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:
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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