LGS Announces the Graduation of its 27th Class

(November 13, 2017 – Syracuse, New York) – Fifty-four citizens are ready to take on high level community roles in Central New York as they are the recent graduates of Leadership Greater Syracuse (LGS).  The LGS Class of 2017 will celebrate their graduation on Wednesday, November 15th at the All Star Alley in Destiny at 6:00 p.m. LGS now boasts just over 1,300 alumni who have completed the annual community leadership training program since 1991.

“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 program teaches participants about community leadership, empowerment, group dynamics, community opportunities and trends. “The future is bright for the organizations and businesses that will benefit from their knowledge and involvement as the LGS Class of 2017 is made up of very enthusiastic and capable leaders,” Brunet said. More than 970 of the 1,300 graduates of LGS remain in CNY. A recent survey showed that they have held more than 750 volunteer positions.

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, Lockheed Martin and VIP Structures. Media sponsors include Charter Communications, Advanced Media Group, and The CNY Business Journal News Network.

For more information about Leadership Greater Syracuse, visit http://www.leadsyr.org.

Leadership Greater Syracuse Class of 2017

Contact Company Residence
Thomas Anelli Tom Anelli & Associates Manlius
Ryan Aylward Madison County Liverpool
Nathan  Bradley OneGroup Baldwinsville
James Branche United Radio Liverpool
Randy 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
Sarah Costello Empower Federal Credit Union Liverpool
Michael Cummings KeyBank Baldwinsville
Christopher Daniel Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC Cicero
Kevin Devaney SRC, Inc. Fayetteville
Amy Dobrovech National Grid Jamesville
Brian Donner C&S Companies Syracuse
Maureen Fang Lockheed Martin Baldwinsville
Donald Farrington Visual Technologies Liverpool
Timothy Ferlito United Way of Central New York East Syracuse
Michael Ferony United Parcel Services Manlius
Kathleen Ford Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office Elbridge
Kathleen Paice Froio SUNY Upstate Medical University Cortland
John Grabau Northland Communications DeWitt
Eleanor Hanna CenterState CEO Fayetteville
Aaron Jackson Turner Construction Marietta
Elizabeth Kapfer Annese & Associates, Inc. Syracuse
Ocesa Keaton Greater Syracuse Hope Syracuse
Adrienne Kelley Francis House Liverpool
Wendy Knight HealtheConnections Baldwinsville
Katherine Kramer Advance Media New York Syracuse
Marc W. Kutik Lockheed Martin Clay
Michael Lane Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Syracuse
Jaime Lawlor Cumulus Media Syracuse
Frank Mancuso Loretto Auburn
Davanna Marks Bristol-Myers Squibb Fayetteville
Elizabeth Meyer M&T Insurance Agency Baldwinsville
Cory Murray Riccelli-Northern, LLC Fulton
Robert Neimeier O’Brien & Gere Camillus
Judy Papenfus Lockheed Martin Syracuse
Debra Person Exodus 3 Ministries Syracuse
Christianne Radziewicz VIP Structures Manlius
Charla Roth Dannible & McKee, LLP Baldwinsville
Robert Sauda Welch Allyn Camillus
Sarah Stephens SS Funding & Procurement Resources, LLC Syracuse
Michael Thompson Carrier Corporation Phoenix
Mari Ukleya OCM BOCES Clay
Erin Vaccaro Onondaga Community College Baldwinsville
Jamie VanDerVeeken Dairy Farmers of America Castorland
Melissa Vassenelli Spectrum Reach East Syracuse
MaryLou Watson SUNY Upstate Medical University LaFayette
Andrew Weiss Onondaga County Water Authority Manlius
Joshua Werbeck Bousquet Holstein PLLC DeWitt
Takeya Williams 174th Attack Wing Syracuse
Stephanie Wright Pyramid Management Group Liverpool