Like every great tech-based organization, TechBuffalo is powered by great people and great partners.

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.


James Partsch, Jr.

Executive Director

James uses his extensive experience—including managing Lean Six Sigma projects for a Fortune 500 company and serving as Global Digital Program Manager for a tech-focused branding company—to establish a clear vision for TechBuffalo and help connect the region’s tech community.  


Sarah Morris

Operations Lead

Sarah has worked in operations at some of Western New York’s top organizations, including global lifestyle company New Era Cap as well as First Niagara Bank, later acquired by Key Bank. 


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

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

Jessica Copeland (Secretary)
Member, Bond, Schoeneck and King, PLLC

Advisory Board

Duane Conners
Co-Founder and Finance Director, TechBuffalo

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