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Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York announces 2020 board of directors & new chairperson


Wed, Feb 5th 2020 06:25 pm

Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York announced the following local business professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to serve on the BBB board of directors. BBB also announced a new board chair, Lynn Oswald, director of the Niagara Small Business Development Center.

For over 10 years, Oswald and her team worked with more than 1,600 small business clients, leading $21 million in economic impact.

A press release said, “She understands the importance of small business in our communities and will help lead BBB into the next decade.”

“We are thrilled to have Lynn as chair and so many forward-thinking leaders on our board, who will assist in overseeing the future direction of our organization and its strategies,” said Warren Clark, president and CEO of Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York. “Locally, our Better Business Bureau continues to grow and succeed as a result of the quality leadership and support of our board members and our BBB Accredited Businesses.”

BBB board of directors for 2020 (in alphabetical order):

  • Steven Abramson
  • Gary Bennett, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
  • Phil Arno, WBBZ
  • Christie Berardi, Buffalo Medical Group
  • David Carr
  • Warren Clark, Better Business Bureau
  • Cindy Algase Gradl, M&T Bank
  • William J. Hochul Jr., Delaware North Companies
  • Jill Johnson, Lumsden McCormick LLP
  • Michelle Light-Canarelli, AT&T
  • Patricia McGrath
  • James Morrissey
  • Tom Nolte, Colonie Chamber of Commerce
  • Kevin O’Connell, Catholic Health
  • Jennifer Page, Buffalo News
  • Ron Papa, National Fire Adjustment Co. Inc.
  • Brian Peek, American Coradius International LLC
  • Joseph Pinkans
  • Craig Rogers, Canisius College
  • Thomas Schratz, Corrigan Moving Systems Inc.
  • Richard Shaner Jr. Martin Group
  • Eugene Welch, Tully Rinckey PLLC

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