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
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

2014 Annual Meeting

April 2014

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 21, 2014 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 two years:

  • Meyer S. Frucher 

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

  • Julie S. Fuller
  • Edward J. Lewi
  • Heather Mabee
  • I. Norman Massry
  • Norma Meacham
  • Susan Phillips Read
  • Ronald Riggi                     

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

  • Anthony R. Ianniello
  • Dr. Robert J. Jones                                                                                                                        

Information on the proposed new Directors is available on the reverse side of this letter.  This information may also be obtained at SPAC’s administrative offices in the Hall of Springs or at http.//  For planning purposes, we would appreciate your return of the Attendance and Proxy form by May 19, 2014.  Thank you once again for your 2014 membership support as we approach what promises to be another exceptional season. 

Marcia J. White
President and Executive Director

Get to Know Our New Board Members


Anthony R. Ianniello


Anthony R. Ianniello, senior partner in the law firm of Ianniello Anderson, P.C., has been engaged in the private practice of law since 1970 with a concentration in the area of real estate law.  Mr. Ianniello received his B.A. from Union College, his M.S./M.B.A. from Northeastern University and his J.D. degree from Albany Law School.  He is a member of the Saratoga County, New York State and American Bar Associations.


Ianniello Anderson, P.C. serves as settlement agent/closing attorney for over thirty lending institutions throughout upstate New York.  Mr. Ianniello and his firm have represented many commercial clients before almost every board in the Capital District involving land use planning and zoning matters. 


Mr. Ianniello incorporated Northway Title Agency, Inc. in 1985 and has since served as its President and Chief Operating Officer.  The company has been consistently listed in the Capital District Business Review as the largest title insurance agency in the Capital Region.


Robert J. Jones


Dr. Robert J. Jones was appointed by the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees on September 12, 2012 as the 19th President of the University of Albany.  Previously, Dr. Jones had served as senior vice president for academic administration at the University of Minnesota System since 2004.  Prior, Dr. Jones spent more than 15 years in key administrative leadership positions at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, including vice president and executive vice provost for faculty and academic programs, vice president for campus life and vice provost for faculty and academic personnel, interim vice president for student development and president of the University of Minnesota Outreach, Research and Education (UMore) Park Development, L.L.C.


Dr. Jones currently serves as Regional Council Co-Chair for the Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC).  He is a fellow of both the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America.  He has been a visiting professor and featured speaker in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, and from 1984 to 1994 served as an academic and scientific consultant for Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s South African Education Program.


Dr. Jones currently serves on the boards of the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities and the Bush Foundation.  He was also a member of the Grammy award-winning Sounds of Blackness, A Twin Cities based choral ensemble.