Western New York Leadership

  • Regional Director

    Amanda Mays
  • Regional Co-Chair

    Dr. Katherine S. Conway-Turner President, SUNY Buffalo State
  • Regional Council Members

    Deanna Alterio Brennen VP of Social Enterprise, YWCA of the Niagara Frontier Paul Brown President, Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Dr. Mark Zupan President, Alfred University Dottie Gallagher President & CEO,Buffalo Niagara Partnership Dr. Rosa Gonzalez Owner/Assistant Professor & Chair, Emergency Management Program, R Gonzalez Consulting, Inc./Erie Community College Thomas A. Kucharski President & CEO, Invest Buffalo Niagara Brenda W. McDuffie President & CEO, Buffalo Urban League, Inc. Michael Metzger Vice President for Finance and Administration, SUNY Fredonia Michael H. Ranzenhofer State Senate, 61st District Eric Reich Co-founder and President, Campus Labs Robin Schimminger State Assembly, 140th District Stephen Tucker President & CEO, Northland Workforce Training Center Michael Ulbrich President, Buffalo Manufacturing Works
  • Ex-Officio

    Crystal Abers Cattaraugus County Director of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism designee of Cattaraugus County Legislature Chair George M. Borrello Chautauqua County Executive Byron W. Brown Mayor of Buffalo Curtis Crandall Chair of Allegany County Legislature Paul A. Dyster Mayor of Niagara Falls Wm. Keith McNall  Chair of Niagara County Legislature Mark Poloncarz Erie County Executive Samuel Teresi Mayor of Jamestown

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Amanda Mays , Regional Director