Meet the Staff

Executive Director Pam Brunet

Born and raised in CNY, Pam Brunet’s enthusiasm for the community and for LGS is contagious. Her public relations/journalism training equips her to effectively communicate the mission of LGS. Following her graduation from LGS in 1998, Pam served several years in varying capacities, including board president, for Hope for Bereaved. While working as the community relations manager for Bristol-Myers Squibb, she incorporated strategic philanthropy, ran year-over-year successful United Way campaigns, and served as the company spokesperson with the community and the media. Pam’s brief time with the Upstate Foundation taught her the art of fund raising. Pam says that her first job out of college at Dairylea Cooperative, however, taught her the most important lesson – you’ve got to like what you do.

You can reach Pam at pam@leadsyr.org

 

Program Director Robin Macaluso

From recruiting and interviewing candidates to guiding the design teams each year, Robin is the heart and soul of LGS. She engenders respect and trust with each class member. Robin’s greatest strength is the ability to ensure that every voice is heard during LGS design teams as she works with team members to focus on outcomes. Robin sees the big picture and uses her incredible organizational skills to execute each class day and LGS special events. Month-over-month, year-over-year, high class evaluation ratings can be attributed to Robin’s attitude and outstanding skills and abilities.

You can reach Robin at robin@leadsyr.org

 

Administrative Assistant Colleen Karl-Howe

Colleen has supported citizen engagement programs in CNY for more than 10 years and knows how to get it done! She manages the day-to-day operations ensuring that LGS functions efficiently. Her familiarity with community leaders combined with commitment to quality and outstanding organizational skills is a great benefit to LGS. And, she is a great photographer too!

You can reach Colleen at colleen@leadsyr.org

 

 

 

LGS Executive Director Pam Brunet, LGS Class of 1998

LGS Executive Director, Pam Brunet, LGS Class of 1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LGS Program Director Robin Macaluso

LGS Program Director, Robin Macaluso