UNICON is a small organization with a big impact on economic development in the Finger Lakes Region. 

If you spend some time on our website, you'll find that our small staff is passionate, hardworking, and highly effective. We know economic development begins with construction, so we work with community leaders and organizations to promote our industry. Find out more about us here. 

Joe Leone

Joseph Leone

Executive Director

Prior to his appointment as Executive Director in 2014 Joe was the Business Manager for the Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local 46. A career construction worker and union administrator with over 30 years experience he first entered the industry as an apprentice HVAC technician with the Leo J. Roth Corporation in 1983. Prior to becoming Executive Director Joe served on the UNiCON Board of Directors for seven years. 

Leone is active in the community, and is a board member of the Greater Rochester Enterprise, RochesterWorks, WIT Federal Credit Union, Joseph A Floreano RRCC Corporation Board, Rochester Careers in Construction Inc (RCCI), the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council/Workforce Development Committee and the Town of Walworth NY Parks and Recreation Committee. He also maintains membership with the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the American Welding Society (as a CWI), Refrigeration Service Engineer Society, Boy/Cub Scouts of America, the Rochester Rotary Club, and several local youth charity organizations.


Mariel Fedde

Communications Director

Mariel develops UNICON's communications including press releases, website, social media, and UNiCON's weekly Construction Newsreel. She also coordinates research and development initiatives.

She has been working with UNiCON since 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.


Taryn Deinhart

Accounting Manager

Taryn maintains all accounting controls, processes accounts payable, accounts receivables and company payroll, prepares financial reports, reconciles financial accounts and coordinates all auditing compliance. 

Taryn has worked with related building trades organization and brings with her over 20 years of professional experience.


Jenna Kraeger

Executive Assistant

Jenna joined the team in June 2018 to assists with board and committee meetings, events, website and social media support. Jenna received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a Marketing Minor from Cazenovia College. She enjoys traveling & exploring new places, craft beer and playing sports.

UNICON Rochester  - 180 Linden Oaks - Rochester, NY 14625 - Phone: 585-288-3440

E-mail: info@uniconrochester.com