Staff Spotlight: Meet Josh Veronica
September 28, 2021
Josh Veronica is our Manager of Government Affairs and Economic Development.
His role at the BNP is to keep members informed of relevant updates on local, state, and federal government and to understand the needs and concerns of employers in the region.
Learn more about Josh in this brief Q&A
Q: Tell us a little-known fact about yourself.
A: When I was 14, I was the drummer for the Canisius College basketball team’s pep band.
Q: What do you like to do for fun?
A: I like to try new restaurants, exercise, watch the Bills and Yankees, and take road trips. I also lead a team in a faith-based hockey league.
Q: Best Buffalo Hidden Gem.
A: Sanger Farms in Porter. They have great U-pick orchards, baked goods, and a new café, too. It’s the perfect spot for a fall afternoon.
Q: What is your favorite part about living in Buffalo?
A: Most of my extended family still lives in Buffalo, so I appreciate being close to them. Buffalo is full of selfless, generous people that make the community strong. Also, Duff’s.
Q: What are you doing differently post-pandemic that you didn’t do before?
A: Since we couldn’t do much indoors during the pandemic, I began exploring our outdoor resources more. In 2020 I hiked or ran at 16 of the 19 parks in the Erie County system. They are great, peaceful escapes and I continue to use them.
Q: Since you are no longer commuting to work, how do you fill your drive time?
A: In the mornings, I have more time to cook a proper breakfast, pray, and center myself for the day. In the evenings, I read or walk to decompress. The additional time allows me to be more focused and alert during the day.
Staff Spotlight: Meet Kenya Hobbs
We are pleased to welcome our new Director, Community Engagement & Equity Initiatives, Kenya Hobbs as our latest Staff Spotlight.
Staff Spotlight: Meet Stephanie Wehrlin
We are pleased to introduce Stephanie Wehrlin, BNP’s Assistant Event and Program Manager as our latest Staff Spotlight.
Stephanie has a specific focus on our Young Professional division, BN360. She creates an engaging platform for young professionals in the Buffalo Niagara region to connect, collaborate, learn, and be empowered.
Learn a little bit more about Stephanie in this brief Q&A.
Staff Spotlight: Meet Grant Loomis
We are pleased to introduce Grant Loomis, BNP’s Vice President, Government Affairs & Economic Development as our latest Staff Spotlight.
Grant is responsible for developing and advancing the BNP’s advocacy agenda.
Learn a little bit more about Grant in this brief Q&A.
Staff Spotlight: Meet Michelle Braswell
We are pleased to introduce Michelle Braswell, BNP’s Manager, Events & Programs as our latest Staff Spotlight.
Michelle’s role is to create, coordinate, and manage events and programs both virtually and in person.
Learn a little bit more about Michelle in this brief Q&A.