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Staff Directory // TEAM


Owner/CEO Terry Pegula
Owner/President Kim Pegula
COO, PSE and Sabres John Roth
General Manager Kevyn Adams
Executive Assistant Terri O'Brien
Associate General Manager Jason Karmanos
Assistant General Manager Mark Jakubowski
VP of Hockey Strategy and Research Sam Ventura
Director of Pro Scouting Jeremiah Crowe
Director of Amateur Scouting Jerry Forton
Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting Jason Nightingale
Scout Kevin Devine
Scout Austin Dunne
Scout Frank Musil
Scout Anders Forsberg
Scout Graham Beamish
Scout Ruslan Pechonkin
Scout Tristan Musser
Scout Marty Stein
Scout Lukas Sutter
Scout Tommi Vesanen
Data Scientist Domenic Galamini, Jr.
Data Engineer Matt Barlowe
Director of Team Operations Cole Burkhalter
Manager of Hockey Technology/Team Operations Kyle Kiebzak
Coordinator of Hockey Administration Brett Ruff
Executive Assistant Terri O'Brien
Head Coach Don Granato
Assistant Coach Mike Bales
Assistant Coach Jason Christie
Assistant Coach Matt Ellis
Assistant Coach Marty Wilford
Video Coordinator Justin White
Video Coordinator Matt Smith
Assistant NHL Coaching Staff Dan Girardi
Head Equipment Manager Dave Williams
Assistant Equipment Manager George Babcock
Assistant Equipment Manager Ben Laing
Equipment Assistant Keith Hayes
Director of Player Development Adam Mair
Development Coach Tim Kennedy
Development Coach Nathan Paetsch
On-Ice Rehab and Skating Instructor Mike Ansell
Goaltending Development Coach Seamus Kotyk
Medical Director Les Bisson, M.D.
Team Physician Dr. William Wind
Head Athletic Trainer Rich Stinziano
Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist Michael Adesso
Assistant Athletic Trainer Bob Mowry
Head Massage Therapist/Mobility Specialist Brett Crompton
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Ed Gannon, Ph.D.
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach J.T. Allaire
Team Psychologist Amanda Edwards
Lead Sports Scientist Dean Higham
Sports Dietitian Christine Dziedzic
Head Team Physician Marc Fineberg, M.D.
Team Physician Michael Freitas, M.D.
Team Physician Rajiv Jain, M.D.
Team Dentist David Croglio, D.D.S.
VP of Arena Operations Stan Makowski, Jr.
Sr. Director of Arena Operations Beth Guiliani Gatto
Event Manager Nikki Miller
Event Manager Lisa Kimball
Director of Security Marc Brenner
Director of Building Services Dennis Hooper
Technical Communications Manager Ken Dowd
Parking Manager Sam Buffum
Assistant Parking Manager Jamar Young
Parking Admin. Assistant Jessica Rutkowski
Engineer Stephen Gore
Engineer Anthony Giolando
Engineer James Reddington
Engineer Paul Zolnowski
Director of Facilities Michael McCrea
Maintenance Crew Jason Sattleberg
Maintenance Crew Dan Balla
Maintenance Crew Tim Zawadzki
Maintenance Crew Ben Zink
Maintenance Crew John Young
Head Ice Technician Andrew Chamberlin
Ice Technician Eric Doering
Housekeeping Manager Rashad Dukes
Housekeeping Manager Rodney Bailey
Housekeeping Manager Jeremy Cosimeno
Housekeeping James George
Operations Assistant Nicole George
Housekeeping Tanya Ruffins
Housekeeping Event Supervisor Angelo Sciandra
Security Manager Timothy Schmitt
Operations Coordinator Julie Krzyanowski
Security Officer Larry Amacher
Security Officer Dave Coleman
Security Officer Timothy Jeziorski
Security Officer Pat Fitzgerald
Security Officer Robert Tuttle
Security Officer Keith Nunn
Security Officer Brett Dirie
Security Officer Cory Drenko
Security Officer Kevin Krause
Security Officer James McDuffie
Security Officer Paul Paolucci Jr
Security Officer Crystal Nunz
Security Officer Greg Wingerter
Changeover Crew Vincent Monico
Changeover Crew Steven Metzger
Changeover Crew Paul Brady III
Senior Vice President of Business Development Daniel Misko
Executive Admin Assistant Nadine Leone
Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships Joe Foy
Director of Partnership Solutions & Events Charlie Cannan
Director of Live Events Rob Crean
Director of Partnership Activation Ally Pawarski
Director of Corporate Partnerships Clint Wulfekotte
Manager of Partnership Activation Kristy Playfair
Associate Manager of Media Dan Peters
Associate Manager of Partnership Activation Sam Burgasser
Associate Manager of Partnership Activation Kimberly Milleville
Director of Merchandise Mike Kaminska
Merchandise Manager - Inventory Control Glenn Barker
Merchandise Manager - Event Sales Jeff Smith
Store Manager Dashawn Richardson
Assistant Store Manager Rebecca DiLisle
Assistant Store Manager Tyler Ruderman
VP of Creative Services Drew Boeing
Director of Design Aaron LaPorta
Creative Director Vicki Sitek
Director of Operations Kim Vara
Chief Photographer Bill Wippert
Team Photographer Ben Green
Motion Designer Michael Califano
Graphic Designer Melissa Gebhardt
Graphic Designer Justin Lowe
Graphic Designer Dylan Nowak
Graphic Designer Sean Pantling
Production Manager Maggie Zuffranieri
