Board of Directors 2023 - 2024


Dennis Elsenbeck

Head of Energy & Sustainability

Phillips Lytle

vice chair

Steve Finch

Senior Vice President of Automotive Services

AAA of Western and Central NY


Kristin M. Re’, CPA

Tax Manager

Lumsden & McCormick, LLP


Benjamin Rand


Insyte Consulting


Thomas Beauford, Jr.

President & CEO

Buffalo Urban League

Marjorie Bryen

President & Owner

Hard Manufacturing Company

Karla Gadley

Senior Vice President-Community Development Officer

Five Star Bank

Pastor James Giles

CEO/Executive Director

Back to Basics Outreach Ministries

Nina Heard

Global Supply Chain-Planning

General Motors Tonawanda Plant

DeVale Jackson

Vice President, Business Banking Relationship Manager


Will Keresztes, Ed.D.

Chief of Administration, Public Affairs and Planning

Buffalo Public Schools

Joe Kessler

EVP & Chief Operating Officer

New York Power Authority

Ken Kujawa

Western New York Regional Manager

National Grid

Randi Murphy

Vice President of Workforce Development

Goodwill of Western New York

Chris Sansone

Director of Operations

Motivair Corporation

Deacon Steve Schumer

President & CEO

Catholic Charities