LGS Announces the Class of 2018



Pam Brunet


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Leadership Greater Syracuse Announces the Class of 2018

(December 4, 2017 – East Syracuse, NY) – Leadership Greater Syracuse (LGS) will welcome its 28th Class – the LGS Class of 2018 – at its annual Holiday Social on Thursday, December 7, 2017, 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. “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 2018 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 27-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 82 percent of all LGS graduates are still living in Central New York and have held more than 800 volunteer positions. “We are preventing the brain drain,” said Brunet.

The Class of 2018 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 below.)

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, Community Bank, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, and VIP Structures. 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.leadershipgreatersyraucse.org.


LGS Class of 2018

Name                                          Employer                                                Hometown

Daniel Amedro Bristol-Myers Squibb Warners
Angela Au Bristol-Myers Squibb Brewerton
Trevor Bacon Community Bank Manlius
Raymond Banach III UPS Bridgeport
Mark Barlow Catholic Cemeteries for Syracuse Diocese Syracuse
Eric J. Bishop M&T Bank North Syracuse
Cecelia Cannon Bousquet Holstein PLL Fayetteville
Joseph Carfi Syracuse University Brewerton
Colleen Cicotta Syracuse University Syracuse
Franchesca Clemente Catholic Charities Syracuse
Madeleine Clinton SRC, Inc. Manlius
Chelsea Colon Cooperative Federal Syracuse
Casey Cone OneGroup NY, Inc. Cicero
John D’Eredita Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office Solvay
Dan DiMarco National Grid Syracuse
Donald Drum Jr. Excellus Health Plan LaFayette
Wells C. Eshleman Lockheed Martin Canastota
Catherine Fiorello O’Brien & Gere Cicero
Ethan Gilbert Disciplined Capital Management Fayetteville
Phillip Grome OCM BOCES Camillus
Elizabeth Hartman CNY Community Foundation Syracuse
Scott Hopkins Carrier Corporation Syracuse
Thomas Horth C&S Companies North Syracuse
Diana Jones Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Camillus
Kathleen Keough SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse
Michael Keys Charter Communications Liverpool
Sherry King Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Jamesville
Michael Kite Advance Media New York Syracuse
Marlene Klock Onondaga County Central Square
Daniel Knapp POMCO/UMR Syracuse
Clara LaPrease Saab Defense and Security USA Baldwinsville
Sean Lawless 174th Attack Wing Liverpool
Adam Legg The Hayner Hoyt Corporation Marcellus
Alice Maggiore Downtown Committee of Syracuse Syracuse
Liza Magley Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC Syracuse
Lorraine McGee Key Private Bank Cazenovia
Elisabetta Metot CenterState CEO Cicero
Mackenzie Naum BlueRock Energy Syracuse
Tatiana Parker United Way of Central New York North Syracuse
Deborah L. Plochocki SRC, Inc. Marcellus
Ramona Rabeler City of Syracuse Syracuse
Charles Rivers PEACE, Inc. Syracuse
Todd M. Robertson AXA US Syracuse
Daniel Ryan Onondaga Community College Syracuse
Jeffrey Ryan Welch Allyn Skaneateles Falls
Andrew Sabbaghzadeh The Salvation Army Liverpool
Whitney Kummerow Schmidt Hancock Estabrook Syracuse
Richard Shaler VIP Structures Parish
Stephanie Smith Chemtrade Syracuse
Michael Sylvester Dairy Farmers of America Camillus
Kristin Thompson American Heart Association Liverpool
Kara E. Welch SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse
Mary Riposo White Women’s Opportunity Center Syracuse
Jessica Willey Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Syracuse