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


Susan Cleary

Jeffrey S. Michaelson – Founding Director
General Manager | Courtyard Schenectady

Brian Molino – Corporate Chef
Prime Business Dining | Mazzone Hospitality

Francesca Pardi
Community Manager | Bull Moose Club

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

Katie Hohman
Partner | Sheridan Hohman Associates


Honorary Director

Mayor Kathy Sheehan


Honorary Founding Directors

Hon. Gerald D. Jennings
Joe Culver
Mary Jean Knowles
Dominick Purnomo
Donna Purnomo
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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