Matthew Bette
    President, Bette & Cring Construction
  • Stephen L. Bills
    Vice President, LeChase Construction Services, LLC
  • Nancy E. Carey-Cassidy
    Executive Vice President & COO, Picotte Companies
  • Bryant Cassella
    RVP & Market Leader, Wells Fargo
  • Michael Castellana
    President & CEO, SEFCU
  • Antonio Civitella
    President & CEO, Transfinder
  • David S. DeMarco
    President, Saratoga National Bank
  • Tyler Desmond
    General Manager, The Desmond
  • Dan Dinsmore
    Founder & CEO, OverIt Multimedia, Inc.
  • Chris Dowd
    Ballston Spa National Bank
  • Miriam Dushane
    Managing Director, Upstate New York for the Recruiting Division, Linium
  • Diana Ehrlich
    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
  • Scott Houghtaling
    Senior Vice President, Commercial Leader, Berkshire Bank
  • Amy M. Johnson
    President, Capstone, Inc.
  • David Krupski
    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, Mahoney Performance Institute
  • 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 Metzger
    President & Principal Broker, TL Metzger & Associates
  • Paul A. Milton
    President & CEO, Ellis Medicine
  • Stephen Obermayer
    Chief Financial Officer, BBL Construction Services
  • Lauren Payne
    Managing Partner, Spiral Design
  • Nicholas Preddice
    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
  • Carolyn Stefanco, PhD President, The College of Saint Rose
  • Carl E. Stewart, III
    Vice President and General Manager, Turner Construction
  • Michael J. Uccellini
    President, United Group of Companies
  • Omar Usmani
    Executive Partner, Aeon Nexus Corporation
  • Dan White
    Partner, KPMG Audit
  • Michael Yevoli
    Regional Director, Empire State Development Corporation
  • OF COUNSEL: Gregory J. Champion, Esq.
    Managing Member, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Funding Partners