Dr. Barry R. Culhane served in the United States Army as a medic from 1969-1971, and has been active in local veterans’ organizations for over forty years, including twenty years (1987-2006) as the President of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Greater Rochester. Dr. Culhane was instrumental in securing community support and financial resources to complete the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Highland Park, and has received numerous honors for his efforts, most notably, when the County of Monroe and the City of Rochester declared September 8, 2006 “Barry Culhane Day” in Monroe County. In recognition for his work on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Dr.
Virginia “Ginny” Clark has a long and distinguished career in corporate communications. Since joining Constellation Brands, Ms. Clark has held various titles within the company, but was quickly named Director of Corporate Communications and then Vice President of Corporate Communications. It has been in these roles, that she has truly excelled. She has overseen the creation of corporate messages, developed and implemented a targeted media strategy, and established a corporate newsletter and a Web-based approach for internal/external communications.
Colonel John Perrone of Rochester, New York served in the United States Army and Army Reserve for almost 35 years. He held several Command and Senior leadership positions while serving with the 98th Division (USAR) in upstate New York. In 2001, Colonel Perrone was selected to return to active duty in May 2001 as the Force Protection/Anti-Terrorism Chief of the 2002 US Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ralph L. Chinelly has earned a place among the elite veterans of New York State by faithfully serving his country as a member of the United States Army, as well as devoting nearly two decades of his life to compassionate volunteer service to his fellow veterans.