Several Niagara University alumni are among the individuals honored by Buffalo Business First for their professional success and service to their communities.

Kimberly DeSimone, ’93, Ph.D.’18, professor of communications at St. Bonaventure University, was one of 25 exceptional women named a Woman of Influence by the publication. She was recognized in the Inspiration category during a ceremony on Sept. 14.

Darren Robbins, ’10, MBA’11, vice president of finance and treasurer at Tops Markets, and Matthew Werth, ’09, general manager of The Buffalo Club, were listed among the 2023 class of 40 Under 40 up-and-coming leaders who will be honored at an awards luncheon on Nov. 9.