Sisters-in-law Linda Romano and Jacqueline Romano are two exceptionally professionally accomplished women who have also dedicated a lifetime of service to their community.
They are both high-ranking executives at The Fountainhead Group, Inc., a leading manufacturer of applicators for the consumer lawn and garden and professional products industries. The company is also their family business, which was founded in 1888 and today boasts gross revenues in excess of $60 million.
In addition to helping run a highly successful business, they have both been tireless volunteers in the community.
Linda was President of the Board of Trustees of the New Hartford Public Library and a long-time Trustee of Utica College. She has served as Co-Chair to the Oneida County World War II Memorial Trip Committee and was instrumental in the establishment and funding of the Oneida County Chapter of the Syracuse University School of Law Wohl Family Veterans Legal Clinic, which provides free legal services to United States veterans. She is also a founding member of the National Long Distance Running Hall of Fame.
Jackie currently serves as Director of the Oneida County Sheriff Law Enforcement Foundation, Committee Co-Chair for the House of the Good Shepherd Sponsorship Committee and Board Member and Fundraising Chair for the Stevens-Swan Humane Society. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area, as treasurer of the Mohawk Valley Export Council and with various local nonprofit committees.
Jackie lives in New Hartford with her husband, John Romano. They have two sons, Dominic and Francis, and two stepdaughters, Francesca and Alexandra.
Linda resides in New Hartford with her husband, Russell J. Petralia, and their daughter, Whitney. This dynamic duo truly exemplifies the notion of being involved and giving back to one’s community to make for a better quality of life for everyone.