Board of Directors

The Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame is a volunteer organization comprised of 35 committee members. The monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at NBT Bank Stadium.

2015 Board of Directors

President: Joseph Russo
Vice President: Joseph Janowski
Treasurer: Matt Jacob
Secretary: Barbara Henderson
Historian: Bob Snyder & Larry Kimbal
Parlimentarian: Art Palermo

Louis Aiello, COR Companies
Jim Battaglia, Nojaim's Market
Robert Battaglia, Allstate Insurance Agent
Manny Breland, Syracuse City School District - Retired
Patrick Donnelly, Vextster, Inc.
Stephen Dougherty, Supervising Judge Syracuse City Court
Patrick Driscoll, NCAA Basketball Official
William Dutch, Kelly & Dutch Real Estate, Partner; Syracuse Chiefs, President & CEO
Reed Hawke, Jamesville-Dewitt School District - Retired
Michael Holdridge, All Sports Collectors Gallery
Francis E. Hunt, Jr., Francis E. Hunt, Jr., Esq.
William LeMon, Coolican & LeMon Advertising
Doug Logan, Sports Broadcaster
Harold McGrath, Alliance Bank - Retired
Carol Moss, Solvay School District Athletic Director - Retired
William Motto, Motto LaGuardia Events, L.L.C.
Rick Olszewski, Sandler Training - CEO/Partner
Michael Price, Onondaga County Asst. District Attorney - Retired
John Rathbun, NYSPHSAA Section III Executive Director
John T. Smith, American Athletic Conference
Frank Titone, Onondaga County District Attorney's Office
Kimberly Wells, Francesca's Cucina
Gerald Wilcox, Membership Committee Chair; City of Syracuse Hancock International Airport-Retired
Charles Zimmerman,Coopers & Lybrand - Retired 

Honorary Directors:
Luke LaPorta, Syracuse University, (deceased)
Anthony "Tex" Simone, Syracuse Chiefs, (deceased)
William Falcone, D.D.S., Retired

2015 Executive Committee

Joseph Russo, Chair
Jim Battaglia, Immediate Past President
William Dutch, Permanent
Barbara Henderson, Appointed
Matthew Jacob, At Large
Joseph Janowski, Appointed
William Motto, Appointed
Arthur Palermo, At Large
Kimberly Wells, Appointed

Past Presidents

William Dutch

1986-1989

 

Luke LaPorta

1989-1991

 

Jerry Wilcox

1991-1993

 

Joseph LaGuardia

1993-1995

 

Red Parton

1995-1997

 

Harold McGrath

1997-1999

 

William Motto

1999-2001

 

Armond Magnarelli

2001-2003

 

John Rathbun

2003-2007

 

Patrick Donnelly

2007-2009

 

John Simone

2009-2011

 

Kimberly Wells

2011-2013

 

James Battaglia

2013-present

 

Professional Contributors

Frank Hunt

Board Counsel

Frank Hunt, Esq.

Matthew Jacob

Board Accountant

Pinnacle Holdings, L.L.C., Managing Partner

Alfred Denti

Board Insurance Agent

Alfred C. Denti Insurance Agency

Jason Smorol

Board Meeting Room

Syracuse Chiefs, NBT Bank Stadium

 

 

 

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