SCOPE’s 2021-2022 Officers Elected
At the May 8th annual meeting, SCOPE elected its officers for the coming year. They are:
Chairman Jack Prendergast lives in Geneva. A US Army Veteran, he got an AAS in Engineering from SUNY Alfred, BS in Chemistry from Hobart College and an MBA from the Simon School of the University of Rochester. He worked 40 years for Ferro Corp., Cleveland, Ohio in Manufacturing, R&D, Globally Sales & Marketing, retiring in 2007. From 2007 to 2014 he worked at Clarkson University in the Center of Advanced Materials Processing as Deputy Director. From 2014 to present, Prendergast has been the Supervisor of the Town of Benton, Yates County. He has been a member of SCOPE for 15 years, the Yates County Chairman for 10 years and Vice President of NY SCOPE since 2012.
President Tom Reynolds resides in Horseheads. A US Army veteran, he was a Chief Financial and Business Officer for 30 years in colleges, nursing homes, wholesaling and not-for-profit corporations. He has also served on 8 boards of directors. Reynolds was first elected SCOPE’s President from 2016-2017 and served as its Treasurer from 2018-2020. He was elected President, again, in 2020.
Secretary Curtis Cappellano’s home is East Greenbush and he is the current chairman of the Capital District chapter. Curtis is a Professional Geologist and environmental scientist and owns his own company. He was first appointed as SCOPE’s temporary Secretary in 2019 and was elected as Secretary in 2020, and reelected in 2021.
Treasurer Rob McNally resided in Cattaraugus County. A US Army 30-year retiree and municipal police officer for ten years, he has dabbled in contracting nationwide as well as teaching. Rob was a Vice-Chairman for the Southwestern District of the Friends of the NRA for 8 years. He helped get Cattaraugus County’s SCOPE chapter started and served as Chairman between 2013-2016. He has also served as an At Large Director as well as SCOPE Chairman at the state level.
1st Vice President Steven Getman lives in Watkins Glen. An attorney for 29 years, Steven has served as counsel for a number of local governments in the Finger Lakes, including the Towns of Seneca Falls, Romulus and Ovid and the County of Schuyler. In addition to practicing law, Steven is an adjunct instructor at Keuka College, where he has taught classes in Constitutional and Criminal Law.
2nd Vice President Leigh Williams resides in Vine Valley, Middlesex. He is a US Army Reserve veteran who worked 30 years for Rochester Gas & Electric, retiring as the Canandaigua Finger Lakes District Manager. Leigh also worked as a Utility Power Broker thru-out NY State. A S.C.O.P.E. member since we started the chapter 18 or 20 years ago. He has also served on many not-for-profit Boards throughout the Finger Lakes.
All SCOPE officers are volunteers who give their time, talent and energy to protecting and defending the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment. Their diverse homes show SCOPE’s presence in and representation of many areas of Upstate New York.