Staff Directory

Centerstate CEO

115 W. Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315.470.1800
Fax: 315.471.8545

Robert Simpson
President & Chief Executive Officer

Business & Economic Development

Andrew Fish
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Kevin Schwab
Senior Aviation Industry Advisor
Sharon Abert
Director of Member Services
Shannon Fults
Strategic Programs & Events Coordinator
Lisa Metot
Director of Events & Programs
Katie Toomey
Executive Director, Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Beth Savicki
Advertising & Sponsorship Manager
Sara Broadwell
Community Events & Member Engagement Manager, Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Honora Spillane
Senior Director of Business and Economic Development
Brian Bonura
Director of Member Engagement
Steven King
Export Specialist
Jessica Underwood
Sales Manager
Robin Kennedy, Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Business DevelopmentRobin Kennedy
Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Business Development

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Kara Jones
Director of Communications, The Tech Garden
Traci Geisler
Investment and Contract Manager
Beverly Mack
Operations Manager
Jeannine Rogers
Director of Programs, The Tech Garden
Sarah Hood
Director, Clean Tech Center
Jeff Fuchsberg
Director of GENIUS NY
Dave Dalgety
Facilities Administrator

Economic Inclusion

Dominic Robinson
Vice President of Economic Inclusion; Director, Work Train
Jonathan Link Logan
Director, Northside UP
Meghan Durso
Senior Manager of Industry Partnerships for Work Train
Andrew Obernesser
Director of Community Investment
Jessica DeJohn Barbuto
Manager of Performance
Lauren Chyle
Assistant Director of Economic Inclusion
Calvin Corriders
Manager of Neighborhood-Economic Development
Alissa Tubbs
Strategic Operations Manager
Laiza Semidey
Syracuse Surge Workforce Manager
Erik Jankowski
Economic Inclusion Small Business Manager
Marcus Webb
Economic Inclusion Fellow
Aimee Durfee
Director of Workforce Innovation
Robin Kennedy, Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Economic InclusionRobin Kennedy
Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Economic Inclusion

Racial Equity & Social Impact

Juhanna Rogers, Ph.D
Vice President of Racial Equity & Social Impact

Research, Policy & Planning

David Mankiewicz
SVP, Research, Policy & Planning
Kevin Schwab
Vice President of Government Relations
Jared Shepard
Research and Policy Analyst
Kristine Sherlock
Administrative Assistant


Strategy & Development

Benjamin Sio
Chief of Staff
Kelly Fumarola
Director of Development
Lisa Sculley
Executive Assistant to the President & Chief Executive Officer

Operations, Compliance & Governance

Lori Dietz, P.E.
Vice President of Operations & Compliance


Christa Glazier
Vice President of Communications & Marketing
Cindy Gambell
Communications Manager
Elle Hanna
Senior Director of Communications & Media Relations
Justin Miller
Digital Communications Manager
Laurie Reed
Director of Marketing


Amy Lawler
Senior Vice President, Finance
Tammy Connors
Laura Quercia

Human Resources

Monifa A. Wilcox
Vice President of Human Resources

Administrative Support

Shelly Polge

Organizational Partners


Steven King
Executive Director, CNY International Business Alliance

Downtown Committee

Merike Treier
Executive Director
Tom Campanie
Director of Security
Heather Schroeder
Director of Economic Development
Charles McFadden
Director of Operations
Laurie Reed
Director of Marketing
Kristine Sherlock
Assistant to the Executive Director
Alice Maggiore
Director of Communications
Anthony Pham
Marketing and Promotions Assistant
David Kneer
Operations Staff
Kevin Stanard
Operations Staff

Electronics Park

Lori Dietz, P.E.
Executive Director for Electronics Park, LLC
Dennis Lightfoot
Site Manager
Carmen Canino III
Operations Crew


Ken Stewart
President & CEO
Tony Basile
Chief Operations Officer

Upstate Minority Economic Alliance

Me'Shae Rolling
Executive Director

Visit Syracuse

Danny Liedka
President & Chief Executive Officer
Carol Eaton
Senior Vice President
Jeff Mickle
Senior Sales Manager
Greg Snell
Sales Team Leader
Chad Welch
Senior Sales Manager
Elizabeth Judge
Senior Marketing Manager
Melinda Young
Senior Support Manager
Mary Kate Harrigan
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Eric Vinal
Vice President of Film, TV and Entertainment
Maggy Stewart
Marketing Technology Manager