LGS Announces the Graduation of its 29th Class



Pam Brunet

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(315) 422-5471

Leadership Greater Syracuse Announces the Graduation of its 29th Class


(November 12, 2019 – East Syracuse, New York) – Fifty-three citizens are ready to take on high level community roles in Central New York as they are graduating from Leadership Greater Syracuse (LGS).  The LGS Class of 2019 will celebrate their graduation on:

Wednesday, November 13th

The Rail Line

530 South Clinton Street

6-7 p.m. reception

7-8 p.m. program


Onondaga County Executive J. Ryan McMahon II is expected to congratulate the graduates.

“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 year-long program immerses its participants in the challenges and the achievements of our community.

“The future is bright for the organizations that will benefit from their knowledge and involvement as the LGS Class of 2019 is made up of very enthusiastic and capable leaders,” Brunet said. Approximately 80 percent of all the LGS graduates remain in CNY. A recent survey shows that they have held more than 800 volunteer positions.

Leadership Greater Syracuse was founded by Centerstate CEO, Onondaga County, the City of Syracuse and Onondaga Community College.  LGS 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 http://www.leadsyr.org.



Leadership Greater Syracuse Class of 2019

First Name Last Name Company Residence
Ishrat Ahmed Pathfinder Bank Oswego
Cheryl Ascenzi Bristol-Myers Squibb Fulton
Trevor Balstra St. Joseph’s Hospital Baldwinsville
William Bass Fisher Associates Syracuse
Stephen Benson Northeast Information Discovery Syracuse
Shira Boschan Raymour & Flanigan Furniture Fayetteville
Robert Bucklin West Onondaga Street Alliance (WOSA) Syracuse
Joe Bufano OCM BOCES Liverpool
Nicole Carfi OBG/Ramboll Clay
Christopher Caver National Grid Liverpool
Josh Cradduck Spectrum News Fayetteville
Deka Dancil Syracuse University Syracuse
Liane DeSantis EA Engineering, Science & Technology, Inc. Baldwinsville
John Michael Duby Hueber-Breuer Construction Syracuse
Amy Dugliss Advocates Incorporated Syracuse
Danielle Gerhart Bankers Healthcare Group Fayetteville
Leland Guillaume Onondaga County Sheriff’s Fulton
Cheryl Holdrege Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Warners
Sarah Hood Centerstate CEO Fayetteville
Ernest Lancto 174th Attack Wing Liverpool
Jan Lane CNY Community Foundation Syracuse
Kerry Langan Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC Cicero
Samantha Linnett Full Time College Student Syracuse
Andrew Lunetta A Tiny Home for Good Syracuse
Tim Macko Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield Syracuse
David Marobella Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield Raleigh (NC)
Laura McCranie Dairy Farmers of America New Woodstock
Nicholas Meskos AmeriCU Credit Union Fayetteville
Stephen Messina Brown & Brown Empire State Oswego
Alan Mokay Lockheed Martin Liverpool
Melissa Moore Bryant & Stratton College Oneida
Caitlin Moriarty CenterStateCEO – Tech Garden Liverpool
Adrianne Morton Blue Lotus Consulting, LLC Syracuse
William Nicholson AccessCNY Inc Fayetteville
Penny Parisi KeyBank Clay
Casey Prietti Welch Allyn Liverpool
Jeff Renk SRC Inc Liverpool
Tom Resch BR Johnson Syracuse
Tracy Resch Bousquet Holstein PLLC Syracuse
Denise Rhoads Community Bank Skaneateles
Victoria Russo City of Syracuse Syracuse
Tabitha Sebastino Cryomech Inc. Warners
Marcus Smith Helio Health Pennellville
David Smith Saab Defense and Security USA Clay
Joni Steigerwald C & S Companies Manlius
Carl Thomas SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse
Nick Tryniski Pathfinder Bank Baldwinsville
Joseph Vetere Empower Federal Credit Union Utica
Julie Walas Syracuse University Syracuse
Kathleen Weaver The Hayner Hoyt Corporation Syracuse
Mary White Women’s Opportunity Center Syracuse
Allison Whittles OneGroup NY. Inc Syracuse
Cynthia Woods SUNY Upstate Medical University Fulton