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Syracuse Builders Exchange names 2022-2023 officers

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Syracuse Builders Exchange (SBE) recently announced that its board of directors approved officers for 2022-2023.

The following officers will each serve a two-year term, effective Jan. 10, 2022:

President: Lisa Brownson — president of Safety Source Consultants, Ltd. in Cicero. The firm provides construction-industry employers with professional education and safety-training consulting services.

First Vice President: Karen Bellows — president of Bellows Construction Specialties, LLC, a full-service general-contracting firm located in Syracuse.

Second Vice President: Eli Smith — president of E. Smith Contractors, LLC, which is a full-service construction company specializing in general contracting and construction-management services. E. Smith Contractors is located in Syracuse.

Secretary: Steve Perry — president of Airside Technology Corp., located in DeWitt. Airside Technology is a full-service HVAC contractor specializing in commercial and industrial HVAC service and maintenance, and sheet-metal contracting.

Treasurer: David Bowles — a certified public accountant and former partner of Syracuse Builders Exchange member firm Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC, based in Syracuse.

Additionally, Earl R. Hall, executive director of the Syracuse Builders Exchange, also serves as a board officer. Hired in 1992, Hall has been executive director since 2006, and will be celebrating his 30th anniversary working for SBE. 

“The new class of officers brings significant industry-related experience and expertise and will greatly help in evaluating initiatives or making governance decisions that are in the best interest of the membership and the regional construction industry,” Hall said in a statement. 

The Syracuse Builders Exchange is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade association, serving the construction industry throughout Central New York’s 16-county region. It is the largest construction-industry association in New York, and the nation’s oldest builders’ exchange.

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