Award Recipients and Qualifications

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI

The Leadership Saratoga Alumni Association annually awards the Lisa Niles Distinguished Leadership Award to a graduate of the program whose long-term commitment to volunteerism in Saratoga County makes him or her deserving of recognition.  The award is named in memory of Lisa Niles, the Alumni Association’s first President.

Recipients of the Lisa Niles Distinguished Leadership Award are:

Kevin Luibrand

Bob Allen

Tom Lewis

Cindy Hollowood

Nancy Linge

Lorraine Tharp (deceased)

George Hathaway

Ray O’Conor

J. Thomas Roohan

Cliff Van Wagner

Brian Cumming

Bruce Kirkpatrick

Gary Dake

Matt Jones

Brien Hollowood

Stuart Wilcox

Stephanie Ferradino

Kelly Waters

Linda Gibeault

Cathy Walbridge Allen

Patrick Pipino

Richard Ferguson

Anne Rockwood

Colleen Carlson

Skip Carlson

Theresa Skaine

Joanne Kirkpatrick

Peggy Lounsbury

Kate Jarosh

LEADERSHIP FELLOWS

Leadership Saratoga periodically awards Fellows recognition to alumni who have demonstrated a significant commitment to their community by serving in volunteer leadership positions or pivotal roles on boards, attending advanced seminars on governance and leadership, and furthered the mission of Leadership Saratoga post graduation. For more information about the criteria to qualify, please click here.

Recipients of Fellows Recognition are:

Richard Ferguson

Kate Ferris

Patricia Friesen

George Hathaway

Marvin LeRoy, Jr.

Lu Lucas

James Morris IV

Jeff Shinaman

Dewey Walling

Anne Rockwood

LEADERSHIP EXEMPLAR

Leadership Saratoga occasionally awards the prestigious Exemplar award to an alumni who has demonstrated long-term, transformational and significant commitment to their community by serving in volunteer leadership positions and pivotal roles on many community nonprofit or public service boards, attending advanced seminars on governance and leadership and has actively worked to furthered the mission of Leadership Saratoga post graduation. For more information about the criteria for this award, please click here.

In 2011, L. Clifford Van Wagner became Leadership Saratoga's first Exemplar.