Leadership Greater Syracuse Announces the Graduation of its 33rd Class

(December 5, 2023 – East Syracuse, New York) – A class of 52 participants will be graduating Leadership Greater Syracuse’s flagship program after attending a full year of classes throughout 2023. After graduating, they will be equipped with the professional knowledge and new connections to take forward and benefit their employers and fellow community members. The Leadership Greater Syracuse (LGS) Class of 2023 will celebrate their graduation on:

Wednesday, December 6th

Daniella’s Steakhouse, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse

5:00-8:00 p.m.

The Leadership Greater Syracuse flagship program is an in-depth experience that immerses participants in the challenges and the achievements of our community. “Participants have developed new leadership skills and lifelong professional and personal connections during their experience. They are eager to use what they’ve learned to benefit the Syracuse community,” said LGS Executive Director Michele Diecuch.

Each year, LGS participants represent employees from a cross-section of local employers, including corporations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and start-ups. To date, more than 300 employers have enriched their workforce by supporting employees’ participation in LGS’s flagship program. Approximately 85 percent of LGS’s 1,500 graduates remain in CNY, and they’ve held 800 volunteer positions.

Diecuch said, “As the new executive director of LGS, I’ve been inspired by watching LGS’s unique experiential learning curriculum design and how profoundly it changes the perspectives and visions of its 52 participants.”

LGS’s mission is to inspire current and future leaders to make a difference in the community where we live and work. Leadership Greater Syracuse was founded in 1991 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, Turning Stone Resort Casino, VIP Structures, and National Grid.

Leadership Greater Syracuse Class of 2023

Name Company 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