John DellaContrada joined University Communications in 2002 after serving six years as director of communications in the UB School of Management. John formerly served as the university's national media director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Oswego and a master’s degree in communications management from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
John is an amateur winemaker who enjoys fly-fishing in his free
time. He is past president of the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and a recipient of the
chapter's Platinum Award for excellence in media relations.