Board and Advisory Board

Board of Directors

Gary Berner First Niagra Bank     

Gary Berner

Chairman & Retired Executive VP

First Niagara Bank

Bruce Boyea Security Mutual Life Insurance     

Bruce W. Boyea

Chairman, President & CEO

Security Mutual Life Insurance Company

Jim Brynes Tompkins Financial Corporation  

Jim Byrnes

Retired Chairman

Tompkins Financial Corporation  

Herbert Chorajian Charter One Financial  

Herbert G. Chorbajian

Retired Director

Charter One Financial Corporation

Daryl Forsythe NBT Chairman  

Daryl R. Forsythe

Retired Chairman

NBT Bancorp 

Jeffery Levy NBT Bank  

Jeffrey M. Levy

Senior Vice President

Community Bank 

 

Patrick MacKrell

President & CEO

NYBDC

Christina Orsi University at Buffalo  

Christina Orsi

Associate Vice President, Economic Development

University at Buffalo

   

JOHN WITKOWSKI

President & CEO

Independent Bankers Association of
New York State

   

 

Advisory Board

 
  

John Rhea

Managing Partner

Rheal Capital Management

 

Brian Goldstein

State Director

NYS Economic Development Council

 

 Jill Johnson

CEO

Institute for Entrepreneurial Research

 

Ariel Barbouth

CEO

Nuchas LLC  

 

Hope Knight

President 

Greater Jamaica Development Corp. 

 

Steve Gomez

Executive Director

Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation

 

Sherry Roberts

Executive Director

Local Development Corporation of East New York

 

Angelina Ramirez

Executive Director

Washington Heights Business Improvement District

 

Ernie Post

State Director

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center

 

Karanja Augustine

Senior VP & General Counsel

del Lago Resort & Casino

 

Jose Pinargote

Adobe Latin Kitchen