Peter Gannon was appointed president by the Board of Directors in June 2010. He is responsible for all strategic planning, marketing, fundraising and tenant management. He originally joined the Arsenal Partnership as vice president in 2009. Prior to joining the Partnership, he served as Director of Operations in the Town of Colonie and Director of Communications to Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari. Peter earned his undergraduate degree in public communications from the College of Saint Rose and his MBA from the Lally School of Management at RPI. He was a member of the inaugural class of the Leadership Tech Valley and, in 2011, was named one of the Business Review’s Forty Under 40. He is active in various community organizations including the Board of Associates at the College of St. Rose, the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society and Albany Pop Warner. Peter was recognized for his successful leadership role in the 2015 Friendship Walk for Best Buddies. In addition, he works as a member of the adjunct faculty at Schenectady County Community College.
Kathy Caruso has been with the Partnership since 2003. As Administrator, she is responsible for the management of the organization and the Veterans Business Outreach Program. Her responsibilities include contract and grant administration, coordination of Board activities, project management, marketing, program budgeting, audit compliance, and overseeing the organization’s daily activities. After earning a bachelor’s in Business Administration from Interamerican University, she worked as a production office coordinator in feature film production for major studios. Kathy is a participant in The Leadership Institute Class of 2019. She was a member of Leadership Tech Valley Class of 2011, served on LTV’s Steering Committee 2011-2012, Averill Park Education Foundation Board 2008-2017, VETCON Alliance, and HATAS’ 2018 Event Committee.
Amy Amoroso serves as Program Director for the Partnership’s Veterans Business Outreach Center. She is the initial point of contact for VBOC program clients and is responsible for facilitating and delivering Boots to Business, B2B: Reboot training programs, conducts client counseling services, case management, performance reporting, compliance, serves as POC for stakeholder and collaborative partners, and as moderator for network and outreach events. Amy works closely with VBOC staff in strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, program and event planning and marketing to spread awareness of available services. Amy is a board member of the Montgomery County SPCA, UMAC, VETCON Alliance, Stakeholders, NVSBC. She volunteers with the American Red Cross, Veterans Administration and AMVETS Post 35.
Tracy DuShane serves as the Client Services and Program Coordinator for the Partnership’s Veterans Business Outreach Center. She works closely with the VBOC Director with consultation services, delivery of the Boots to Business programs, and referrals to our resource network to help clients achieve their small business goals. Tracy assists with coordination of VBOC programs, training, event planning, travel, outreach activities and marketing efforts. Tracy is a volunteer with Operation Homefront, IAVA and the Wounded Warrior Project. She also assists the University of Albany Athletic Program in their community outreach programs with the VA Medical Center in Albany.