SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Wednesday, March 15, the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau (SCTB) held its 32nd annual meeting and dinner at the City Center. In addition to highlighting the successes of 2016 and ini- tiatives for 2017, the SCTB welcomed new members of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. A crowd of over 165 bureau members, government officials and past chairs attended.
Kathy Price, office manager and SCTB executive director, also was recognized for 30 years of service. Elected to serve on the 2017-2018 Executive Committee were: Cindy Hollowood, Chairperson, Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs; Thomas Newkirk, Immediate Past Chairperson, Saratoga National Golf Club; AJ Bodden, Incoming Chairperson, Townsquare Media Group; Marianne Barker, Treasurer, Impressions of Saratoga; and Robert Berrey, At-Large Officer, The Gideon Putnam.
Elected to serve 3-year terms on the Board of Directors are: Amy Smith, Saratoga Arms; Tom Wiedmayer, Saratoga Casino Hotel; Elizabeth Sobol, Saratoga Performing Arts Center; Steve Grasso, GlobalFoundries; Ryan McFadden, Henry St. Taproom; Carmine DeCrescente III, DeCrescente Distributing Co.; Jasper Alexander, Hattie’s Restaurant; and Sean Willcoxon, Mazzone Hospitality.
Continuing to serve on the SCTB Board of Directors are: Megan Hennessey, Courtyard by Marriott; Paul Calhoun, Skidmore College; Joshua Cupp, Thirsty Owl; Matthew D’Abate, Adirondack Trust Company Financial Services, Inc.; Dan Fortier, Embassy Suites by Hilton; Todd Shimkus, Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce; and Ryan McMahon, Saratoga Springs City Center.
In addition to announcing the new board, the SCTB rec- ognized three 2016 Hometown Ambassadors, local people who brought their convention or event to Saratoga. The honorees were Nancy Trimbur, Soroptimist International of the Americas; Cassandra Latour, Association of YMCA Professionals; and Jeff and Becky King, National Holstein Association.
Also honored were SCTB volunteers of the year: Leonard DiLisio and Karen Longobardi for their service at the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitors Center and with the Convention Services team.
The Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau’s Annual Report for 2016 can be found on the website http://discover-saratoga.org.