Three Niagara University alumni were honored at Business First’s 2022 C-Level Executives Awards ceremony Oct. 13. The awards recognized the 20 most effective Western New York business leaders from some of the region's largest companies and nonprofit organizations.

Michael Cournyea, MBA’06, CEO of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University at Buffalo; David Kersten, ’83, CEO of OLV Charities; and John Sanderson, ’75, founder and chairman of Sanderson Wealth Management LLC, were among those recognized at the ceremony.

Including this year’s class, 222 people have been recognized since the C-Level awards began in 2012. The awards are hosted by Business First and sponsored by Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, Northwest Bank, and Walsh Duffield Companies.

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