LGS Announces the 33rd Class of Its Flagship Program

(December 1, 2022 – East Syracuse, NY) – Leadership Greater Syracuse (LGS) announces the 33rd class of its flagship program – the LGS Class of 2023.

“As demonstrated by the 37 percent increase in applications, there is a rise in corporate social responsibility, desire for individual citizen engagement, and a demand for excellent community leadership,” said Pam Brunet, LGS executive director. “Whether it be serving on a board or in an elected capacity, community leadership matters. Central New Yorkers look to LGS to create a pipeline of committed community leaders who will serve our community admirably,” said Brunet.

The 52 participants in the Class of 2023 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 be stronger leaders.

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 32-year track record of inspiring people to make a difference in the community where we live and work,” said Brunet. 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.

Participants in the LGS Class of 2023 (listed below) represent a cross-section of citizens who live in all communities within Central New York. “The LGS Class of 2023 members are diverse in gender, age, race, residence, profession, volunteer interest and employment sector,” 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 in 1991 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 2023

Name Organization Residence
Danielle Altamuro Baxter International Syracuse
Elizabeth Balfour CNY Lyme & Tick-Borne Disease Alliance Manlius
Kristen Barney Suburban Propane Syracuse
Christopher Berry Marquardt Manlius
Melissa Boughton Anoplate Corporation Pennellville
Monica Browning Monica Browning Photography Manlius
Marissa Cameron Hueber Breuer Construction Marcellus
Brandon Clifford Mohawk Global Skaneateles
Michael Conese Anchor QEA Syracuse
Daniel Cooter Loretto Management Corporation Tully
Timothy Crosby SIDEARM Sports Baldwinsville
Colby Cyrus Central New York Community Foundation Syracuse
Jason Davenport GHD Jamesville
Darcy DiBiase SUNY Upstate Medical University Fayetteville
Shauna Diliberto Commonspace Properties, Inc. Syracuse
Nicole Dzuba C&S Companies Baldwinsville
Tashima Forney Empower FCU North Syracuse
Sarah Forth Turning Stone Resort Casino Canastota
Linzy Frank Sitka Insurance Marcellus
Shynique Gainey Pathfinder Bank Syracuse
Gretchen Gretsky Brighton Physical Therapy LaFayette
Tylor Hubbert Excellus BlueCross BlueShield East Syracuse
LaToya Jones Healthcare Education Project Liverpool
David Kailer INFICON Brewerton
Sara Kampf C&D Advertising DeWitt
Steven Kelley Bowers & Company CPAs, PLLC Syracuse
Justin Keskin Wool Skateboards Syracuse
William Kirchoff Distant Lands Coffee Minoa
Gina Lazara Dairy Farmers of America Liverpool
Luana Lovenguth Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse Skaneateles
Sydney Maurer Clear Path for Veterans Richland
Lara Mosby Symphoria Liverpool
Aurelie Murray Byrne Dairy Brewerton
Kenji Myint Hematology Oncology Associates of CNY Manlius
Samantha Nedrow Bristol Myers Squibb Syracuse
Daniel Nemeth-Neumann Onondaga Community College Liverpool
Sean Reed Syracuse Community Connections Syracuse
Teresa Renn LeMoyne College Camillus
Josh Royce YMCA of Central New York Baldwinsville
Gwendolyn Sanders National Grid Clay
Kathleen Saville JMA Wireless Syracuse
Rock Schneider United Healthcare Utica
Emma Spector Centerstate CEO Syracuse
Jeffrey Spenard SWBR Architects North Syracuse
Diego Uribe New York National Guard Baldwinsville
Khrystyna Volytska Berkshire Bank Camillus
Brian Weston SRC, Inc. Baldwinsville
Elizabeth Wierbinski Housing Visions Syracuse
Pete Wiezalis Mower Syracuse
Kelly Willcox City of Syracuse Syracuse
Robin Woodson Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Minoa
Maria Zumpano Bousquet Holstein PLLC Syracuse