Staff Spotlight: Meet Charlene Janiga
June 2, 2022
We are pleased to introduce Charlene Janiga, BNP’s Senior Coordinator, Marketing & Events as our latest Staff Spotlight.
Charlene’s role is to handle all Partnership events registration and also provide support to our Marketing & Events team.
Learn a little bit more about Charlene in this brief Q&A.
Q: Tell us a little-known fact about yourself.
A: I love hockey and will watch any hockey game I can find on TV, but of course, I am passionate about the Sabres. At 16 years old, I announced that I would not eat my then received Easter chocolate hockey player until the Sabres won the Stanley cup. I still have it and am patiently waiting.
Q: What do you like to do for fun?
A: I love to travel. I recently went to Alaska which was the last state on my list that I had never visited. I’m also a Disney fanatic and will talk Disney with anyone who wants to listen!
Q: What is your favorite part about living in Buffalo?
A: My favorite part of living in Cheektowaga is it only takes me 10-15 minutes to get anywhere I need to be!
Q: What are you doing differently post-pandemic that you didn’t do before?
A: I’m a creature of habit and I really haven’t changed anything!
Q: What do you like best about working from home?
A: I like seeing my family before they go off to their jobs. Prior to the pandemic, I was always the first one up and out of the house. It’s nice to tell them to have a great day!
Q: Since you are no longer commuting to work, how do you fill your drive time?
A: I sleep in a little longer on my remote days.
We are pleased to introduce Seth Piccirillo, BNP’s Director of Economic Development as our latest Staff Spotlight. Seth’s role is to help our members increase their competitiveness and ability to thrive in the local, national and international economy. Learn a little bit more about Seth in this brief Q&A.
We are pleased to introduce BNP’s Senior Manager, Member Engagement – Nancy McNamara as our latest Staff Spotlight.
Nancy’s role is to engage our members in the services and resources offered by the BNP that offers them value and enable their businesses to thrive.
We are pleased to introduce BNP’s Vice President, Member Engagement & Development, Liz Benkovich as our latest Staff Spotlight.
As a coach, manager, and mentor, Liz works with the entire team to inspire members to help them gain the full benefits of the Partnership allowing them to grow, thrive, and to reach their full potential.
We are pleased to introduce BNP’s Executive Assistant, Kathleen Sullivan as our latest Staff Spotlight.
Kathleen is the Executive Assistant to Dottie Gallagher, President & CEO. In this role, she supports the Senior Leadership Team and works with all team members to engage them in the Partnership’s values every day.