Ballston Spa Bancorp, Inc., parent company of Ballston Spa National Bank, announced that Richard P. Sleasman has been appointed the new chair of the company’s board of directors.
Sleasman joined the board in 2016 and was elected to the position of vice chair in October of 2022. He succeeds Robert E. Van Vranken Esq., who served as chair for nearly 19 years prior.
Sleasman is the managing director of CBRE-Albany as well as the president of the newly formed CBRE-Upstate NY with offices in Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo. He brings more than 35 years of leadership experience in commercial real estate brokerage and property management services to his new role as board chair.
Active in the community, Sleasman also serves as chair of the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors’ national foundation and as past chair of the board for both the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce and the Eastern New York Red Cross.
He graduated from Siena College with a bachelor of science in marketing and management and remains active with the college in several capacities.
Brookhaven Golf Course head PGA professional Anthony Therrien has received an award from the Northeastern New York PGA.
The Roland Stafford Award is presented to a PGA professional who exemplifies the qualities in honor of the true traditions of the game of golf such as integrity, honesty, and sportsmanship, according to Northeastern New York PGA.
Brookhaven Golf Course is a municipal golf course owned and operated by the town of Greenfield. It will be presented at a NENY PGA special awards banquet in November.
Therrien joined Brookhaven in 2019. The course has grown significantly in recent years and is well known for its historic connection to LPGA golfing champion and television broadcaster Dottie Pepper, who started learning the game of golf at Brookhaven as a youth.
Therrien runs PGA Junior League, “Learn to Golf” sessions, private lessons, and a robust weekly league and summer tournament schedule.
Franklin Community Center has added two new members to its board of directors.
Joining the board for her first three-year term is local Saratoga resident Johanna Friedman.
Born and raised in Cherry Hill, N.J., Johanna moved to Saratoga Springs in 1994. She has spent that last 20 years with the Saratoga Springs City School District and is currently an assistant principal at the high school.
Returning to the board after a three-year hiatus is Karen D’Andrea.
She is newly elected to complete a three-year term. She is an attorney in private practice in Saratoga Springs and has served on many not-for-profit boards over the last 20 years and is a graduate of Leadership Saratoga.
She served on the center’s board from 2006-2020 where she then left the board after term limits were adopted as part of her work with board’s governance committee.
The Executive Committee for the 2023-2024 year will consist of Zachary Manz as president, Heather Straughter as vice president, Jeff Goliber as treasurer and Jason Lynch as secretary.
Empire State University announced that Kathleen Roberts accepted the assistant vice president for human resources position based in Saratoga Springs.
Roberts will be responsible for the strategic and collaborative leadership of the Department of Human Resources, including recruitment, employment, compensation, benefits, employee labor relations, policy implementation, staff training and development. She will develop and direct the strategic planning and long-range goals for the Office of Human Resources and will contribute to the institution’s organizational strategic planning goals.
Roberts will lead with integrity and embrace a culture that promotes the highest level of professional and ethical standards, in addition to partnering with the chief diversity officer to foster a climate of diversity, inclusiveness, and respect.
She currently works as a lead consultant for change and justice where she delivers intercultural education and advises equity consultant groups on frameworks and assessments for cultural change.
Roberts holds a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law and a Ph.D. in leadership and change from Antioch University.
StoredTech in Queensbury has made three changes to its management team.
Tom Caramella was promoted to vice president of finance and Katie Roeder was promoted to vice president of operations.
StoredTech also appointed Kimberly Frustere to vice president of sales.
Caramella joined StoredTech in December 2022 as finance manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for the entire accounting department consisting of five team members. He will help continue driving StoredTech’s growth while maximizing profits.
Beginning as vice president of finance in June 2021, Roeder played a role in beginning to automate financial and reporting systems and assisted in measures that helped drive overall growth by 19 percent while increasing the bottom line by 86 percent in 2022.
She will play a crucial role in standardizing policies and procedures across the entire organization. She will help ensure the development and implementation of efficient and cost-effective processes, both internal and external.
Frustere will lead and oversee sales teams in the company’s corporate headquarters in Queensbury and offices in Raleigh, N.C.
Before joining StoredTech, Frustere was vice president of sales for iHeartMedia in Latham. She brings over 30 years of experience building and leading successful sales teams that delivered revenue growth by fostering a culture of accountability, commitment, a focus on customer satisfaction, and shared success. She managed and oversaw all advertising sales activities and lead a sales team for iHeartMedia’s Albany market.
She also spent nine years as general sales manager at Media One Group in Jefferson, Ohio. She held various executive management positions during her 15-year career working in the newspaper industry, including nine years as director of advertising at The Saratogian in Saratoga Springs.
cb20 Inc., Saratoga Springs, announced that Matthew Authier has joined the organization as the MSP sales executive.
He will be the front-line client interface of the company, and will be responsible for managed services business development.
After graduating from Merrimack College, Authier completed his MBA from Norwich University with a concentration in organizational behavior.
Authier has been active in the technology solutions channel for four years, previously managed sales operations centers in the LP industry throughout the northeast, and a successful seal business owner.