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Tara Anne Pleat Named 2022 Chair of Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Tara Anne Pleat Named 2022 Chair of Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Pleat will lead the Chamber’s board, comprised of 29 volunteers, throughout 2022

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Tara Anne Pleat, of Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC, has been elected the 2022 Chair of the Board of Directors of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. Pleat assumed this role on January 1, 2022, after Skip Carlson, vice president of external affairs, Saratoga Casino Hotel, completed his one-year term as Chair of the Board and now becomes the Immediate Past Chair.

“After two years of shifting pandemic protocols and restrictions on business operations, hope abounds that 2022 is the year when the business community can focus on recovery and growth instead of survival,” said Pleat. “As Chair of the Chamber’s 2022 Board of Directors, and as part of our expansive community recovery efforts, my goal is to bring back some of the Chamber’s most influential programming, including Leadership Saratoga and reimagined county-wide job fairs to support local employers challenged by the labor shortage. The Chamber will continue to support the entire community in the hope that those who are able will support the Chamber in return. We believe our community has been – and always will be – Stronger Together.”

The Chair Elect for 2022 is Amy Smith, of Saratoga Arms Hotel, who will become the Chair of the Board in 2023. The 2022 Vice Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors is Chad Kiesow, of Stewart’s Shops. The 2022 Treasurer and Secretary is Randy Metevier, of Applied Materials.

New members elected by the membership to serve a three-year term on the Chamber’s Board of Directors, beginning January 1, 2022, and running through December 31, 2024, include Heath Ames, Cantina; Sue Commanda, Hudson River Community Credit Union; and Eric Hennessey, UHY Advisors. Other members serving three-year terms include Melissa Johnson, Target Distribution; and John Rogan, Saratoga Eagle.

Members elected to serve a one-year term beginning January 1, 2022, and running through December 31, 2022, include: Libby Coreno, Bonacio Construction; Chris Lyons, AIM Services; and Jo Anne Hume, Life Works.

The additional members who will continue to serve on the Chamber’s 2022 Board of Directors include: Laurie Kelley, GLOBALFOUNDRIES; Teresa Skaine, Skaine & Associates; Skip Carlson, Saratoga Casino Hotel; John Bove, Bove Fuels; Paul Loomis, Gilbane Building Company; Marc Connor, Skidmore College; Alexandra Gutelius, Clifton Park Halfmoon Library; and Tom Belhouse, West Point Thoroughbreds; Andy Wise, Saratoga National Bank; Dennis Kiingati, Hamlet & Ghost; Charles Wait Jr, Adirondack Trust Company; Melissa Ward, NewWard Development; Vince Laurenzo, Quick Response; Dave Rosenberg, Brix Wine & Liquor; and Kim Ireland, National Grid.
About the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce: Since 1918, the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce has been opening doors and closing deals for businesses throughout the Saratoga County community. Guided by a strong and sustainable vision, the Chamber leads the way in maintaining and strengthening a healthy business climate, initiating constructive community action, and creating a community where all can thrive.

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