Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for Discover Albany is a group of outstanding community leaders and industry representatives. Each member donates time, effort, and expertise to help project a positive image to visitors and convention delegates who come to Albany.

Executive Committee

Leola Edelin (Chair)
Renaissance Albany, General Manager

Sonya del Peral​ (Vice Chair)
Nine Pin Cider Works, LLC, Owner/Manager

Melissa Carrier (Treasurer)
Total Events, Director of Sales

Jeff Mirel
Rosenblum Companies, Executive Vice President

Todd Reichelt
Albany Marriott Hotel, Director of Operations

Jill Delaney
Discover Albany, President/CEO


Lori Anctil
The College of Saint Rose, Director of Athletics

Carm Basile
Capital District Transportation Authority, CEO

Nick Boulas
Hilton Garden Inn-Albany Med, General Manager

Trent Griffin-Braaf
Tech Valley Shuttle, Founder & CEO

Matthew Cannon
Albany County Airport Authority, Director of Development and Government Relations

Kyle Dzembo
Tru by Hilton, Albany/Airport, Regional Director

Peter Gannon
United Way of the Greater Capital Region, President & CEO

Tammis Groft
(formerly) Albany Institute of History & Art, Executive Director

Mohamed Hemmid
Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown, General Manager

Kevin Johnson
Palace Theater, Executive Director

Shannon Licygiewicz
Albany Capital Center/ASM Global, General Manager

Mike Chain
Crowne Plaza Albany- The Desmond Hotel, Chief Operating Officer

Linda Neil
Holiday Inn Express Wolf Road, General Manager

Lucas Rogers 
Albany County, Senior Policy Analyst 

Sherrene Zachow 
Hilton Garden Inn Albany/SUNY Area, General Manager


Daniel McCoy
Albany County Executive

Anthony Capece 
Central BID, Executive Director

Mark Eagan 
Capital Region Chamber, President/CEO

Peter Crummey 
Colonie Town Supervisor

Sean M. Maguire, AICP CEcD
Town of Colonie, Director, Planning & Economic Devlopment

Hon. Kathy Sheehan 
Mayor-City of Albany

Georgette Steffens 
Downtown Albany BID, Executive Director

Sarah Reginelli 
Capitalize Albany Corp., President