Meet the New Generation of Lake Protector Leadership

May 23, 2023

LGA's Young Professional Group

From left: Monika LaPlante, LGA managing program director; Bennett Van Wert; Kyle Burden; Erika LaPlante; Maggie Devlin; Adam Pensel; Danielle Brown, LGA development manager; Josh Nemer; Amanda Teresi; Greg Teresi; Elizabeth Macaulay; Brady Boyer at the Inn of Lake George for the LGA's Young Professionals gathering.

MAY 18, 2023—It was a high-energy, deep-commitment evening at The Inn of Lake George, 12 McGillis Ave. in the Village. The LGA’s first gathering of next-generation professionals in support of protecting Lake George surfaced strong connection to and sense of responsibility for the Lake. 

Most in attendance grew up in and on Lake George before life naturally took them elsewhere. Now they have returned to the Lake to raise families, start new ventures, or carry on the legacy of longstanding family businesses in the region. 

The one-hour event went well into the night, as people shared stories of the past and visions for the future of Lake George. Many signed the LGA’s Business Compact—a written commitment to work collaboratively on Lake protection—joining more than 150 other regional businesses that endorse the LGA’s Science-to-Solutions™ programs. Others volunteered to support fund-raising events. And everyone pledged to increase engagement among the area’s business community to protect Lake George. 

Thank you to all who attended:  

• Maggie Devlin, Northern Hardwoods 
• Josh Nemer, Nemer Auto Dealerships 
• Adam Pensel, Boats by George  
• Erika LaPlante & Kyle Burden, Stepping Stones Resort
• Elizabeth Macaulay and Brady Boyer, The Inn of Lake George
• Greg and Amanda Teresi, Tiki Tours
• Bennett Van Wert, GreyCastle Security                             

A special thank-you to Elizabeth Macaulay and Brady Boyer for donating use of their lobby bar at The Inn of Lake George for this initial meeting. 

The Young Professionals group will meet regularly throughout the year. To be a part of this lively group, contact Danielle Brown, LGA development manager, at [email protected]