Helen Beaudreau was made director of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program at the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF). The Gates Millennium Scholars program is a 1.6 billion dollar initiative funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation and the APIASF is the nation’s largest non-profit dedicated to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Previously Beaudreau was senior policy advisor for the U.S. House of Representatives where she spearheaded initiatives to end human trafficking. For more information about APIASF and their mission, click here.
Daniel Gage was made president of NGVAmerica, a trade association that promotes the use of natural gas and hydrogen as transportation fuels. Previously Gage spent 20 years working for City of Syracuse, the New York State House of Representatives and J.A. Green and Company, a consultancy for industry. For more information about his recent achievement click here.
U.S. Coast Guard Commander Christian Lee began his most recent assignment: as a Coast Guard Fellow on the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security. Commander Lee’s selection as a U.S. Coast Guard Fellow comes after his recent graduation from the National War College in Washington, D.C., where he earned his M.S. degree in National Security Strategy. This is not Lee’s first assignment with the U.S. Coast Guard. In a previous position, Lee served as commander of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Richard Etheridge, a 154-foot cutter ship, and its crew of 24.
Daniel Kelley is now executive director of Onondaga Community Living, Inc., an innovator in individualized support services geared at supporting people with developmental disabilities. Kelley has been working in human services in a variety of settings since 1994. Previously, he was director of crisis and development services for Oswego County Opportunities, Inc., and before that he was director of licensed programs for Onindaga Case Management Service, Inc. for three years.
Corinne Ribble is now executive director of NY Funders Alliance, an organization housed in the CNY Philanthropy Center in Syracuse, N.Y. The organizaiton maintains an alliance of grant makers and philanthropic advisors based in New York State. In her new role, Ribble is responsible for the overall administration and operation of the organization, in addition to attracting and retaining new members. Previously, she held leadership positions at the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, and Syracuse University. She was also a past president of the Literacy Funders Network, an affinity group of the Council on Foundations. In 2012, she founded Riverview Strategies, a nonprofit and philanthropic consulting firm.
Aaron Rogers is now major gifts officer with Rainforest Trust. Based out of Warrenton, Virginia, Rainforest Trust is a nonprofit organization that purchases large swathes of threatened rain forests with the goal of protecting and preserving endangered plant and animal life–with the help of local partnerships and community engagement. Before his position at Rainforest Trust, Rogers served as a nonprofit consultant at the Dreams Over Drugs Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping young adults live a life free from drug-use and addiction.
Michael Frame is now vice president of external relations and chief of staff at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York. Previously, he served as director of federal relations for Florida State University, where he established Florida State University’s first Washington, D.C. based operation. He has also served as director of federal relations for the State University of New York (SUNY) System and as director of federal relations for Binghamton University. Other positions he has held include director of special projects for the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York (now Centerstate CEO), executive director of the New York State Urban Council, and policy analyst for the California State University System. More details can be found at: http://www.sunycnse.com/AboutUs/FacultyStaff/ExecutiveStaff/MichaelFrame.aspx