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, including the Chapter’s new premiere social event – The GMID Gala which will be held in the spring of 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

Direct: (518) 588-7434

Venue Coordinator
Leslie Miller, Regional Director of Sales

Turf Hotels
Direct: (518) 744-5021

Committee Member
Kate Hamuka, Lead Coordinator/Owner

A Lively Event
Direct: (518) 406-6698

Committee Member
Richard L. Golding, M.A., Certified Hospitality Educator
Associate Professor, Hospitality BBA Faculty and Advisor
SUNY Delhi@Schenectady County Community College Partnership
Elston Hall 319
78 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12305

Committee Member
Lisa Carroll
Sales Manager
Hilton Garden Inn, Troy and The Rensselaer Banquet & Conference Facility
235 Hoosick Street
Troy, NY 12180
P. (518) 953-1985 (Direct Line)

Committee Member
Alyssa Aufiero
P. (518) 928-2272
GMID Gala Committee

Gala Co-chair
Susan Baker, Director of Sales

Saratoga Springs City Center
Direct: (518) 584-0027

Gala Co-chair
RaeAnn Fursman, Catering Sales Manager

SMG Syracuse
Direct: 315.435.8044 

Committee Member
Alicia Perez Osur, Coordinator of Campus Events

Schenectady County Community College
Direct: 518-836-2812

Committee Member
Rose DiLiello, Sales Manager
Discover Long Island
Direct: 631.951.3900 ext. 302

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

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

Committee Member
Angelina McGrath, Senior Association Manager

Capitol Hill Management Services, Inc.
Direct: (518) 435-0422