LGS Announces the Graduation of the Class of 2018

Fifty-two 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 2018 will celebrate their graduation on:

Wednesday, November 14th

The Rail Line

530 South Clinton Street

6-7 p.m. reception

7-8 p.m. program


Onondaga County Executive J. Ryan McMahon II was on hand 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 LGS Class of 2018 is also our most racially diverse class with 15 percent identifying themselves as racial minorities,” said Brunet.

The program teaches participants about community leadership, empowerment, group dynamics, community opportunities and trends.

“The future is bright for the organizations that will benefit from their knowledge and involvement as the LGS Class of 2018 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 and VIP Structures. Media sponsors include Charter Communications, Advanced Media Group and The CNY Business Journal News Network.

Leadership Greater Syracuse Class of 2018

Daniel Amedro Bristol-Myers Squibb Warners
Angela Au Bristol-Myers Squibb Brewerton
Trevor Bacon Community Bank Manlius
Raymond Banach UPS Bridgeport
Mark Barlow Catholic Cemeteries for Syracuse Diocese Syracuse
Eric Bishop M&T Bank North Syracuse
Cecelia Cannon Bousquet Holstein PLLC Fayetteville
Joseph Carfi Syracuse University Brewerton
Colleen Cicotta Syracuse University Syracuse
Franchesca Clemente Catholic Charities of Onondaga County Syracuse
Chelsea Colon Cooperative Federal Syracuse
Casey Cone OneGroup NY, Inc. Cicero
John D’Eredita Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office Solvay
Madeleine DiGristina SRC, Inc. Manlius
Dan DiMarco National Grid Syracuse
Donald Drum Excellus Health Plan LaFayette
Wells Eshleman Lockheed Martin Canastota
Catherine Fiorello O’Brien & Gere Cicero
Ethan Gilbert Rockbridge Investment Management Fayetteville
Phillip Grome OCM BOCES Camillus
Elizabeth Hartman CNY Community Foundation Syracuse
Scott Hopkins Carrier Corporation Baldwinsville
Thomas Horth C & S Companies North Syracuse
Diana Jones Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Camillus
Kathleen Keough SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse
Michael Keys Spectrum News Liverpool
Sherry King Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Jamesville
Michael Kite Advance Media New York Syracuse
Daniel Knapp POMCO/UMR Syracuse
Clara LaPrease Saab Defense and Security USA LLC Baldwinsville
Sean Lawless 174th Attack Wing Liverpool
Adam Legg The Hayner Hoyt Corporation Marcellus
Alice Maggiore Downtown Committee of Syracuse Syracuse
Liza Magley Bond Schoeneck & King Syracuse
Lorraine McGee Key Private Bank Cazenovia
Elisabetta Metot CenterState CEO Cicero
Mackenzie Naum Blue Rock Energy Syracuse
Tatiana Parker United Way of Central New York Liverpool
Deborah Plochocki SRC, Inc. Marcellus
Ramona Rabeler City of Syracuse Syracuse
Charles Rivers PEACE, Inc. Syracuse
Todd Robertson AXA  Equitable Syracuse
Daniel Ryan Onondaga Community College Syracuse
Jeffrey Ryan Welch Allyn Syracuse
Andrew Sabbaghzadeh The Salvation Army Liverpool
Whitney Schmidt Hancock Estabrook Syracuse
Richard Shaler VIP Structures Parish
Stephanie Smith Chemtrade Syracuse
Michael Sylvester Dairy Farmers of America Camillus
Kristin Thompson American Heart Association Liverpool
Kara Welch SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse
Jessica Willey Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield Syracuse