LGS Announces the Class of 2017

Leadership Greater Syracuse Announces the Class of 2017

(December 5, 2016 – East Syracuse, NY) – Leadership Greater Syracuse (LGS) will welcome its 27th Class – the LGS Class of 2017 – at its annual Holiday Social on December 8, 2016, at the Palace Theater in Eastwood.

“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. “This year is even more remarkable because the applicant pool was the largest we’ve seen since we have been tracking,” she added.

“The 55 participants in the Class of 2017 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 26-year track record of inspiring people to make a difference in the community where we live and work,” Brunet said. A recent survey showed that 72 percent of all LGS graduates are still living in Central New York and have held more than 750 volunteer positions. “We are preventing the brain drain,” said Brunet.

The Class of 2017 will participate in an orientation from 5-6 p.m. and then be welcomed by the LGS alumni at the annual LGS Holiday Social immediately following the orientation. (See list of participants on next page.)

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, VIP Structures and Community Bank. Media sponsors include Charter Communications, The Syracuse Media Group, and The CNY Business Journal News Network.  For more information about Leadership Greater Syracuse, visit http://www.leadsyr.org.


LGS Class of 2017

Contact Company Residence
Thomas Anelli Anelli Xavier, PC Manlius
Ryan Aylward Madison County Personnel & Civil Service Department Liverpool
Nathan T. Bradley OneGroup Liverpool
James Branche United Radio Liverpool
Randy R. Brown Anchor QEA Baldwinsville
Trymeter Carter SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse
Megan Cavallaro AXA Clay
Nicole Chidsey Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Baldwinsville
Brandon Claps Loretto Health Care Camillus
Kevin Connolly DoubleTree by Hilton Syracuse Baldwinsville
Michael Cummings KeyBank Baldwinsville
Christopher Daniel Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC Cicero
Kevin W. Devaney SRC, Inc. Fayetteville
Amy Dobrovech National Grid Jamesville
Brian R. Donner C&S Companies Syracuse
Maureen Fang Lockheed Martin Baldwinsville
Donald W. Farrington Visual Technologies DeWitt
Timothy Ferlito United Way of Central New York East Syracuse
Michael Ferony United Parcel Services Manlius
Kathleen Ford Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office Elbridge
Sarah Fraley-Russell Empower Federal Credit Union Liverpool
Kathleen Paice Froio SUNY Upstate Medical University Cortland
John Grabau Northland Communications DeWitt
Eleanor M. Hanna CenterState CEO Fayetteville
Aaron D. Jackson Turner Construction Marietta
Elizabeth Kapfer Annese & Associates, Inc. Syracuse
Ocesa Keaton City of Syracuse Syracuse
Adrienne M. Kelley Francis House Liverpool
David A. Kilpatrick CNY Community Foundation Syracuse
Wendy Knight Central New York Care Collaborative Baldwinsville
Katherine Kramer Syracuse Media Group Syracuse
Marc W. Kutik Lockheed Martin Clay
Michael Lane Brown & Brown Empire State Syracuse
Jaime A. Lawlor Cumulus Media Syracuse
Frank H. Mancuso Loretto Auburn
Davanna R. Marks Bristol-Myers Squibb Fayetteville
Elizabeth A. Meyer M&T Insurance Agency Baldwinsville
Cory A. Murray Riccelli-Northern, LLC Baldwinsville
Robert Neimeier O’Brien & Gere Camillus
Judy A. Papenfus Lockheed Martin Syracuse
Debra Person Exodus 3 Ministries Syracuse
Christianne R. Radziewicz VIP Structures Manlius
Charla Roth Dannible & McKee, LLP Baldwinsville
Robert Sauda Welch Allyn Camillus
Sarah Stephens Synapse Property Resources Syracuse
Michael Thompson Carrier Corporation Phoenix
Mari Ukleya OCM BOCES Clay
Erin M. Vaccaro Onondaga Community College Baldwinsville
Jamie T. VanDerVeeken Dairy Farmers of America Castorland
Melissa M. Vassenelli Time Warner Cable Media Fayetteville
MaryLou Watson SUNY Upstate Medical University LaFayette
Andrew Weiss Onondaga Co Water Authority Fayetteville
Joshua S. Werbeck Bousquet Holstein PLLC DeWitt
Takeya A. Williams 174 Attack Wing East Syracuse
Stephanie A. Wright Pyramid Management Group Liverpool