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Feinstone Environmental Awards 2022

Honoring Steve Breen, Chief Financial Officer of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse and Kenneth Lynch, Director of Strategic Growth Initiatives at Ramboll.

Proceeds from the event will support student scholarships at ESF.

For more information, please contact ESF College Foundation (315) 470-6683 or

Kenneth Lynch

Ken serves as the Director of Strategic Growth Initiatives at Ramboll, where he works on a variety of environmental projects including climate adaptation, sustainability, and flood resilience. He joined Ramboll in 2019 after a long career at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), where he most recently served as as Executive Deputy Commissioner.

As Executive Deputy Commissioner and Region 7 Director at the DEC, Ken helped lead one of the largest remediation and restoration efforts in the nation in the cleanup of Onondaga Lake. Ken's proudest accomplishment is seeing Onondaga Lake returned to CNY as a natural resource asset and recreational opportunity for the community.

Ken is also a member of the Adirondack Park Agency Board. He is a graduate of Yale University and Syracuse College of Law.

Steve Breen

Steve currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse. He began this position in 2018 after serving as chief financial officer and holding various business leadership positions for The Cortland Companies. Steve is a certified public accountant and previously, worked with Baasch, Winters & Breen and Coopers & Lybrand.

Steve's current role with the Syracuse Diocese as well as being board chair of Clear Path for Veterans emphasizes his commitment to serve the community. Steve is nearing completion of a 9-year term as a director of ESF College Foundation and currently serves on the Abby Lane Housing Corporation Board of Directors. He is a long-time member of the ESF 1911 Society. He is a graduate of C.W. Post College.