Board of Directors

Buffalo Place Inc. is directed by a 15-member volunteer Board of Directors, composed of eight property owner representatives elected by the property owner members, five public officials, (including the Mayor, the Erie County Third District Legislator, a Common Council Member designee and designees for the County Executive and NFTA Chairman) and two tenant representatives appointed by the County Executive and the Mayor.  The Buffalo Place Board of Directors meets monthly.

Buffalo Place Inc. Board of Directors (Officers*)

Deputy Mayor Elizabeth "Betsey" Ball
Deputy Mayor Chief of Staff - City of Buffalo
The Honorable Barbara Miller-Williams
Erie County Legislator - 1st District
Keith M. Belanger, Chairman*
Senior Vice President - M&T Bank
Carl P. Paladino
President - Ellicott Development Company
Clifford G. Benson, Jr.
Chief Development Officer - Buffalo Sabres
The Honorable Darius G. Pridgen
Common Council President
Steven J. Carmina, Vice President*
Partner, Carmina Wood Morris DPC
Michael T. Schmand, Vice President*
Executive Director - Buffalo Place Inc.
Paul F. Ciminelli
President and CEO - Ciminelli Development
W. Morgan Smith, Assistant Secretary*
Deputy Executive Director - Buffalo Place Inc.
Anthony J. Colucci III, President & Vice Chairman*
Colucci & Gallaher, PC
Paul L. Snyder III
President & CEO - Snyder Corporation
Barbara A. Danner, Treasurer*
Director, Freed Maxick
Rocco Termini
President, Signature Development, Buffalo, LLC
James F. Forton, Counsel*
Forton & Forton Attorneys
Deputy County Executive Maria R. Whyte
Erie County
Michael P. Hughes
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs & Marketing- Kaleida Health
Mark F. Zies
Senior Vice President, HSBC Bank USA
Christopher L. Jacobs, Secretary*
President - Avalon Development LLC