Distinguished Alumni Award: School of Management

Donna DeCarolis, MBA '83, BS '81.

DONNA DECAROLIS, MBA '83, BS '81
In her long career with National Fuel Gas Company, DeCarolis has become one of the most respected executives in New York State’s energy sector. 

In her long career with Buffalo-based National Fuel Gas Company, Donna DeCarolis, MBA ’83, BS ’81, has become one of the most respected executives in New York State’s energy sector. Today, she is president of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp., the utility segment of the organization, after previously managing several areas of the company, including business development, corporate investor relations, human resources, corporate communications, government affairs and energy marketing. A leader in economic, cultural and educational nonprofits, DeCarolis donates her time to numerous boards and councils—including the UB School of Management Dean’s Advisory Council, where her perspective and support help her alma mater develop the leaders of tomorrow.

Distinguished Alumni Awards

These awards are given in recognition of exceptional career accomplishments, community or university service, and research and scholarly activity.