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Business Alliance Members 

Co-chaired by Kelsey Kohler, Global Shared Service Organization Design Leader at Momentive Performance Matierials and Robert Altman, President of WMHT, the Alliance is comprised of more than 30 representativesfrom business, higher education, government and economic development, making it a representative cross-section of the region's commerce and innovation culture.

Below is a current list of members:

  • Robert Altman of WMHT

  • Susan Bardack of Buzz Media Solutions

  • John Cococcia of Arista Strategy Group

  • John Corey of Chart Inc./Qdrive

  • Paul DiCaprio of Specialty Silicone Products

  • Miriam Dushane of Linium Recruiting

  • Karen Ferrer-Muniz of Hudson Valley Community College

  • Matt Grattan of University at Albany

  • Paula Heller of CHA

  • Linda Hillman of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce

  • Kim Ireland of National Grid

  • Corey Jamison of Corey Jamison Consulting

  • Amy Johnson of Capstone, Inc.

  • Craig Keefer of M&T Bank

  • Tammy Kimble of SEFCU

  • Kelsey Kohler of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

  • Alex Kumi-Yeboah of the University at Albany

  • Annmarie Lanesey of Greane Tree Technology

  • Robert Langone of Automated Dynamics

  • Jennifer Miller of the State University of New York

  • Jim Moore of Cambridge Valley Machining

  • Preetham Mokonda of Accenture

  • Suzanne Pollard of Empire State Development (retired)

  • Tobi Saulnier of 1st Playable Productions

  • Pamela Sawchuk Brown of Albany Medical Center

  • Catherine Snyder of Union Graduate College

  • Charles Steiner of The Chamber of Schenectady County

  • John Tobin of EYP Architecture and Engineering

  • Eric Tucker of Chief Technology Officer - IT Research

  • Theresa Vaughan of the Wadsworth Center - State of New York Department of Health

  • Peter Wohl of SEFCU

The businesses serve three-year terms on the alliance with the goal of maintaining a consistency among the business partners while at the same time providing a fresh perspective to the partnership.

Anyone interested in joining the alliance should contact Principal James Niedermeier at 862-4964 or



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