BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of
Management named Christopher H. Koch, CEO of New Era Cap Co., the
2013 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year.
The award was presented at the 64th Annual School of Management
Alumni Association Awards Banquet on Nov. 6.
Established in 1949, the Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year
award is presented annually to an individual who resides in or has
a major impact on the region, and whose career has been
distinguished by executive success and civic leadership.
In addition, the school presented awards to Alex Ampadu,
associate professor of accounting and law at the UB School of
Management, for alumni engagement; Richard Floersch, executive vice
president and chief human resources officer of McDonald’s
Corporation, for industry leadership; Dottie Gallagher-Cohen,
president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, for service
to the Western New York community; Daniel Penberthy, executive vice
president and chief financial officer of Rand Capital Corp., for
service to the school; and Edward Tierney, partner at BlackDog
Strategy and Brand, for contributions to entrepreneurship.
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on
real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global
perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also
has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times,
Forbes and U.S. News and World Report for the quality of its
programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates.
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