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, 1986

Bob Allen, 1986

Tom Lewis, 1987

Cindy Hollowood, 1986

Nancy Linge, 1989

Lorraine Tharp *, 1987

George Hathaway, 1986

Ray O’Conor, 1989

J. Thomas Roohan, 1986

Cliff Van Wagner, 1988

Brian Cumming, 1991

Bruce Kirkpatrick *, 1990

Gary Dake, 1987

Matt Jones, 1987

Brien Hollowood, 1988

Stuart Wilcox *, 2001

Stephanie Ferradino, 1998

Kelly Waters, 1988

Linda Gibeault, 1994

Cathy Walbridge Allen, 2003

Patrick Pipino, 1998

Richard Ferguson, 1991

Anne Rockwood, 1998

Colleen Carlson, 1988

Skip Carlson, 1992

Theresa Skaine, 2006

Joanne Kirkpatrick, 1991

Peggy Lounsbury, 1998

Kate Jarosh, 2015

Lu Lucas, 1989

Michael Billok, 2014

Tara Anne Pleat, 2006

* deceased

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.