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
Honora Spillane
Senior Director of Business and Economic Development
Kevin Schwab
Senior Aviation Industry Advisor
Lisa Metot
Director of Events & Programs
Katie Toomey
Executive Director, Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce; Director of Investor Relations
Sara Broadwell
Events and Membership Manager, Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Beth Savicki
Advertising & Sponsorship Manager
Jessica Underwood
Digital Platform Manager
Zeruiah Jones
Membership Manager
Andrew Jordan
Membership Manager
Shannon Fults
Economic Development Specialist
Brenna Sherman
Membership & Operations Coordinator, Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
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

Jeff Fuchsberg
Vice President of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Sarah Hood
Senior Director of Operations, The Tech Garden
Kara Jones
Director of GENIUS NY
Traci Geisler
Investment and Contract Manager
Beverly Mack
Operations Manager
Dave Dalgety
Facilities Administrator

Economic Inclusion

Dominic Robinson
Vice President of Economic Inclusion; Director, Work Train
Andrew Obernesser
Director of Community Investment
Aimee Durfee
Director of Workforce Innovation
Jonathan Link Logan
Director, Northside UP
Lauren Chyle
Assistant Director of Economic Inclusion
Meghan Durso
Senior Manager of Industry Partnerships for Work Train
Calvin Corriders
Manager of Neighborhood Economic Development
Jessica DeJohn Barbuto
Manager of Performance
Alissa Tubbs
Strategic Operations Manager
Erik Jankowski
Economic Inclusion Small Business Manager
Laiza Semidey
Syracuse Surge Workforce Manager
Ebony Farrow
Pathways to Apprenticeship Program Manager
La’Tonia Mertica Sheppard Walker
Syracuse Surge Communications Manager
Cainaan S. Webb
Syracuse Surge Career Navigator
Marcus Webb
Economic Inclusion Fellow
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
Lizette Lewis, MRP
Racial Equity & Social Impact Coordinator

Research, Policy & Planning

David Mankiewicz
Senior Vice President, Research, Policy & Planning
Kevin Schwab
Vice President of Government Relations
Kiel Kinkade
Research 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
Elle Hanna
Senior Director of Communications & Media Relations
Laurie Reed
Director of Marketing
Cindy Gambell
Communications Manager
Justin Miller
Digital Communications Manager


Amy Lawler
Senior Vice President, Finance
Tammy Connors
Laura Quercia

Human Resources

Monifa A. Wilcox
Vice President of Human Resources

Administrative Support

Shelly Polge
Ellen Kirsch

Organizational Partners


Downtown Committee

Merike Treier
Executive Director
Charles McFadden
Director of Operations
Heather Schroeder
Director of Economic Development
Alice Maggiore
Director of Communications
Laurie Reed
Director of Marketing
Tom Campanie
Director of Security
Conor Rockhill
Economic Development Coordinator
Anthony Pham
Marketing and Promotions Assistant
Kristine Sherlock
Assistant to the Executive Director
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 Brooks-Rolling
Executive Director
Essence Britt
Membership Services Specialist / Administrative Assistant

Visit Syracuse

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