LGS Announces the Class of 2016!

(November 30, 2015 – East Syracuse, NY) – On December 1, 2015, at the organization’s annual holiday social, Leadership Greater Syracuse (LGS) will welcome the Class of 2016.

“We couldn’t be more pleased that Central New Yorkers look to LGS for personal development and professional connections to serve the greater good,” said Pam Brunet, LGS Executive Director and graduate of the LGS Class of 1998.

“Participants in the Class of 2016 will be immersed in the issues and achievements of our community — and through the year-long program, they will be provided the tools and the connections they need to give back to CNY in a way that is significant to them,” Brunet said.  The participants represent a cross-section of local business, education, and non-profit organizations. LGS teaches participants about community leadership, empowerment, group dynamics, community opportunities and trends. “LGS has a 25-year track record in inspiring people to make a difference in the community where we live and work,” Brunet said.

The Class of 2016 will participate in an orientation from 5-6 p.m. and then be welcomed by the LGS alumni immediately following the orientation. The orientation/holiday social is being held at the Palace Theater in Syracuse, NY.

The LGS Class of 2016 includes:

Mary Adomaitis Bristol-Myers Squibb
Lisa Alexander SUNY Upstate Medical University
Ruthnie Angrand Hueber-Breuer Construction Co., Inc.
Martin Byrne M&T Insurance Agency
Aida Byrne VNA Homecare
Jonathan Catlin Morgan Stanley
Ian Coolican Lockheed Martin
Carrie Dickinson Bristol-Myers Squibb
Andrew Eastham The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.
Gail Eberl O’Brien & Gere
Shirley Evans Excellus Health Plan
Bradley Fetes Prevention Network
Sandra Fiermonti Lockheed Martin
Jody Frawley Syracuse Media Group
Erin Fuller Empower Federal Credit Union
Sara Garvey Time Warner Cable
Jennifer Gerni Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Alexander Gerson AmeriCU Credit Union
Aubrey Hait AXA
Katherine Hatch SRC, Inc.
Pamela Holden SRC, Inc.
Lynn Hy Food Bank of Central New York
Michael LaMontagne C&S Companies
Eric Larison Solvay Union Free School District
Chol-Awan Majok City of Syracuse
Daniel Malay SUNY Upstate Medical University
Gina McMahon SUNY Upstate Medical University
Melissa Menon On Point for College, Inc.
Katie Mondrick Loretto
David Negro Lockheed Martin
Robert O’Hare AXA Equitable
Richard Peirson 174th Attack Wing
Lisa Phelan SUNY Upstate Medical University
Ryan Pleskach Booz Allen Hamilton
Vincent Raymond VIP Structures
Kenneth Reed ACR Health
John Rey Empower FCU
Joselyn Sagisi Lockheed Martin
Aaron Santangelo Northland Communications
Robyn Smith CNY Community Foundation
Sara Smith First Niagara Bank, N.A.
David Spiegel Brown & Brown Empire State
Louis Steigerwald IV Cathedral Candle Co.
Matthew Tobia Dairy Farmers of America
Lisa Weaver Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLCC
Matthew Werbeck Riccelli Enterprises, Inc.
Sylvia Zibuck Lockheed Martin


Leadership Greater Syracuse was founded by Centerstate CEO, Onondaga County, the City of Syracuse and Onondaga Community College. It is financially supported by many organizations including United Radio, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, The Hayner Hoyt Corporation and VIP Structures. Media sponsors include Time Warner Cable News, The Syracuse Media Group, The CNY Business Journal News Network.  For more information about Leadership Greater Syracuse, visit http://www.leadershipgreatersyracuse.org.