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is a member of Pantera Petroleum’s board of advisers. President and chief executive officer and treasurer of Bridge Energy Inc., he was the founder of National Energy Group. Bender has been in the energy business for 24 years and lives in Dallas, TX.
has retired following a career in higher education that spanned 41 years. He was dean of lifelong learning at Niagara County Community College for 14 years and served as provost of North Orange County Community College District’s School of Continuing Education for more than a decade. McGuire will spend his retirement in New York, North Carolina and Virginia.
is a registered investment adviser at HD Vest, an investment and planning services company. Previously, he was a pilot for Northwest Airlines for 30 years. Doody resides in Saline, MI.
is president and chief executive officer at Patriot Scientific, an intellectual property licensing company. Formerly, he served as president and chief operating officer of Texas Instruments’ storage products group and was president and chief executive officer at TransDimension Inc. Goerner lives in San Juan Capistrano, CA.
was commended by U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney (D-FL) for playing a key role in the opening of the St. Vincent DePaul Community Health Clinic in Port Charlotte, FL. He resides in Punta Gorda, FL.
is senior vice president of operations for Tops Markets, where he has worked for more than 20 years. He lives in Williamsville, NY.
is the editor of the sixth edition of the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. He is the medical director of rehabilitation services at Iowa Health and resides in Urbandale, IA.
is the director of ICMA International, a local government leadership and management organization. Before joining ICMA, he was a foreign service officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and chief operating officer with USAID’s Global Bureau Environment Center and Office of Development Credit. Grossman has 30 years’ experience in international economic development and lives in Potomac, MD.
was selected as an “Ohio Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics magazine, Northern Ohio Live magazine and Cincinnati Magazine. An attorney at Roetzel & Andress, he resides in Akron, OH.
is a partner at Ganfer & Shore LLP’s real estate practice group. He is an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School and lives in Chappaqua, NY.
is senior vice president and principal at HKS Inc., an architectural firm in Dallas, TX. He specializes in health-care facilities and has more than 26 years’ experience. Martineck resides in Irving, TX.
is associate vice president at Cannon Design, an architectural, engineering and planning firm. He has 30 years of industry experience and lives in Grand Island, NY.
is director of the Florida Sea Grant College Program at the University of Florida (UF), whose aim is to conserve and sustain coastal and marine resources. He joined UF in 2004 and is chair of the fisheries and aquatic sciences department. Previously, Havens was chief environmental scientist at the South Florida Water Management District, as well as a faculty member of Kent State University’s biological sciences department and its water resources research institute. He is a scientific advisory board member for the Korean Journal of Limnology and founding editor of Freshwater Systems. Havens resides in Gainesville, FL.
is president and chief executive officer of Magellan Health Services, where he previously served as chief operating officer. Cofounder and former president of Internet HealthCare Group, Lerer lives in Avon, CT.
is vice president of the transportation business sector at Bergmann Associates. Previously, she was chief operating officer of the Chazen Companies and Erie County’s commissioner of public works. In 2005, Lehman received the President’s Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers. She has more than 27 years’ experience in corporate and public professional services management and resides in Orchard Park, NY.
is chair of the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying. He is also principal engineer at Xerox Corporation and lives in Pittsford, NY.
is vice president of the New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, NY. He has more than 25 years’ experience in large-scale design and construction management and resides in Port Washington, NY. Lars Hafner, BA 1983, is president of Manatee Community College and provost of St. Petersburg College in Florida. He has 22 years’ experience in higher education, and served 12 years as a state representative for Pinellas County. Hafner lives in St. Petersburg.
is senior vice president and chief financial officer at Angeion Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of medical products. Previously, he was chief financial officer at Flex Fund Financial Services, IntriCon Corporation, MedSource Technologies and Pemstar. Kullback has 25 years of financial and management experience and resides in Plymouth, MD.
is an adjunct professor at the University of New Haven’s graduate school for industrial/organizational psychology. He writes a weekly column for the Connecticut Post and is the coauthor, with Herman Holtz, of How to Succeed as an Independent Consultant, Fourth Edition (John Wiley & Sons, 2004); and the author of The Quintessential Guide to Using Consultants (HRD Press, 2004). Zahn lives in Wallingford, CT.
has been selected as an “Ohio Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics magazine, Northern Ohio Live magazine and Cincinnati Magazine. He is an attorney at Roetzel & Andress’s Northeast Ohio office and resides in Canton, OH.
