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
VP, Air Service Development
Sharon Abert
Director of Member Services
Shannon Fults
Strategic Programs & Events Coordinator
Lisa Metot
Director of Events & Programs
Beth Savicki
Advertising & Sponsorship Manager
Honora Spillane
Senior Director of Business and Economic Development
Brian Bonura
Director of Member Engagement
Steven King
Export Specialist
Kelly McClain
Membership Manager
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
Administrative Specialist
Caitlin Moriarty
Director of Operations, The Tech Garden
Jeannine Rogers
Director of Programs, The Tech Garden
Sarah Hood
Director, Clean Tech Center
Mia Tomasello
Events Administrator
Jeff Fuchsberg
Director of GENIUS NY
Joe Romano
Entrepreneur in Residence/Resource Manager
Dave Dalgety
Facilities Administrator

Economic Inclusion

Dominic Robinson
Vice President of Economic Inclusion; Director, Work Train
Jonathan Link Logan
Director, Northside UP
Kira Crawford
Innovation & Design Specialist
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
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 and Social Impact Team

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


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
Laurie Reed
Director of Marketing


Amy Lawler
Senior Vice President, Finance
Laura Quercia

Administrative Support

Shelly Polge
Kim Joyce

Organizational Partners

Business Solutions of NY 

Erik Jankowski
Sales & Marketing Specialist


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
Jordan Young
Economic Development 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


Tony Basile
Chief Operations Officer

Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce

Katie Toomey
Executive Director
Sara Broadwell
Community Events & Member Engagement Manager


Shannon Fults
Strategic Programs & Events Coordinator

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