Traffic Coordinator Colleen Holmes
Editor Alex Odachowski
Editor Mike Bahrenburg
Editor/Videographer Scott Balzer
Videographer Shae Labbe
Lead Editor Andy Quinn
Motion Designer Eric Heine
Lead Cinematographer Marc Davies
Cinematographer Nina Lindberg
Graphic Designer Grace Potzler
Graphic Designer Kyle Wittek
Director of Game Presentation Kelsey Barrick
Manager of Game Presentation Travis Fuller
Videoboard Director Aaron Pike
Game Presentation Coordinator Melanie Basile
VP of Insurance and Risk Management Nicole Sothoron
Director of Financial Planning & Analysis Kyle Allen
Corporate Controller Gabrielle Wilson
Sr. Accounting Manager Maggie Stewart
Accounting Manager Rachel McTavish
Financial Analyst Alexandra Rados
Senior Accountant Danielle Vis
Staff Accountant Christopher Lachell
Accounts Payable Lead Kim Binkley
Staff Accountant Leanne Miliotto
Office Efficiency and Engagement Coordinator Oliva Aceto
VP of Hospitality Dominic Verni
Buffalo Sabres Executive Chef Michael Haefner
Buffalo Sabres Sous Chef Katherine Kraft
Buffalo Sabres Line Cook Nicholas Carr
Buffalo Sabres Line Cook Sara Smith
Buffalo Sabres Line Cook Robbea Williams
Sr. VP of People Ops & Administration Christie Joseph
Director of Human Resources Erin Fierle
Human Resources Generalist Amanda Czajka
Senior Human Resources Coordinator Katie Hirtreiter
Talent Acquisition & Engagement Lead Brianna Courtney
Director of Comp. Benefits & Payroll Jill Colvin
Manager of Payroll and HRIS Dena Fowler
Payroll Coordinator Abigail Blakely
Payroll Coordinator Sydney Fitch
Director of Information Technology Todd Henzler
Systems Analyst Nate Brozyna
IT Support Specialist Mike Walker
IT Support Specialist Randy Durwald
VP of Legal Affairs David S. Zygaj
Paralegal Kim Szymanoski
Director of Marketing Cara Murphy
Digital Marketing Manager Nicholas Ruggiero
Digital Marketing Coordinator Colin Greenway
Manager of Fan Development Jeremy Cohen
Marketing Manager - Live Events & Bandits Michael Whitney
Marketing Coordinator Kayla Burns
VP of Community Relations/President of Sabres Foundation Rich Jureller
Community Relations Coordinator Tyler Ford
Fundraising Coordinator Amber Murphy
Sr. Youth Hockey Manager Ed Grudzinski
Youth Hockey Coordinator Matthew Torres
Director of Alumni Relations Larry Playfair
VP of Sales and Service Frank Batres-Landaeta
Director of Ticket Sales and Service Zach Johnson
Director of Ticket Operations Marty Maloney
Box Office Manager Paul Barker
Box Office Administrative Manager Gretchen Knott
Ticket Operations Coordinator Melissa Eagen
Ticket Operations Administrator Christopher Miller
Associate Manager,Premium Hospitality John Ricotta
Premium Service Representative Kevin Bailey
Ticket Sales Representative Jacob Bett
Ticket Sales Representative Melissa Rugg
Ticket Sales Representative Brian Bilski
Ticket Sales Representative Jack Robinson
Ticket Sales Representative John Posch
Ticket Sales Representative Braeden Smail
Ticket Sales Representative Alex Enright
Account Service Manager Nicholl Martin
Senior Account Services Representative Roxanne Anderson
Account Services Representative Caitlin Helfeldt
Account Services Representative Jake Maryniewski
Account Services Representative Nick Cuomo
Account Services Representative Lauren Rachal
Account Services Representative Heather Cummings
VP of Media and Content Chrisanne Bellas
Director of Media and Content Chris Ryndak
Manager of Media and Content Jourdon LaBarber
Media and Content Coordinator Jon Rudder
Videographer/Editor Sam Korotkin
Videographer/Editor Shae Labbe
Supervising Producer Michelle Girardi Zumwalt
Senior Producer Jay Harris
Sr. Director of Broadcast Operations Stephen Asposto
Producer JJ Territo
Producer-Technical Director Jeff Coltoniak
Graphics Producer Thomas Hollander
Production Manager Kate Murphy
Digital Media Manager Dean Angle
Assistant AV Engineer David Rich
Game Producer Joe Pinter
TV Director Matthew Gould
Production and Graphics Manager Jason Wiese
Broadcast Engineer Ray Riel
Production Assistant Tom Meka
Technical Communications Manager Jake Nowak
Studio Production Assistant George Blas
Play-By-Play Announcer Dan Dunleavy
Color Commentator Rob Ray
Studio Host/"Sabres Live" Co-Host Brian Duff
Studio Analyst/"Sabres Live" Co-Host Martin Biron
Broadcaster Emeritus Rick Jeanneret
Director of Social Media Strategy & Content Anna Stolzenburg
Social Media Manager Alexi Spector
Social Media Strategist Kelsey Sweet
Social Media Content Coordinator Jami Cohen
Content Producer James Wrobel
Content Producer Kevin Carges
Social Media Coordinator Kurt Haumesser
Sr. Director of Communications Nicole Hendricks
Director of Communications Chris Dierken
Communications Coordinator Mitchell Courtney
Communications Coordinator Kelsey Smith
Director of Strategy and Analytics Brennan DiChiara
Data Analyst John Polimeni
Data Analyst Zach Bolotsky
Data Analyst Nithin Reddy
Data Analyst Ashley Wrean




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