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Vince Foti

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Vince Foti


 Vince Foti has been a partner at Gordon B. Roberts since 1990, but his roots in Oneonta go back much further.

He started his career as a financial analyst for IBM Corp. in Poughkeepsie, where he learned the importance of giving back to the community and got involved with the United Way.Vince grew up in Oneonta, attended Riverside Elementary, Oneonta Junior High, and graduated from Oneonta High School in 1978. He went on to college, getting his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1982 and MBA from Syracuse University in 1984.

“At IBM, you are surrounded by achievers at every level who are generous with their time and money,” Vince said. “You come to understand the obligation that comes with the privilege of having a good job with a great company.”

Vince returned to Oneonta in June 1990, married Donna Lambros, bought a house and started selling insurance for Gordon B. Roberts Agency, Inc.

He started volunteering for the United Way in Otsego County in 1991, chaired the annual campaign for three of the next six years, and made a lot of presentations to promote employee fund-raising campaigns. He joined its board of directors in 1996, and was president of the board in 2001.

He continues his community involvement in a number of ways, including coaching basketball and soccer and working with the City of Oneonta Mayor’s Cup Soccer Tournament.

“Moving back to Oneonta has worked out far better than I ever imagined,” he said.

Fast Facts

Name: Vince Foti

Started in Insurance: 1990

Family: Married to Donna Lambros; two children.

Community Involvement:
Advisory Board Oneonta Outlaws Community Baseball Team 2010;
Oneonta Soccer Club Board of Directors 2004-2009, President 2006-09;
Future for Oneonta Foundation, 1999-2007, President 2007;
City of Oneonta Comprehensive Planning Committee, 2006;
City of Oneonta Mayor’s Cup Soccer Steering Committee, 1999-present;
United Way Board of Directors/Campaign Chairman/President 1991-2004;
Oneonta Country Club Board of Directors 1996-1999;
Oneonta Boys and Girls Club, Youth Basketball Coach 1990-2015;
YMCA Indoor Soccer League Coordinator: 2002-2008;
Oneonta Youth Soccer Coach 2000-Present.
Member of Elks Club and 6th Ward Athletic Club.
City of Oneonta - Parks and Recreation Committee 2015-Present
Dewar Foundation Committee 2013-Present
OHS - Athletic Hall of Fame Committee - Chairman 2016-Present
Oneonta Plains Cemetary Trustee 2016 - Present