John Redden

OCCUPATION: Commissioner, Clinton County Department of Social Services HOMETOWN: Plattsburgh EDUCATION: B.A. in Business Administration from the Citadel, M.A. in Business Management from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. FAMILY: Two adult children The Clinton County Department of Social Services is fortunate to be able to boast almost three decades of solid leadership under the direction read more


Jaci Kelleher

Hometown: Merchantville, New Jersey Family: Husband Mark Hobson, four adult children, 2 grandchildren Education: B.A. in English, Georgetown University; J.D. , University of Pittsburgh Occupation: Partner at Stafford Owens, appointed attorney for Clinton County Select Community Involvement, New York State Surrogate Decision-Making Committee, Board of Directors of the United Way of the Adirondack Region   read more


Dr. John Ettling

HOMETOWN: Houston, Texas FAMILY: Wife, Lisa Lewis, two daughters and two granddaughters OCCUPATION: President, SUNY Plattsburgh Dr. John Ettling is no stranger to Strictly Business. He was featured in the magazine not long after he began his tenure as president of SUNY Plattsburgh in 2004, so it is only fitting that we once again profile read more


Sally Meisenheimer

HOMETOWN: Delmar, NY until 6th grade, then Plattsburgh, NY FAMILY: High school sweetheart-turned-husband Rob; adult children Beck, Anna, and Reinhart EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Health from SUNY Cortland OCCUPATION: New York State contract counselor, Mediator at the Rural Law Center COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Adult Sunday school teacher, First Presbyterian Church Sally Meisenheimer spent the first read more



George Barnett Sr.

HOMETOWN: Beekmantown EDUCATION: B.S., Business, Bradley University, Peoria, IL OCCUPATION: President, Touraid Travel PAST COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Elk’s Club, Rotary Club, North Country Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, numerous United Way committees From retail to real estate to tourism, George Barnett, Sr. has a storied career that has made an impressive impact on the greater read more


Christina Lussi

Hometown: Lake Placid, NY Family: Daughter, Kalen; Son, Art Education: B.A. in French from St. Lawrence University, studied abroad in Switzerland and France Occupation: Co-Owner of a group of holdings: Crowne Plaza, Lake Placid Club Golf Courses and wedding venues, Lake Placid Marina and Boat Tours, and a partial interest in the Lake Placid Hampton read more


Ray DiPasquale

Occupation: President, Clinton Community College Hometown: Mount Morris, New York Family: Daughter, Megan Education: B.S. in Physical Education/Recreation from Arkansas Technical University, M.S. from Northeastern University (dual degree in Public Administration/Recreation and Parks Administration) Community involvement locally: Vision2Action, The Development Corporation board, the North Country Chamber of Commerce board. DiPasquale targeted his early career and read more


Janet L. Duprey

Hometown: Peru, NY Family: Husband of more than 50 years, Elmer; adult children John, Michelle; four grandchildren. Occupation: retired New York State Assemblywoman Community Involvement: Service includes a wide variety of organizations too numerous to list including Apple Valley Senior Housing Corporation, North Country Honor Flight, SPARCC, CVPH, North Country Hospice, and The Development Corporation read more


Todd McCarthy

Hometown: Williamstown, Vermont Family: Partner, Trevor Rabideau, two dogs and a cat Occupation: Co-owner, Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel Community Involvement: 2018 Chair of the United Way Annual Campaign and service to its Board of Directors Todd McCarthy grew up in a retail family. His father, Leonard “Lenny” McCarthy spent much of his career working for read more