Board of Directors

Mrs. Marylou Whitney

Ron Riggi

Jeff Vukelic

Julie S. Fuller

Anthony Ianniello

Elizabeth Sobol

Elizabeth Alexander
Sonny Bonacio
Amy Cantanucci
Susan Law Dake
Nancy DiCresce
Carol Farmer
Meyer S. Frucher
Julie S. Fuller
John J. Gilbert III
Geraldine Golub
George R. Hearst III
Richard Higgins
Anthony R. Ianniello, Esq.
E. Stewart Jones, Jr.
Samantha Kercull – ex-officio
Heather Mabee
I. Norman Massry
Donald J. McCormack
Norma Meacham
Eleanor K. Mullaney
John J. Nigro
Ron Riggi
Linda Toohey
Jeff Vukelic
Charles Wait, Jr.
Candace Zlotnick – ex-officio

William P. Dake
Nancy Norman Lassalle
Charles V. Wait

Matthew Bender IV
Edward P. Swyer

April 2016

To: All Voting Members of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Inc.

The Annual Meeting of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. in the Hall of Springs, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, New York. A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 A.M.

The purpose of this meeting, in accordance with Article 1, Section 3 of the By-laws of the Corporation is to elect Directors, review the current position of the Center and transact all other business which may come before the meeting. The Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors has proposed the following slate of Directors:

Slate of Directors for re-election to the Board for a term of three years:

  • Beth Alexander
  • Susan Law Dake
  • Meyer S. Frucher
  • Geraldine Golub
  • E. Stewart Jones, Esq.
  • Donald J. McCormack
  • Linda G. Toohey

Proposed for the Board as new Directors for a term of three years:

  • Sonny Bonacio
  • Richard Higgins

Information on the proposed new Directors is available at the bottom of this webpage. This information may also be obtained at SPAC's administrative offices in the Hall of Springs . For planning purposes, we would appreciate your return of the Attendance and Proxy form by May 16, 2016.

Thank you once again for your membership support as we celebrate SPAC's 50th Anniversary Season.

Marcia J. White
President and Executive Director

Get to Know Our New Board Members

Sonny Bonacio
A lifelong resident of Saratoga Springs, Sonny Bonacio is the president and founder of Bonacio Construction, a privately owned and operated construction and real estate development firm headquartered in Saratoga Springs. Now celebrating 28 successful years in business, Bonacio Construction's award-winning commercial and residential buildings have transformed the architectural and economic landscape of Saratoga Springs with the innovative development of over 1 million square feet of downtown real estate. Expansions into Troy and Glens Falls have been similarly successful, generating a resurgence of economic activity in these historic downtown areas. Sonny is president of the Saratoga Builders Association and serves on the boards of several civic organizations including the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce and the Saratoga YMCA. He is also on the board of Universal Preservation Hall and chair of The Road to Opening Night capital campaign. He has received numerous industry and community awards, most recently earning the Capital Region Chamber's 2016 ChangeMaker Award for his contributions in transforming the Capital Region through his vision, investment and leadership.

Richard Higgins
As the President of Norstar Development USA, L.P., Richard Higgins is responsible for overseeing all of the Norstar Group of Companies projects and operations across the United States. A multi-faceted residential, commercial, retail and industrial real estate developer and construction group, Norstar has a diverse portfolio that includes office towers, retail complexes, luxury condominiums and single family residential communities. It is also a nationally recognized affordable housing developer. Mr. Higgins brings a depth of experience to this role with a unique combination of both public and private development expertise including 12 years (1978-1990) as the New York State Housing Commissioner and several years as a partner in the law firm of Roemer and Featherstonehaugh in Albany, New York. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and holds a J.D. from the Columbia School of Law.