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
Vice President of Member and Community Engagement; 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
Demitrius McNeil
Director of Business and Economic Development
Steven King
Export Specialist
Kelly McClain
Membership Manager
Jessica Cantu
Sales Manager

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Rick Clonan
Vice President, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Kara Jones
Content and Marketing Manager
Traci Geisler
Investment and Contract Manager
Beverly Mack
Administrative Specialist
Jon Parry
Director of GENIUS NY
Caitlin Moriarty
Director of Membership
Jeannine Rogers
Program Manager
Sarah Davis
Program Coordinator, GENIUS NY
Mia Tomasello
Events Administrator
Jeff Fuchsberg
Entrepreneur in Resident

Economic Inclusion

Dominic Robinson
Vice President of Economic Inclusion; Director, Work Train
Jonathan Link Logan
Director, Northside UP
Kira Crawford
Director of Up Start
Andrew Obernesser
Director of Community Investment
Karen Kaplan
Director of Work Train
Juhanna Rogers, Ph. D.
Director of Community Engagement & Empowerment
Anthony Colella
Manager of the Manufacturing & Construction division of Work Train
Jessica DeJohn Barbuto
Manager of Performance
Lauren Chyle
Manager of Collaboration & Communications
Carole Bildstein
Career Coach
Calvin Corriders
Manager of Neighborhood-Economic Development
Alissa Tubbs
Strategic Operations Manager
Laiza Semidey
Health Care Programming Manager

Research, Policy & Planning

David Mankiewicz
SVP, Research, Policy & Planning
Jared Shepard
Research and Policy Analyst


Office of the President and Special Initiatives

Benjamin Sio
Chief of Staff
Lisa Sculley
Executive Assistant to the President & Chief Executive Officer

Strategy, Sustainability and Development

Lori Dietz, P.E.
Vice President of Operations & Compliance
Robin Kennedy
Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer 


Christa Glazier
Vice President of Communications & Marketing
Cindy Gambell
Communications Manager
Elle Hanna
Director of Communications & Media Relations
Najee Rahman
Digital Communications Manager
Laurie Reed
Director of Marketing


Amy Lawler
Senior Vice President, Finance
Laura Quercia
Tammy Ray
Accounts Payable
Danielle Simiele

Talent & Human Resources

Nancy Premo
Vice President, Human Resources
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
Bethany Holbrook
Marketing and Events Coordinator
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
Jake Schrader
Parking Staff

Electronics Park

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


Michael Hertzendorf
Interim President & CEO

Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce

Katie Toomey
Executive Director
Sara Broadwell
Member Engagement Coordinator


Shannon Fults
Strategic Programs & Events Coordinator

Upstate Minority Economic Alliance

Me'Shae Rolling
Interim Executive Director

Visit Syracuse

Danny Liedka
President & Chief Executive Officer
Christie Bravos
Convention Services Director
Carol Eaton
Vice President of Marketing
Jeff Mickle
Sports Development Director
Greg Snell
Convention Sales Director
Chad Welch
Convention Sales Manager
Elizabeth Judge
Marketing Project 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