About the Coalition

Daniel J. Burke, President
Dan Burke is the President of NBT Bank, North County Region. In addition to his role as president of the Adirondack Civic Center Coalition, he serves as president of the Glens Falls Business Improvement District and president of the Greater Glens Fall Amateur Athletic Championship Association. He is a member of Plattsburgh State College Council and Chair of the Adirondack Health Institute. In 2012, he received the J. Walter Juckett Award for outstanding community service.


Elizabeth Miller, Vice President
Elizabeth Miller is the President and CEO of Miller Mechanical Services and Chairman of Doty Machine Works. She previously had a 31-year teaching career in a local public school. In addition to being involved in a number of non-profit organizations in the community, she is on the Board of Directors of Glens Falls National Bank and a member of the Board of Directors of Arrow Financial Corporation.


Thomas J. Murphy, CPA, Secretary
Tom Murphy is President and Chief Executive Officer of Arrow Financial Corporation. He also serves as President and CEO of Glens Falls National Bank, the largest of the Arrow subsidiary companies. Prior to joining the bank, he was a founding partner of the regional public accounting firm, Curtis, Murphy & Jeffreys, LLP (now CMJ, LLP). Tom is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New York State, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Charles R. Wood Theater, Inc., Siena College Board of Associate Trustees and the SUNY Plattsburgh School of Business & Economics Dean’s Advisory Council. He is a current member and past President of the Kiwanis Club of Glens Falls.


Richard Fuller, CPA, CGMA, Treasurer
Richard Fuller is the owner of Richard W. Fuller, CPA in Glens Falls. The firm has served clients in the Capital District and North Country for more than 30 years. He is the former Chairman of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce and current President of the Charles R. Wood Theater.


Clayton C. Ashworth
Clay Ashworth is the President, General Manager and Owner of Regional Radio Group with stations in the Glens Falls/Queensbury, NY and Poultney, VT areas, as well as in Nevada and California since September 2006. He has an extensive background in radio broadcast sales and management including previously working in Chicago for NBC Radio and Clear Channel Communications.


Nicholas A. Caimano
Nick Caimano was the Ad Director for The Post-Star newspaper and worked in marketing and sales at Albany International and Nalco Chemical. He has 26 years of experience in local politics, including as Queensbury Town Councilman, and At-Large Supervisor on Warren County Board of Supervisors.


George Ferone
George Ferone is a former Executive Director/Administrator of Tribune Media Services, part of the former Tribune Company. He has volunteered for a number of organizations over the years and is currently the Board Secretary for the Town of Queensbury Planning Board and a committee member and Assistant Secretary for the Warren County Republican Party. He also serves on the Board of Governors and Investment Committee for Glens Falls Hospital.


Douglas L. Kenyon
Doug Kenyon is a retired educator, having served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and athletic director. He is the former Executive Director of Section 2 Athletic Association and an 18-year member of the NYSPHSAA Executive Committee. He is the Executive Director of the Greater Glens Falls Amateur Athletic Championship Association and serves as a member of a number of nonprofit organizations including the YMCA, Church Session, and Young Life. For 25 years, he has been the Director and member of the NYSPHSAA and for the past 35 years a member of the Federation Basketball Championship Committee.


Claude Loiselle
Claude Loiselle is the Hockey Operations Consultant for the New York Islanders. He has held management or administration roles with the Arizona Coyotes and the Toronto Maple Leafs, and served as Assistant General Manager with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was Associate Director, Hockey Operations with the National Hockey League. Loiselle first joined the New York Islanders as a player following the 1981 National Hockey League Draft, and played 13 seasons in the NHL. In addition to the Islanders, he played for the Red Wings, New Jersey Devils, Quebec Nordiques and Toronto Maple Leafs. He has a law degree and is admitted to the New York State Bar.


Elisabeth B. Mahoney, Esq.
Elisabeth Mahoney is the principal attorney with Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart & Rhodes, PC. She is the President of the St. Mary’s/St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School Board and a board member of Greater Adirondack Home Aides and Hudson Headwaters Health Network Foundation.


Edward T. Moore
Ed Moore has been self-employed for more than 50 years, with diverse experience in excavation, real estate development, and hospitality. He purchased The Queensbury Hotel in downtown Glens Falls in 2016, bringing it back under local ownership for the first time in decades. He also owns French Mountain Commons and the Log Jam Outlet Center in Queensbury. His serves on numerous boards, including Glens Falls Hospital’s Board of Governors. In 2016, he was named the recipient of the J. Walter Juckett Award for outstanding community service.


