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Board of Directors & Staff

Established in 1963, Campground Owners of New York, Inc. (CONY) is a for-profit trade association dedicated to the promotion, growth, improvement, and development of independently owned campgrounds in New York State.

Two full-time staff persons manage the day-to-day operations of the association. The board of directors is comprised of campground owners or managers representing designated regions across the entire state, plus an executive committee of campground operators.

Office location and correspondence:
Campground Owners of New York
1 Grove St., Suite 200, Pittsford, NY 14534
info@campnewyork.com, 585-586-4360

Staff

Donald G. Bennett, Jr.

Donald G. Bennett, Jr.

President & CEO
585-586-4360, ext 2
don@campnewyork.com

Suzanne Hopkins Bixby

Suzanne Hopkins Bixby

Vice President
585-586-4360, ext 3
suzanne@campnewyork.com

Board of Directors (2020-2021)

Chairman:
Scott Sherwood
Spruce Row Campground & RV Park
Ithaca, NY
sprucerow1@gmail.com

1st Vice Chair:
Kimberly Foro
Whispering Pines Campsites & RV Park
Greenfield Center, NY
kforo@localnet.com

2nd Vice Chair:
Matt Anderson
Camp Chautauqua
Stow, NY
mda1223@yahoo.com

3rd Vice Chair:
Rosemary Celelli
Nickerson Park Campground
Gilboa, NY
rcelelli@gmail.com

Treasurer:
Edward Marden
Camp Bell Campground
Campbell, NY
ed@campbellcampground.com

Secretary:
Nina Latello
Sleepy Hollow Lake Resort
Akron, NY
sleepyhollowlake@yahoo.com

Regional Directors

Region 1:
John Tinelli
Triple R Camping Resort & Trailer Sales
Franklinville, NY
johna@triplercamp.com

Region 2:
Tom Wolfe
Niagara Woodland Campground
Ransomville, NY
firetraining82@gmail.com

Region 3:
Daniel Alexander
Sugar Creek Glen Campground
Dansville, NY
camp@sugarcreekglencamping.com

Region 4:

Region 5:
Louise Hartshorn
Lebanon Reservoir Campground
Hamilton, NY
louise@lebanoncampground.com

Region 6:
Pam Bonnice
Paradise Cove Campground
Durhamville, NY
paradisecovecamp@aol.com

Region 7:
Mike Papp (at large director)
West Canada Creek Campsites
Poland, NY
Camp@westcanadacreekcampsites.com

Region 8:
Kristal Fletcher
Pine Ridge Park Campsite
Constable, NY
kfletch8313@gmail.com

Region 9:

Region 10:
Shelly Lajeunesse
McConchie’s Heritage Acres Campground
Galway, NY
mcconchiescampground@yahoo.com

Region 11:

Region 12:
Brian Ellsworth
Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds
Saugerties, NY
brian@rvwcg.com

CONY Board Presidents (1964-2010)/Board Chairpersons (2010 and ongoing)

2019 CONY BOD induction

1964 to 1967
Merrill R. Bull
Arrowhead Camping Area
Delevan, NY

1968 to 1969
Robert LaPoint
Chedmardo Campsite
Pulaski, NY

1970
Frank Brundage
Hickory Hill Campground
Bath, NY

1971 to 1972
Arthur Bedell
River Road Campground
Corinth, NY

1973 to 1974
Robert D. Kunzman
Pine Valley Campground
Endicott, NY

1975 to 1976
Harry Wood, Jr.
Miller Hollow Campground
Roscoe, NY

1977 to 1978
Roger C. Anderson
Camp Chautauqua
Stow, NY

1979 to 1981
Olga “Ollie” Mizerak
Cooperstown Shadow Brook Campground
Cooperstown, NY

1982 to 1983
Robert London
Skyway Camping Resort
Greenfield Park, NY

1984 to 1986
Edwin Lighthall
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park
at Mexico
Mexico, NY

1987 to 1988
Albert G. Kaufman
Upper Delaware Campground
Callicoon, NY

1989 to 1990
Edgar Hollwedel
Lei-Ti Campground
Batavia, NY

1990 to 1992
Andy Joehl
Indian Ridge Campground
Catskill, NY

1992 to 1994
Ford Gilbert “Gil” Paddock
Deer River Campsite

1994 to 1995
Barbara Lighthall
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Mexico

1995 to 1998
Ford Gilbert “Gil” Paddock
Deer River Campsite
Malone, NY

1998 to 2001
Mark Anderson
Camp Chautauqua
Stow, NY

2001 to 2007
Janine Paddock
Deer River Campsite
Malone, NY

Board of Directors 1979

2007 to 2011
Scott Sherwood
Spruce Row Campground & RV Park
Ithaca, NY

2011 to 2014
Michael Papp
West Canada Creek Campsites
Poland, NY

2014 to 2018
Gregg Nicholls
Lake Bluff Campground
Wolcott, NY

2018 to Present
Scott Sherwood
Spruce Row Campground & RV Park
Ithaca, NY

CONY Executive Administrators/Presidents & CEOs

1975 to 2007
Robert C. Klos, Sr.
Executive Administrator

2006 to Present
Donald G. Bennett, Jr.
President & CEO

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