Support Team

Team spirited leadership to help you succeed.

Louis G. McKeage


Lou has over 30 years of experience with the TAAC. He is responsible for the successful day-to-day operations of the TAAC and leadership of an experienced staff of professionals. Lou has a number of years of experience managing his own manufacturing company. He serves on the board at AVRE and is a member of the Binghamton Lion’s Club. He has a MBA from Binghamton University.

Michele Francisco

Assistant Director

Michele joined the TAAC in July 2009 and has had many job duties over the years. Most recently, Michele was promoted to Assistant Director.    She is a skilled professional in office administration, with responsibility for all aspects of budget/finance, and program/policy compliance for the TAAC. She is responsible for reviewing all contracts with client consultants. In addition, she is involved with the Petitions for Certification process and production of Adjustment Proposals. A proven self-starter with excellent skills, Michele is a critical component to the successful program implementation of the TAAC.

Kristin Gumaer

Administrative Assistant

Kristin joined the TAAC in August 2017. She is an administrative professional with several years of experience. She offers organization and support to the TAAC team. Kristin is responsible for all aspects of administrative operations, maintaining databases and program/policy compliance for the TAAC.  In addition, Kristin is responsible for preparing/reviewing and issuing all contracts with client consultants.   Kristin is an exceptional addition to the TAAC staff.

Teresa Stockton

Client Development Specialist

Teresa is the Client Development Specialist for the TAAC with the responsibility of assisting trade-impacted firms in the preparation of certification petitions, along with marketing the program throughout New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. Prior to joining the TAAC, she worked in strategic business development and marketing at several companies.  Teresa’s greatest strengths are her relationship building skills, creativity, drive and leadership.  She thrives on challenges, particularly those that can expand the programs reach.