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FAME Committees

Dedicated leaders, creative initiatives


If you are interested in joining a FAME committee, contact the Chairs below. You can select specific tasks of interest that work with your schedule and desired time commitment.


Hiring & Training Committee

Focus: Improve collaboration with workforce educators and help advanced manufacturing companies recruit, hire and train skilled workers.


Contact Michele Stolberg at (315) 521-7826 or via email at


Pipeline Committee

Focus: Build a pipeline of skilled qualified advanced manufacturing candidates by engaging K-12 youth in pursuing manufacturing careers.


Eileen Rucinski, Chair Pipeline Committee


Communications & Outreach Committees

Focus: Raise awareness about the importance of and opportunities in advanced manufacturing.


Tori Uthe, Chair Image Committee
Optimax Systems, Inc.


Brenda Barber, Chair HR Networking Group
Gorbel, Inc.



Executive Committee

FAME Exec Comm roster Jan 2017_revMay2017

Focus: Direct FAME’s vision and strategic partnerships efforts.
The Executive Committee includes all FAME Committee Chairs indicated above, in addition to the following:


Dave Phillips, Chair FAME Executive Committee
G.W. Lisk Co.


Karen Springmeier, FLWIB Representative
Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board



Membership Committee

Focus: Building FAME’s membership across its many stakeholder groups.

Contact Michele Stolberg at (315) 521-7826 or via email at