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
Susan LaVallee
Senior Vice President, AXA
Vice Chair
Orrin MacMurray
Chairman Emeritus
David Schneckenburger
President, Thompson & Johnson Equipment Co., Inc.
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.

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

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

James Breuer, Ex-officio
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

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

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

Luke Esposito
Vice President, RF Esposito, Inc.

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.

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

Andreas Frank
President, Welch Allyn

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

Mark Hall
President & CEO, Syracuse Community Health Center

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 

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, Ph.D.
President, Le Moyne College

Laurie Liechty, CPC
President, CPS Recruitment, Inc. 

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.

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

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

Deborah Stanley
President, SUNY Oswego

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.