UB School of Management honors Johnson, alumni business leaders

2016 University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association award winners. Back row, from left: Everest, Rizzo. Front row: Weiner, Johnson, Egan. (Photo: Tom Wolf)

Release Date: November 3, 2016 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo School of Management recognized Candace S. Johnson, president and CEO of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, as the 2016 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year.

Johnson accepted the honor at the 67th Annual School of Management Alumni Association Awards Banquet on Nov. 1 at the Statler in Buffalo.

Established in 1949, the Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year award is presented annually to an individual who resides in or has a major impact on the region, and whose career has been distinguished by executive success and civic leadership. Selected by a vote of past honorees and the alumni association’s board, Johnson is credited with re-energizing the 118-year-old organization and known for her results-oriented leadership style.

In addition, the School of Management honored the following individuals for their impact on the school, the community or their industry:

  • Kathy Snyder Egan, CEL ’07, president and COO of Beaver Hollow Conference Center and the Biggest Loser Resort Niagara, for entrepreneurship
  • Nick Everest, clinical assistant professor of organization and human resources in the UB School of Management, for alumni engagement
  • Mark C. Rizzo, BS ’96, MBA ’03, vice president and senior relationship manager in M&T Bank’s commercial banking division, for service to the school
  • Bob Swan, BS ’83, chief financial officer of Intel, for industry leadership
  • Michael Weiner, MBA ’90, president and CEO of the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, for service to the Western New York community 

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 also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report 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 mgt.buffalo.edu.

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