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Leadership Greater Syracuse announces the Class of 2016

DeWITT — Leadership Greater Syracuse (LGS), a nonprofit offering a yearlong civic-engagement training program, has announced its class of 2016.

“Participants in the Class of 2016 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 a news release.

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


“LGS has a 25-year track record in inspiring people to make a difference in the community where we live and work,” Brunet contended.


The LGS Class of 2016 includes:

Mary Adomaitis                   Bristol-Myers Squibb

Lisa Alexander                    SUNY Upstate Medical University

Ruthnie Angrand                 Hueber-Breuer Construction Co., Inc.

Aida Byrne                           VNA Homecare

Martin Byrne                         M&T Insurance Agency

Jonathan Catlin                   Morgan Stanley

Ian Coolican                         Lockheed Martin

Carrie Dickinson                  Bristol-Myers Squibb

Andrew Eastham                 The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.

Gail Eberl                             O’Brien & Gere

Shirley Evans                       Excellus Health Plan

Bradley Fetes                       Prevention Network

Sandra Fiermonti                 Lockheed Martin

Jody Frawley                       Syracuse Media Group

Erin Fuller                            Empower Federal Credit Union

Sara Garvey                         Time Warner Cable

Jennifer Gerni                      Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Alexander Gerson               AmeriCU Credit Union

Aubrey Hait                           AXA

Katherine Hatch                  SRC, Inc.

Pamela Holden                    SRC, Inc.

Lynn Hy                                Food Bank of Central New York

Michael LaMontagne          C&S Companies

Eric Larison                         Solvay Union Free School District

Chol-Awan Majok               City of Syracuse

Daniel Malay                       SUNY Upstate Medical University

Gina McMahon                    SUNY Upstate Medical University

Melissa Menon                     On Point for College, Inc.

Katie Mondrick                   Loretto

David Negro                        Lockheed Martin

Robert O’Hare                     AXA Equitable

Richard Peirson                   174th Attack Wing

Lisa Phelan                          SUNY Upstate Medical University

Ryan Pleskach                     Booz Allen Hamilton

Vincent Raymond               VIP Structures

Kenneth Reed                      ACR Health

John Rey                              Empower FCU

Joselyn Sagisi                       Lockheed Martin

Aaron Santangelo                Northland Communications

Robyn Smith                        CNY Community Foundation

Sara Smith                           First Niagara Bank, N.A.

David Spiegel                      Brown & Brown Empire State

Louis Steigerwald IV          Cathedral Candle Co.

Matthew Tobia                    Dairy Farmers of America

Lisa Weaver                         Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Matthew Werbeck               Riccelli Enterprises, Inc.

Sylvia Zibuck                       Lockheed Martin


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