Christa Glazier, CenterState recognized as esteemed economic development leader

Posted on August 21, 2018

Christa Glazier

ITHACA, N.Y. - (Cornell University Media Advisory) Onondaga County native Christa Glazier, vice president of communications and marketing for Onondaga County-based CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CenterState CEO), has been named a recipient of the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award.

CenterState CEO is an independent economic development strategy and business leadership organization that serves about 2,000 members of all sizes (including Cornell University) in 19 counties across central and northern New York state, dedicated to making the region vibrant, globally connected and prosperous.

With CenterState CEO, Glazier was lead author of the CNY Regional Economic Development Council’s 2015 Upstate Revitalization Initiative proposal that garnered an initial award of $500 million. It has since been leveraged into $1B of funds targeted towards high-impact economic growth projects.

Glazier was a natural resources major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and shortly after her graduation from Cornell in 2001, she took a job as a senior district aide in the Syracuse office of U.S. Rep. Jim Walsh (R-25th Dist.). Glazier worked in constituent services for Walsh’s office, helping residents with requests involving federal agencies, as well as on environmental-related issues in the district – most notably the ongoing and controversial Onondaga Lake cleanup project.

Glazier is an active member of the Cornell’s Alumni Association of Central New York (she is the current director and a past president) and has served on the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County’s board of directors. 

Cornell University’s Division of University Relations — in collaboration with Alumni Affairs and Development and other campus units — launched the Cornell University New York State Hometown Alumni Award to recognize Cornell graduates who returned to their home counties to start or enhance a business or non-profit, and who regularly volunteer and are deeply engaged in their communities.

Glazier will be recognized at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown on Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 9-10 a.m.


WHAT: Christa Glazier, regional, statewide and national leader on economic development issues, recognized with Cornell University New York State Hometown Alumni Award

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 9-10 a.m.

WHERE: Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 100 E Onondaga St., Syracuse

MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Lindsey Hadlock in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-6121 or

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