Honorary Committee

As a member of the honorary committee, you will support an important local and national resource.  We are pleased to recognize honorary committee members on the event invitation and program, as well as on this website. The form to join the honorary committee may be found here.

Excelsior College has been a leading institution serving those underrepresented in higher education for more than 40 years. Excelsior's students, numbering nearly 1,500 in the Capital Region and 4,700 in New York State, embody the principle of lifelong learning. Proceeds from this event benefit those students.

Event Honorary Co-Chairs

updated April 1, 2015

Wallace Altes
Executive Counselor, Gramercy Communications
Karen R. Hitchcock
Special Advisor, Park Strategies LLC
David Oliker
President & CEO (Ret.), MVP Health Care
Deborah Onslow
Owner, Onslow and Associates
Jan Smith
Principal, Castle Rock Ranch Group LLC

Honorary Committee Members

Alicia Baker

Mitchell Miller

James N. and
Rebecca A. Baldwin

Chris Montagnino and
Miguel A. Corona

James J. Barba

Brigadier General Jerry L. Neff (Ret.)
and Judy A. Neff

Murray Block

M. Bridget Nettleton

Mohua Bose

John J. Nigro

Wayne and
Teresa Brown

Dr. Mary O'Connor

Anita H. Burns

Susan and
Tom O'Hern

Sanford and
Robin Cohn

Ruth Olmsted and
Lawrence Syzdek

Terry Conry and
Lynn John

Paula E. Peinovich, PhD

Coursey Enterprises

Mary Lee Pollard and
Michael Farina

Thomas J. Dalton

John and
Andrea Pontius

Donald Dea

Joseph B. Porter, Esq. and
Laurie Nagelsmith

Mark Eagan/Albany-Colonie
Regional Chamber of Commerce

Christina Roarke

John and
Constance Ebersole

Scott Sauer


Ellen Sax

Denise V. Gonick

Julie Schumacher

Tina Grant

Paul H. Shiffman, EdD

Dr. Mary Beth Hanner

David Shippee

Hon. Kathleen M. Jimino

Harold and Valerie Solomon

Patrick Jones

Nurit Sonnenschein

William M. Kahn, CPA

Deborah Sopczyk and
C. Wayne Williams

Susan M. Kryczka, EdD

Stevens Sealcoating &
Pavement Marking LLC

Cathy Kushner and
David Lindholm

Robert D. Stone

Jack M. Lafield

Marcy Stryker

JoAnne Latham

James Sun

Karl Lawrence

I. David Swawite/Omni
Development Company Inc.

Jim and Karen Lettko

TD Bank

Michael Loughran

Dr. George Timmons

Keith MacTavish

Congressman Paul D. Tonko

Ron Marzitelli

F. Michael Tucker

Craig Maslowsky

André Vacroux

Morris Massry

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Vertucci

Norman Massry

Robert Waters

Joan Mikalson

Richard Yep


Contact Information

To discuss how you can make a difference please contact us at:

Development Office:

888-647-2388 ext. 145 


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Due April 17

Honorary Committee Response Form
Due January 30

Sponsorship Opportunities & Reply Form
Due January 30

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