School of Management Graduates 27 Executive MBAs

Release Date: May 23, 2011 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Twenty-seven Western New York business professionals have graduated from the Executive MBA program in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

The graduates are:

Kerry Atlas, manager of store inventory, Tops Friendly Markets; Kimberly Backey, director, Child and Adult Food Care Program, Child Care Resource Network; Susan Bishara, financial advisor, AXA Advisors; Mandeep Brar, interim chair, Armando Arroyo M.D.; Thomas Dames, airfield superintendent, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority; Kirk Dorn, director of business development; TMP Technologies Inc.; Cynthia Edwards, senior associate, COPC Inc.; Michael Fuchs, director, operations finance, Rich Products Corp.; Timothy Gelnett, vice president, Niagara Specialty Metals;

Also, Mark Grucella, account manager, assistant vice president, HSBC Bank NA; George Haffenden, agent, Farm Family Insurance; Mahadevan Kameswaran, project management consultant; David Langless, vice president, chief accounting officer, Tops Markets; Susan Marsh, director of accounting, treasurer and tax, Cliffstar LLC; James McMahon; Ram Nabar, resident district manager, Sodexo; Kenneth Ng, sourcing manager, Wal-Mart Canada Corp.; Ansar Pasha, technical lead, IT security, Research in Motion;

Also, Brian Patterson, police chief, business district, Buffalo Police Department; Mohammed Ziauddin Ahmmed Quraishi, principal, operations, Xtream IT People Inc.; Brian Scheffer, network administrator\business system analyst, Conax Technologies; Mark Steinback, senior historian, Panamerican Consultants Inc.; Robert Stevenson, vice president of technical service and product development, Eastman Machine Co.; Krishnamurthy Sundaram, product owner/subject matter expert, The Hartford; Melissa Therrien, senior administrator, Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Emily Wester, founder, Magic City Post; and Danny Wilson, director of corporate planning, Silicon Knights.

The Executive MBA is an intensive, 22-month program designed for high-achieving managers who want to earn an MBA while continuing to work full-time. Classes meet Fridays and Saturdays every other weekend, with one full week each August and a weeklong international residency in the fourth semester. Limited openings are still available for this fall’s UB Executive MBA class. For more information, call 716-645-3200 or visit

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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Jacqueline Molik Ghosen
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School of Management