Lloyd Mott
Lloyd Mott is a former Assistant Director for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. He had a three-decade career as a School District Administrator for Health, Physical Education and Athletics. His work as Administrator of New York State Concussion Management Program lead to the state Concussion Policy Law for Schools. He is chairman of the Warren County Safe & Quality Bicycling Organization and a member of the NFHS Sports Medicine Committee. He has been named to the Cortland College “C Club Hall of Fame,” the N.Y.S. Athletic Directors Hall of Fame, and N.Y.S.A.H.P.E.R.D Director of the Year.


Robert Nemer
Robert Nemer is the co-owner of Nemer Motor Group, which has been selling and serving new and used vehicles for 46 years in the greater Capital District area. The main dealerships in Nemer’s automotive retail group include; Nemer Volkswagen (Latham), Nemer Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (Saratoga), Nemer Ford (Queensbury), and Nemer Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (Queensbury). Over the past 45 years, he has been involved with a broad range of local charities and other organizations.


Kevin O’Brien
Kevin O’Brien is the Senior Vice President of the Insurance Division for Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company. Previously, he was the co-owner of a family-owned local insurance agency. He is a board member of the United Way of New York State, the Rotary Club of Glens Falls, The Glen at Hiland Meadows, and The Conkling Center. He is also assists with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program in Warren County.


Paul Pontiff
Paul Pontiff practiced accounting in Glens Falls, before joining the law firm of Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart and Rhodes, P.C. where he has practiced Law for more than 53 years. He has been active in many organizations in the community including the Adirondack Chamber of Commerce, the Warren County Bar Association and the Glens Falls Rotary Club. He is a member of the board of directors of The SUNY Adirondack Foundation and serves on the advisory committee for the World Awareness Children’s Museum, and has been a board member for the Adirondack Vets House. In 2003, he established The Glens Falls Civic Center Foundation, Inc., that serves as the fundraising arm of the Coalition. He received the J. Walter Juckett Community Service Award in 2004.


Fred Vogel
Fred Vogel is President and CEO of Northern Hospitality, focusing on resort development and hospitality operations. He is also President of The Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce.

THE HOCKEY MANAGEMENT TEAM

GREG JOLY

Greg Joly is Senior Vice President of Loomis and LaPann, Inc. and has been in the insurance industry for more than 25 years, specializing in Amateur Sports Management. He began his insurance career with the Lawrence Insurance Group before joining Loomis and LaPann. Greg is a retired former professional hockey player and was drafted number one overall in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft by the Washington Capitals. He played in 365 NHL games and 421 AHL games over his 12-year career.

KEVIN MAHONEY
Kevin Mahoney is President of Mahoney Alarms, Inc. and has spent 44 years in the family business. Kevin serves on the Digital Monitoring Products Dealer Advisory Board and maintains a membership in the American Society of Industrial Security. He is licensed for alarm design, sales and installation for New York, Vermont and Massachusetts. He has been actively involved in the Glens Falls community for many years and has served as a longtime coach for the Adirondack Youth Hockey League.

GLEN MERKOSKY
Glenn Merkosky is a Professional Hockey Scout for the Detroit Red Wings Hockey Club. Glenn has been involved in professional hockey for more than 35 years as a player, coach and manager. He is a member of four Calder Cup teams in the AHL and has four Stanley Cup Championships with the Detroit Red Wings Staff.

DAVID KROGMANN
David Krogmann is a retired state Supreme Court Justice in Warren County. Earlier in his career, Judge Krogmann served as a Glens Falls City Court Judge, City of Glens Falls councilman, Warren County deputy attorney and a Town Attorney for Bolton, Horicon, Lake Luzerne, Stony Creek and Indian Lake. He is an active community leader and serves as the president of the Warren County Bar Foundation, director of the Chapman Historical Museum and a board member for Tri-County United Way. In 2016, he received the Henry Crandall Award, which recognizes individuals who demonstrate the values and legacy of the regional library’s founder and have improved the local community.

In addition, coalition members Ed Moore, Claude Loiselle, Elisabeth Mahoney and George Ferone are part of the hockey management team.

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