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Board of Directors

2021 Board Chair

Mark Gaulin, President & CEO, PCI

Mark Gaulin, President & CEO of PCI

As Board Chair, Mark will work with the Chamber’s leadership, membership, investors, staff and community partners to further its mission of nurturing a strong economic base, maintaining a high quality of life and promoting sound public policy for the Western New York region.

The largest suburb in upstate New York, the Town of Amherst was recently recognized as the best place to live in New York state by Money Magazine. Amherst was lauded as a hub for college students with a great education system and recreational spaces, as well as its proximity to the City of Buffalo and Canada.

2021 Executive Committee

Mark Gaulin
Board Chair
PCI

Mary Grace Welch
First Chair
National Grid

A.J. Baynes
President/CEO
Amherst Chamber of Commerce

Elena Mendel
Treasurer
National Fuel

Pete Petrella
Secretary
Aleron/Viaduct

Anne Constantino
The Horizon Corporations

David Flynn
Legal Counsel
Phillips Lytle LLP

Michael Marong
Bank of America

Earl V. Wells III
e3communications

Laura Zaepfel
Uniland Development Corp.

 

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2021 Board of Directors

Michael A. Anderson

BankOnBuffalo

 

Rich Argentieri

Independent Health

 

Judy Baumgartner

Kaleida Health

 

A.J. Baynes

Amherst Chamber of Commerce

 

Steve Bertini

Wegmans Food Markets

 

Rachael Brown

Employer Services Corporation

 

Elizabeth Carey

AAA Western & Central New York

 

Kyle Ciminelli

Ciminelli Real Estate

 

Paul Coleman

KeyBank

 

Anne  Constantino

The Horizon Corporations

 

Andy Davis

ECMC

 

Laryssa Domagala*

Independent Health

 

Tricia Dwigun

GEICO

 

Michael Edbauer

Highmark of Western New York 

Eric Ekman

McGuire Development 

 

Scott Ernst

NOCO Energy Corporation

 

Gina Fedele

Windsong Radiology Group

 

David Flynn*

Phillips Lytle LLP

 

Mark Gaulin

PCI

 

John Gavigan

Endeavor WNY

 

Holly Hubert

GlobalSecurityIQ

 

William P. Johnson

Nesper, Ferber, DiGiacomo, Johnson & Grimm

 

Frank LoTempio III

LoTempio PC Law Group

 

Walter Ludwig

Catholic Health

 

Michael Marong

Bank of America

 

Elena Mendel

National Fuel Gas Company

 

David Mingoia

Amherst IDA

 

Jeff Panza

LeCHASE Construction

Pamela Pawenski

Univera Healthcare

 

Ken Pawlak

Evans Bank

 

Pete Petrella

Aleron/Viaduct

 

Michael Pietkiewicz

Wendel

 

William Reuter

SUNY Erie

 

Luis Rodriguez

Rodriguez Construction

 

Annika Samuels*

National Fuel

 

Patrick Schiske

West Herr Auto

 

Sal Sciandra

Frey Electric Construction

 

Mary Grace Welch

National Grid

 

Earl V Wells III

e3 communications

 

Luke Woeppel

M&T Bank

 

Laura Zaepfel

Uniland Development

[*Ex-Officio]

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