Stephen J. Suhowatsky, a native New Yorker, is the former head of Syracuse Supply, a 100 year old publicly traded equipment distribution company. With significant management and executive experience, Mr. Suhowatsky has managed manufacturing companies with international operations, equipment distribution and service enterprises and multi-national leasing companies. He has completed over twenty acquisitions and divestitures in the U.S. and abroad, and initiated numerous joint ventures and start-up businesses. He has served on several bank boards in various capacities (committees on compensation, strategy and merger and sale transactions) in Ohio and New York. He currently heads C3 Strategic, LLC, a venture he founded in 2004, and New York Timber Trading, a venture founded in 2007. C3 Strategic is a management consulting and “human capital investment” firm that helps start-up, emerging and growth businesses create and leverage opportunity. New York Timber Trading exports U.S. hardwood logs to customers throughout the world. Mr. Suhowatsky also serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Syracuse Technology Garden, assisting start-up and emerging tech companies gain the resources needed to grow. A past chairman of the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce and past board member of the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York, Mr. Suhowatsky is the current president of The Syracuse Lakefront Development Corporation. He has served on the boards of the New York and U.S. Associated General Contractors associations and the board of Excellus, Blue Cross Blue Shield. For his contributions, he was named an Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, recognized as Chairman of the Year by the New York contractors association and received the national Rebuilding America Award. Mr. Suhowatsky holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Delta State University as a result of a basketball scholarship and received his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife have three children and reside in Fayetteville.