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United Way of CNY board elects Ingram chair

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Also names other officers and nine new board members 

Evelyn Ingram

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Evelyn Ingram, director of community engagement at Wegmans Food Markets, was recently elected chairperson of the board of directors of United Way of Central New York. She had served as board vice chair for the last two years.

Kerry Tarolli, a partner at King + King Architects, has been elected the new vice chair of the board, according to a United Way of CNY news release.

Stephanie A. Crockett, president and COO of Mower, had been board chair and will remain an officer, as immediate past chair.

The other two board officers for United Way of CNY are treasurer: Martha Winslow, director of government accounting & compliance at Saab, Inc.; and secretary: James D. Freyer, Jr., CEO of Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc.

The United Way of Central New York also announced the election of the following eight new board members: Bj Adigun, director of safety net community partnerships & market engagement at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield; Katherine Beissner, dean, College of Health Professions at Upstate Medical University; Andrew Derrenbacker, senior portfolio manager & financial advisor at J.W. Burns & Co. Investment Counsel; Jennifer Ingerson, VP of housing at Loretto; Joseph Serbun, president of retail banking at Community Bank, N.A.; Jeremy Thurston, president of Hayner Hoyt; Kristin Walker, program manager at Lockheed Martin; and Keri Sweet Zavaglia, senior VP & U.S. general counsel at National Grid. The board also added an honorary board member — Karinda Shanes, executive director at Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection 

The board members serve a three-year term, while officers are approved annually, per the release.      

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