John DellaContrada joined University Communications in 2002 after serving six years as director of communications in the UB School of Management. John was promoted to assistant vice president after five years 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 immediate 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