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STAFF DIRECTORY

BUFFALO SABRES STAFF
EXECUTIVE
Owner/CEO Terry Pegula
Owner/President, Pegula Sports and Entertainment (PSE) Kim Pegula
President/Alternate Governor Russ Brandon
General Manager Tim Murray
EVP & General Counsel, PSE Gregg Brandon
EVP of Creative Services, PSE Frank Cravotta
EVP of Finance & Business Operations, PSE Chuck LaMattina
EVP of Business Development, PSE Bruce Popko
EVP of Media & Content, PSE Mark Preisler
EVP of Marketing & Brand Strategy, PSE Brent Rossi
FRONT OFFICE
Senior Advisor/Alternate Governor Ken Sawyer
VP of Administration/General Manager of HARBORCENTER Michael Gilbert
VP of Legal & Administrative Affairs Dave Zygaj
VP of Human Resources Christie Joseph
VP of Broadcasting Chrisanne Bellas
VP of Arena Operations Stan Makowski, Jr.
VP of Tickets & Service John Sinclair
VP of Information Technology Dan Evans
HOCKEY DEPARTMENT
Assistant General Manager Mark Jakubowski
Director of Player Personnel Kevin Devine
Director of Scouting Rob Murphy
Assistant Director of Scouting Jerry Forton
Pro Scout Jon Christiano
Pro Scout Jim Kovachik
Pro Scout John Van Boxmeer
Pro Scouting Coordinator Graham Beamish
Director of Amateur Scouting Greg Royce
Amateur Scout Anders Forsberg
Amateur Scout Keith Hendrickson
Amateur Scout Brandon Jay
Amateur Scout Yuri Khmylev
Amateur Scout Seamus Kotyk
Amateur Scout Paul Merritt
Amateur Scout Teemu Numminen
Amateur Scout Norm Poisson
Amateur Scout Kevin Prendergast
Amateur Scout Mike Rooney
Amateur Scout Eric Weissman
Amateur Scouting Coordinator Austin Dunne
Coordinator of Analytic-Related Hockey Evaluation Jason Nightingale
Manager of Travel & Immigration Michael Bermingham
Head of Hockey Department IT Kyle Kiebzak
Coordinator of Hockey Administration Brett Ruff
Coordinator of Hockey Relations Jessica Kindron
COACHING STAFF
Head Coach Dan Bylsma
Assistant Coach Terry Murray
Assistant Coach Tom Ward
Goaltending Coach Andrew Allen
Video Coach Adam Nightingale
EQUIPMENT STAFF
Equipment Manager Dave Williams
Equipment Manager Rip Simonick
Assistant Equipment Manager George Babcock
Equipment Assistant Keith Hayes
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
Coordinator of Player Development Jason Long
Player Development Coach Adam Mair
Player Development Coach Krys Barch
Player Development Randy Cunneyworth
PERFORMANCE DEPARTMENT
Head of Injury Prevention Sam Rosengarten
Strength & Conditioning Coach Ed Gannon, Ph.D.
Strength & Conditioning Coach JT Allaire
Strength & Conditioning Coach Jason Kilijanski
Head Athletic Trainer Tim Macre
Athletic Trainer Bryan Gardner
Soft Tissue Therapist Chuck Garlow
MEDICAL STAFF
Team Physician Marc Fineberg, M.D.
Team Physician Les Bisson, M.D.
Team Physician William Hartrich, M.D.
Team Physician Nick Aquino, M.D.
Team Dentist David Croglio, D.D.S.
Team Chiropractor Kevin Nightingale
LEGAL, FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION
Paralegal Kim Szymanoski
Human Resource Generalist Holly Weiskerger
Human Resource Generalist Erin Fierle
Human Resource Coordinator Terri O'Brien
Human Resource Coordinator Tera DiLeo
Corporate Controller Kristin Zirnheld
Accounting Manager Lynn Slanovich
Accounting Manager Eric McGuire
Special Project Accountant Christine Ivansitz
Payroll Manager Birgid Haensel
Payroll Coordinator Bianca Rodriguez
Accounts Payable Coordinator Kim Binkley
Accounting Clerk John Kolkowski
Accounting Clerk Maggie Stewart
Team Concierge/Executive Assistant Nadine Leone
BROADCAST/GAME PRESENTATION
TV Producer Joe Pinter
TV Director Eric Grossman
Production Manager Jason Wiese
Play-By-Play Announcer Rick Jeanneret
Color Commentator Rob Ray
Play-By-Play Announcer/Reporter Dan Dunleavy
Studio Host Brian Duff
Studio Analyst Brad May
Director of Game Presentation Kelsey Schneider
Game Presentation Coordinator Kelsey Landers
Videoboard Director/Editor Jeff Hill
Broadcast Engineer Ray Riel
MERCHANDISE
Director of Merchandise Mike Kaminska
Merchandise Manager - Inventory Control Glenn Barker
Merchandise Manager - Event Sales Jeff Smith
Store Manager Theresa Cerabone
Sales Associate Dashawn Richardson
PUBLIC & COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Director of Media Relations Chris Bandura
Manager of Public Relations Ian Ott
Coordinator of Public Relations Chris Dierken
Public Relations Assistant Jordan DeBolt
Director of Community Relations 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
MARKETING
Manager of Digital Content and Strategy Chris Ryndak
Database Marketing Manager Tom Matheny
Marketing Manager Cara Foligno
Digital Content Coordinator Jourdon LaBarber
TICKET OPERATIONS
Director of Ticket Operations Marty Maloney
Box Office Manager Paul Barker
Box Office Coordinator Gretchen Knott
Ticket Administrator Melissa Rugg
Account Services/Group Sales Representative Casey Jenkins
Account Services/Group Sales Representative Greg Metzen
Sr. Account Services Representative Roxanne Anderson
Account Services Representative Kevin Kennedy
Account Services Representative Melissa Eagen
Account Services Representative Andrew Maloney
Account Services Representative Nathan Shively
Receptionist Saralynn Ruhland
Special Consultant Joe Crozier
FIRST NIAGARA CENTER
Director of Arena Operations Beth Guiliani Gatto
Event Manager Robert Neumann
Event Manager David Kutter
Event Manager Laura Hettrick
Director of Security Marc Brenner
Director of Building Services Dennis Hooper
Technical Communications Manager. Mike Queeno
Technical Communications Manager Trevor Ecklund
IT Systems Consultant Joshua Malthaner
IT Systems Consultant Nate Brozyna
Chief Engineer Bruce Johnson
Maintenance Crew Michael Destino
Maintenance Crew Jason Sattleberg
Maintenance Crew Stephen Gore
Head Ice Technician Jesse Ando
Ice Technician Eric Duschnik
Utility Crew Supervisor Rashad Dukes
Housekeeping Manager Rodney Bailey
Housekeeping James George
Housekeeping Nicole Vari
Administrative Assistant/Operations Julie Krzyanowski
Administrative Assistant/Operations Joann Mohler
Security Officer James McDuffie
Security Officer Amanda Szulist
Security Officer Derek Jaworek
Security Officer Joseph Mejak
Parking Manager Sam Buffum
Assistant Parking Manager Sam Adas


