LGS Announces Class of 2022

Leadership Greater Syracuse Announces the Class of 2022

(December 2, 2021 – East Syracuse, NY) – Leadership Greater Syracuse (LGS) announces the 32nd Class of its flagship program – the LGS Class of 2022.

“As evidenced throughout 2020 and 2021, excellent community leadership is as important as it has ever been,” said Pam Brunet, LGS executive director. “Whether it be serving on a board or in an elected capacity, leadership through good times and in crisis matters. Central New Yorkers look to LGS to create a pipeline of committed community leaders,” said Brunet.

“The 52 participants in the Class of 2022 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,” said Brunet.

LGS teaches participants about community leadership, empowerment, group dynamics and community opportunities. Participants will be very current on trends in government, education, health, economic development, and diversity, equity and inclusion. “LGS has a 31-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.

The participants (listed below) represent a cross-section of citizens who live in all communities within Central New York. “The LGS Class of 2022 are diverse in gender, age, race, ability, residence, profession, volunteer interest and type of employer,” said Brunet. “What they have in common, is a belief in our community and willingness to do their part to make it even better,” she added.

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 and VIP Structures. For more information about Leadership Greater Syracuse, visit http://www.leadershipgreatersyracuse.org.

LGS 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 Lyons
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
Dana Harper Central New York Community Foundation Cazenovia
Ryan Hartnett Mackenzie Hughes LLP Syracuse
Meredith Howe Pyramid Management Group LLC Liverpool
Devin Howell NY State Senate – Office of Senator John W. Mannion Syracuse
Eric Hunter Bankers Healthcare Group Liverpool
Deidre Keefe SUNY Upstate Medical University Cicero
Michael Kernan M&T Bank Camillus
Julie LaFave City of Syracuse Syracuse
Chad Martin Goodroot Inc. Baldwinsville
Megan Melkioty St. Joseph’s Hospital Manlius
Jennifer Mullane VIP Structures Syracuse
Ryan Noone Bowers & Company, CPA’s Clay
Kaitlyn Nowodworski C&S Engineers West Monroe
Joelene Orlando WHOLE ME, Inc. Auburn
Rianne Parker Carrier North Syracuse
Austin Philleo Mower Syracuse
Rebecca Phillips Byrne Dairy Syracuse
Jessica Pitcher Syracuse University Syracuse
Flagan Prince Onondaga Community College Syracuse
Robert Reilly North Eastern Rescue Vehicles Baldwinsville
Gregory Riley KeyBank Liverpool
LaShea Abdul Sabur Empower Federal Credit Union Syracuse
Gil Schnorr Parish Maintenance Supply 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