Board | Junior Achievement of Western New York

JA of Western New York Board of Directors

Steven Helms — Chair
Controller
Perry's Ice Cream Company
 
John Crawford — Vice Chair
VP College Relations
Medaille College
 
Jennifer Fincik — Treasurer
VP Finance-CFO
AAA Western and Central New York
 
Cheryl Byrne — Secretary
Director of Human Resources
West Herr Automotive Group
 
Tyrone Allen
Associate Director, Training & Programs USIG
Praxair, Inc.
 
William Andrews
President & CEO
Monofrax
 
Kathleen Armstrong
Assistant VP Employee Benefits
The Evans Agency
 
Kathryn Barrett
Director
Freed Maxick CPA's P.C.
 
Robert Barton
Controller
Bryant & Stratton College
 
Lindsay Batrowny
Controller
Manitoba Corporation
 
Keith Belote
Partner
PwC
 
Randolph Bianchi
Managing Partner
Lakelet Capital
 
Wendy Blimlime
Project Analyst-Project Leadership
Dresser-Rand, A Siemans Company
 
Colleen Christmann
Director of Academies & Career and Technical Education
West Seneca Central Schools
 
Jennifer Gibson
SVP-Senior Senior District Executive Officer
Northwest Bank
 
James Gramkee
Owner
Gramkee Financial Consulting, CPA
 
John L. Hettrick, Jr.
CEO
WSF Industries, Inc.
 
Mark Hoffman
VP WNY Commercial Banking
M&T Bank
 
Marc Izzo
Partner
EY
 
Bonnie Kell
Area Retail Leader, Vice President
KeyBank, N.A.
 
Eric Klinski
Buffalo Hub Planner
UPS
 
Tim LaMere
AVP of Underwriting
GEICO
 
Sara Laskowski
Audit Manager
KPMG, LLP
 
Mark Laurrie
Superintendent
Niagara Falls City School District
 
Mary Maisano
CAP Domain Lead
Independent Health
 
Jeffrey Martin
Vice President of Underwritting
BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
 
Jack McCauley
Jr. Partner
Silver Grove Financial Group
 
Daniel Mecca
CEO
Abbey, Mecca & Co., Inc.
 
Valarie Muka
Vice President
Bank of America
 
Pat Peri, Jr.
Owner
Resource Management Solutions, LLC
 
Lynn Puerner
Sr. VP
Cannon Design
 
Matthew Scherer
Attorney
Hodgson Russ, LLP
 
Ricky Scott
Vice President/SBA Sales Specialist
Citizens Bank
 
Thomas Wach
Sales Consultant
West Herr Toyota of Orchard Park
 
Kristine Wydro
Director of Human Resources
Tops Friendly Markets
 

Board Information

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    -Junior Achievement Student
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    -Junior Achievement Student

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