Buffalo Niagara Partnership Announces Board Members


Buffalo Niagara Partnership Announces Board Members

(BUFFALO, NY) — At its annual meeting June 1, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership announced the organization’s newly elected board members.  They are:

Thomas Blaszczykiewicz, President, AccuMED Innovative Technologies

George Chamoun, Senior VP, Client Services, Synacor

John Darby, President, Niagara Transformer Corp.

Michael Lawley, Partner, Director of Sales, Lawley Insurance

Rev. Joseph Levesque, President, Niagara University

Anthony McKenna, Chief Executive Officer, Wendel Companies

Terence Rafferty, Division President, Time Warner Cable

Robert Ryan, President, WNY Region, JPMorgan Chase

Dennis Szefel, Chief Administrative Officer, Delaware North

Lawrence Whistler, President & CIO, Nottingham Advisors (yes, it’s CIO)

Art Wingerter, President, Univera Healthcare


The following board members were re-elected to a new term:

Peter Augustine, President, New Era Cap

Russell Brandon, Chief Operating Officer, Buffalo Bills

Thomas Chestnut, President & CEO, AAA Western & Central NY

Warren Colville, President, The Buffalo News

Michael Cropp, M.D., President & CEO, Independent Health

Donna Fernandes, President & CEO, Zoological Society of Buffalo, Inc.

Lynne Finn, President, Superior Staff Resources, Inc.

Kent Frey, President, Frey Electric Construction Co.

Thomas Hook, President & CEO, Greatbatch, Inc.

James Kaskie, President & CEO, Kaleida Health

Henry Koziol Jr., Director, Freed Maxick & Battaglia, PC

Tim Loftis, Partner, Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP

David Murray, Partner & Chairman, Corp. Dept, Phillips Lytle

Louis Panzica, President & CEO, Power Drives

Sundra Ryce, President & CEO, SLR Contracting & Service Co.

James Sampson, President, Gateway-Longview, Inc.

Gary Schober, President & CEO, Hodgson Russ

James Segarra, Managing Partner, Tronconi Segarra & Associates

Thomas Stewart, President & COO, Gaymar Industries, Inc.

Edward Watts, President, Watts Engineering & Architecture

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is the region’s private sector economic development organization and regional chamber of commerce, representing nearly a quarter of a million employees in the Buffalo Niagara region. The Partnership’s work has three main focuses: advocacy, business development and convening. By mobilizing members and strategic partners around common goals, the Partnership grows private investment and jobs in Buffalo Niagara.

For Press Inquiries, Please Contact Grant Loomis, Vice President, Government Affairs at gloomis@thepartnership.org or 716-541-1736