School board elections will be held Tuesday May 18 during the annual school vote at Cazenovia High School.
Frederick M. Koennecke (Fritz)
Mr. Koennecke grew up in Cazenovia and benefited from an outstanding education in the Cazenovia Central School system. He left Cazenovia to attend the US Air Force Academy and pursue a career in the Air Force. During his military career, Mr. Koennecke served in numerous positions including Pentagon acquisition officer and flying squadron commander and he served in several combat operations including Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Mr. Koennecke retired from the Air Force in 2005 as a Lieutenant Colonel and returned to Cazenovia with his wife Elizabeth and kids Fritz and Hannah. He is currently a Program Manager at Sensis Corporation.
When asked why he's running for a second term on the school board, Mr. Koennecke said "I believe I am well suited to represent you on the school board as we continue to plot our course for the future during these trying times. I've learned a lot during my first term about the issues that concern district members. I think we've made good progress toward addressing those issues, but we still have a lot of work to do. I enjoy listening to what you have to say and I hope you've found me to be an honest and forthright board member so far."
Pat and his wife Laura have been active residents in Cazenovia and in the Cazenovia Central School district for over 18 years. They have three children, Andrew (age 14), Jillian (age 16), both are students in our high school, and their oldest child Katy (21), is a junior at Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Pat has Master's degree in Audiology from the University of Buffalo, along with a MBA in Marketing and International Business from Syracuse University. He also was Captain in the United States Air Force Reserve with the 405th Medical Group at McGuire AFB. Pat is employed with Bristol-Myers Squibb pharmaceutical company in their Virology division.