Ambassadors-Logo-02Ambassadors Committee

Ambassadors provide a valuable member-to-member link, understanding and responding to member needs. This committee actively assists members to be better informed about our Chamber’s work as well as opportunities to participate in Chamber programs.

Ambassadors are an extension of Chamber staff, they:

  • Assist members in obtaining maximum value from their Capital Chamber investment
  • Maintain a two-way communication link between the Chamber and its members
  • Retain existing members

Ambassadors benefit from being the first to meet new members and visit member organizations. In addition, Ambassadors help shape the membership of the Capital Region Chamber.

E-mail Rich Palmer or call 518.431.1446 to learn more about becoming an Ambassador.


Lori Costello-Martin
Account Executive
Combined Insurance

shawn-daleyShawn Daley
Vice President
Sykes-Mallia Associates, Inc.
jeff-desnoyersJeffrey Desnoyers
Branch Manager / Business Development Officer
Pioneer Bank – Schenectady
Ambassador of the Year 2012
james-dickJames Dick
Account Executive
Merriam Insurance Agency
wendi-enrightWendi Enright
Chief Executive Officer
Tech Forward, Inc.
donna-gigoneDonna Gigone
Executive Director
Capital District YMCA – Glenville Family Branch
brandy-hazzardBrandy Hazzard
First New York Federal Credit Union
heilmannSabrina Heilmann
Director of Corporate Relations
noel-kaminskiNoel Kaminski
Senior Associate
Foresters Financial Services, Inc.
bonnie-kellerBonnie Keller
Vice President & Branch Manager
NBT Bank
melissa-kellyMelissa Kelly
Branch Manager
AAA Northway
valerie-kerkerValerie Kerker
Kerker & Gleeson, PC, Attorneys
nancy-lapietroNancy LaPietro
Business Development
MicroKnowledge, Inc.
Ambassador of the Year 2016
ron-masonRonald Mason
Community Volunteer
Ambassador of the Year 2015
maya-mcnulty Maya McNulty
Business Consultant
Up In Your Business
Ambassador of the Year 2013
margie-millerMargie Miller
Kitchen and Bath Sales
Curtis Lumber, Inc.
Ambassador of the Year 2014
nicole-parisi Nicole Parisi
Chief Operating Officer
Capital District Payroll, LLC
Ambassador of the Year 2015
Pittz, KevinÑ09/14/10Ñ421179Kevin Pittz
Edward Jones
Financial Advisor
shane-rauhShane Rauh
Business Banking Officer
Pioneer Bank – HQ
crystal-recheizerCrystal Recheizer
Benefits Coordinator
karen-strattonKaren Stratton
Wine Guide
The Traveling Vineyard
beverly-swimmBeverly Swimm
Relationship Manager
Legacy Title Services
cynthia-wernerCynthia Werner
Zing-A-Gram, Inc.
nick-zarrelliNick Zarrelli
Business Development Officer
Saratoga National Bank & Trust Company