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

Jeff Mirel (Chair)
Rosenblum Companies, Executive Vice President

Leola Edelin (Immediate Past Chair)
Renaissance Albany, General Manager

Matt Cannon (Vice Chair)
Albany International Airport, Director of Development and Government Relations

Melissa Carrier (Treasurer)
Total Events, LLC, Director of Sales

Jill Delaney (Secretary)
Discover Albany, President/CEO


Lori Anctil
The College of Saint Rose, Director of Athletics

Mark Benson
University at Albany, Director of Athletics

Nick Boulas
Hilton Garden Inn-Albany Med, General Manager

Mike Chain
Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel (Delta holdings Inc.), CEO

John Curtin
Albany Distilling Co., Owner

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

Kevin Johnson
Palace Theater, Executive Director

Nafeesa Koslik, CHA MBA
Hilton Garden Inn - Albany Airport, General Manager

Shannon Licygiewicz
Albany Capital Center/ASM Global, General Manager

Lucas Rogers 
Albany County Exec. Office, Economic Development and Sustainability Coordinator 

Owen Smith
Playhouse Stage Company, Producing Artistic Director

Lyle Woods
Turf Hotels, Regional Director of Operations

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

Ashley Mohl 
Capitalize Albany Corp., Interim President