Canisius College President John J. Hurley Among Most Influential Leaders in Western New York

March 18, 2021

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Buffalo, NY – Canisius President John J. Hurley is among 32 members of the college community named to Business First’s Power 250 list.  Business First is considered the top source of local business news and events in Western New York.  Its annual Power 250 list identifies the most influential leaders throughout the region.  This year’s list includes 32 alumni of Canisius College, including President Hurley who ranks at No. 48.  The following Canisius community members were honored:

4. Mark Sullivan ’92, MPA ’96 – president/CEO – Catholic Health

8. Richard Ferranti ’86 – CEO, Rich Products Corp.

11. William Maggio ’84, MBA ’92 – CEO/partner, Jacobs Institute; Lorraine Capital

17. Rhonda Frederick ’03 – president/CEO, People Inc. 

20. David Nasca ’79 – president/CEO, Evans Bank

22. Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker ’82 – president/CEO, community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

23. Ron Raccuia ’90 – executive vice president; president, Pegula Sports and Entertainment; AdPro Sports

25. Kimberley Minkel MBA ’96 – executive director, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

30. Ken Kujawa ’87 – regional director, National Grid

36. L. Nelson Hopkins HON ’17 – founder/chief scientific consultant, Jacobs Institute

46. Allegra Jaros ’93, MBA ’96 – president, John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital

47. Michael Montante ’91 – CEO, Uniland Development Co.

48. John Hurley ’78 – president, Canisius College

67. Robert Rich Jr. HON ’15 – chairman, Rich Products Corp.

73. Frank Corigliano ’04 – co-owner, Rosina Food Products Inc. 

83. Rick Hamister MBA ’91 –president, New York region, Northwest Bank

109. James Basil ’85 – president, Joe Basil Chevrolet

119. Dennis Deperro ’81 – president, St. Bonaventure University 

120. Earl Ketry ’70 – president, managing partner, Pearl Street Properties

126. Terrence Connors ’68 – senior partner, Connors LLP

138. Michael Hughes ’94 – senior vice president/chief administrative officer, Kaleida Health

149. Daniel Scully ’83 – CEO, Buffalo Medical Group

163. Patricia Farrell MBA ’94 – regional market leader, Wilmington Trust

165. Patrick Lee HON ’99 – founder/chairman, Patrick P. Lee Foundation

174. John Lomeo ’80 – president/CEO, The Hospice and Palliative Care Group

176. Thomas Montante ’65 – CEO, Montante Group

182. Margaret Paroski ’76 – president/CEO, chief medical officer, Catholic Medical Partners

188. Paul Kolkmeyer ’75, MBA ’84 - CEO, Priam Enterprises LLC

197. Donald Boswell HON ’12 – president/CEO, Buffalo Toronto Public Media

204. Rocco Termini ’72 – president, Signature Development Buffalo LLC

229. Matthew Enstice ’04, MBA ’05 – president/CEO, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

239. Adam Desmond MBA ’11 – regional market leader, Tompkins Bank of Castile