Congratulations to the LGS Class of 2022!

(November 18, 2022 – East Syracuse, New York) – Fifty citizens are ready to take on high level community roles in Central New York as they are graduating from Leadership Greater Syracuse (LGS).  The LGS Class of 2022 will celebrate their graduation on:

Thursday, November 18th at Daniella’s Steakhouse

NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse

6-7 p.m. reception, 7-8 p.m. program

 As part of the program, City of Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh is expected to congratulate the graduates.

“The Board of Directors, staff and I are very proud of this class. They have been immersed in the issues and achievements of our community and now have the tools and the connections they need to give back to CNY,” said LGS Executive Director Pam Brunet.  The participants represent a cross-section of local businesses and non-profit organizations.

The Leadership Greater Syracuse flagship program is a year-long experience that immerses its participants in the challenges and the achievements of our community. “Participants are diverse in many ways, but what they have in common, is belief in CNY and willingness to do their part to make it better,” said Brunet.

“The future is bright for the organizations that will benefit from their knowledge and involvement as the LGS Class of 2022 is made up of very enthusiastic and capable leaders,” Brunet said. Approximately 85 percent of all the 1300 LGS graduates remain in CNY. A recent survey shows that they have held more than 800 volunteer positions.

Leadership Greater Syracuse was founded by Centerstate CEO, Onondaga County, the City of Syracuse and Onondaga Community College.  LGS is financially supported by many organizations including United Radio, Community Bank and VIP Structures.

For more information about Leadership Greater Syracuse, visit

Leadership Greater Syracuse Class of 2022

Name Company Residence
Elana Agrasto Daniella’s Steakhouse Jamesville
Nathan Antonacci Saab, Inc. Syracuse
Chioma Bekwelem Bristol Myers Squibb Liverpool
Lindsay Bentley Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Syracuse
Kelly Berger SUNY ESF Nedrow
Erin Bolsei SUNY Upstate Medical University East Syracuse
Samuel Burgess Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC Manlius
Carrie Carapella SRC, Inc. Liverpool
Matthew Cook OCM BOCES Bridgeport
Kelly Covert Symphoria Baldwinsville
Callie Cushman Hueber Breuer Construction Rome
Shaun Dolbear Dairy Farmers of America Syracuse
Aubrey Francis Turning Stone Resort Casino Cicero
Shannon Fults CenterState CEO Baldwinsville
Kim Gailor SUNY Upstate Medical University Baldwinsville
Emily Greene SIDEARM Sports Syracuse
Katie Hanlon United Way of CNY Jamesville
Ryan Hartnett Mackenzie Hughes LLP Syracuse
Meredith Howe Usherwood Office Technology Liverpool
Devin Howell Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Syracuse
Eric Hunter Bankers Healthcare Group Liverpool
Deidre Keefe SUNY Upstate Medical University Cicero
Michael Kernan M&T Bank Camillus
Megan Kosmoski St. Joseph’s Health Manlius
Julie LaFave City of Syracuse Syracuse
Chad Martin Goodroot Inc. Baldwinsville
Jennifer Mullane Housing Visions Syracuse
Ryan Noone Bowers & Company, CPA’s Clay
Kaitlyn Nowodworski C & S Engineers West Monroe
Joelene Orlando WHOLE ME, Inc. Auburn
Austin Philleo Mower Syracuse
Rebecca Phillips Byrne Dairy Syracuse
Jessica Pitcher Syracuse University Syracuse
Flagan Prince Onondaga Community College Syracuse
Rob Reilly North Eastern Rescue Vehicles Baldwinsville
Gregory Riley KeyBank Liverpool
LaShea Sabur Empower Federal Credit Union Syracuse
Gil Schnorr Sanico Camillus
Charles Shubert Syracuse Community Health Center Hastings
Adam Soper AccessCNY Syracuse
Michael Squier 174th Attack Wing Fayetteville
Shelly Thompson-Liedka M&T Bank Syracuse
Wenona Timmons YWCA of Syracuse & Onondaga County Inc. Syracuse
Kelly Vaccaro Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY Fayetteville
Nathan Van Wie C & S Companies Rome
Vincent Vullo Empower FCU Sherrill
Dan White Lockheed Martin Liverpool
Brian Winchell City of Syracuse Syracuse
Ryan Woodruff Clear Path for Veterans Cazenovia
James Zino SRC, Inc. Syracuse