Buffalo Place’s staff is led by Executive Director Michael T. Schmand and includes nine professional and administrative staff members, eight Buffalo Place Rangers, and 12 operations crew members. The staff of Buffalo Place strives everyday to make Downtown Buffalo clean, safe and fun for everyone.

Management Team

Michael T. Schmand
Executive Director
W. Morgan Smith
Deputy Executive Director

Administrative Department

Mary Crocker
Records Administrator
Antoinette Allen
Executive Assistant

Security Department


Operations Department

Joyce Emke
Security Program Manager/Buffalo Place Rangers

Gabriel Vazquez
Ranger Supervisor
(716) 854-RIDE
 Contact W. Morgan Smith

Marketing Department

Erin M. Carmina
Marketing Coordinator


Jillian Johnson
Marketing Assistant



Planning Department

Debra Chernoff
Manager of Planning
Angela M. Keppel, AICP
Project Planner