Canisius Community Members Named to Power 250

February 22, 2017

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Members of the Canisius community make up 17 percent of Business First’s annual Power 250 list for 2017. The list identifies the most influential leaders throughout Western New York.

The Power 250 list includes 30 Canisius alumni, 15 honorary degree recipients and eight current Board of Trustees members. President John J. Hurley ’78 (#44) and University at Buffalo President, Satish Tripathi are the highest-ranking local college presidents on the list.

The following is a complete list of the Canisius community members named to the Power 250:


Canisius Alumni:

17. Carl Montante ’64, HON ’04, president and managing director, Uniland Development Corp.

30. Rhonda Frederick MPA ’03, president and CEO, People Inc.

35. Mark Czarnecki MBA ’91, president and COO, M&T Bank**

36. Angelo Fatta ’66, PhD, chairman, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

37. Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker ’82, president and CEO, Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo

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

44. John J. Hurley ’78, president, Canisius College

50. Michael Montante ’91, vice president, Uniland Development Corp.

52. Paul Kolkmeyer ’75, president and CEO, Priam Enterprises LLC

55. Lawrence Vilardo ’77, judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of NY

57. David Nasca ’79, president and CEO, Evans Bancorp Inc. and Evans Bank N.A.

61. William Maggio ’84, president/CEO, IMMCO Diagnostics Inc.; CEO, Jacobs Institute and Gates Vascular Institute

69. Dennis Walczyk ’74, CEO, Catholic Charities of Buffalo

71. Allegra Jaros ’93, MBA ’96, president, Women and Children’s Hospital; vice president, Kaleida Health

74. Patrick Gallivan ’82, senator, New York State, 54th District

102. Rocco Termini ’72, president, Signature Development Buffalo LLC

110. Lisa Wilson ’91, executive sports editor, The Buffalo News

112. Matthew Enstice MBA ’04, president and CEO, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

120. James Dentinger ’83, president, McGuire Development Co.

128. Thomas Montante ’65, CEO, Montante Group LLC

137. Terrence Connors ’68, founding partner, Connors LLP

145. Ronald Raccuia ’90, president, ADPRO Sports

146. Hon.Robin Schimminger ’69, HON ’07, assemblyman, NYS Assembly, District 140

152. James Basil ’85, president, Joe Basil Chevrolet

169. Charles Lannon ’70, co-founder, Sovran Self Storage (now LifeStorage), investor, Athenex

176. Michael Edbauer MBA ’12, DO, president and CEO, Catholic Medical Partners, Catholic Health

189. Susan O’Sullivan ’04, senior vice president, sales, Ingram Micro Inc.

196. Hon. Anthony Masiello ’69, HON ’96, president, Masiello Martucci Calabrese & Associates

212. Mary Roberts ’77, executive director, Frank Lloyd Wright Martin House Complex

214. Donna Luh ’77, vice chair, New York State Thruway Authority


Honorary Degrees

3. Jeremy Jacobs HON ’82, chair, Delaware North

8. Robert Wilmers HON ’88, chair and CEO, M&T Bank

19. Most. Rev. Richard Malone HON ’13, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo

31. JoAnn Falletta HON ’00, music director, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

46. Robert Rich Jr. HON ’15, chair, Rich Products; president and CEO, Buffalo Bisons

70. Thomas Beecher Jr. HON ’10, chair emeritus, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

81. Paul Snyder Sr. HON ’71, chair, Snyder Corp.

92. Donald Boswell HON ’12, president and CEO, WNED and WBFO; vice chair, PBS board of directors

98. Donna Fernandes HON ’11, president and CEO, Buffalo Zoological Society of Buffalo Inc.

121. Sr. Denise Roche HON ’92, chair, NFTA; retired president, D’Youville College

166. Mindy Rich HON ’15, vice chair/managing shareholder, Rich Proudcts Corp,; president, Rich Entertainment Group

201. Robert Bennett HON ’09, former chancellor, New York State Board of Regents


Current Trustees

16. Joseph McDonald, president and CEO, Catholic Health Systems of Buffalo

35. Mark Czarnecki MBA ’91, president and COO, M&T Bank

44. John J. Hurley ’78, president, Canisius College

50. Michael Montante ’91, vice president, Uniland Development Corp.

55.  Lawrence Vilardo ’77, judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of NY

57. David Nasca ’79, president and CEO, Evans Bancorp Inc. and Evans Bank N.A

145. Ronald Raccuia ’90, president, ADPRO Sports

196. Anthony Masiello ’69, HON ’96, president, Masiello Martucci Calabrese & Associates

*Please note:  Some members of the Canisius community appear in more than one of our categories but are counted only once for the purpose of our statistics.

**Mark Czarnecki passed away on Sunday, February 26.

Canisius College is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation and the premier private university in Western New York.