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Staff Directory // TEAM


Owner/CEO Terry Pegula
Owner/CEO of Pegula Sports and Entertainment (PSE) Kim Pegula
President/Alternate Governor; Managing Partner/President of PSE Russ Brandon
General Manager Jason Botterill
Chief Operating Officer, PSE Bruce Popko
EVP of Creative Services, PSE Frank Cravotta
EVP of Finance, PSE Chuck LaMattina
EVP of Business Development, PSE Erica Muhleman
EVP of Media & Content, PSE Mark Preisler
EVP of Licensing & Branded Merchandise, PSE Ron Raccuia
EVP of Marketing & Brand Strategy, PSE Brent Rossi
EVP & General Counsel, PSE Gregg Brandon
Sr. VP of Buffalo Sabres/General Manager of HarborCenter Michael Gilbert
Director of World Junior Championship Rob Crean
Team Concierge/Executive Assistant Nadine Leone
Executive Assistant Toni Addeo
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
Pro Scout Jeremiah Crowe
Pro Scout Mark Mowers
Pro Scout John Van Boxmeer
Amateur Scout Jan Axel-Alavaara
Amateur Scout Cory Banika
Amateur Scout Kevin Devine
Amateur Scout Scott Halpenny
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 Scouting Coordinator Graham Beamish
Amateur Scouting Coordinator Austin Dunne
Coordinator of Analytics Jason Nightingale
Coordinator of Team Services Cole Burkhalter
Coordinator of Hockey Administration Brett Ruff
Head of Hockey Department IT Kyle Kiebzak
Head Coach Phil Housley
Associate Coach Davis Payne
Assistant Coach Chris Hajt
Assistant Coach Tom Ward
Goaltending Coach Andrew Allen
Video Coach Mat Myers
Equipment Manager Dave Williams
Equipment Manager Rip Simonick
Assistant Equipment Manager George Babcock
Equipment Assistant Keith Hayes
Player Development Coach Krys Barch
Player Development Coach Adam Mair
Player Development Coach Mike Komisarek
Goaltending Development Coach Seamus Kotyk
Medical Director Les Bisson, M.D.
Strength & Conditioning Coach Ed Gannon, Ph.D.
Strength & Conditioning Coach J.T. Allaire
Head Athletic Trainer Rich Stinziano
Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist Michael Adesso
High Performance Manager Joe Collins
Rehab & Development Dennis Miller
Human Science Katy Tran Turner
Applied Sports Scientist Jo Clubb
Applied Sports Scientist Dean Higham
Head Team Physician Marc Fineberg, M.D.
Team Physician William Hartrich, M.D.
Team Dentist David Croglio, D.D.S.
VP of Legal Affairs David S. Zygaj
Paralegal Kim Szymanoski
Corporate Controller Kristin Zirnheld
Accounting Manager Lynn Slanovich
Accounting Manager Eric McGuire
Accounts Payable Coordinator Kim Binkley
Senior Accountant Marilyn McCabe
Senior Accountant Gabrielle WIlson
Staff Accountant Maggie Stewart
Accounting Clerk John Kolkowski
VP of Human Resources Christie Joseph
Human Resources Manager Holly Weiskerger
Human Resources Manager Erin Fierle
Senior Human Resources Coordinator Terri O'Brien
HR Analyst/Project Lead Gina Reagan
Human Resources Assistant Amanda Westfall
VP of Broadcasting Chrisanne Bellas
TV Producer Joe Pinter
TV Director Eric Grossman
Production Manager Jason Wiese
Broadcast Engineer Ray Riel
Production Assistant Tom Meka
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 Game Presentation Kelsey Schneider
Game Presentation Coordinator Kelsey Landers
Videoboard Director/Editor Jeff Hill
Broadcast Engineer Ray Riel
In-Game Host Lauren Hall
Director of Merchandise Mike Kaminska
Merchandise Manager - Inventory Control Glenn Barker
Merchandise Manager - Event Sales Jeff Smith
Store Manager Theresa Cerabone
Assistant Store Manager Dashawn Richardson
Assistant Store Manager Jonathon Calarco
VP of Media Relations Chris Bandura
Manager of Media Relations Ian Ott
Coordinator of Media Relations Chris Dierken
VP of Community Relations/President of Sabres Foundation Rich Jureller
Manager of Community Relations Teresa Belbas
Coordinator of Community Relations Nick Fearby
Youth Hockey Manager Ed Grudzinski
Team Photographer Bill Wippert
Director of Alumni Relations Larry Playfair
President of Alumni Association Rob Ray
Mascot Sabretooth
Database Marketing Manager Tom Matheny
Sr. Marketing Manager Cara Murphy
Content Marketing Manager Chris Ryndak
Content Marketing Coordinator Jourdon LaBarber
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 Melissa Rugg
Ticket Sales Representative Casey Jenkins
Ticket Sales Representative Greg Metzen
Sr. Account Services Representative Roxanne Anderson
Account Services Representative Melissa Eagen
Account Services Representative Andrew Maloney
Account Services Representative Dan Ristine
Account Services Representative Nathan Shively
Receptionist Saralynn Ruhland
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
VP of Arena Operations Stan Makowski, Jr.
Director of Arena Operations Beth Guiliani Gatto
Senior Event Manager Robert Neumann
Event Manager Laura Hettrick
Event Manager David Kutter
Director of Security Marc Brenner
Director of Building Services Dennis Hooper
Technical Communications Manager Mike Queeno
Technical Communications Manager Trevor Ecklund
Chief Engineer Bruce Johnson
Engineer Mark Jeziorski
Engineer Paul Zolnowski
Maintenance Manager Brian Hall
Maintenance Crew Michael Destino
Maintenance Crew Jason Sattleberg
Maintenance Crew Stephen Gore
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 Derek Jaworek
Security Officer Roberto Juarbe
Security Officer James McDuffie
Security Officer Joseph Mejak
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




