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Board of Directors

2022 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.

2022 Executive Committee

Mark Gaulin
Board Chair

Mary Grace Welch
First Chair
National Grid

A.J. Baynes
Amherst Chamber of Commerce

Elena Mendel
National Fuel

Pete Petrella

Anne Constantino
The Horizon Corporations

David Flynn
Legal Counsel
Phillips Lytle LLP

Earl V. Wells III

Laura Zaepfel
Uniland Development Corp.


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2022 Board of Directors

Michael A. Anderson



Rich Argentieri

Independent Health


Dr. David Balkin



Chrystie Barker

Ellicott Development


Judy Baumgartner

Kaleida Health


A.J. Baynes

Amherst Chamber of Commerce


Steve Bertini

Wegmans Food Markets


Jody Briandi

Hurwitz & Fine


Rachael Brown

Employer Services Corporation


Elizabeth Carey

AAA Western & Central New York


Dr. Raja Cheruvu

Windsong Radiology


Kyle Ciminelli

Ciminelli Real Estate


Paul Coleman



Frank Comisso

West Herr Automotive


Anne  Constantino

The Horizon Corporations

 Andy Davis



Laura Dolan

Bank of America


Laryssa Domagala*

OneBridge Benefits


Tricia Dwigun



Eric Ekman

McGuire Development 


David Flynn*

Phillips Lytle LLP


Mark Gaulin



John Gavigan

Endeavor WNY


Holly Hubert



William P. Johnson

Nesper, Ferber, DiGiacomo, Johnson & Grimm


Brendan Little

Lippes Mathias LLP


Frank LoTempio III

LoTempio PC Law Group


Walter Ludwig

Catholic Health


Elena Mendel

National Fuel Gas Company

David Mingoia

Amherst IDA


Jeff Panza

LeCHASE Construction


Ken Pawlak

Evans Bank


Pete Petrella



Michael Pietkiewicz



Luis Rodriguez

Rodriguez Construction


Annika Samuels*

National Fuel


Sal Sciandra

Frey Electric Construction


Paul Valley

Univera Healthcare


Mary Grace Welch

National Grid


Earl V Wells III

e3 communications


Luke Woeppel

M&T Bank


A.J. Wright

Highmark of Western New York 


Laura Zaepfel

Uniland Development


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