Michelle Blackley Glynn, a lecturer in Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Roscoe Naguit, assistant director of the university-sponsored Niagara Global Tourism Institute, have been chosen for Niagara County’s second 12 Under 40 class.

Roscoe Naguit, assistant director of Niagara University’s Niagara Global Tourism Institute, and Michelle Blackley Glynn, a lecturer in NU’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, will be honored during the second annual 12 Under 40 leadership recognition awards ceremony on Nov. 16.

Niagara’s 12 Under 40 is a joint effort of Leadership Niagara, the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal and Niagara Gazette to identify up-and-coming leaders who will play a part in a brighter future for Niagara County.

Naguit was named the NGTI’s assistant director in July 2014. Among his responsibilities are the development of effective systems and processes for day-to-day operations and future expansion; forecasting, revenue generation and cost-control mechanisms; management of post-award grants compliance; project workflow management; and coordination of NGTI programs and initiatives with affiliated organizational groups.

A member of Leadership Niagara’s Class of 2016, Naguit earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Niagara University. He is active with the Niagara Falls Center for Arts and Technology initiative and the Partnership for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization.

Blackley Glynn, in addition serving as an adjunct instructor at NU since August 2015, is the owner and chief creative officer at Full Plate Publicity. She is the host and a producer of “Pearls, Plates & Planes” and “Access to Government” on Lockport Community Television, a regular contributor to Niagara Frontier Publications, and has been featured on Sirius XM radio.

In the community, Blackley Glynn is involved with the Kenan Center, Lockside Art Center, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and the Public Relations Society of America. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from SUNY Fredonia and a master’s degree in speech and interpersonal communication from New York University.

Also receiving awards are Bradley D. Marble (Town of Lockport), Philip Mohr (Niagara Falls City School District), Christopher Parada (Historic Palace Theatre), Lana Perlman (Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation), Stacey Sheehan (Hastings Hospitality), Brian Smith (City of Lockport), Dawn Timm (Niagara County Refuse Disposal District), Christopher Tybor (Chrisfit Personal Training), Janet Walker (Winery at Marjim Manor), and Michael Zimmerman (Lumber City Development Corporation).

Last year, Niagara University employees Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, and Michael Freedman, associate director of public relations and manager of online content, received the 12 Under 40 award.

This year’s 12 Under 40 awards ceremony will take place at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Antonio’s Banquet & Conference Center in Niagara Falls. Tickets are $15 and include breakfast.

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