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Staff Directory // TEAM

BUFFALO SABRES STAFF

EXECUTIVE
Owner/CEO Terry Pegula
Owner/President Kim Pegula
General Manager Jason Botterill
Chief Operating Officer Bruce Popko
EVP of Creative Services Frank Cravotta
EVP of Finance Chuck LaMattina
EVP of Business Development Erica Muhleman
EVP of Media & Content Mark Preisler
EVP of Licensing & Branded Merchandise Ron Raccuia
EVP of Marketing & Brand Strategy Brent Rossi
EVP & General Counsel Gregg Brandon
Sr. VP of Administration and General Manager of HarborCenter Michael Gilbert
Team Concierge/Executive Assistant Nadine Leone
Executive Assistant Toni Addeo
HOCKEY DEPARTMENT
General Manager Jason Botterill
Assistant General Manager/Rochester Americans General Manager Randy Sexton
Assistant General Manager Steve Greeley
Vice President of Hockey Administration Mark Jakubowski
Director of Amateur Scouting Ryan Jankowski
Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting Jeff Crisp
Head of Collegiate Scouting Jerry Forton
Amateur Scout Cory Banika
Amateur Scout Steve Cocker
Amateur Scout Kevin Devine
Amateur Scout Austin Dunne
Amateur Scout Marcus Fingal
Amateur Scout Scott Halpenny
Amateur Scout Randy Hansch
Amateur Scout Frank Musil
Amateur Scout Teemu Numminen
Amateur Scout Tom O'Connor
Amateur Scout Ron Pyette
Amateur Scout Rob Riley
Amateur Scout Mike Rooney
Amateur Scout Matt Tiesling
Pro Scout Graham Beamish 
Pro Scout Jeremiah Crowe
Pro Scout Mark Mowers
Pro Scout John Van Boxmeer
Director of Analytics Jason Nightingale
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 Phil Housley
Associate Coach Davis Payne
Assistant Coach Steve Smith
Assistant Coach Chris Hajt
Assistant Coach Tom Ward
Goaltending Coach Andrew Allen
Video Coach Mat Myers
Video Coordinator Steven Pignata
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 Krys Barch
Player Development Coach Mike Komisarek
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
Massage Therapist Brett Crompton
Strength & Conditioning Coach Ed Gannon, Ph.D.
Strength & Conditioning Coach J.T. Allaire
Rehab & Development Dennis Miller
Head of Human Science Katy Tran Turner
Lead Sports Scientist Dean Higham
Sports Dietitian Christine Dziedzic 
MEDICAL STAFF
Head Team Physician Marc Fineberg, M.D.
Team Physician William Hartrich, M.D.
Team Physician Nicholas Aquino
Team Physician Rajiv Jain
Team Dentist David Croglio, D.D.S.
LEGAL, FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION
EVP of Finance, PSE Chuck LaMattina
EVP & General Counsel, PSE Gregg Brandon
VP of Legal Affairs David S. Zygaj
Paralegal Kim Szymanoski
Corporate Controller Kristin Zirnheld
Accounting Manager Lynn Slanovich
Accounting Manager Eric McGuire
Sr. Payroll Manager Jill Colvin
Payroll Coordinator Dena Fowler
Payroll Coordinator Elizabeth Hooftallen
Payroll Coordinator Kerri Reszel
Accounts Payable Coordinator Kim Binkley
Sr. Accountant Marilyn McCabe
Sr. Accountant Gabrielle WIlson
Finance Business Administrator Amy Terranova
Staff Accountant Maggie Stewart
HUMAN RESOURCES
EVP & General Counsel, PSE Gregg Brandon
VP of Human Resources Christie Joseph
Sr. Human Resources Manager Erin Fierle
Human Resources Systems & Project Manager Gina Reagan
Human Resources Manager David McNall
Human Resources Manager Holly Weiskerger
Sr. Human Resources Coordinator Amanda Westfall
Human Resources Coordinator Kayla Collins
BROADCAST
EVP of Media & Content, PSE Mark Preisler
VP of Broadcasting Chrisanne Bellas
Producer Joe Pinter
Director Eric Grossman
Production Manager Jason Wiese
Broadcast Engineer Ray Riel
Production Assistant Tom Meka
Promotions & Event Coordinator Patrick Gallahue
Videographer 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
GAME PRESENTATION
EVP of Media & Content, PSE Mark Preisler
Director of Game Presentation Kelsey Schneider
Videoboard Director Aaron Pike
