Honoring Teresa Fenner Spadafora upon the occasion of being designated a 2013 Woman of Excellence

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Teresa Fenner Spadafora upon the occa-
sion of being designated a 2013 Woman of Excellence by the Albany-Colo-
nie Regional Chamber of Commerce

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride in acknowledging its
esteemed residents who have distinguished themselves in their community;
WHEREAS, Teresa Fenner Spadafora will be recognized as a 2013 Woman of
Excellence by the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce during a
luncheon to be held at the Albany Marriott on May 30, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Teri studied Early Childhood Education at Hudson Valley
Community College; and
WHEREAS, She also attended the New School of Contemporary Radio and
worked at several local radio stations; and
WHEREAS, During her time in Buffalo, Teri returned to school at
Buffalo State College to study secondary education English; and
WHEREAS, Upon her return to the Capital District, she worked in event
planning and retail management before embarking on a new endeavor in the
banking industry; and
WHEREAS, Teri began her distinguished career in banking with Key Bank
in 2002; and
WHEREAS, She became a branch manager and a licensed banker; and
WHEREAS, Teri began working for First Niagara in 2009 and currently
manages the Financial Services Center in East Greenbush; she focuses on
the acquisition of new clients, working with current customers, and the
professional development of her staff; and
WHEREAS, She is a wonderful inspiration and role model to her staff
and is most proud of the 15 promotions within her staff in less than
four years; and
WHEREAS, Teri is active in the Women's Business Council of the Alba-
ny-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, serving as past co-chair of the
Women of Excellence luncheon and past co-chair of the Programming
Committee; and
WHEREAS, She contributes her time to Ronald McDonald House Charities,
Wildwood Programs, Center for Disability Services, Interfaith Partner-
ship for the Homeless, Schenectady City Mission, and Habitat for Humani-
ty; she is also President of First Niagara's Employee Volunteer Corps;
WHEREAS, Teri is the proud mother of Dan Cranston and Katie Gene Cran-
ston Spadafora, and the loving wife of John Spadafora; and
WHEREAS, Teri has exhibited the true spirit of this prestigious award
through her impressive professional success and her tireless dedication
to her community; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Teresa Fenner Spadafora upon the occasion of being designated a
2013 Woman of Excellence by the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of
Commerce; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Teresa Fenner Spadafora.


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