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 is a recipient of
the chapter's Outstanding Practitioner award and Platinum Award for
excellence in media relations. In 2015, he received the SUNY
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service.