Talent Connect Team


John Giordano

Director, Talent Connect

518-465-8975 ext. 232 | johng@ceg.org



Joanne Bucher

Program Manager, Talent Connect

518-465-8975, ext. 222| joanneb@ceg.org 

Joanne Cornell Bucher is Program Manager of Talent Connect. Through our consortium of employers, Joanne supports their professional candidates and newly hired relocating professionals (along with their spouses/partners/families) with a variety of services available including pre-hire consultations, community resources, dual career support and international transitioning. She conducts extensive, confidential assessment of newly relocated professionals and by understanding their individual wants and needs, develops a custom portfolio of resources to create a smooth transition for them into the area. Bucher builds strong relationships with newcomers as well as employers and community partners of Talent Connect and also helps with Talent Connect sponsored events.

Bucher received her BS in Business Administration and Management from The College of St. Rose and has a strong background in program management, communications and marketing. She is certified in Crossing Cultures with Competence and was previously employed at CDYMCA and Media Logic.


Courtney Heinbach

Marketing & Communications Specialist

518-465-8975 ext. 223 | courtneyh@ceg.org