Board of Directors 2018
Bernadette Aja
Evans Bank
SVP Retail Customer Experience
Rich Argentieri
Independent Health
Director, Account Management
Kyle Aronica
BRC Ex-Officio
Evans Bank
Business Development Manager
100% focused on Western New York, Evans is a full-service community bank that provides a suite of products and services to consumer, business, and municipal customers.  Call or email me with any of your personal or business banking or lending needs.  Choose Better.  Not Bigger.
A.J. Baynes
Chamber President
Amherst Chamber of Commerce
Steve Bertini
Wegmans Food Markets
Store Manager
Jeffrey Bochiechio
Bouvier Law
Special Counsel
Rachael Brown
Employer Services Corporation
Business Development Director
David Busch
BCBS of WNY (Commissions/QB)
SVP, Chief Sales Officer
Elizabeth Carey
AAA Western & Central New York
Director of Public Relations and Corporate Communications
Warren Todd Colville
The Buffalo News
Vice President of Sales
Chris Costanzo
EBL Ex-Officio
Pegula Sports and Entertainment
VP of Premium Seating
Darcy Craven
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital/DeGraff Memorial Hospital
Richard DiGiacomo
Nesper, Ferber, DiGiacomo, Johnson & Grimm, LLP
Gina Fedele
Windsong Radiology Group
Manager Marketing Services
David Flynn
Legal Counsel/EC
Phillips Lytle LLP
Mark Gaulin
Personal Computers, Inc.
Vice President, Sales
Michael Gilbert
Buffalo Sabres & HarborCenter
Buffalo Sabres - VP of Administration & GM - HarborCenter
Frank LoTempio
LoTempio PC Law Group
President & Partner
Michael Marong
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Sr Vice President & Sr Relationship Manager
Erin McGee
University At Buffalo
Managing Director CEL
Elena Mendel
National Fuel Gas Company
CPA, Asst Controller, Regulated Subsidiaries
David Mingoia
Amherst Industrial Development Agency
Executive Director/CEO/CFO
Pamela Pawenski
Univera Healthcare
VP Sales
Michael Pietkiewicz
Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Efficiency
Patrick Schiske
West Herr Toyota Williamsville
General Manager
Joseph Spano
EBL Ex-Officio
Buffalo Office Interiors
Vice President, Sales
Carolyn Valenti
Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder & Weintraub, LLP
CPA, Partner
Mary Grace Welch
National Grid
Lead Economic Development Representative
Earl Wells
e3 communications, Inc.
Earl Wells is president and founder of e3communications, a public relations and public affairs agency with offices in Buffalo and Albany, NY.  Earl founded e3communications in 2001.
Jesse Wendell
Wendel Companies
Principal, Vice President
Luke Woeppel
M&T Bank
Business Banking Regional Manager
Mickey Zablonski
NOCO Energy Corporation
VP Natural Gas & Electric
Laura Zaepfel
1st Vice Chair/EC + Chair of Nominating Committee
Uniland Development Company
Vice President - Corporate Relations
Michelle DeBergalis
McGuire Development Company, LLC
Chief Operating Officer
Tricia Dwigun
Director of Human Resources
Pete Petrella
Acara Solutions/Mg Director of Viaduct
Michael Anderson
Regional Retail Banking Administrator/Vice President

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