Board of Directors

Officers:

Ron Lombard –LGS Class of 2006 and LGS Board Chairman:

Ron is the news director at Spectrum News. He was hired by the cable company to launch the 24-hour news channel in 2003. Prior to that he was the news director at NewsChannel 9 in Syracuse. Ron serves on the Board of Directors of the NYS Associated Press Association and chairs the Administrative Council of Brewerton United Methodist Church. He serves on the LGS Executive Committee and has been a member of the LGS Board since 2007.

Jeannette Flowers – LGS Class of 2008 and LGS Board Vice Chairman:

Jeannette is the director of account management at POMCO Group.  She was named “2015 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising” and serves as the committee chair for the LGS Revenue and Fundraising Committee. Jeannette also serves on the National Association of Health Underwriters. She serves on the LGS Executive Committee and has been a member of the LGS Board since 2011.

Amy Lawler – LGS Class of 2011 and LGS Board Treasurer:

Amy is the CFO at ERSI.  She is a member of the LGS Executive Committee and serves as the chair for the LGS Finance Committee. She has been a member of the LGS Board since 2013.

Kathleen Bennett – LGS Class of 2008 and LGS Board Secretary:

Kathy is an environmental, land use, tax assessment and condemnation attorney at Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.  She is a 40 Under Forty recipient and serves on the board of CNY Land Trust. She serves on the LGS Executive Committee and has been a member of the LGS Board since 2009.

Board members:

Jane Amico

Jane is the vice president of  membership at CenterState CEO.  She serves as a board member at the Salvation Army and is a past board member at Vera House. She has been a member of the LGS Board since 2014.

Christopher Calkins – LGS Class of 2009

As a Vice President with O’Brien & Gere, Chris directs large, complex remediation programs, has responsibility for the Watershed/Coastal Science & Engineering and Natural Resources & Restoration practices of the firm, and is a recognized leader in strategy development, integrated project delivery, and client management.  He also serves as a board member for the Onondaga Lake Conservation Council. He has been a member of the LGS Board since 2014.

 Kenneth Casarsa – LGS Class of 2007

Ken is a communications representative at Lockheed Martin. He also is a member of the LGS Executive Committee and chairs the LGS Marketing Committee. He previously served on the boards of the American Heart Association and the Syracuse Ad Club. He has been a member of the LGS Board since 2013.

 Steven Coker – LGS Class of 2013

Steve is a US sustainability and supplier diversity analyst at National Grid. He is a board member for the Eat To Live Food Cooperative, Christian Brothers Academy, and past board member of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County, Syracuse ModelNeighborhood Corporation, Syracuse Alliance for a New Economy and Southside Neighborhood Coalition. He has been a member of the LGS Board since 2016.

Timothy Duffy – LGS Class of 2008

Tim is a vice president at Teracai where he is responsible for all aspects of sales, product management, solutions architecture and services delivery.  He is a board member for the Syracuse Teachers’ Center Policy Board, a member of the Cisco Advisory Council Ingram Micro VTN and the recipient of the 40 Under Forty award and the LGS Alumni Achievement award. He has been a member of the LGS Board since 2015.

Elyzabeth W. Gannon – LGS Class of 1996

Elyzabeth is the Director of the Community Care Hub at Onondaga Community College. She is involved with the Greater Syracuse Health, Opportunity, Prosperity and Empowerment (HOPE) Initiative and its economic policy committee. She is a Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today (TNT) facilitator and a certified facilitator of Race and Ethnicity Dialogues with InterFaith Works of CNY.  She is a graduate of the CNY Political Leadership Institute and F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse’s Citizens Academy. She has been a member of the LGS Board since 2016.

 Gustavo Hernandez – LGS Class of 2011

Gus is the vice president of operations at The Hayner Hoyt Corporation.  He serves on The Salvation Army’s Young Leaders Advisory Council, on the SUNY ESF Sustainable Construction Management & Engineering Advisory Board, and the United Way of CNY Young Leaders United. He has been a member of the LGS Board since 2015.

Sarah Ioele – LGS Class of 1997

Sarah is an Associate and Director of Marketing and Business Development at King & King Architects.  She is a Certified Professional Corporate and Life Coach and serves as the Board Chairperson for Father Champlin’s Guardian Angel Society. She has been a member of the LGS Board since 2013.

Timothy Johnson – LGS Class of 2008

Tim is a senior managing scientist at Anchor QEA.  He is a perceptive, strategic manager that is able to function at a high level with staff ranging from entry to executive level. Tim serves as the chairperson of the annual LGS golf tournament. He has been a member of the LGS Board since 2013.

Jack LoSecco – LGS Class of 2011

Jack is an Assistant Vice President at SRC Inc. providing Business Development support to the Electronic Warfare Division. He served on the Fayetteville-Manlius Community Turf Field Committee where he supported web site development and was  instrumental in raising money for the privately funded FM High School athletic field. He has also been a volunteer with the NYS Special Olympics. He has been a member of the LGS Board since 2013.

Kevin Magdon – LGS Class of 2006

Kevin is a manager of worldwide business travel sales at Hilton Worldwide.  He is a member of the International Center of Syracuse and F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse.  Kevin is also a 40 Under Forty award recipient. He has been a member of the LGS Board since 2011.

Alison Miller – LGS Class of 2003

Alison is a senior vice president and business banking sales leader at KeyBank. Alison is a Board Member of OCIDC and a member of the advisory board for HOPE for Bereaved. She serves on the LGS Executive Committee and has been a member of the LGS Board since 2007.

 Terry Pudney

Terry is the Associate Dean for Students at St. Joseph’s College of Nursing.   He is a member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and served on numerous Councils and Committees during his tenure at Onondaga Community College and Bryant & Stratton College. He has been a member of the LGS Board since 2014.

Renae Rokicki – LGS Class of 2014

Renae is a project and strategic planning administrator at SUNY Upstate Medical University. As a Board of Directors member for the American Red Cross of Central New York, she serves as the Chairperson of the Annual Real Heroes Breakfast Committee and Board Development. Renae is a DEC Certified Searcher and Board of Directors member for Onondaga County Wilderness Search and Rescue, Inc. She has been a member of the LGS Board since 2015.

William Sanford

Bill is the owner at Brown & Sanford Consultants. He served for many years as an Onondaga County legislator and is a past board member of HOPE for Bereaved. He serves on the LGS Executive Committee and has been a member of the LGS Board since 2007.

Jennifer Smith – LGS Class of 2013

Jennifer is the assistant general counsel for C & S Companies. She served as a board member and past president of the CNY Women’s Bar Association. Jennifer volunteers with the Onondaga County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer’s Project. She serves on the LGS Executive Committee, chairs the LGS Alumni Committee and has been a member of the LGS Board since 2016.