Community Leaders Among Seven Chosen from WNY to Serve on Board to Advise Gov. Cuomo on COVID-19 Reopening Plan

pictured L/R Dr. Katherine S. Conway Turner, Leecia R. Eve, Brenda W. McDuffie

group of more than 100 business and civic leaders from throughout the state will advise Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in guiding New York’s “reopening strategy” following the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Among the seven leaders from WNY selected for the re-opening advisory board are Dr. Katherine S. Conway Turner President of SUNY Buffalo State; Leecia R. Eve, Attorney who formerly served on the staff of Sen. Hillary Clinton and currently is Vice President of State Government Affairs for Verizon Inc.; and Brenda W. McDuffie President and CEO of the Buffalo Urban League.

Also named: Jeremy Jacobs, Jr. CEO of Delaware North; Rene F. Jones, Chair and CEO of M&T Bank; Kim Pegula,  Pesident of Pegula Sports & Entertainment; and Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, President and CEO of The Community Foundation For Greater Buffalo.