Leadership

2020 Executive Committee

CHAIR:
Rita Ferris, President, Northeastern Retail Lumber Association

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

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

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

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR:
Brian Buff, Vice President, Association Management Operations, Capitol Hill Management Services, Inc. 

2020 DIRECTORS

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

Michael Borges, Executive Director, New York State Association of School Business Officials

Stephanie Bugos, Data Analyst, New York State Bar Association

Sylvia Daigle, Vice President, Lane Press 

Jill Delaney, President, Discover Albany

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

Jeff Keller, CAE, Executive Director, NYS Rural Housing Coalition

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

Gina Potfora, CMP, Vice President of Member Services, American Council of Engineering Companies New York

Ashley Ranslow, NY Assistant State Director, NFIB  

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

ESSAE Staff

Vanessa E. LaClair, CAE, CMP, Executive Director
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