Advisory Council

Buffalo is the city of <br>good neighbors, where industries combine<br> to inspire great ideas <br>and development.

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Buffalo is the city of
good neighbors, where industries combine
to inspire great ideas
and development.

Buffalo Niagara Sports Commission is always fine-tuning its game, analyzing and breaking down each play to set the bar for the next event.  The Sports Advisory Council is a team of 33 industry professionals compromised of athletic directors, venue managers, city and county officials, local sports events rights holders and other powers of influence. These members provide support, ideas and resources to keep the sport industry in Buffalo pushing forward.



Council Members

Ann Brooker

Manager, Specialty Products
Buffalo News

Michael Buczkowski

Vice President/General Manager
Buffalo Bisons

Stephen Butler

Deputy Director of Athletics
Niagara University

Charlie Cannan

Director of Events
Pegula Sports & Entertainment

Christopher Catanzaro

Project Manager
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation

Brian Cavanaugh

Athletic Director
D’Youville College

Drew Cerza

National Buffalo Wing Festival

Rob Crean

Director of Live Events
Buffalo Sabres

Stephanie Crockatt

Executive Director
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Jonathan Dandes

Rich Baseball Operations

TJ Day

Head Coach & CEO
STAR Swimming

Therese Forton-Barnes

Events to a Tee

Sean Green

Director of Athletics & Corporate Sponsorship
Buffalo RiverWorks

Kathleen Gregoire

Skating Club of Western New York

Eric Guzdek

Recreation Specialist/
General Manager
Northtown Center at Amherst

Thomas Hersey

Commissioner of Environment & Planning
County of Erie

Perry Jenkins

Local Representative

Peter Jerebko

Athletic Director
Erie Community College

D’Ann Keller

Senior Associate Athletics Director
University at Buffalo

Tom Koller

Senior Associate Athletics Director
Buffalo State College

John Lambert

Director of Marketing & Communications
SUNY at Buffalo

Joseph Lojacono

Valmark Associates

John Maddock

Associate Athletic Director
Canisius College

Bill Maher

Athletic Director
Canisius College

Lynn Marinelli

Director, Intergovernmental Relations
Empire State Development

Traci Murphy

Director of Athletics
Daemen College

Ron Raccuia

AdPro Sports

Edward Rath Jr.

County of Erie

Nicholas Salvatore

Salvatore’s Hospitality

Bob Schell

Amherst Youth Hockey

Lisa Scherer

Scherer Event Management

Timm Slade

Executive Director

Charles C. Swanekamp

Bond, Schoeneck & King