Leadership Mohawk Valley to host ceremony


MARCY — Leadership Mohawk Valley’s 26th annual graduation will take place at noon on Wednesday in the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Wildcat Field House. 

Leadership Mohawk Valley is a 10-month professional development program that builds community leadership, civic responsibility and community trusteeship.

In addition, class members are placed into small teams to work on community projects throughout the program. Also Wednesday, teams from the class will conduct their project presentations from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Kunsela Hall Auditorium. The project presentations are free and open to the public.

For more information, or to RSVP for the graduation luncheon, visit www.leadershipmohawkvalley.net.

The following are the 2015-2016 graduates and the companies they represent: Israel Acosta, M&T Bank; Adrianne M. Arnone, Utica College; Pietra Baio, Oneida County Board of Legislators; Tracy S. Checksfield, Griffiss Institute; Jacob A. DiBari, self-employed consultant; Gina L. Dier, Coventya; Anthony Dirig, NBT Bank; Mark Dudek, The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter; Jamie Elderbroom, Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy; Brant W. Ford, Ford English Financial Group; Jessica French, Herkimer Area Resource Center; Nancy Gaston, Workforce Investment Board; Michael T. Geer, Eastern Air Defense Sector; James J. Genovese II, Oneida County Executive’s Office; Paul F. Gilgallon, Air Force Research Laboratory; Kim A. Hoffman, Mohawk Valley Water Authority; Wendy Iamele, Kids Oneida; Bernard O. Jowers, Eastern Air Defense Sector; Heather Kirkland, Northland Communications; Lanae Klingensmith, First Niagara Bank; Kara A. Ladd, Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy; Chris Lambe, Kids Oneida; Tiffany Martin, Ava Dorfman Center of Rome; Elizabeth A. Nadeau, Rome Memorial Hospital; John M. Reale Jr., SUNY Polytechnic Institute; Brenda L. Rogowski, First Source Federal Credit Union; Michael S. Ryan, Preferred Mutual Insurance Co.; Shannon M. Secor, Assured Information Security; Sommer Simonds, Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Richelle Singer, Child Care Council of Cornell Cooperative Extension; Christina M. Spagnuolo, Workforce Investment Board; Mary J. Taverne-Sykes, Mohawk Valley Community College; Donald Telesca Jr., Air Force Research Laboratory; Michele M. Trinkaus, Herkimer BOCES-Pathway Academy; Daniel M. Zimmerman, McDonough Hardwoods.


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