Buffalo Niagara Partnership names new Board members

BUFFALO, N.Y– The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the area’s regional chamber of commerce, announces that seven new members have joined its Board of Directors, with terms effective immediately. The new Board members are:

  • Jim Dentinger, President, NOCO Enterprises, LLC, a division of NOCO responsible for facilitating the company’s growth through new market opportunities, product development and strategic acquisitions.
  • Ofo Ezeugwu, Founder and CEO of WhoseYourLandlord, a web platform designed to inform the rental community through landlord reviews, housing literacy content, and subscription software for owners and lenders.
  • Norah Fletchall, President and CEO of The Buffalo Zoo, where she brings more than 30 years of experience as a zoo management professional.
  • Camille Joseph-Goldman, Group Vice President for Government Affairs at Charter Communications, a telecommunications company offering services to consumers and businesses under the branding of Spectrum.
  • Scott Pallotta, CEO of Zehnder Rittling in Buffalo, part of the Zehnder Group and an international supplier of a variety of hydronic or radiant heating and cooling products.
  • Rupa Shanmugam, President and CEO of SoPark Corporation, the largest electronics manufacturing service (EMS) provider in Western New York.
  • Stephen Tucker, President and CEO of Northland Workforce Training Center (NWTC), the signature workforce strategy under New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative.

“Our new Board class compliments our talented and distinguished Board of Directors and we are proud to have them join us in our mission of building a stronger and more vibrant regional economy,” said Dottie Gallagher, President and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. “These new members have long demonstrated a commitment to Buffalo Niagara through their various business roles and community volunteer efforts and bring added insights and new perspectives to the Board.”

Gallagher also noted that a handful of members are leaving the Board after a combined 40+ years of service. “On behalf of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, our staff and all of our members, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing Board members,” she said. “Their contributions to the Partnership and the Western New York business community are immeasurable, and we sincerely appreciate their time and dedication.”

Outgoing members include Warren Colville, former President and Publisher, The Buffalo News; Kevin Murphy, former Regional Executive, Bank of America; Julie Dotton, President and CEO, Applied Sciences Group, Inc.; Holly Gagnon, former President and CEO, Seneca Gaming Corporation; and Ram Ramanujam, former Plant Director, GM Tonawanda Engine. For more information on the Buffalo Niagara Partnership Board of Directors, visit thepartnership.org.



Jim Dentinger
President, NOCO Enterprises LLC





Ofo Ezeugwu
Founder and CEO, WhoseYourLandlord





Norah Fletchall
President and CEO, Buffalo Zoo





Camille Joseph-Goldman
Group Vice President for Government Affairs, Charter Communications





Scott Pallotta
CEO, Zehnder Rittling





Rupa Shanmugam
President and CEO, SoPark Corporation





Stephen Tucker
President and CEO, Northland Workforce Training Center



1 Comment

  1. Wow! It’s time to add diversity to this important board. Please add business representatives from the Puerto Rican and Asian community. These two groups also have business and economic development ideas, and the present makeup of the board cannot speak for them. Please consider my recommendation.

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