Game Presentation Coordinator Kelsey Landers
Promotions & Events Coordinator Patrick Gallahue
In-Game Host Rich Gaenzler
MERCHANDISE
Director of Merchandise Mike Kaminska
Merchandise Manager - Inventory Control Glenn Barker
Merchandise Manager - Event Sales Jeff Smith
Assistant Store Manager Dashawn Richardson
Assistant Store Manager Jonathon Calarco
MEDIA RELATIONS
VP of Media Relations Chris Bandura
Manager of Media Relations Ian Ott
Coordinator of Media Relations Chris Dierken
Media Relations Assistant Lindsey Brown
COMMUNITY RELATIONS
VP of Community Relations/President of Sabres Foundation Rich Jureller
Manager of Community Relations Teresa Belbas
Coordinator of Community Relations Nick Fearby
Mascot Coordinator Chris Urbanski
Youth Hockey Manager Ed Grudzinski
Youth Hockey Ambassador Patrick Kaleta
Manager of Alumni Relations Larry Playfair
President of Alumni Association Rob Ray
Mascot Sabretooth
MARKETING
EVP of Marketing & Brand Strategy, PSE Brent Rossi
VP of Sports Marketing, PSE John Durbin
CRM Administrator Tom Matheny
Sr. Marketing Manager Cara Murphy
Marketing Coordinator Matt Cieslik
Content Marketing Manager Chris Ryndak
Content Marketing Coordinator Jourdon LaBarber
TICKET OPERATIONS
VP of Tickets and Service John Sinclair
Director of Ticket Operations Marty Maloney
Box Office Manager Paul Barker
Box Office Coordinator Gretchen Knott
Ticket Administrator Nathan Shively
Group Sales Representative Jacob Bett
Group Sales Representative Casey Jenkins
Group Sales Representative Greg Metzen
 Group Sales Representative Melissa Rugg
Customer Service Representative Roxanne Anderson
Customer Service Representative Brian Bilski
Customer Service Representative Ryan Gilbert
Customer Service Representative Christopher Miller
Customer Service Representative Dan Ristine
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
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
Technical Communications Manager Mike Queeno
Chief Engineer Bruce Johnson
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
Utility Crew Gunnar Heintz
Housekeeping Manager Rodney Bailey
Housekeeping James George
Housekeeping Nicole Vari
Operations Assistant Julie Krzyanowski
Security Officer Aaron Acker
Security Officer Mark Beckett
Security Officer Patrick Fitzgerald
Security Officer Roberto Juarbe
Security Officer James McDuffie
Security Officer Joseph Mejak
Security Officer Cameron Pocobello
Security Officer Amanda Szulist
Security Officer Don Wegrzynowski
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
Chief Operating Officer Bruce Popko
EVP of Creative Services Frank Cravotta
EVP of Finance Chuck LaMattina
EVP of Business Development Erica Muhleman
EVP of Media & Content Mark Preisler
EVP of Licensing & Branded Merchandise Ron Raccuia
EVP of Marketing & Brand Strategy Brent Rossi
EVP & General Counsel Gregg Brandon
FINANCE & BUSINESS OPS
EVP of Finance Chuck LaMattina
EVP & General Counsel Gregg Brandon
VP of External Affairs & Strategic Development Christopher J. Schoepflin
VP of Information Technology Dan Evans
Information Technology Manager Shaun Handley
IT Support Specialist Nick Horvath
Manager of Reporting & Analytics Kyle Allen
Counsel Benjamin White
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
EVP of Business Development Erica Muhleman
VP of Premium Seating Chris Costanzo
Director of Events Charlie Cannan
Director of Corporate Sales Joe Foy
Director of Corporate Sales Neal McMullen
Director of Corporate Sales Ashley Meganck
Director of Corporate Development Taylor Gahagen
Manager of Corporate Sales Jon Latke
Sr. Coordinator of Premium Sales John Ricotta
Sr. Coordinator of Premium Sales Jeffrey Teplitsky
Corporate Sales Coordinator Joseph Johnson
Director of Corporate Partnerships Kelly Van Ness
Manager of Corporate Sales Kyle Georger
Manager of Corporate Partnerships Sara Petrone
Manager of Corporate Partnerships Allison Pawarski