is leader of Dykema’s financial institutions team and a member of the firm’s Chicago, IL, office management committee. He lives in Glencoe, IL.
is executive vice president of sales and marketing for BusRadio. Previously, he was senior vice president and regional manager at CBS Radio. Hollander resides in Madison, NJ.
received the University at Buffalo’s Department of Psychiatry 2007 award “for outstanding contributions to medical student education.” He is a psychiatrist with Buffalo Medical Group and lives in East Amherst, NY.
is the director of utilities for the City of Lockport, NY, where she lives.
is presiding justice for the Village of Monroe Justice Court in Monroe, NY, where he resides.
is vice president of business development for Peabody China. He has more than 20 years’ experience managing international and energy generation plants in China, Southern Asia and the United States. Li also recently served as director of business development for the same company and resides in Ballwin, MO.
is director of resource development for Meals on Wheels Association of America in Alexandria, VA. He lives in Beacon, NY.
is the director of finance and budgets for Tops Markets, where he has worked for 18 years. He resides in Williamsville, NY.
is a partner at Morgan & Finnegan LLP, an intellectual property law firm. He joined the firm in 1999 as an associate and lives in Garden City, NY.
is a banking manager and branch manager at First Niagara Bank in Rochester, NY. He resides in Victor, NY.
is Erie County’s first female county attorney. Before her appointment by Erie County Executive Chris Collins, she was a partner at Lustig & Brown and lives in East Amherst, NY.
is chair of the Kauai Medical Clinic’s OB/ GYN department. She is also chair of the operating room steering committee of Wilcox Hospital and an assistant clinical instructor for the John Burns Medical School at the University of Hawaii. A practicing OB/ GYN physician, she lives in Kapaa, HI.
is the associate chief of staff at Sharon Hospital in Sharon, CT, where he has been a practicing physician since 1999. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and resides in Salisbury, CT.
is a partner at Hodgson Russ LLP and a member of the firm’s immigration practice group. Previously, she served as an examining attorney for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Martin lives in Williamsville, NY.
is a partner in Hodgson & Russ’s business and employment litigation practice groups. He was also named a commissioner of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, where he will serve a five-year term on the governing board. Perry resides in Buffalo, NY.
is vice president of operations at the Oncenter Complex in Syracuse, NY. He has been in the convention and public facilities business for more than 17 years and lives in Manlius, NY.
was named head of school at Sacred Heart Academy in Buffalo, NY. She has 15 years’ experience as an attorney and resides in Buffalo.
is an associate at Cohen and Lombardo and lives in West Seneca, NY.
is the director of development communications for the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation. He resides in Amherst, NY.
is a senior manager at Lumsden & McCormick LLP. He lives in Lancaster, NY.
is a project manager in Bergmann Associates’ Buffalo, NY, office, where he is responsible for managing civil works and transportation projects. He has 13 years’ experience as a practicing engineer and resides in East Aurora, NY.
is a manager in Gaines Kriner Elliot LLP’s tax department. He lives in Williamsville, NY.
is an adjunct professor in biological sciences and a research associate at Illinois State University’s Institute for Geospatial Analysis and Mapping. She resides in Normal, IL.
is senior principal research engineer at Intel Corporation’s corporate technology group in Hillsboro, OR. He joined Intel in 1998 and has been an adjunct faculty member at Oregon State University’s electrical and computer engineering department since 1999. Krishnamurthy lives in Portland, OR. Elton Parker, BS 1995, is senior counsel at International Paper Company in Memphis, TN. He resides in Cordova, TN.
has been named associate vice president for university communications at the University at Buffalo. Brennan is responsible for university-wide communications functions, overseeing a team of 35 professionals with the goal of enhancing UB’s reputation and visibility locally, nationally and internationally. Brennan has 20 years of communications and management experience in higher education. Prior to joining UB, he served as executive director of communications and marketing at Ohio University. Brennan lives in Clarence, NY.
is vice president of business risk and control at Citigroup. He lives in Rochester, NY.
is a partner in Hodgson Russ LLP’s business litigation practice group. Before joining the firm, he was an attorney for the general counsel’s office in the United States Department of Commerce. Sinatra resides in Amherst, NY.
is a member of the Western New York Public Broadcasting Association’s board of trustees. She is an attorney at Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP and the music director for Lafayette Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, NY, where she resides.
is director of grants and foundation giving for the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation. Previously an assistant cancer center support grant administrator at Roswell Park, she lives in Amherst, NY.
