Four Niagara University alumni are among the 250 leaders with the most influence in Western New York, according to Buffalo Business First.

Kimberley Minkel, ’88, executive director of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority; Joseph Ruffolo, ’78, president & CEO of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center; John Lomeo, MBA’80, president and CEO of Hospice and Palliative Care Group and CEO of Niagara Hospice; and Joseph Dash, ’98, president and CEO, Dash’s Market Inc., were listed among those with the most clout in the eight-county region by the publication.

According to the Business First website, the “Power 250” is limited to persons who live and work in Western New York. It does not include owners of local businesses who live in other parts of America or the world.


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