About the McNulty Veteran Business Center

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of outstanding leaders from business, academic, government and non-profit organizations, including veterans and a military spouse.

Peter Gannon

Peter Gannon - President

President & CEO
United Way of the Capital Region

Mario Cometti

Mario Cometti - Vice President

Attorney/Hedgeman Law
Charlie Diamond

Charlie Diamond - Treasurer

Statewide Public Affairs, Inc.
Special Advisor

Catherine M. McCann

Catherine M. McCann - Secretary

Co-Owner
Best Companies

Members

Khamel Abdulai

Khamel Abdulai

Director of Training and Talent Management
Office of Human Resources, Excelsior College

Emil Baker, Vice President

Emil Baker

NYS Director, Department of Defense
ESGR & SBA SCORE Counselor

Erica Choi

Erica Choi

Senior Vice President and Senior Banker
Commercial Banking, Key Bank

Laura Mann

Laura Mann

Vice President Business Growth
Capital Region Chamber

Tiffany Orner

Tiffany Orner

Director of Strategic Partnerships & Outreach
Grunt Style

Carie Sala

Carie Sala

Business Relationship Manager
Sunmark Credit Union

William Smith

William Smith

USMC UAS, Sr. Program Analyst
UICGS / Bowhead Family

Staff

Kathy Caruso

Kathy Caruso

Executive Director, MVBC

Amy Amoroso

Amy Amoroso

ABTP-VBOC Director
Jennifer Beston

Jennifer Beston

Administrative Coordinator
VBOC/MVBC

Congressman Michael R. McNulty

About Mike McNulty

The McNulty Veteran Business Center derives its name from former U.S. Congressional Representative Michael R. McNulty Center. The former Congressman served for more than twenty years in a district now held by Paul Tonko. Throughout his career, McNulty was a tireless advocate for veterans affairs, often talking about his brother, a soldier with the Marines in Vietnam, who gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country. “Freedom is not free,” was often said by McNulty, who said he felt blessed to have had so many opportunities in his life due to living in a free nation.