The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to introduce you to this year’s BN360 Spotlight Professionals.
Each year, BN360 highlights a select few individuals, nominated by member companies, within the Buffalo Niagara region who exemplify today’s definition of a young rising leader. Check back each month to read about these young professionals and how they are making a positive impact on the Buffalo Niagara region.
Youth Coordinator at Tobacco-Free Erie Niagara
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Lindsay Amico is the youth coordinator for Tobacco-Free Erie Niagara, a non-profit organization located at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and committed to reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer and other illnesses caused by tobacco use. Her responsibilities include engaging youth in tobacco use prevention and control programs in Erie and Niagara Counties.
Prior to joining Tobacco-Free Erie Niagara, Lindsay worked for a number of organizations dedicated to health and the environment including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Clean Air Coalition, and Buffalo First, as well as scientific research at Parliament in London, England.
First Job Out of School
Lindsay began working for several organizations in college while earning a degree in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Northeastern University.
Among her career highlights, Lindsay points to running Southie Trees, an environmental organization committed to maintaining, protecting, and increasing tree cover in South Boston, MA. There she gained experience in creating programs, working with youth and organizing community events that she brings to her role at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Best Piece of Advice Given Regarding Career
Your job is important but it’s not what defines your value or your worth.
- Clean Air Coalition – Vice president of the Board
- Community Power for Health and Justice – Board member
- Gateway Longview BBQ and Blues event – Volunteer coordinator
- Leadership Buffalo Class of 2016
- Graduate of Women Elect Class of 2017
- Current participant in the Canisius Women’s Launch Business Group
- Ride for Roswell
- Ran a half marathon for Sophie and Madigan’s Playground
On Buffalo Niagara
“I am completely amazed by the transformation that our region has undergone in the past ten years. The combination of culture, history, events, restaurants, cityscape, sports teams, the waterfront, and the kindness of the people here is unlike anything I’ve experienced elsewhere.”
Greatest Benefit of Working in Buffalo Niagara
“I love that everyone knows each other! There are always at least three personal connections I can make when I meet someone new. Not to mention, everyone is so quick to help each other. It’s an amazingly supportive community.”
Greatest hope for the future of the Buffalo Niagara business community
“I hope that we can continue to put our community before our personal success. We are so lucky that Buffalo is in a period of growth and transformation but we still face so many issues as a city, including high poverty levels, health disparities, and environmental issues. The best way to create change is to find a local organization and become involved.”
About Being a Spotlight Professional
“I was very surprised to find out that I had been nominated. There are so many passionate people in our community that deserve this award. I’m very humbled.”
Lindsay’s 5 Favorites
Favorite Restaurant: Toutant
Favorite Business Book: You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
Best Buffalo Hidden Gem: Five Points Bakery- the BEST cinnamon toast with peanut butter and apples
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere I can be swimming in the ocean and reading on the beach
Best Place for Wings: Dwyer’s Irish Pub
Check out our brief Q&A with Lindsay: