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BUFFALO SABRES STAFF

EXECUTIVE
Owner/CEO Terry Pegula
Owner/President Kim Pegula
General Manager Kevyn Adams
EVP & General Counsel Gregg Brandon
EVP of Creative Services Frank Cravotta
EVP of Media & Content Mark Preisler
EVP, PSE Ron Raccuia
Executive Assistant Nadine Leone
HOCKEY DEPARTMENT
Vice President of Hockey Administration Mark Jakubowski
Director of Scouting Jeremiah Crowe
Director of Analytics & Assistant Director of Scouting Jason Nightingale
Head of Collegiate Scouting Jerry Forton
Amateur Scout Kevin Devine
Amateur Scout Austin Dunne
Amateur Scout Frank Musil
Amateur Scout Rob Riley
Pro Scout Graham Beamish 
Scout Tristan Musser
Head of Hockey Department IT Kyle Kiebzak
Coordinator of Team Services Cole Burkhalter
Coordinator of Hockey Administration Brett Ruff
Executive Assistant Terri O'Brien
COACHING STAFF
Head Coach Ralph Krueger
Assistant Coach Mike Bales
Assistant Coach Don Granato
Assistant Coach Steve Smith
Video Coach Myles Fee
Video Coordinator Kyle Smith
EQUIPMENT STAFF
Equipment Manager Dave Williams
Equipment Manager Rip Simonick
Assistant Equipment Manager George Babcock
Assistant Equipment Manager Ben Laing
Equipment Assistant Keith Hayes
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
Player Development Coach Adam Mair
Goaltending Development Coach Seamus Kotyk
PERFORMANCE DEPARTMENT
Medical Director Les Bisson, M.D.
Head Athletic Trainer Rich Stinziano
High Performance Manager Joe Collins
Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist Michael Adesso
Assistant Athletic Trainer Bob Mowry
Massage Therapist Brett Crompton
Strength & Conditioning Coach Ed Gannon, Ph.D.
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach J.T. Allaire
Mental Performance Specialist Desaree Festa
Lead Sports Scientist Dean Higham
Sports Dietitian Christine Dziedzic 
MEDICAL STAFF
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.
LEGAL, FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION
EVP & General Counsel, PSE Gregg Brandon
Sr. VP of Finance and Administration Mike McFarlane
VP of Legal Affairs David S. Zygaj
Paralegal Kim Szymanoski
Controller Lynn Slanovich
Sr. Payroll Manager Jill Colvin
Accounting Manager Eric McGuire
Manager Purchasing & A/R Amanda Schwartz
Payroll Coordinator Abigail Blakely
Payroll Specialist Dena Fowler
Payroll Coordinator Elizabeth Hooftallen
Accounts Payable Coordinator Kim Binkley
Manager of Sports and Arenas Gabrielle Wilson
Finance Business Administrator Amy Terranova
Senior Accountant Rachel McTavish
Manager of Harborcenter & Hospitality Maggie Stewart
HUMAN RESOURCES
EVP & General Counsel, PSE Gregg Brandon
Human Resources Coordinator Christina Fildes
MEDIA AND CONTENT
EVP of Media & Content, PSE Mark Preisler
VP of Broadcasting Chrisanne Bellas
TV Producer Joe Pinter
Director Eric Grossman
Production Manager Jason Wiese
Broadcast Engineer Ray Riel
Production Assistant Tom Meka
Videographer/Editor Sam Korotkin
Play-By-Play Announcer Rick Jeanneret
Color Commentator Rob Ray
Play-By-Play Announcer/Reporter Dan Dunleavy
Studio Host Brian Duff
Studio Analyst Martin Biron
Director of Media and Content Chris Ryndak
Sr. Coordinator of Media and Content Jourdon LaBarber
GAME PRESENTATION
Director of Game Presentation Kelsey Schneider
Manager of Game Presentation Kelsey Giordano
