Power 250

April 25, 2019

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Members of the Canisius community were named to Business First’s annual Power 250 list for 2019. The list identifies the most influential leaders throughout Western New York.

This year’s list includes 34 Canisius alumni and 10 honorary degree recipients. President John J. Hurley ’78 ranks #48 on the list.

The following Canisius community members were honored:

Alumni

14. Mark Sullivan ’92, MPA ’96 – CEO/COO, Catholic Health

20. Carl Montante ’64, HON ’04 – president/managing director, Uniland Development Company

27. Allegra Jaros ’93, MBA ’96 - president, John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital; vice president, Kaleida Health

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

31. David Nasca ’79 – president/CEO, Evans Bancorp Inc.

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

33. Kimberly Minkel ’96 – executive director, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

41. Angelo Fatta ’66 – chairman, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

44. Michael Montante ’91 – vice president, Uniland Development Company

48. John Hurley ’78 – president, Canisius College

51. Lawrence Vilardo ’77 – U.S. district judge, Western District of New York, U.S. District Court

57. Patrick Gallivan ’82 – 59th Senate District, New York State Senate; chair, Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee 

72. William Maggio ’85, MBA ’92 – CEO, Jacobs Institute

79. Rocco Termini ’72 – President, Signature Development Buffalo LLC

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

83. Dennis Walczyk ’74 – CEO, Catholic Charities of Buffalo

86. Susan O’Sullivan ’04 – Vice president and Buffalo campus executive, Ingram Micro Inc.

95. Terrence Connors ’68 – founding partner, Connors LLP

97. James Dentinger ’84, MBA ’94 – president, McGuire Development Co. LLC

123. Richard Ferranti ’86 – president/COO, Rich Products Corp.

135. Robin Schimminger ’69, HON ’07 – 140th Assembly, District, New York State Assembly; chair, Assembly Standing Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry            

140. Paul Kolkmeyer ’75 – CEO, Priam Enterprises LLC

142. Richard Hamister MBA ’91 – New York region president, Northwest Bank

149. Ron Raccuia ’90 – executive vice president, Pegula Sports and Entertainment

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

165. William Kresse MSED ’98 – principal, City Honors School

179. Hon. Gerald Whalen ’79 – presiding justice, Supreme Court Appellate Division, 4th Dept.

188. Ken Kujawa MBA ’00 – regional director, National Grid

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

218. Thomas Montante ’65 – CEO, Montante Group LLC

220. Dennis DePerro ’81, MS ’88 – president, St. Bonaventure University

222. Joseph Emminger ’82 – supervisor, Town of Tonawanda

228. David Rivera ’76 – majority leader, Buffalo Common Council 

235. David Rogers ’74, MBA ’91 – CEO/director, Life Storage

 

Honorary Degrees

2. Jeremy Jacobs HON ’82 – chairman, Delaware North

34. Richard Malone HON ’13 – bishop, Catholic Diocese of Buffalo

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

53. L. Nelson Hopkins III, MD, HON ’17 – founder and chief scientific officer, The Jacobs Institute

65. Robert Rich Jr., HON ’15 – chair, Rich Products; president and CEO, Buffalo Bison Baseball Inc.; chairman, Cleveland Clinic

76. Donald Boswell HON ’12 – president/CEO, Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

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

125. Denise Roche HON ’92 – chair, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority; retired president, D’Youville College

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

178. Paul Snyder HON ’71 – chair, Snyder Corp.

 

*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.