OSWEGO — Pam Caraccioli, deputy to the SUNY Oswego president for external partnerships and economic development, this spring earned two honors: a regional award for accomplished and community-minded women and a statewide board membership.
State Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, named Caraccioli a 2017 Woman of Distinction, an honor that the senator bestows “recognizing outstanding leaders who are achieving success in their careers, devoting time to volunteer causes in their communities and more.”
In a separate distinction for Caraccioli, the New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) elected her a director-at-large. NYSEDC has represented local and regional economic development professionals, as well as colleges, universities and private sector enterprises, for more than 40 years.
Women of Distinction honorees such as Caraccioli, said Ritchie, “have one very important thing in common — and that’s that they have made a difference in the lives of so many people in our region.”
Chuck Gijanto nominated Caraccioli for her assistance with Oswego Health, where Gijanto recently stepped down as president and CEO.
“She has been one of the leaders who helped us get through some really tough times and her leadership was invaluable to Oswego Health,” Gijanto wrote, making note of Caraccioli’s award in a letter to college President Deborah F. Stanley. “On top of that, the work…
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