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


Mimi Lane

When Mimi Lane was an undergraduate studying to be a biomedical engineer, she was one of only five women in her class. Throughout her career
she has managed to thrive in a largely male-dominated industry, rising to take the helm at General Composites, a contract manufacturer of efficiently made high-end composite components for virtually all markets. read more



Insights: Doug Crozier

Current Occupation: President and CEO of Plattco Corporation Hometown: Montreal, Canada Family: Wife, Johanne; daughter, Jennifer; son-in-law, Craig; grandson, Jonah Education: Bachelor of Commerce, University of Montreal; graduate studies in Business at McGill University Community Involvement: Past Board of Directors service to CITEC and the North Country Chamber of Commerce Notable Honors: Selected as the read more


Linda Bourgeois

Hometown: Hemmingford, Quebec Family: Husband, Ed Education: A.A.S., Business Administration, Clinton Community College CUNA (Credit Union National Association) Management School through the Graduate School of Business at the University of Wisconsin at Madison Occupation: President/CEO of UFirst Federal Credit Union Community Involvement: President, Plattsburgh College Foundation Past Chairperson, North Country Chamber of Commerce Past President, read more