• Team Members


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    Pete Bardunias
    President & CEO
    pete@southernsaratoga.org

    As “the face and voice of the Chamber”, Pete utilizes his 25 years of business experience and vast contact network to vigorously advocate for the business community of southern Saratoga County and beyond.   Follow him on Facebook to join in his travels as he works to connect members with new opportunities.   A former business owner, Pete has been on numerous chamber and nonprofit boards, and makes good use of his science background to be an effective business leader here in New York’s Tech Valley.  Pete also works closely with the Board of Directors to create and implement a shared vision for the Chamber.

     

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    Liz Roggenbuck
    Vice President of Community and Professional Development 
    liz@southernsaratoga.org

    Liz brings 20 + years of diverse business experience to the Chamber.  Prior to her joining the Chamber in 2000, her background in the Hospitality industry brought her expertise in hotel sales and marketing and all types of event planning from trade and consumer shows, conventions and meetings as well as food and beverage management.  Liz has experience in many aspects of chamber of commerce management including membership development and retention, committee development and chamber event management. In addition, Liz coordinates the Chamber’s Annual Executive Institute Program and is the staff liaison for the Education & Business Partnership and Women in Business Committee, as well as the Chamber’s Leads Groups. Liz has been the editor of the Chamber newsletter for the past 9 years. Liz received her certificate in Nonprofit Organization Management from The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Foundation in 2013. 

     

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    Sheila Whinnery
    Operations Manager
    sheila@southernsaratoga.org 

    Sheila provides day-to-day assistance to both the members and the Chamber team. She is a liaison between the Chamber team, members and the community at large. Sheila brings a tremendous amount of insight to our membership with over twenty five years of Chamber experience. She is a friendly and knowledgeable greeter and often first point of contact for visitors and members. Sheila is the contact for certificates of origin and Conference Center space rentals. She manages the Information Center at the I-87 Exit Rest Area, along with day to day finance operations. Sheila is a lifelong resident of Saratoga County.

     

  • Heather Tifft
    Membership Manager
    Heather@southernsaratoga.org

    As the newest member of the Chamber team, Heather brings vast experience in several areas of sales and customer service.   Heather obtained Bachelor’s Degrees in Business & Technology Management and Humanities from Clarkson University in 2007.  Since then, though out her career, Heather has worked in various industries including Medical Devices, Woodworking and Abrasives, and several areas of Technology.  As an active member of the Chamber, Heather has experience in many aspects of the Chamber including membership development and retention, and event management.  Heather is extremely focused on developing and maintaining relationships with Chamber Members both new and ongoing.  Forward and innovative thinking will allow Heather to be an asset to the Chamber as it continues to grow and flourish in Southern Saratoga County.

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