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 get inspired by a new story on how these young professionals are positively impacting our community.

January

Kent
Olden 

Buffalo Urban League
Development and Communications Coordinator

February

Claire
Petrie

Remedy Intelligent Staffing
Talent Acquisition Manager

March

Kerry
Battenfeld 

Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
Immigration Staff Attorney

April

Sarah
Bachwitz 

HSBC – Finance Implementation Team Lead
Empower Camp – Founder/President

May

Talisa
King 

Erie County Youth Bureau – Planning Coordinator
Arthritis Foundation Buffalo – Founder

June

Kendra
Brim 

BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
Project Manager

July

Paige
Melin 

Explore Buffalo
Education Coordinator

August

Christa
Penner

ShopCraft
Owner/Managing Member

September

Jeff
Rathmann 

Silo City IT
President/CEO

October

Brian
Junke

Lock 34 Bar & Grill & 80 Main Banquet & Catering
Proprietor/Restaurateur

November

Jesse
Walp

Villa Maria College
Associate Professor Artshop Supervisor/ Sculptor

December

Kimberly
Brown

Community Access Services/Evergreen Health
Executive Director

To view a list of our previous Spotlight Professionals, click here.