2018 Board of Directors

The board of directors manages and controls the business affairs of the chapter.

  • President – Heather Schechter, Director of Marketing at Sunrise Management & Consulting
  • President-elect – Kristin Legere, APR, Director of Marketing and Education at New York State Builders Association
  • Past President – Josh Poupore, APR, Senior Vice President, Corning Place Communications
  • Treasurer – Michael Mullaney, Manager, Public Relations & Digital Communications, St. Peters Health Partners
  • Assembly Delegate – Paul Larrabee, APR, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Corning Place Communications
  • PRSSA Liaison – Jo Ann LeSage Nelson, APR, Vice President, Client Services, Pierce Communications
  • Member at Large – Michael Eck, Publicist, Proctors
  • Member at Large – Michael Bohne, Communications & Marketing Assistant at Capitalize Albany Corporation
  • Member at Large – Tara Burnham, VP of Marketing & Communications at miSci (museum of innovation and science)
  • Member at Large – Nick Crounse, Director of Strategic Communications at BestPass
  • Member at Large – Mary Hunt, Manager of Programs, Office for Public Engagement, University at Albany
  • Member at Large – Kate Schmieding, Project Manager / Account Manager – Healthcare Content Marketing, Aha Media Group
  • Member at Large – Kimmy Venter, APR, Regional Director of Communications at American Red Cross
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