Michael C. Backus
Michael C. Backus

Michael C. Backus

Son of successful publisher, former county clerk makes transition into private sector as second in command at Oswego Health By Lou Sorendo At 29, Michael C. Backus was elected to…

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James Reed
James Reed started working at Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield in 1996. Most recently, he served as executive vice-president of marketing and sales, and as regional president in the Central New York market.

James Reed

Skaneateles resident just named Excellus’s new president and CEO-elect. He talks about his career, his work-life balance philosophy and why he adopted a mostly plant-based diet By Lou Sorendo True…

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Cathleen Palmitesso

Appointed in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, new leader of Oswego County Emergency Management Office dives right in By Lou Sorendo Cathleen Palmitesso has experience when it comes to…

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Greg Smith

New president, CEO of International Wire Group — who used to race sports cars as a hobby — takes manufacturer to new heights By Lou Sorendo He is wired for…

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Tania Anderson
Tania Anderson

Tania Anderson

CEO of ARISE, motivated by her own child’s disability, leads nonprofit with passion and persistence By Lou Sorendo There’s nothing greater than a mother’s love for her child, particularly when…

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Linda Eagan
Linda Egan

Linda Eagan

Founder of Fulton Block Builders making progress, one neighborhood at a time By Lou Sorendo One block at a time. That is the approach the Fulton community is taking while…

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James Weatherup
James Weatherup

James Weatherup

As the new chairman of the Oswego County Legislature, Central Square native brings positive vibe to local government By Lou Sorendo Let’s just say James Weatherup has 3-D vision. His…

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