The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC) has selected Marc Yrsha as chairman of its board of directors for 2023.
ARCC also announced the addition of four new members to its board of directors in 2023.
Yrsha is executive vice president and director of relationship banking of Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Co.
“The ARCC plays a critical role in our region by championing the needs, ideas and goals of our business community. I am very appreciative of the opportunity to chair this great board of highly engaged volunteers and work alongside the tremendous team at the ARCC,” Yrsha said.
“Together, we will continue to be the local leader supporting, educating, advocating and delivering for the members of the ARCC and our business community. Thank you to all the members of the ARCC. We appreciate you,” he said.
“The ARCC is so fortunate to have a board that is dedicated to the organization and our business community. We are grateful for past board members’ service and excited to welcome on our new board members. We can achieve so much together,” said ARCC President and CEO Tricia Rogers.
The new board members are Ray Agnew, Bill Moon, Paula Traina and Daniel W. Washburn.
Agnew is vice president for hospital and community engagement at Glens Falls Hospital, taking on that role in February 2020. Previously he served as vice president for college advancement at Paul Smith’s College. For 14 years he also served as vice president for community relations of Glens Falls Hospital and executive vice president of the Glens Falls Hospital Foundation.
Agnew serves on the board of directors of High Peaks Hospice and the boards of The Adirondack Health Institute (2016 -2019), the Rotary Club of Glens Falls and the Lake Placid Rotary Club where he is past president. Agnew has also been a member of the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) board and the Saratoga Arts board.
Moon is chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks. He has been the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks since 2015. He is also a local real estate agent.
He holds degrees in humanities and social services, and psychology and a has a master’s degree in human resources – strategic alignment.
Traina is the CEO of Traina Insurance and Financial Services Inc., with two Warren County agencies specializing in providing insurance and financial services products offered by State Farm.
She holds an MBA in organizational leadership and various insurance industry professional designations and is currently pursuing FINRA investment advisor licensing.
Washburn is vice president of commercial operations and a shareholder of Hilltop Construction Co.
He became a part owner of Hilltop Construction in 2006. He helped diversify the company with a strong focus on the commercial construction side of the business. He served as an ambassador for the ARCC, and currently serves as councilman for the town of Kingsbury, and a commissioner at the Washington County Sewer department. He was the president of the Hudson Falls Girls softball organization from 2009- 2014.
Board Members whose terms were completed in December are Ash Anand of the Lotus Group of Companies, Jared Humiston of Adirondack Technical Solutions (ADKtechs), and Zach Moore of French Mountain Commons.
Founded in 1914, ARCC is a 100 percent membership funded organization representing businesses in Washington, Warren, Essex and northern Saratoga Counties. ARCC is a nonprofit corporation, governed by volunteer board of directors, and does not receive any funding from local, county or state governments. Its mission is to serve members and the business community through advocacy efforts, education opportunities and the power of connection and collaboration. Learn more at www.adirondackchamber.org.