Board and Advisors

Board of Directors


Rick Ruby, Sr., Chair
CEO, Ruby and Quiri

Christopher J. Simon, Vice Chair
Executive Vice President, Business Development for Rockcliff Energy LLC

Marty Newell, Treasurer
COO, Center for Rural Strategies

Barbara Lee, Secretary
Attorney at Law PLLC


William Crankshaw
Superintendent, Greater Johnstown School District

Siuli GoGwilt
Former Executive Assistant, Artistic Administration, Metropolitan Opera

Marc Gross
Attorney at Law PLLC

Lisa Hanger
Strategy and Change Management Consultant

Kim Hart
Vice President of Fultonville Machine and Tool Co.

Jeannie Im
Administrative Coordinator, Neuberger Berman

Dan MacIvor
Owner, Power Growth Strategies, Inc.

Mary Peck
Gloversville Public School Teacher

Nancy Purcell
Retired Director of Business Administration, architecture+

Steve Smith
CEO, L.L. Bean

Bruce Veghte
CFO Emeritus, Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Advisory Council

Julia Butler

Lorraine Carlson

John DonVito

Bill Fielding

Sam Fielding

Michaela Halpern

Todd Kubica

Eric Manning

Kathy Manning

Genia Meinhold

John Shea

Linda F. Smith

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