LGS Announces the Class of 2020 – Our 30th Class



Pam Brunet


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 Leadership Greater Syracuse Announces the Class of 2020

(December 2, 2019 – East Syracuse, NY) – Leadership Greater Syracuse (LGS) will welcome its 30th Class – the LGS Class of 2020 – at an orientation on Thursday, December 6, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at the Palace Theater in Eastwood.

“Central New Yorkers look to LGS for personal development and professional connections that 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 2020 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 relationships they need to give back to CNY in a way that is significant to them,” Brunet said.

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 and inclusion. “LGS has a 29-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. “We are doing our part to prevent the brain drain,” she added. Brunet.

The participants (listed below) represent a cross-section of local business, education, and non-profit organizations.

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. Media sponsors include Charter Communications and The CNY Business Journal News Network.  For more information about Leadership Greater Syracuse, visit https://leadershipgreatersyracuse.org.

LGS Class of 2020

Contact Company Home City
Adelena Bagdasarova SRC Jamesville
Shelby Baskin AmeriCU Credit Union Syracuse
Andrea Bellamy M & T Bank Syracuse
Michelle Billington Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC Syracuse
Carol Ann Breier Community Bank Liverpool
April Brissette Bankers Healthcare Group Tully
Adam Brown OneGroup Manlius
Kelly Burton St. Joseph’s Health Syracuse
Matthew Capogreco SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse
Christopher Channels Hematology Oncology Associates of CNY Camillus
Sara Conway Onondaga Community College Camillus
Georgia Crinnin Bousquet Holstein PLLC Syracuse
Matthew De Bellas Kindred Cause Media Liverpool
Dashiell Elliott CNY Community Foundation Syracuse
Kwame Fluker Lockheed Martin Manlius
Kimberlee Freson Bristol-Myers Squibb Manlius
Precious Gerald Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield Syracuse
Sheba Graham Syracuse City School District Liverpool
Amy Grover Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) Syracuse
Justin Hayward The Hayner Hoyt Corporation Syracuse
Lekia Hill Hueber-Breuer Construction Syracuse
Nathan Holliday Anchor QEA LLC Liverpool
Lauren Ianuzi Pinckney Hugo Group Fayetteville
Ross Ireland Empower FCU Marcellus
Gregorio Jimenez Near Westside Initiative Syracuse
Kara Jones CenterState CEO Liverpool
Elizabeth Judge Visit Syracuse Syracuse
Sarah Just Turning Stone Casino Cazenovia
Joshua Michael King Masking & Kompany Syracuse
Liam Kirst City of Syracuse Syracuse
Nicholas J. LaFlair Visions Federal Credit Union North Syracuse
Lizette Lewis Bergmann Associates Syracuse
Regina Lozito-Yorton SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse
Edward Marks Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield Baldwinsville
Kathryn Molanare Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors Liverpool
Donna Moore Syracuse Northeast Community Center Syracuse
Lauren Morelli ENV Property & Casualty LLC Syracuse
Samantha Muldoon AccessCNY, Inc Liverpool
William Perrine C & S Companies Homer
Rebecca Ponza Syracuse University Syracuse
Erin Rankin Ramboll Cazenovia
Gina Rapasadi Rescue Mission Camillus
Grace Rooney Citizens Bank Syracuse
Nicholas Shires Dannible & McKee LLP Baldwinsville
Shelley Skellington Trabajando Juntos Lacona
Lynnette Sorbello Dairy Farmers of America Syracuse
Christine Stevens VIP Structures Fayetteville
Christian Sturick 174th Attack Wing Oswego
Jay Subedi TruCare Connections Inc. Syracuse
Ann Thomas Liberty Resources Tully
Dakir Thompson Northeast Information Discovery Inc. Manlius
Adam Weaver St. Joseph’s Health Fulton
Eric Will III CBD Companies Syracuse
Ronald Zuccaro Lockheed Martin Cicero