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

Tom Flynn, Treasurer
Retired Founder & President of Jaeger
& Flynn Assoc., Inc.

Barbara Lee, Secretary
Attorney at Law PLLC


William Crankshaw
Superintendent, Greater Johnstown School District

Don Cropsey
Owner of D. Franklin Construction Services & D. Franklin Glassworks

Marc Gross
Attorney at Law PLLC

Kim Hart
Vice President of Fultonville Machine and Tool Co.

Jeannie Im
Administrative Coordinator, Neuberger Berman

Dan MacIvor
Owner, Power Growth Strategies, Inc.

Marty Newell
COO, Center for Rural Strategies

Mary Peck
NYS Certified Business Teacher & Work-Based Learning Coordinator, Voorheesville Central School District

Nancy Purcell
Retired Director of Business Administration, architecture+

Steve Smith
CEO, L.L. Bean

Bruce Veghte
CFO Emeritus, Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Advisory Council

Genia Meinhold
Liaison to the Board

Bill Ackerbauer

Lorraine Carlson

John DonVito

Bill Fielding

Sam Fielding

Carl Jenner

Kathy Manning

Kathy Merrell

Lois Miller

Chris Rohrs

Clark Saunders

John Shea

Linda F. Smith

Faith Takes

Caroga Arts Collective