LGS Announces the Class of 2019

(December 3, 2018 – East Syracuse, NY) – Leadership Greater Syracuse (LGS) will welcome its 29th Class – the LGS Class of 2019 – at an orientation on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at the Palace Theater in Eastwood (second floor).

“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. “We are looking forward to connecting these individuals to the leaders in our community and empowering them with the knowledge they will use to make CNY better,” she added.

“The 54 participants in the Class of 2019 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 28-year track record of inspiring people to make a difference in the community where we live and work,” Brunet said. A recent survey shows that 80 percent of all LGS graduates are still living in Central New York and have held more than 800 volunteer positions. “We are doing our part to prevent the brain drain,” said Brunet.

The LGS Class of 2019 includes:

Ishrat Ahmed Oswego Inn Oswego
Cheryl Ascenzi Bristol-Myers Squibb Fulton
Trevor Balstra St. Joseph’s Hospital Baldwinsville
William Bass Environmental Consultant Syracuse
Stephen Benson Northeast Information Discovery Syracuse
Shira Boschan Raymour & Flanigan Furniture Fayetteville
Robert Bucklin West Onondaga Street Alliance (WOSA) Syracuse
Joe Bufano OCM BOCES Liverpool
Nicole Carfi OBG Clay
Christopher Caver National Grid Liverpool
Josh Cradduck Spectrum News Fayetteville
Deka Dancil Boys & Girls Club of Syracuse Liverpool
Liane DeSantis Anchor QEA Baldwinsville
John Michael Duby Hueber-Breuer Construction Syracuse
Amy Dugliss Advocates Incorporated Syracuse
Danielle Gerhart Bankers Healthcare Group Fayetteville
Leland Guillaume Onondaga County Sheriff’s Fulton
Cheryl Holdrege Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Warners
Sarah Hood Saab Sensis Corp Fayetteville
Joshua King Masking & Kompany Dewitt
Ernest Lancto 174th Attack Wing Liverpool
Jan Lane CNY Community Foundation Syracuse
Kerry Langan Bond Schoeneck & King Cicero
Samantha Linnett City of Syracuse Syracuse
Andrew Lunetta A Tiny Home for Good Syracuse
Tim Macko Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield Syracuse
David Marobella Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield North Syracuse
Laura McCranie Dairy Marketing Services New Woodstock
Nicholas Meskos AmeriCU Credit Union Fayetteville
Stephen Messina Brown & Brown Empire State Oswego
Alan Mokay Lockheed Martin Liverpool
Melissa Moore Bryant & Stratton College Oneida
Caitlin Moriarty CenterstateCEO – The Tech Garden Liverpool
Adrianne Morton Blue Lotus Consulting, LLC Syracuse
William Nicholson AccessCNY Inc. Fayetteville
Penny Parisi Key Bank Clay
Casey Prietti Welch Allyn Liverpool
Jeff Renk SRC Inc. Liverpool
Tracy Resch Bousquet Holstein PLLC Syracuse
Tom Resch BR Johnson Syracuse
Denise Rhoads Community Bank Skaneateles
Victoria Russo City of Syracuse Syracuse
Tabitha Sebastino Cryomech Warners
Marcus Smith Helio Health Pennellville
David Smith Saab Defense and Security USA Clay
Joni Steigerwald C & S Companies Manlius
Carl Thomas SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse
Nick Tryniski Pathfinder Bank Baldwinsville
Joseph Vetere Empower Federal Credit Union Utica
Julie Walas Syracuse University Syracuse
Kathleen Weaver The Hayner Hoyt Corporation Syracuse
Mary White Women’s Opportunity Center Syracuse
Allison Whittles OneGroup NY. Inc. Baldwinsville
Cindy Woods SUNY Upstate Medical University Fulton

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, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Community Bank, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, and VIP Structures. Media sponsors include Charter Communications and The CNY Business Journal News Network.  For more information about Leadership Greater Syracuse, visit http://www.leadershipgreatersyracuse.org.

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