Staff Directory

Centerstate CEO

115 W. Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315.470.1800
Fax: 315.471.8545

Robert Simpson
President & Chief Executive Officer

Business & Economic Development

Andrew Fish
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Honora Spillane
Vice President of Economic Development
Kevin Schwab
Senior Aviation Industry Advisor
Lisa Metot
Director of Events & Programs
Katie Toomey
Executive Director, Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce; Director of Investor Relations
Sara Broadwell
Events and Membership Manager, Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Beth Savicki
Advertising & Sponsorship Manager
Jessica Underwood
Digital Platform Manager
Zeruiah Jones
Membership Manager
Andrew Jordan
Membership Manager
Shannon Fults
Economic Development Specialist
Taylor Davis
Member Engagement & Operations Coordinator, Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Gracie Pardo
Administrative Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Business Development

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

John Liddy
Interim Vice President of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Sarah Hood
Senior Director of Operations, The Tech Garden
Kara Jones
Director of GENIUS NY
Traci Geisler
Investment and Contract Manager
Kate Oja
Membership Manager, The Tech Garden
Beverly Mack
Operations Manager
Rebecca Title-Aretsky
Marketing and Events Coordinator, The Tech Garden
Emma Spector
GENIUS NY Program Coordinator
Dave Dalgety
Facilities Administrator

Economic Inclusion

Dominic Robinson
Vice President of Economic Inclusion
Andrew Obernesser
Director of Community Investment
Aimee Durfee
Director of Workforce Innovation
Jonathan Link Logan
Director, Northside UP
Lauren Chyle
Assistant Director of Economic Inclusion
Meghan Durso
Senior Manager of Industry Partnerships for Work Train
Jessica DeJohn Barbuto
Manager of Performance
Alissa Tubbs
Strategic Operations Manager
Erik Jankowski
Economic Inclusion Small Business Manager
Laiza Semidey
Syracuse Surge Workforce Manager
Ebony Farrow
Pathways to Apprenticeship Program Manager
Cainaan S. Webb
Syracuse Surge Career Navigator
Gracie Pardo
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Economic Inclusion

Racial Equity & Social Impact

Juhanna Rogers, Ph.D
Vice President of Racial Equity & Social Impact
Amina Mambambu
Racial Equity & Social Impact Coordinator

Research, Policy & Planning

David Mankiewicz
Senior Vice President, Research, Policy & Planning
Kevin Schwab
Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations
Kiel Kinkade
Research Analyst
Kristine Sherlock
Administrative Assistant


Strategy & Development

Benjamin Sio
Chief of Staff
Kelly Fumarola
Director of Development
Lisa Sculley
Executive Assistant to the President & Chief Executive Officer

Operations, Compliance & Governance

Lori Dietz, P.E.
Vice President of Operations & Compliance


Christa Glazier
Vice President of Communications & Marketing
Elle Hanna
Senior Director of Communications & Media Relations
Laurie Reed
Director of Marketing
Cindy Gambell
Communications Manager
Justin Miller
Digital Communications Manager


Tammy Connors
Rebecca Clark

Human Resources

Monifa A. Wilcox
Vice President of Human Resources

Administrative Support

Shelly Polge