Utica's Independence Day Parade grand marshal named

He was introduced during the Taste of the Mohawk Valley, which was held at the F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica.

Posted: May 3, 2019 7:05 PM
Updated: May 7, 2019 8:57 AM

The grand marshal for this year’s Independence Day Parade in Utica has been named.

Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri and The Genesis Group announced Friday that Barry Sinnott will serve as this year’s ceremonial usher for the parade.

Sinnott was introduced during the Taste of the Mohawk Valley, which was held at the F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica.

His name might sound familiar as he is the vice president of Bank of Utica and is also the CEO of Mayflower Trade, LLC.

“I commend the Genesis Group on their selection of Barry Sinnott as this year's Independence Day Parade grand marshal. Barry is very dedicated to our community and is most deserving of this honor,” the mayor said in a statement.

Sinnott was born and raised in Utica and graduated from Proctor High School before making other career marks, including teaching in Asia and becoming a radio DJ.

He currently works in operations and commercial banking, while also serving the Board of the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Sinnott and his wife live in Utica with their children.

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