Board of Directors

The CenterState CEO Board of Directors is drawn from the community and business leaders who make up the organization’s membership. We are actively recruiting new directors,  representing a diversity of perspectives, to serve on the board and governance-related sub-committees. Please contact Ben Sio for more information.


James Fox, P.E.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, O'Brien & Gere
Robert Simpson
President & Chief Executive Officer
First Vice Chair
Melanie Littlejohn
Regional Executive Director - Upstate New York, National Grid
Vice Chair
Susan LaVallee
Senior Vice President, AXA
Vice Chair
Orrin MacMurray
Chairman, The C&S Companies
Evelyn Ingram
Director of Community Relations, Wegmans
Stephen Fournier
District President, KeyBank, N.A.


Nathan Andrews
President, Morse Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Aminy Audi
CEO, L. & J.G. Stickley, Inc.

Carl Austin, Jr.
Managing Partner, Bowers & Company CPAs

Tony Baird
President, Tony Baird Electronics, Inc.

Peter Belyea
President, CXtec

Kevin Bernstein
Member & Chair, Managment Committee
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Laurence Bousquet
Manager, Bousquet Holstein PLLC

Kimberly Boynton
CEO, Crouse Health

Vicki Brackens
President and Financial Planner, Brackens Financial Solutions Network

James Breuer
President, Hueber-Breuer Construction Co., Inc.

Me'Shae Brooks-Rolling
President, Upstate Minority Economic Alliance

Eileen Brophy
President, Brophy Services, Inc.

Michael Brunner
Senior VP, Market President-CNY, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Eric Campbell
Chief Financial Officer, Oswego Health

Somak Chattopadhyay
General Fund Manager, Armory Square Ventures

John Clark
President, Cushman & Wakefield/Pyramid Brokerage Company, Inc.

Gail Cowley
Executive Vice President, Cowley Associates

Casey Crabill, Ed.D.
President, Onondaga Community College

Stephanie Crockett
Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Eric Mower + Associates

Susan Crossett
Corporate Strategy and Public Affairs Advisor, Harris Beach PLLC

MacLaren Cummings
CEO, Terakeet

Frank Curci
President & CEO, TOPS Markets, LLC

Noel Dempsey
Area Vice President, CNY Operations, Charter Communications

Nicholas Dereszynski
President, Brown & Brown Empire State

Mantosh Dewan, MD
Interim President, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Christopher Dugan
President, Knowles Precision Devices

Peter Dunn
President & CEO, Central New York Community Foundation

Michael P. Falcone
Chairman & CEO, Pioneer Companies, A CP Realty Company

Thomas Fiscoe
Managing Partner, Dannible & McKee, LLP

Carol Fletcher
President, C.R. Fletcher Associates, Inc.

Michael Furlong
General Manager, Syracuse Manufacturing Operations, Global Product Development and Supply, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Jonathan Gibralter
President, Wells College

Janie Goddard
President, JADAK LLC

Stephen Helmer
Managing Partner, Mackenzie Hughes, LLP

David Heymann
President, Greater Syracuse Hospitality & Tourism Association

Madelyn Hornstein
Chief Executive Officer, Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC

John Huhtala
Executive Director and Market Executive, CNY Middle Market, Commercial Banking, Chase

Catherine Johnson
Chief Executive Officer, COR Development Company, LLC

Tim Kennedy
Regional President, Advance Local 

Jeff Knauss
Co-Founder, Digital Hyve


Henry Kuykendall
Vice President - New York, Delta Air Lines

Gregory Larioni 
Vice President & Syracuse Site General Manager, Lockheed Martin

Linda LeMura, Ph.D.
President, Le Moyne College

Laurie Liechty, CPC
President, Contemporary Personnel Staffing

Vinny Lobdell, Jr.
President, HealthWay Home Products

Leslie Paul Luke
President & CEO, St. Joseph's Health

Patrick Mannion
Vice Chairman, Columbian Financial Group

J. Kemper Matt
President, Dupli Envelope and Graphics Corporation

James McCarthy
President, Northland Communications

Anne Messenger
Executive Coach & Facilitator

Timothy Murphy
Managing Partner, Hancock & Estabrook

Allen Naples
President - Central New York Region, M&T Bank

Michael Nash
Principal, KS&R

David Nutting
Chairman & CEO, VIP Structures, Inc.

Margaret O'Connell
Executive Director, Allyn Family Foundation

Tim Penix
Vice President, SUNY Syracuse Educational Center

Douglas Pinckney
President, Pinckney Hugo Group

James Reed
Executive Vice President, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield

Mary Kate Rolf
President & CEO, Nascentia Health, Inc.

David Schneckenburger
President, Thompson & Johnson Equipment Co., Inc.

Thomas Schneider
President & CEO, Pathfinder Bank

Joseph Scuderi
President, Widewaters Group

John Sharkey III
President, Universal Metal Works

Richard Shirtz
Regional President, NBT Bank

William Simmons
Executive Director, Syracuse Housing Authority

Anne Smith
Principal, Business Development Manager, GHD

Erik Smith
Vice President & General Manager, Sensor Systems, Saab Defense and Security USA

Deborah Stanley
President, SUNY Oswego

Kent Syverud
Chancellor & President, Syracuse University

Jeremy Thurston
President, The Hayner Hoyt Corporation

Piper Titus Kline
Chief Financial Officer, Page Trucking, Inc., Keith Titus Transportation, Page E.T.C., Inc.

Kimberly Townsend
CEO, Loretto

Paul Tremont
President, SRC, Inc.

John Wakefield
President & CEO, Empower Federal Credit Union

Oliver Wyrsch
President, INFICON, Inc.