Leadership Saratoga, a program of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, announces its 13th class of participants.
The group held its opening retreat on Sept. 18-19 at Minnowbrook Conference Center in Blue Mountain Lake. The program selects up to 24 people each year to participate in an intensive nine-month training program designed to teach skills for stronger leadership, group dynamics and issues facing Saratoga County and area nonprofit organizations.
After completion of the program participants are expected to volunteer as leaders in their communities within Saratoga County.
Members of the Class of 2017 are: Walt Adams of AIM Services Inc., Brandee Armer of Bonacio Construction, Keri Ashline of Embassy Suites Saratoga Springs, Leigh Berenis of Saratoga Children's Theater, Angela Charlap of Saratoga Bridges, Christine Conto of HAPPY Software Inc., JT Cox of Retirement Planning Group, Dave Cumming of Morgan Stanley, Stephen Cutting-Miller of Continuum Wealth Advisors, LLC.
Neil Edmonds of Ascent Wealth Partners, Ryan Faville of Stewart's Shops, Lisette Garrison of Fingerpaint Marketing Inc., Justin Grassi of Miller, Mannix, Schachner & Hafner LLC, Alison Halpin and Andrei Krasnokutski, of Ballston Spa National Bank, Sybil Newell of Transitional Services Association, Jessica Niles of Janney Montgomery Scott, Amy Potter of Stewart's Shops, Sean Rigney of Name Bubbles LLC, Sue Rogan of Adirondack Trust Insurance, Tony Ryan of DeCrescente Distributing Co. Inc., Wayne Samascott of Malta Development Co. Inc., Michelle Smallwood of CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services and Dave Womer of Adirondack Cabling and Security.
In addition to the various sessions they will attend, participants will also work on group projects to benefit four area nonprofit groups. Those include Grant Cottage, Recovery Advocacy in Saratoga (RAIS), Saratoga Regional YMCA, and Wellspring.
The Leadership Saratoga program has been in existence since 1985 and has an alumni association of more than 550 graduates. Those interested in learning more about the program can visit www.LeadershipSaratoga.org or contact program director Kathleen Fyfe. Applications for the next class will be available in April 2017.