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.

Laura Mann

Laura Mann - President

Vice President Business Growth
Capital Region Chamber

Carie Sala

Mario Cometti - Vice President

Carie Sala

Carie Sala - Treasurer

Account Executive
Spectrum Reach

Charlie Diamond

Charlie Diamond - Secretary

Statewide Public Affairs, Inc.
Special Advisor

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

Peter Gannon

Peter Gannon

President & CEO
United Way of the Capital Region

Catherine M. McCann

Catherine M. McCann

Co-Owner
Best Companies

William Smith

William Smith

USMC UAS, Sr. Program Analyst
UICGS / Bowhead Family

Staff

Kathy Caruso

Kathy Caruso

Executive Director, MVBC

Amy Amoroso

Amy Amoroso

MVBC-VBOC Director

Amanda Brammer

Administrative Assistant

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.