Three members of the Niagara University community will be recognized as among Western New York’s 20 most effective business leaders, according to Business First of Buffalo.

Sara Capen, executive director of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area; Robert Minicucci, B.S.’88, president of Health System Services; and Robert Ruocco, MBA’20, CIO of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, were selected as recipients of 2021 C-Level Executives Awards, which are hosted by Business First and sponsored by Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, Northwest Bank, and Walsh Duffield Companies. They will be honored at an event on Nov. 4, 2021.

Including this year’s class, 202 people have been recognized since the C-Level awards began in 2012.