PEGULA SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT STAFF
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
VP of Corporate Partnerships Erica Muhleman
VP of Arena Events Jennifer Van Rysdam
Director of Events Charlie Cannan
Director of Premium Seating Chris Costanzo
Director of Corporate Sales Josh Feine
Director of Corporate Sales Joe Foy
Director of Corporate Sales Neal McMullen
Business Development Coordinator Dawn Chilcott
Manager of Corporate Partnerships Kyle Georger
Manager of Corporate Partnerships Ryan Guerinot
Sr. Coordinator of Corporate Sales Jon Latke
Coordinator of Corporate Partnerships Emily Magavern
Arena Marketing Manager Tracey Mancini
Manager of Corporate Partnerships Daniel McCarthy
Manager of Corportate Sales Ashley Meganck
Coordinator of Suite Services Michelle Mitchell
Manager of Corporate Sales Rob Nugent
Manager of Suite Services Melissa Palgutt
Traffic Coordinator Dan Peters
Sr. Project Coordinator Sara Petrone
Sr, Coordinator of Corporate Partnerships Katy Ryan
Manager of Corporate Partnerships Kelly Van Ness
Coordinator of Partnership Services Kristy Wilensky
Administrative Assistant of Business Development Lauren Yurko
CREATIVE SERVICES
Director of Videography Mark Blaszak
Director of Video Production Drew Boeing
Creative Director Bryan Matthews
Creative Director Vicki Sitek
Editor Mike Bahrenburg
Graphic Designer Lindsey Caber
Videographer Travis Carlson
Editor Joe DeBenedictis
Graphic Designer Melissa Gebhardt
Traffic Manager Kimberly Geis
Motion Designer Eric Heine
Senior Editor Jason Holler
Graphic Designer Kristine Hotchkiss
Motion Designer David Jackson
Videographer Sam Korotkin
Graphic Designer Chelsea Kowalik
Graphic Designer Aaron LaPorta
Videographer Allen Leight
Graphic Designer Danielle Podszek
FINANCE & BUSINESS OPS
Manager of Reporting & Analytics Kyle Allen
Office Manager Kandace Kowalski
MARKETING
Director of Marketing John Durbin
Director of Business Solutions Scott Miner
Director of Digital & Social Media Strategy Gregg Pastore
Analytics Coordinator Evan Barrick
Brand Coordinator Matt Cieslik
Digital Media Manager Jeffrey Digmann
Marketing Manager Taylor Gahagen
Digital Marketing Coordinator Ted Jarmuz
Social Media Editor Craig Kanalley
Digital Business Development Manager Rachel Licata
Insights Coordinator Chris O'Connell
Fan Engagement Coordinator Nico Ruggiero
Social Media Editor Zach Specht
Social Media Editor Anna Stolzenburg
MEDIA & CONTENT
Senior Producer Michelle Girardi


GENERAL INFORMATION
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Home Arena First Niagara Center
Capacity 19,070
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