JAMESTOWN – Jamestown High School has announced the Commencement Speaker for this year’s graduation ceremony at Chautauqua Institution.
School officials say George Panebianco, Esq. – a 1982 Jamestown High School graduate and long-time supporter of Jamestown Public Schools – will deliver the 2015 commencement on Friday night.
Panebianco is currently the President and Managing Partner of Lewis & Lewis law firm and is responsible for managing five law offices located in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Batavia, Jamestown and Olean.
Panebianco currently is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Erie County Bar Association and Jamestown Bar Association. He also serves as an executive member of the New York State Bar Association’s Worker’s Compensation Committee, aimed at improving the lives of injured workers and accident victims.
In addition to his work at Lewis & Lewis, Panebianco was also chosen to serve as City Court Judge in Jamestown from 2004 to 2014. He is also active in the community, serving on several nonprofit boards including the National Comedy Center, the YMCA of Jamestown and the Italian-American Charity Golf Committee. In addition, he has served as Youth Baseball Coach for over 30 years, including the current Cal Ripken Baseball League.
Jamestown High School’s Commencement Ceremony will be held this Friday at 7 p.m. in the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater.