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Staff Directory // TEAM

BUFFALO SABRES STAFF

EXECUTIVE
Owner/CEO Terry Pegula
Owner/President Kim Pegula
General Manager Kevyn Adams
Executive Assistant Nadine Leone
HOCKEY DEPARTMENT
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 Tristan Musser
Scout Ruslan Pechonkin
Scout Marty Stein
Scout Lukas Sutter
Scout Tommi Vesanen
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
COACHING STAFF
Head Coach Don Granato
Assistant Coach Mike Bales
Assistant Coach Jason Christie
Assistant Coach Matt Ellis
Assistant Coach Marty Wilford
Video Coach Myles Fee
Video Coordinator Justin White
Development Coach Dan Girardi
EQUIPMENT
Head Equipment Manager Dave Williams
Equipment Manager Rip Simonick
Assistant Equipment Manager George Babcock
Assistant Equipment Manager Ben Laing
Equipment Assistant Keith Hayes
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
Director of Player Development Adam Mair
Development Coach Tim Kennedy
Development Coach Nathan Paetsch
Skating Development Coach Mike Ansell
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
Lead Massage Therapist/Mobility Specialist Brett Crompton
Head Strength and 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.
ARENA OPERATIONS
VP of Arena Operations Stan Makowski, Jr.
Director of Arena Operations Beth Guiliani Gatto
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 Ken Dowd
Maintenance Supervisor Michael McCrea
Engineer John Ferrara
Engineer Mark Jeziorski
Engineer Paul Zolnowski
Engineer Chris Lukazewski
Maintenance Crew Jason Sattleberg
Maintenance Crew Josh Hosey
Maintenance Crew Stephen Gore
Maintenance Crew Tim Zawadzki
Maintenance Crew Ben Zink
Head Ice Technician Andrew Chamberlin
Ice Technician Eric Doering
Housekeeping Manager Rashad Dukes
Housekeeping Manager Rodney Bailey
Housekeeping James George
Housekeeping Nicole George
Housekeeping Jen Keopnick
Housekeeping Tonya Ruffins
Housekeeping Angelo Sciandra
Security Manager Timothy Schmitt
Operations Assistant Julie Krzyanowski
Security Officer Larry Amacher
Security Officer Dave Coleman
Security Officer Sean Dooley
Security Officer Chris Espinal
Security Officer Pat Fitzgerald
Security Officer Kevin Krause
Security Officer James McDuffie
Security Officer Colton McKee
Security Officer Kathleen Novo
Security Officer Crystal Nunz
Security Officer Chris Schwab
Security Officer Amanda Szulist
Security Officer Greg Wingerter
Parking Manager Sam Buffum
Assistant Parking Manager Jacob Hager
Parking Admin. Assistant Jessica Rutkowski
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/MERCHANDISE
EVP, PSE Ron Raccuia
   
Sr. VP of Business Development Daniel Misko
Director of Partnership Solutions Charlie Cannan
Director of Live Events Rob Crean
Director of Corporate Partnerships Kelly Van Ness
Director of Corporate Sales Joe Foy
Manager of Corporate Partnerships Allison Pawarski
Manager of Corporate Partnerships Kristy Wilensky
Manager of Corporate Sales Jon Latke
Senior Designer Kristine Hotchkiss
Associate Manager of Business Development John Ricotta
Traffic Coordinator Dan Peters
Administrative Assistant Lauren Yurko
   
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
CREATIVE SERVICES & GAME PRESENTATION
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 Chelsea Kowalik
Graphic Designer Justin Lowe
Traffic Coordinator Maggie Zuffranieri
Traffic Coordinator Colleen Holmes
Sr. Producer & Editor Joseph DeBenedictis
Editor Mike Bahrenburg
Editor Scott Balzer
Editor Andy Quinn
Motion Designer Eric Heine
Cinematographer Marc Davies
Account Manager - PicSix Creative Sarah Schuller
   
Director of Game Presentation Kelsey Barrick
Manager of Game Presentation Travis Fuller
Videoboard Director Aaron Pike
FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION
EVP & General Counsel, PSE Gregg Brandon
Sr. VP of Finance and Administration Mike McFarlane
Controller Lynn Slanovich
Director of Financial Planning & Analysis Kyle Allen
Sr. Payroll Manager Jill Colvin
Manager of Sports and Arenas Gabrielle Wilson
Manager of Harborcenter & Hospitality Maggie Stewart
Senior Accountant Rachel McTavish
Senior Accountant Trent Ferguson
Staff Accountant Christopher Lachell
Accounts Payable Coordinator Kim Binkley
Accounts Recievable Coordinator Leanne Miliotto
Payroll Coordinator Abigail Blakely
Payroll Specialist Dena Fowler
Finance Coordinator Catie Basinski
HOSPITALITY
VP of Hospitality Dominic Verni
Director of Culinary Ron Kubiak
Buffalo Sabres Executive Chef Michael Haefner
Buffalo Sabres Sous Chef Katherine Daminski
HUMAN RESOURCES
Sr. VP of Human Resources Christie Joseph
Sr. Human Resources Manager Holly Weiskerger
Human Resources Coordinator Christina Fildes
Human Resources Coordinator Marisol Rosario
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Director of Information Technology Todd Henzler
Advanced Support Specialist Nate Brozyna
IT Support Specialist Mike Walker
LEGAL
EVP & General Counsel Gregg Brandon
VP of Legal Affairs David S. Zygaj
Paralegal Kim Szymanoski
MARKETING & TICKET OPERATIONS
SVP of Marketing and Business Strategy John Durbin
   
Director of Marketing Cara Murphy
Sr. Director of Digital Media & Strategy Gregg Pastore
Digital Marketing Manager Nicholas Ruggiero
Digital Marketing Coordinator Colin Greenway
Copywriter Michael Whitney
   
VP of Community Relations/President of Sabres Foundation Rich Jureller
Coordinator of Community Relations Nick Fearby
Mascot Coordinator Tyler Ford
Youth Hockey Manager Ed Grudzinski
Youth Hockey Ambassador Patrick Kaleta
Director of Alumni Relations Larry Playfair
   
VP of Sales and Service Frank Batres-Landaeta
Director of Ticket Operations Marty Maloney
Ticket Operations Coordinator Melissa Eagen
Box Office Manager Paul Barker
Box Office Administrative Manager Gretchen Knott
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 Jake Maryniewski
Account Services Representative/Receptionist Saralynn Ruhland
MEDIA AND CONTENT
EVP of Media & Content, PSE Mark Preisler
   
VP of Media & Content Chrisanne Bellas
Director of Media and Content Chris Ryndak
Sr. Coordinator of Media and Content Jourdon LaBarber
   
Senior Producer Michelle Girardi Zumwalt
Producer Jay Harris
Sr. Director of Broadcast Operations Stephen Asposto
Director of Communications Don Heins
Producer JJ Territo
Producer-Technical Director Jeff Coltoniak
Graphics Producer Thomas Hollander
Library Manager Dean Angle
Assistant AV Engineer David Rich
   
TV Producer Joe Pinter
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 Social Media Strategy & Content Anna Stolzenburg
Sr. Social Media Editor Alexi Spector
Sr. Social Media Editor Kelsey Sweet
Media & Content Coordinator Jami Cohen
Social Media Editor Alexandra Napoli
MEDIA RELATIONS
Sr. Director of Communications Nicole Hendricks
Director of Media Relations Chris Dierken

 

 


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