UB School of Management honors Lomeo, area executives

2015 University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association Award winners. Back row (L to R): Lomeo, Shatzel, Cogan. Front row: Bonano, Borowiak, Fisher.

Release Date: November 17, 2015 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo School of Management named Jody L. Lomeo, president and CEO of both Kaleida Health and the Great Lakes Health System of Western New York, the 2015 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year.

Lomeo accepted the award at the 66th Annual School of Management Alumni Association Awards Banquet on Nov. 12 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.

In addition, the school honored Thomas P. Cogan, senior vice president at Citi, for service to the school; Samantha Bonano, president and CEO of Buffalo Filter, for emerging alumnus; Gregg S. Fisher, president and chief investment officer of Gerstein Fisher, for industry leadership; Marylou Borowiak, president and CEO of the Food Bank of Western New York, for service to the Western New York community; and Mike Shatzel, partner at Buffalo-area restaurants, including Coles, Blue Monk, Liberty Hound, Moor Pat and Allen Burger Venture, for entrepreneurship.

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, the Financial Times, 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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