Leadership

2018 Executive Committee

CHAIR:
Kelly GarceauExecutive Director, New York Physical Therapy Association

VICE CHAIR:
Brian BuffVice President, Association Management Division, Capitol Hill Management Services, Inc.

TREASURER:
Michael BorgesExecutive Director, New York State Association of School Business Officials 

SECRETARY:
Rita FerrisPresident, Northeastern Retail Lumber Association

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR:
Thomas Cote, MBA, CAEExecutive Director, Academy of Sports, Cardiovascular & Wellness Nutrition,  Vice President of Association Management & Strategic Development at Capitol Hill Management Services, Inc and Executive Director of the New York State Optometric Association

2018 DIRECTORS

Georgi Ann Bailey, CAE, Executive Director, AIA New York State Inc.

Barbara Bradley, CAE, Deputy Director of Online Communications & Project Planning, New York State School Boards Association


Sylvia Daigle
, Vice President, Lane Press 

Jill Delaney, President, Discover Albany

Johnny Evers, Director of Government Affairs, Business Council of New York State, Inc. 

Jeremy Johannesen, CAE, Executive Director, New York Library Association 

Jennifer Martin, MBA, Executive Director, New York School Nutrition Association 

Lindsay Miller, MPH, Executive Director, New York Association on Independent Living

Maura Ryan, Executive Director, New York State Government Finance Officers’ Association

George Swain, Associate Director for Evaluation and Accreditation, NYS Association of Independent Schools 

Jennifer Van Ort, Executive Director, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

ESSAE Staff

Vanessa E. LaClair, CMP, Executive Director
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Rebecca Sheehan, Membership, Marketing & Event Specialist
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