Buffalo Niagara Partnership Promotes Two Staff Members


Buffalo Niagara Partnership Promotes Two Staff Members

Buffalo Niagara Regional Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Work of Membership and Events team

Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo Niagara Partnership recently announced the promotion of two of its team members:

Liz Benkovich has been promoted to Vice President, Member Engagement & Development. Benkovich is responsible for overseeing an eight-person team who handles all membership efforts, event and program development.  A lifelong resident of Erie County, Benkovich has been with the Partnership for two years.  Prior to joining the Partnership, she was a Vice President with Marketplace Events.

Krystal Testa has been promoted to Senior Manager of Events.  A member of the Partnership team for the last four years, Testa manages the operations of the Partnership’s 60 plus events throughout the year, including the member experience and sponsorship fulfillment.  A resident of Amherst, Testa volunteers her time with the Kevin Guest House, danceability and the Amherst Middle/High School PTSA.

“The Partnership is coming off an exceptionally strong fiscal year and the work of Liz and Krystal has played a big part in our success,” said Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, President & CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.  “I look forward to working with Liz and Krystal in their new roles, along with the rest of our very capable team, to continue our organization’s momentum in service to Buffalo Niagara’ employers. 


The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is the area’s regional chamber of commerce and privately-funded economic development organization. Partnership members employ more than a quarter of a million people in the Buffalo Niagara region. By mobilizing members and strategic partners around common goals, the Partnership grows private investment and jobs in Buffalo Niagara through advocacy, business development, and convening.

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