Videoboard Director Aaron Pike
In-Game Host Rich Gaenzler
MERCHANDISE
Director of Merchandise Mike Kaminska
Merchandise Manager - Inventory Control Glenn Barker
Merchandise Manager - Event Sales Jeff Smith
Store Manager Dashawn Richardson
Assistant Store Manager Joshua Martin
Assistant Store Manager Bryan Urquhart
MEDIA & COMMUNITY RELATIONS
VP of Community Relations/President of Sabres Foundation Rich Jureller
Manager of Media Relations Ian Ott
Coordinator of Media Relations Chris Dierken
Media Relations Assistant Lindsey Brown
Manager of Community Relations Teresa Belbas
Coordinator of Community Relations Nick Fearby
Mascot Coordinator Tyler Ford
Youth Hockey Manager Ed Grudzinski
Youth Hockey Coordinator Max Harvey
Youth Hockey Ambassador Patrick Kaleta
Director of Alumni Relations Larry Playfair
President of Alumni Association Rob Ray
Mascot Sabretooth
MARKETING
Director of Marketing Cara Murphy
TICKET OPERATIONS
Director of Ticket Operations Marty Maloney
Ticket Operations Coordinator Melissa Eagen
Box Office Manager Paul Barker
Box Office Administrative Manager Gretchen Knott
Ticket Administrator Nathan Shively
Senior Ticket Sales Representative Casey Jenkins
Ticket Sales Representative Jacob Bett
 Ticket Sales Representative Melissa Rugg
Account Services Representative Roxanne Anderson
Account Services Representative Brian Bilski
Account Services Representative Ryan Gilbert
Account Services Representative Christopher Miller
Account Services Representative Jordan Morrison
Account Services Representative/Receptionist Saralynn Ruhland
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
VP of Information Technology Dan Evans
Director of Information Technology Todd Henzler
Manager of Information Technology Shaun Handley
Advanced Support Specialist Nate Brozyna
IT Support Specialist Mike Walker
IT Support Specialist Nick Horvath
KEYBANK CENTER
VP of Arena Operations Stan Makowski, Jr.
Director of Arena Operations Beth Guiliani Gatto
Sr. Event Manager Robert Neumann
Sr. Event Manager Laura Hettrick
Event Manager Lisa Kimball
Event Manager Mike Taboni
Director of Security Marc Brenner
Security Manager Timothy Schmitt
Director of Building Services Dennis Hooper
Building Services Assistant Marisol Rosario
Chief Engineer Bruce Johnson
Engineer John Ferrara
Engineer Mark Jeziorski
Engineer Paul Zolnowski
Maintenance Manager Brian Hall
Maintenance Supervisor Michael McCrea
Maintenance Crew Michael Destino
Maintenance Crew Jason Sattleberg
Maintenance Crew Stephen Gore
Maintenance Crew Brian Ruhland
Head Ice Technician Andrew Chamberlin
Ice Technician Eric Duschnik
Utility Crew Supervisor Rashad Dukes
Housekeeping Manager Rodney Bailey
Housekeeping James George
Housekeeping Nicole Vari
Operations Assistant Julie Krzyanowski
Security Officer Aaron Acker
Security Officer Mark Beckett
Security Officer Joseph Clunie
Security Officer Patrick Fitzgerald
Security Officer Matthew Jacobson
Security Officer Roberto Juarbe
Security Officer Chao Li
Security Officer James McDuffie
Security Officer Colton McKee
Security Officer Joseph Mejak
Security Officer Cameron Pocobello
Security Officer Amanda Szulist
Security Officer Greg Wingerter
Security Officer Kenneth Alexander Wright-Vasquez
Parking Manager Sam Buffum
Assistant Parking Manager Jacob Hager
Parking Kevin Crowley

