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

 

President

Marcus Q. Pryor
Pryor Associates

 

Vice President

Neerav Patel
IBM Watson Health

 

Secretary

Brian Murphy
Director of Operations | Renaissance Albany Hotel

 

Treasurer

Marie Zimmerman
Partner, KPMG

Directors

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

Nadine Lewis
Director of Operations | Retro Fitness of Albany

Marna Redding
Director of Foundation Relations | Albany Law School

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
Todd Reichelt
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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