is a member of the employee benefits practice group at Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC. She resides in West Seneca, NY.
is a special counsel at Damon & Morey LLP. Previously, he was a program coordinator for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Western New York. In 1998, Naegely was awarded the Robert J. Connolly Award for excellence in trial advocacy. He lives in Amherst, NY.
is corporate accounting manager for Gibraltar Industries Inc. Previously, she was controller at the Greater Buffalo Savings Bank and corporate reporting manager and audit supervisor at M&T Bank Corporation. Rizzo resides in East Amherst, NY.
is director of strategic planning and development at Delaware North Companies, a Buffalo, NY-based hospitality and food service provider. He has been with the company for 16 years and was previously manager of strategic planning and development. Barney lives in Angola, NY.
recently received tenure and is an associate professor of anthropology at Beloit College in Beloit, WI, where she has worked since 2002. She conducts fieldwork in northern Illinois and resides in Beloit.
is the senior associate director in the Office of Alumni Relations at the University at Buffalo. In this position, he is responsible for maintaining and building the alumni association membership program, volunteer management, event coordination and financial oversight. An employee of UB for 22 years, he most recently served as assistant director in UB’s Office of Special Events. Friedman lives in Amherst, NY.
is vice president of league development and legal affairs for the Arena Football League. She is a member of the UB Alumni Association board of directors and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
is a technical project manager at M&T Bank. He is also a member of Leadership Buffalo’s board of directors and resides in Buffalo, NY. Miche Needham, BS 2002, is a manger at Lumsden & McCormick LLP. She is also a member of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society’s board of directors and lives in Tonawanda, NY.
is an assistant social services attorney in the Niagara County Department of Social Services, where she works in the child protective services unit. She is also counsel for the child support collection unit and assists with Niagara County’s child welfare appeals. Wagner resides in Lockport, NY.
is a manager at Lumsden & McCormick LLP. He lives in Clarence Center, NY.
is a design engineer at Hindustan Motors Limited in Chennai, India, where she lives.
is a senior accountant at Gaines Kriner Elliott LLP and recently passed all parts of the New York State Certified Public Accountant exam. She resides in West Seneca, NY.
is an associate in Hodgson Russ LLP’s labor and employment practice group. He was recently admitted to the New York State Bar and lives in Buffalo, NY.
has been admitted to the New York State Bar. He is an associate at Hodgson Russ LLP and resides in Sloan, NY.
is chief operating officer at Kaleida Health, where she has more than 30 years’ experience. She lives in Williamsville, NY.
was named to the editorial advisory board of Medical Devices Law & Industry Report. An attorney at Hodgson Russ LLP, she resides in Buffalo, NY.
is a senior analyst at Brisbane Consulting Group, a management consulting and business valuation firm. He lives in Williamsville, NY.
is assistant dean for judicial affairs at Columbia University. Previously, she was assistant director for judicial affairs at New York University and resides in Leonia, NY.
is a laboratory assistant at Pathway Diagnostics in Malibu, CA. She lives in Ventura, CA.
is vice president and deputy counsel at Rich Products Corp., where he has worked since 1992. He resides in East Amherst, NY.
is a senior accountant at Lumsden & McCormick LLP. She lives in Williamsville, NY.
is an associate at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP. She resides in Buffalo, NY.
was admitted to the New York State Bar and is an attorney at Hodgson Russ LLP. She lives in Buffalo, NY.
is an attorney at Hodgson Russ LLP. Recently admitted to the New York State Bar, he resides in Clarence Center, NY.
was recently admitted to the New York State Bar. She is an associate at Hodgson Russ LLP and lives in East Amherst, NY.
won a New York Emmy Award in the best News Special 2007 category for directing and editing the news documentary They Made a Mistake: the Anthony Capozzi Story. He resides in Buffalo, NY.
is a senior accountant at Lumsden & McCormick LLP. She lives in Cheektowaga, NY.
is an associate in Hodgson Russ LLP’s state and local tax practice group. He was recently admitted to the New York State Bar and resides in Kingston, NY.
is a staff accountant at Lumsden & McCormick LLP. He lives in Kenmore, NY.
& BS 1999, was recently admitted to the New York State Bar. She is an attorney at Hodgson Russ LLP and resides in Lewiston, NY.
is an associate at Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, and lives in Buffalo, NY.
is an attorney at Hodgson Russ LLP and was recently admitted to the New York State Bar. Previously, he was a researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s department of chemical engineering. Roman resides in North Tonawanda, NY.
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