Special Events

The Special Events Team, a crucial component of the Chapter, is charged with design and execution of social and networking events to increase member value and generate chapter revenue. This includes Cocktails and Connection events throughout the year, the Chapter’s new premiere social event – The GMID Gala will be held in the spring of 2018, along with the Chairman's Challenge in late spring/early summer for 2018.

Interested in joining the Special Events Team? Contact Jessica Joralemon, Director of Special Events at jessicajoralemon@gmail.com or Kayla Kreis, Director of Leadership Development at kayla@discoversaratoga.org 

VP Special Events: OPEN

Director of Special Events
Jessica Joralemon, CMP, Manager of Events & Marketing Communications

Auto/Mate
Direct: (518) 588-7434
jessicajoralemon@gmail.com

 

Venue Coordinator
Leslie Miller, Regional Director of Sales

Turf Hotels
Direct: (518) 744-5021
lmiller@turfhotels.com

 

Committee Member
Kate Hamuka, Lead Coordinator/Owner

A Lively Event
Direct: (518) 406-6698
info@alivelyevent.com

 

GMID Gala Committee

Gala Co-chair
Susan Baker, Director of Sales

Saratoga Springs City Center
Direct: (518) 584-0027
susanb@saratogacitycenter.org

Gala Co-chair
RaeAnn Fursman, Catering Manager

The Ithaca Hotel
Direct: (607) 272-1000
ithacacatering@harthotels.com

Committee Member
Christine Frank, Association Sales Manager

HYATT REGENCY Rochester
Direct: (585) 794-4828
christine.frank@hyatt.com

Committee Member
Alicia Perez Osur, Coordinator of Campus Events

Schenectady County Community College
Direct: 518-836-2812
osurap@sunysccc.edu

Awards Committee
Coordinator
Kim Williams, Associate Professor & HCI TIPS Certified Instructor

School of Hotel, Culinary & Tourism at Schenectady County Community College
Direct: (518) 381-1417
williaks@sunysccc.edu

Committee Member
Angelina McGrath, Senior Association Manager

Capitol Hill Management Services, Inc.
Direct: (518) 435-0422
amcgrath@caphill.com