LGS Announces the Graduation of the Class of 2016



Pam Brunet


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Leadership Greater Syracuse Announces the Graduation of its 26th Class


(November 16, 2016 – Syracuse, New York) – Forty-six 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 2016 will celebrate their graduation on Wednesday, November 16th at Revolutions at 6:00 p.m. LGS now boasts nearly 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 in a way that is meaningful to them,” Brunet said.  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 involvement as the LGS Class of 2016 is made up of very enthusiastic and capable leaders,” Brunet continued.

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, and VIP Structures. Media sponsors include Time Warner Cable News, The Syracuse 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 2016

Mary Adomaitis Bristol-Myers Squibb
Lisa Alexander SUNY Upstate Medical University
Ruthnie Angrand Hueber-Breuer Construction Co., Inc.
Aida Byrne VNA Homecare
Martin Byrne M&T Insurance Agency
Jonathan Catlin Wells Fargo Advisors
Ian Coolican Lockheed Martin
Carrie Dickinson Bristol-Myers Squibb
Andrew Eastham The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.
Gail Eberl O’Brien & Gere
Shirley Evans Excellus Health Plan
Bradley Fetes Prevention Network
Sandra Fiermonti Lockheed Martin
Jody Frawley Syracuse Media Group
Erin Fuller Empower Federal Credit Union
Sara Garvey Syracuse University
Jennifer Gerni Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Alexander Gerson AmeriCU Credit Union
Aubrey Hait AXA
Pamela Holden SRC, Inc.
Lynn Hy Food Bank of Central New York
Katherine Jerome Gryphon Sensors
Michael LaMontagne C & S Companies
Eric Larison Solvay Union Free School District
Chol-Awan Majok City of Syracuse
Daniel Malay SUNY Upstate Medical University
Gina McMahon SUNY Upstate Medical University
Melissa Menon DARCO Manufacturing, Inc.
Katie Mondrick Loretto
Robert O’Hare AXA Equitable
Richard Peirson 174th Attack Wing
Lisa Phelan SUNY Upstate Medical University
Ryan Pleskach Booz Allen Hamilton
Vincent Raymond VIP Structures
Kenneth Reed ACR Health
John Rey Empower FCU
Joselyn Sagisi Lockheed Martin
Aaron Santangelo Northland Communications
Robyn Smith CNY Community Foundation
Sara Smith First Niagara Bank, N.A.
David Spiegel Brown & Brown Empire State
Louis Steigerwald IV Cathedral Candle Co.
Matthew Tobia Dairy Farmers of America
Lisa Weaver Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLCC
Matthew Werbeck Riccelli Enterprises, Inc.
Sylvia Zibuck Lockheed Martin