Accent on Excellence is an awards program focused on recognizing and encouraging the young leaders of Oneida and Herkimer counties.
To date the program has honored 93 outstanding young leaders. Honorees have come from many sectors of the local business and service community, where they use their influence and personal time to help run successful organizations as well as support volunteer efforts, non-profit boards and their children's after school activities.
Award winners will be individuals under the age of 40 who excel in making the area's business, cultural, and special services climate a growing force in helping the area prosper. These individuals are making a difference today and will continue to mold the Mohawk Valley into the 21st century.
To help promote the efforts of outstanding young leaders in the Mohawk Valley. To encourage potential young leaders to stay and help mold the area's future.
2008 HonoreesCarrie Bergerson-Desai Upstate Cerebral Palsy Meredith Harper-Bonham Hamilton College Stephanie Davis Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Robert Mortis Munson-Williams Proctor Arts Institute Brianne Puleo Sitrin Health Care Center Mary Kate Rolf Visiting Nurses Association Anthony Scribelli Faxton/St. Luke’s Healthcare William Lints H.C.C.C. Tricia Sticca Northland Communications Bonnie Woods US Trust Bank of America
2007 HonoreesDouglas Bartell Oneida Savings Bank Samuel Constantino PAR Technology Brenda Episcopo The Peacemaker Program Julie Grow-Denton McMahon & Grow Law Firm Clinton Hammett Boy Scouts of America Robert Maciol Mayor-New York Mills, NY Jason Mitchell New Hartford High School John Snyder Levene, Gouldin & Thompson Law Firm Matthew Sullivan Great American Irish Festival Kelly Waters Parkway Senior Center
2006 HonoreesMichael Bailey Utica Police Dept. Aymme Belen Dentist Alicia Brockway Partners Trust Bank Marc DePerno Sitrin Healthcare Cntr. Amanda Fix Utica Fire Dept. Susan Hamilton New Hartford HS Christine Kiesel Attorney Gregory Mattacola Attorney Ursula Meier JCTOD Outreach Inc. John Rubin St. Elizabeth Medical Cntr.
2005 HonoreesJohn Wesley Daniels Oneida County Al Dorantes Country Marketing Michael Fitzgerald Oriskany Manufacturing Technologies David Gibson Smith Barney Michael Hayduk Air Force Research Lab Gary Heenan Utica College David Hoke NY Power Authority Michelle McCarrick M&G Group Scott Patrick Air Force Research Lab Patricia Roach Faxton - St. Luke's Healthcare
2004 HonoreesRenee F. Arcuri Air Force Research Lab Travis Finn Finndale Farms Harrison J. Hummel, IV Hummel's Office Plus Timothy J. Julian City of Utica Jonas Kelly Kay-K Lumber Francis Manfredo Utica Fire Department Lisa Matte Jervis Public Library Morris Pearson Mohawk Valley Community College Kathleen A. Perkins House of the Good Shepard Julie Gilbert Rosicky Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees
2003 HonoreesMark M. Ainsworth Herkimer Eye Care Center Lisa M. Betrus Valley Health Services, Inc. Michael A. Caldwell Fort Stanwix Geno M. DeCondo First Source Federal Credit Union Bernice Henderson APAC Customer Services Stephen P. Mahler SBU Bank Joanne Palumbo-Mozloom Dove Eye & Laser Center James S. Perretta U.S. Air Force Research Lab Elizabeth Snyder NYS Mental Hygiene Legal Svcs. Scott K. Williams Utica School of Commerce
2002 HonoreesVincent A Casale Herkimer County ARC David G. Corasanti ConMed Corp. Kelli R. Corasanti MVCC Patrick J. Donovan United Cerebral Palsy Terry M. Gras Otsego Mutual Fire Insurance Co. William F. Locke Fleet Investment Advisors Jennifer Spring Utica City School District Brett B. Truett SoftNoze USA, Inc. Symeon A Tsoupelis, Jr. Symeon’s Greek Restaurant, Inc. Dwight E. Vicks III Vicks Lithograph & Printing Corp. David K. Wilcox David Wilcox Building Group
2001 HonoreesEnessa M. Carbone Carbone Auto Group William J. Baldygo, Jr. U.S. Air Force Research Lab James C. Brown HCCC Allan D. Chrysler Faxton –St. Lukes Healthcare Barry G. Depot Walmart Distribution Center Louis A. Falvo, III H.J. Brandeles Corporation Richard M. Falvo H.J. Brandeles Corporation Valerie A. Sitler Fiber Instrument Sales Bradley M. Kowalczyk Alan R. Leist Planning John A. G. Rosicky MVCC MSgt Juanita G. Shepphard Northeast Defense Sector
2000 HonoreesJoseph J. Corasanti, Esq. ConMed Corporation Paul J. Drejza Leatherstocking Abstract & Title Robert S. Elinskas American Cancer Society Bruce M. Gendron Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare Jacqueline M. Herber Upstate NY Professional Services Nancy K. Kelly Utica Safe Schools Laura B. Casamento Utica College Dean A. Nole Café CaNole Jason C. Nole Café CaNole Joseph R. Romanelli Romanelli Advertising Stephen R. Zogby Scalzo, Zogby & Wittig