Owner/Chief Executive Officer Kim Pegula
Managing Partner and President Russ Brandon
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
EVP of Finance Chuck LaMattina
Manager of Reporting & Analytics Kyle Allen
Office Manager Kandace Kowalski
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 Corportate Sales Ashley Meganck
Manager of Corporate Sales Jon Latke
Sr. Coordinator of Premium Sales John Ricotta
Director of Corporate Partnerships Kelly Van Ness
Sr. Manager of Corporate Partnerships Ryan Guerinot
Manager of Corporate Partnerships Daniel McCarthy
Manager of Corporate Partnerships Kyle Georger
Sr. Coordinator of Corporate Partnerships Katy Ryan
Coordinator of Corporate Partnerships Emily Magavern
Coordinator of Corporate Partnerships Matt Smaczniak
Coordinator of Corporate Partnerships Kristy Wilensky
Manager of Premium Seating Melissa Palgutt
Manager of Corporate Partnerships and Special Projects Sara Petrone
Sr. Coordinator of Business Development Dawn Chilcott
Traffic Coordinator Dan Peters
Administrative Assistant of Business Development Lauren Yurko
VP of Arena Events Jennifer Van Rysdam
Arena Marketing Manager Kevin Kennedy
Coordinator of Suite Services Michelle Mitchell
EVP of Creative Services Frank Cravotta
Director of Videography Mark Blaszak
Director of Video Production Drew Boeing
Creative Director Bryan Matthews
Creative Director Vicki Sitek
Graphic Designer Lindsey Caber
Graphic Designer Melissa Gebhardt
Graphic Designer Kristine Hotchkiss
Graphic Designer Chelsea Kowalik
Graphic Designer Aaron LaPorta
Graphic Designer Danielle Podszek
Traffic Manager Kim Vara
Traffic Coordinator Gina Marinelli
Senior Editor Jason Holler
Editor Mike Bahrenburg
Editor Joseph DeBenedictis
Editor Scott Balzer
Motion Designer Eric Heine
Motion Designer David Jackson
Videographer Travis Carlson
Editor Marc Davies
Videographer Sam Korotkin
Videographer Allen Leight
Videographer Aaron Rizzo
Videographer Ben Woody
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 Jordan Territo
Production Assistant George Blas
Technical Director Jeff Coltoniak
Graphics Producer Thomas Hollander
EVP of Marketing & Brand Strategy Brent Rossi
Director of Marketing John Durbin
Director of Business Solutions Scott Miner
Director of Digital & Social Media Strategy Gregg Pastore
Director of Brand Strategy & Development Taylor Gahagen
Sr. Manager of Digital Partnerships Rachel Cappellino
Coordinator of Digital Partnerships Maja Alikalfic
Marketing Manager Jessica Baldwin
Loyalty Coordinator Emma Callinan
Media Strategist/Buyer Kristie Manzella
Hospitality Marketing Manager Jacquie Greco
Digital Marketing Coordinator Ted Jarmuz
Social Media Editor Craig Kanalley
Social Media Editor Zach Specht
Social Media Editor Anna Stolzenburg
Social Media Editor Kelsey Sweet
Brand Coordinator Matt Cieslik
Project Manager Nicholas Ruggiero
Analytics Coordinator Evan Barrick
Insights Coordinator Chris O'Connell
Web Developer Glen Noworyta
Web Solutions Developer I Madeline Vanremmen




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