Founding Members / Board of Directors

Executive Officers

Chairman of the Board

Yono Purnomo – Founding Director
Yono’s / dp an American Brasserie


Vice Chairman

Robert J. McNamara
Robert J. McNamara Financial Consultants



Marcus Q. Pryor
Pryor Associates


Vice President

Neerav Patel
IBM Watson Health



Brian Murphy
Director of Operations | Renaissance Albany Hotel



Marie Zimmerman
Partner, KPMG


Margaret Carciobolo
Event Designer, Culinary Crafter, CEO | Nicole’s

Susan Cleary

Melissa Currado
Director of Corporate Affairs | NYCON

Paul Fahey
Vice President of Strategy & Communications | Overit

Katie Hohman
Partner | Sheridan Hohman Associates

Kristen Holler
Executive Director | Albany Barn & Electric City Barn

Nadine Lewis
Food & Beverage Director | The Edison Club

Marna Redding
Vice President, Member Services | Capital Region Chamber

Jonathan Scherzer
Director of Marketing | CDTA


Honorary Director

Mayor Kathy Sheehan


Honorary Founding Directors

Hon. Gerald D. Jennings
Joe Culver
Mary Jean Knowles
Dominick Purnomo
Donna Purnomo
Jeffrey S. Michaelson
Gary D. Smith
Garrick Smith
M.H.A Thibeault

In Memoriam

Karen Smith-Sfara — Honorary Founding Director

In Memoriam

Karen Smith-Sfara — Honorary Founding Director

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