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Leadership Greater Syracuse announces Class of 2018

By Journal Staff


DeWITT, N.Y. — Leadership Greater Syracuse (LGS), a nonprofit offering a yearlong civic-engagement training program, has announced its 54-person class of 2018.

The DeWitt-based organization will welcome the new class, its 28th, at its annual Holiday Social event on Thursday (Dec. 7) at the Palace Theater in Eastwood, according to a new release from LGS.

The participants represent a cross-section of local business, education, and nonprofit organizations. LGS teaches them about community leadership, empowerment, group dynamics, community opportunities, and trends.

“The 54 participants in the Class of 2018 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 give back to CNY in a way that is significant to them,” Pam Brunet, LGS executive director and graduate of the LGS Class of 1998, said in the release.

The organization noted that a recent survey found that 82 percent of all LGS graduates are still living in Central New York and have held more than 800 volunteer positions. “We are preventing the brain drain,” said Brunet.

The Class of 2018 will participate in an orientation from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday and then be welcomed by the LGS alumni at the holiday social immediately following the orientation.


The LGS Class of 2018 includes:                             

NAME                                               EMPLOYER

Daniel Amedro                                  Bristol-Myers Squibb

Angela Au                                         Bristol-Myers Squibb

Trevor Bacon                                    Community Bank

Raymond Banach, III                        UPS

Mark Barlow                                     Catholic Cemeteries for Syracuse Diocese

Eric J. Bishop                                    M&T Bank

Cecelia Cannon                                 Bousquet Holstein PLLC

Joseph Carfi                                      Syracuse University

Colleen Cicotta                                 Syracuse University

Franchesca Clemente                        Catholic Charities

Madeleine Clinton                             SRC, Inc.

Chelsea Colon                                   Cooperative Federal

Casey Cone                                       OneGroup NY, Inc.

John D’Eredita                                  Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office

Dan DiMarco                                     National Grid

Donald Drum, Jr.                               Excellus Health Plan

Wells C. Eshleman                            Lockheed Martin

Catherine Fiorello                              O’Brien & Gere

Ethan Gilbert                                     Disciplined Capital Management

Phillip Grome                                    OCM BOCES

Elizabeth Hartman                            CNY Community Foundation

Scott Hopkins                                    Carrier Corporation

Thomas Horth                                   C&S Companies

Diana Jones                                       Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

Kathleen Keough                              SUNY Upstate Medical University

Michael Keys                                    Charter Communications

Sherry King                                       Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Michael Kite                                     Advance Media New York

Marlene Klock                                   Onondaga County

Daniel Knapp                                    POMCO/UMR

Clara LaPrease                                  Saab Defense and Security USA

Sean Lawless                                     174th Attack Wing

Adam Legg                                        The Hayner Hoyt Corporation

Alice Maggiore                                  Downtown Committee of Syracuse

Liza Magley                                      Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Lorraine McGee                                Key Private Bank

Elisabetta Metot                                CenterState CEO

Mackenzie Naum                              BlueRock Energy

Tatiana Parker                                   United Way of Central New York

Deborah L. Plochocki                        SRC, Inc.

Ramona Rabeler                                City of Syracuse

Charles Rivers                                   PEACE, Inc.

Todd M. Robertson                           AXA US

Daniel Ryan                                      Onondaga Community College

Jeffrey Ryan                                      Welch Allyn

Andrew Sabbaghzadeh                     The Salvation Army

Whitney Kummerow Schmidt          Hancock Estabrook

Richard Shaler                                   VIP Structures

Stephanie Smith                                Chemtrade

Michael Sylvester                              Dairy Farmers of America

Kristin Thompson                              American Heart Association

Kara E. Welch                                   SUNY Upstate Medical University

Mary Riposo White                           Women’s Opportunity Center

Jessica Willey                                    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

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