Board of Directors

Marylou Whitney
Honorary Chairwoman

Hon. Susan Phillips Read

Marcia J. White

E. Stewart Jones
Vice Chairman

Edward J. Lewi

Ronald Riggi

Elizabeth Alexander
Susan Law Dake

Nancy DiCresce
Carol Farmer
Meyer S. Frucher
Julie S. Fuller
John J. Gilbert III
Gerry Golub

George R. Hearst III
Anthony R. Ianniello
Robert J. Jones

Philip Livingston
Heather Mabee
Norman Massry
Donald J. McCormack
Norma Meacham
Ed Mitzen
Eleanor K. Mullaney
John Nigro

Ronald Riggi
Arthur J. Roth
Linda G. Toohey
Nancy Touhey
Jeff Vukelic

2015 Annual Meeting

April 2015

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 20, 2015 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:

  • Nancy DiCresce
  • Carol Farmer
  • John J. Gilbert III
  • George R. Hearst III
  • Eleanor K. Mullaney  *
  • John J. Nigro                          
  • Jeffrey Vukelic

 * New York State Parks Appointment

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

  • Amy Cantanucci
  • Charles Wait, Jr.                                                                                                                           

Information on the proposed new Directors is listed below.  This information may also be obtained at SPAC’s administrative offices in the Hall of Springs or at  For planning purposes, we would appreciate your return of the Attendance and Proxy form by May 18, 2015. 

Thank you once again for your membership support as we “Kick off to 50” – SPAC’s Golden Anniversary Celebration next season.

Marcia J. White
President and Executive Director

Get to Know Our New Board Members

 Amy Cantanucci

Amy Cantanucci is a graduate of Siena College with a B.S. degree in Marketing and Management.  She then worked with the luxury retail brand, Canali USA in New York City followed by Mid-State Industries in Schenectady.  Ms. Cantanucci now makes her home in Saratoga Springs with her husband and three children.

Ms. Cantanucci gives her time charitably to many local and regional causes.  She has been involved as a chairperson for the Saratoga restaurant Cantina’s “Cocktails for a Cause”, and “Kids Fun Run” in addition to participating on the planning committee for “Jake’s Help from Heaven”.  She has also been involved with First Night Saratoga, The Children’s Museum, Double H. Ranch, Saratoga Hospital Foundation, St. Baldrick’s Foundation and the Autism Society of America.

Charles Wait, Jr.

Charles Wait, Jr. is Executive Vice President of The Adirondack Trust Company.  Prior to joining The Adirondack Trust Company, Mr. Wait worked as an Associate at the international law firm, Jones Day in New York City.

Mr. Wait received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, began Law School at St. John’s University and finished his law degree at New York University School of Law.  He then completed the banking program at Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

Mr. Wait is extremely active in the Capital Region.  He currently serves as Board President for the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club, is a Board Member and past chair of the Audit Committee for Empire State College Foundation and has served on the SPAC Junior Committee since 2010.