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.


Melanie Littlejohn
Vice President - New York Jurisdiction, National Grid
Robert Simpson
President & Chief Executive Officer
First Vice Chair
Evelyn Ingram
Director of Media and Community Relations, Wegmans Food & Pharmacy
Vice Chair
Thomas Schneider
President & Chief Executive Officer, Pathfinder Bank
David Schneckenburger
President, Thompson & Johnson Equipment Co., Inc.
Susan Crossett
Chief Executive Officer, CPS Recruitment


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.

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

Laurence Bousquet
Manager, Bousquet Holstein PLLC

Kimberly Boynton
CEO, Crouse Health

Vicki Brackens
President and Financial Planner, Brackens Financial Solutions Network

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

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

David Capriotti
Managing Partner - Syracuse Office, Harris Beach

Peter Carmen
Chief Operating Officer, Oneida Nation Enterprises, LLC

Stephen Case
Founder and Partner, Acropolis Realty Group

Somak Chattopadhyay
General Fund Manager, Armory Square Ventures

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

Kristen Clark
Managing Partner, The Bonadio Group

Calvin Corriders
Board Chair, Upstate Minority Economic Alliance

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

Jeff Cruse
Plant Manager, Novelis

Frank Curci
President & CEO, TOPS Markets, LLC

John Currier
President, Currier Plastics, Inc.

Noel Dempsey
Area Vice President, CNY Operations, Spectrum

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

Luke Esposito
Vice President, RF Esposito, Inc.

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

Anthony Fiorito, Ex-officio
President, Partnership Properties, Inc.

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

Stephen Fournier
President-Central New York, KeyBank, N.A.

James Fox, P.E.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, OBG

Andreas Frank
Senior Vice President, President, Front Line Care, Hillrom

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

Jonathan Gibralter
President, Wells College

Charles Green
President & CEO, AIS

Kevin Hair
President, SRC, Inc.

Mark Hall
President & CEO, Syracuse Community Health Center

J. Michael Haynie
Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation
Syracuse University

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

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

Adrienne Johnson
Managing Director, Chief Transformation Officer, Equitable

Catherine Johnson
Chief Executive Officer, COR Development Company, LLC

Tim Kennedy
Regional President, Advance Local 

Nancy Kern Eaton
President, United Way of Central New York

Jeff Knauss
Co-Founder, Digital Hyve


Henry Kuykendall
Vice President - New York, Delta Air Lines

Linda LeMura
President, Le Moyne College

Vinny Lobdell, Jr.
President, HealthWay Home Products

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

Orrin "Mac" MacMurray
Chairman Emeritus, C&S Companies

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

Shannon Reedy
Vice President of Account Management, Terakeet

Michael Reilly
Managing Partner, Dannible & McKee, LLP

Marijean Remington
President & CEO, Atlantic Testing Laboratories

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

Anne Ruffer
Managing Partner, Mackenzie Hughes, LLP

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

Erik Smith
Vice President & General Manager, Sensor Systems, Saab, Inc.

Robert Smith
Vice President and General Manager, Radar and Sensor Systems, Lockheed Martin

Mark Southwick
Plant Manager, Huhtamaki, Inc.

Deborah Stanley
President, SUNY Oswego

Jay Subedi
CEO, TruCare Connections, Inc.

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

John Wakefield
President & CEO, Empower Federal Credit Union

Oliver Wyrsch
President, INFICON, Inc.