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Cydney Johnson

Marketing and Outreach Lead

Cydney’s extensive experience includes managing tech-focused marketing strategies for a variety of brands, working in recruitment for a higher education institution, and serving as a board member for a local opera nonprofit.


Sarah Tanbakuchi

President & Chief Executive Officer

Board of Directors

Michael Moskal (Chair)

Christina Orsi (Vice Chair)
Associate Vice President for Economic Development, University at Buffalo

Jenna Kavanaugh
COO, Invest Buffalo Niagara

Thomas P. Quinn (Treasurer)
CEO, WNY Impact Investment Fund

Ekua Mends-Aidoo
Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, Evergreen Health

Scott Stenclik
President & CEO, Aleron Group

Eric Reich
Co-Founder of Campus Labs, Co-Chair of WNY REDC (Western New York Regional Economic Development Council), 43North Chair

Michael Wisler
CIO, M&T Bank

Randy Harris
Co-Founder, TechBuffalo
CEO, Lighthouse Technology Services

Renita DiStefano
Vice President of Information Technology/Chief Information Officer, Seneca Gaming Corporation

Advisory Board

Duane Conners
Co-Founder and Finance Director, TechBuffalo

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