Sr. Coordinator of Corporate Partnerships Emily Magavern
Sr. Coordinator of Corporate Partnerships Ryan Hulub
Coordinator of Corporate Partnerships Joe Schillace
Coordinator of Corporate Partnerships Matt Smaczniak
Manager of Corporate Partnerships Kristy Wilensky
Manager of Premium Seating Melissa Palgutt
Coordinator of Premium Seating Candace Sena
Sr. Coordinator of Business Development Dawn Chilcott
Traffic Coordinator Dan Peters
Administrative Assistant Lauren Yurko
VP of Live Events Jennifer Van Rysdam
Director of Live Events Rob Crean
Live Events Marketing Manager Kevin Kennedy
Coordinator of Suite Services Michelle Mitchell
Office Efficiency & Engagement Coordinator Elizabeth Daley
Account Manager - PicSix Creative Kandace Kowalski
Account Manager - PicSix Creative Sarah Schuller
CREATIVE SERVICES
EVP of Creative Services Frank Cravotta
Director of Videography Mark Blaszak
Director of Video Production Drew Boeing
Director of Motion Design Bryan Matthews
Director of Creative Services Aaron LaPorta
Director of Creative Services Vicki Sitek
Sr. Graphic Designer Lindsey Caber
Sr. Graphic Designer Melissa Gebhardt
Graphic Designer Kristine Hotchkiss
Graphic Designer Chelsea Kowalik
Graphic Designer Justin Lowe
Graphic Designer Sean Pantling
Graphic Designer Danielle Podszek
Traffic Manager Kim Vara
Traffic Coordinator Gina Marinelli
Traffic Coordinator Mary Zuffranieri
Sr. Editor Jason Holler
Sr. Editor Joseph DeBenedictis
Editor Mike Bahrenburg
Editor Scott Balzer
Editor CJ Gates
Motion Designer Eric Heine
Motion Designer David Jackson
Motion Designer Patrick Worrell
Videographer Travis Carlson
Videographer Marc Davies
Videographer Alexander Gioia
Videographer Allen Leight
Videographer Aaron Rizzo
Videographer Ben Woody
Videographer Clyde Burley
Cinematographer Luke Haag
Chief Photographer Bill Wippert
HOSPITALITY
VP of Food and Beverage Dominic Verni
Director of Food and Beverage Administration Craig Altobello
Director of Culinary Operations Ronald Kubiak
Director of Restaurants Dennis O'Connor
Sr. Point of Sale Systems Manager Shawn O'Connor
Office Manager Molly Bauer
MEDIA & CONTENT
EVP of Media & Content Mark Preisler
Sr. Producer Michelle Girardi Zumwalt
Sr. Director of Broadcasting Stephen Asposto
Off-Ice/Off-Field Multimedia Journalist Lauren Hall
Director of Communications Don Heins
Producer Jay Harris
Associate Producer JJ Territo
Associate Producer Kyle Toot
Studio Production Assistant George Blas
Studio Production Assistant Kelly Rood
Technical Director Jeff Coltoniak
Graphics Producer Thomas Hollander
Library Manager Dean Angle
Assistant AV Engineer David Rich
Media and Content Coordinator Angela Filipski
TV/Radio Host - The Instigators Andrew Peters
TV/Radio Host - The Instigators Craig Rivet
MARKETING
EVP of Marketing & Brand Strategy Brent Rossi
VP of Sports Marketing John Durbin
Director of Business Solutions Scott Miner
Director of Digital & Social Media Strategy Gregg Pastore
Sr. Manager of Digital Partnerships Rachel Cappellino
Coordinator of Digital Partnerships Maja Alikalfic
Hospitality Marketing Manager Jacquie Greco
Digital Marketing Manager Ted Jarmuz
Project Manager Nicholas Ruggiero
Manager of Social Media and Digital Content Strategy Anna Stolzenburg
Manager of Business Analytics Vincent Lepore
Data Analyst Connor Kukla
Marketing Coordinator Emma Callinan
Social Media Editor Jami Cohen
Media Strategist and Buyer Kristie Manzella
Platform Optimization Coordinator Olivia Merrill
Social Media Editor Craig Kanalley
Social Media Editor Alexandra Napoli
Social Media Editor Zach Specht
Social Media Editor Kelsey Sweet
Analytics Coordinator Evan Barrick
Insights Coordinator Chris O'Connell
Solutions Developer Glen Noworyta
Solutions Developer I Madeline Vanremmen
Copywriter Michael Whitney

 

 


GENERAL INFORMATION

Telephone/Executive Offices (716) 855-4100
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