 

 


PEGULA SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

EXECUTIVE
Chief Executive Officer/President Kim Pegula
EVP & General Counsel Gregg Brandon
EVP of Creative Services Frank Cravotta
EVP of Media & Content Mark Preisler
EVP, PSE Ron Raccuia
HUMAN RESOURCES
Sr. VP of Human Resources Christie Joseph
Sr. Human Resources Manager Erin Fierle
Sr. Human Resources Manager Holly Weiskerger
Human Resources Generalist Amanda Czajka
Talent Acquisition Lead Kelly Navarro
FINANCE & BUSINESS OPS
EVP & General Counsel Gregg Brandon
Sr. VP of Finance and Administration Mike McFarlane
VP of External Affairs & Strategic Development Christopher J. Schoepflin
VP of Information Technology Dan Evans
Director of Financial Planning & Analysis Kyle Allen
Director of Information Technology Shaun Handley
IT Support Specialist Nick Horvath
Assistant General Counsel Benjamin White
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Sr. VP of Business Development Daniel Misko
Director of Events Charlie Cannan
Director of Partnership Solutions Rachel Cappellino
Director of Corporate Sales Joe Foy
Director of Corporate Development Taylor Gahagen
Director of Corporate Sales Neal McMullen
Director of Corporate Sales Ashley Meganck
Manager of Corporate Sales Jon Latke
Associate Manager of Business Development John Ricotta
Corporate Sales Coordinator Joseph Johnson
Director of Corporate Partnerships Kelly Van Ness
Manager of Corporate Sales Kyle Georger
Manager of Corporate Partnerships Allison Pawarski
Associate Manager of Business Development Emily Magavern
Associate Manager of Business Development Ryan Hulub
Coordinator of Corporate Partnerships Mark Glieco
Associate Manager of Business Development Joe Schillace
Coordinator of Corporate Partnerships Matt Smaczniak
Manager of Corporate Partnerships Kristy Wilensky
Coordinator of Premium Seating Candace Sena
Traffic Coordinator Dan Peters
Administrative Assistant Lauren Yurko
Director of Live Events Rob Crean
Coordinator of Suite Services Michelle Mitchell
Office Efficiency & Engagement Coordinator Elizabeth Daley
COMMUNICATIONS
Director of Communications Don Heins
CREATIVE SERVICES
EVP of Creative Services Frank Cravotta
VP of Content Production Drew Boeing
Director of Creative Services Aaron LaPorta
Director of Creative Services Vicki Sitek
Operations Director Kim Vara
Chief Photographer Bill Wippert
Sr. Graphic Designer Melissa Gebhardt
Graphic Designer Kristine Hotchkiss
Graphic Designer Chelsea Kowalik
Graphic Designer Justin Lowe
Graphic Designer Sean Pantling
Traffic Coordinator Maggie Zuffranieri
Sr. Producer & Editor Joseph DeBenedictis
Editor Mike Bahrenburg
Editor Scott Balzer
Sr. Motion Designer David Jackson
Motion Designer Eric Heine
Cinematographer Travis Carlson
Cinematographer Marc Davies
Cinematographer Aaron Rizzo
Account Manager - PicSix Creative Sarah Schuller
MEDIA AND CONTENT
EVP of Media & Content Mark Preisler
Supervising Producer Michelle Girardi Zumwalt
Sr. Director of Broadcast Operations Stephen Asposto
Director of Social Media Strategy & Content Anna Stolzenburg
Media & Content Coordinator Jami Cohen
Social Media Editor Alexandra Napoli
Social Media Manager Zach Specht
Sr. Social Media Editor Alexi Spector
Sr. Social Media Editor Kelsey Sweet
Producer Jay Harris
Producer JJ Territo
Studio Production Assistant Kelly Rood
Producer-Technical Director Jeff Coltoniak
Graphics Producer Thomas Hollander
Library Manager Dean Angle
Assistant AV Engineer David Rich
Media & Content Executive Assistant Angela Filipski
TV/Radio Host - The Instigators Andrew Peters
TV/Radio Host - The Instigators Craig Rivet
MARKETING
Sr. VP of Marketing and Business Strategy John Durbin
Director of Business Solutions Scott Miner
Sr. Director of Marketing Activation Gregg Pastore
Digital Insights Manager Craig Kanalley
Digital Marketing Manager Olivia Merrill
Manager of Data Strategy Chris O'Connell
Digital Marketing Manager Nicholas Ruggiero
Digital Marketing Coordinator Colin Greenway
Manager of Reporting Strategy Evan Barrick
CRM Architect John Landi
Data Scientist Connor Kukla
Copywriter Michael Whitney

 

 


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