AgriTech Advisory Council

Cornell AgriTech receives guidance from members of an advisory council. These members are successful professionals in the areas of academia, agriculture and food. Together, the council members help steer a brighter future for Cornell AgriTech as well as the many industries that benefit from the important research, extension and services offered on the Geneva campus. Cornell AgriTech meets with its advisory council annually and also accepts guidance from its members throughout the year.

Kristin Alongi, Director of Executive Team Planning and Governance,  Rich Products Corporation, 2018-2020

Chip Bailey, Co-owner, KC Bailey Orchards, Inc., 2018-2021

Richard Ball, Commissioner of Agriculture NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, 2018-2020

Mike Briggs, President and CEO, USNY Bank, 2018-2020

Nova Cadamatre, Senior Director of Winemaking and Master of Wine, Constellation Brands, 2018-2021

Christine de Denus, Professor and Department Chair of Chemistry, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 2018-2021

Larry Eckhardt, President, Kinderhook Creek Farm, Inc., 2018-2021

Sarah Eighmey, General Manager, Anthony Road Wine Company, 2018-2021

Tom Facer, President and CEO, Farm Fresh First, 2018-2021

Sam Filler, Executive Director, New York Wine and Grape Foundation, 2018-2021

Lawrence Goichman, Founder and President, SCG Capital Corporation, 2018-2020

Pamela Helming, New York State Senate Representative 54th District, 2020-2023

Patrick Hooker, Deputy Secretary for Food and Agriculture, Office of Governor Andrew M Cuomo, 2018-2020

Suzanne Hunt, Founder, Hunt Green LLC, 2018-2021

Andre Hudson, Professor/Head-Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2020-2023

Steven Hyde, President and CEO, Genesee County Economic Development Council, 2018-2021

Ed Maguire, CXO, FLX Research, 2018-2021

Mark Nisbet, Product Development Manager, PepsiCo, 2018-2021

Dan Rao, CEO, Assured Edge Solutions, 2018-2021

Emily Reiss, Director of Technical Services for the Crop Division, Kreher Family Farms, 2018-2021

Dale-Ila Riggs, Owner and Operator, The Berry Patch, 2018-2021

Derek Simmonds, Business Development Specialist, Cayuga Economic Development Agency, 2018-2021

John Sorbello, District 3 Director, New York Farm Bureau, 2018-2021

Bill Strassburg, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., 2018-2020

Julie Suarez, Associate Dean for Government and Community Relations, Cornell University, 2018-2021

Gary Thompson, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education and Director Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station, Pennsylvania  State University, 2018-2021