Leadership

Board of Directors 2016-17

Fritz Messere
President - Founding dean (retired) of the School of Communication, Media and the Arts at SUNY Oswego (Oswego)

Tom Down  

Vice President - Local home builder in Old Forge

Dave Vogel
Treasurer - Retired investment banker, Citi Bank (Bonita Springs, FL and Old Forge)

Mary Duross
Secretary -  Retired Marketing Director for the United Way of the Greater Utica Area (Utica and Old Forge)

Chris Gaige

Immediate Past President - Owner of Rivett's Marina in Old Forge 

Robert Bischoff 
General Manager of Trenton Technology, Inc. (Utica and Old Forge)

Ellie Cohen
Meyda Tiffany and Lighting (Yorkville and Old Forge)

Elizabeth (Betsi) Dugan  

Retired United Way executive; former trustee of Partners Trust Bank (Utica and Old Forge)

Heather Timm Klein

Heather is an Associate Real Estate Broker with Timm Associates Adirondack Properties in Old Forge.

Mary Murphy  

Recently retired from IBM, Mary is an artist and resides in Barneveld NY.

Charles (Chuck) Porter 
Retired senior director of entertainment and director of merchandising information at Giant Eagle, he serves as a director of the Giant Eagle and Beacon foundations (Pittsburgh and Old Forge)

Donna L. Stoner
Retired Volunteer Director for Upstate Medical University, Chair of the View Volunteer Task Force, and artist.Tim Trainor

Kenneth M. Tompkins  

Regional Director for Empire State Development’s Mohawk Valley Region.  He also serves as the Executive Director of the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council.

Tim Trainor

As a principal of TRAINOR Associates, Tim is a nationally and internationally recognized brand strategist with over 30 years’ experience

Allen Trevett  

CEO, Allyn International, providing global consulting services in tax, customs, and logistics (Ft. Myers, FL and Old Forge)