Empire Chapter Staff

Jeff Albert
Jeff AlbertChief Operating Officer
Phone: (315) 246-7233

Jeff began his career with ABC, Empire State in 2009 as the Comptroller and Human Resource Manager. In February of 2013, he was named Chief Operating Officer and has also assumed the position of Director of Workforce Development after obtaining the NCCER Master Training certification.

Jason Ashlaw
Jason AshlawSafety, Craft Training, and Workforce Development Director
Phone: (315) 454-2320

Jason’s wealth of construction knowledge, extensive experience with ABC and his passion for the industry will help him excel at his new role of Safety, Craft Training, and Workforce Development Director.

Jamie Campisi
Jamie CampisiEducation Coordinator
Phone: (585) 455-0293

Jamie Campisi is our Education Coordinator. She’ll primarily work out of the Rochester office but will be traveling around to all the training centers.

Tracie Cunningham
Tracie CunninghamController
Phone: (315) 463-7539

Tracie Cunningham is our controller, she is responsible for all accounting as well as the coordination, completion and accuracy of the financial records, payroll process and human resource administration.

Mike Kanealey
Mike KanealeySr. Membership Director
Phone: (585) 301-6005

Mike is our Senior Membership Director, serving members across the state. Mike works to take care of the needs of the membership, including fulfilling education and training needs and working to provide an environment beneficial to the merit shop philosophy.

Donna McGoey
Donna McGoey Long Island Member Engagement Director
Phone: (718) 490-2079

Donna Mcgoey is the Long Island Member Engagement Director. She works primarily out of our Long Island office

Amy L. Platenik
Amy L. PlatenikEducation Director
Phone: (585) 363-1657

Amy Platenik is our Education Director. She is based out of the Rochester office but travels around to all the training centers.

Tanner Schmidt
Tanner SchmidtPublic Affairs & WNY Membership Director
(585) 730-1814

Tanner Schmidt handles the Chapter’s Public Affairs as well as manages the WNY membership. He works primarily out of the Buffalo office.

Brian Sampson
Brian SampsonPresident
Brian Sampson is responsible for coordinating Empire Chapter’s political and policy agenda, advocating for reform in state government, and promoting the overall growth of the construction industry on behalf of ABC’s more than 400 construction and contracting firms across New York State.
Santino R. Thomas
Santino R. ThomasDirector of Communications & Marketing
Santino Thomas will handle internal as well as external communications. In this role he is responsible for developing and maintaining our communications and marketing strategies as well as curating the overall messaging for ABC’s Empire State Chapter. Santino also serves as a spokesperson for the chapter. He is located in our Albany office, but frequently interacts with other members of our team both remotely and when visiting our other regional offices.