BEA Board

The Buffalo Executives Association Board Of Directors

Thanks To Our Current & Past Boards Of Directors, BEA Remains The Premier Business Executive Relationship Building Organization In Western New York – Since 1935

The 2019-2020 BEA Board of Directors

Thank you to our 2019-20 Board of Directors for volunteering their time, business acumen, and hard work to keep BEA running smoothly and effectively:

BEA Board of Directors 2019-2020

Left to Right: Bruno (past president), Mawhinney, Valenti, Papa, Corigliano, Parisi, Cooper & Stevens
Not shown: Macro & Saeli

President: Reed Stevens DVM, Ellicott Street Animal Hospital
Vice President: John Cooper, Sr., Cooper Sign Company
Treasurer: Renee Parisi, Pulse Occupational Medicine
Secretary: David Macro, Millington Lockwood
Director: Joseph Saeli, Colligan Law, LLP
Director: Tony Corigliano, @ Technology
Director: Carolyn Valenti., Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder & Weintraub, LLP
Director: Katie Papa, National Fire Adjustment Co., Inc.
Director: Ray Mawhinney, Orkin Pest Control

BEA Awards 2019

Congratulations to

  • Perfect Attendance (almost) – 1stflash, Clauss Insurance, Network Task Group, Trubee Collins, Woodstream Nurseries & Zenger
  • Eric Page for the Al Oberst Award
  • Shari Steck for the Bird Dog Award
  • John Bruno Jr. handing the Gavel over to Reed Stevens

BEA Past Presidents

BEA Past Presidents

BEA Past Presidents, May 2018
Left to right: Lampart, Oliver, Markarian, Tirone, Repertorio, Eberl, Terranova, Winder, Roberts, Page, Billoni, Marrale, Bruno & Lougen

Thank you to John Bruno, Jr., currently serving as Past Presidents Liaison.

We honor all those ‘Past Presidents’ who have served BEA Members over the years (* indicates a currently active BEA member company):

Year President Company
2018 John Bruno, Jr. * ComputerSearch Payroll Services
2017 Theresa Winder * 1stFlash
2016 Al Repertorio * Network Task Group
2015 Barbara Oliver * Barbara Oliver Jewelry
2014 Bob Schaefer, Jr * Robert Optical, Inc.
2013 Laura Tirone * Huber Electric
2012 Eric Page * Woodstream Nurseries
2011 Martin Lougen * Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder & Weintraub
2010 Ed Hans Buffalo Materials Handling
2009 Mary Croglio * Hunt Real Estate Corp.
2008 Marc Connelly Town & Country Office Machines
2007 Bruce Fowler Family Chocolate Shoppe
2006 Randy Markarian * Charles Markarian & Sons Markarian Rugs
2005 Bruce Eaton Eaton Office Supply
2004 John A Bruno * ComputerSearch Payroll Services
2003 Thomas F Keenan * M&T Bank
2002 William L Holcomb Holcomb Associates, Inc.
2001 David C Duchscherer * Wendel Duchscherer Architects
2000 Andrew P Terranova * Dale Carnegie Training
1999 G Brian Roberts * G.J. Roberts & Sons Funeral Homes Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Homes
1998 George Eberl * Eberl Iron Works, Inc.
1997 Mark Lampart * American Household Moving & Storage Company
1996 Victor A Marrale * Promotional Edge Advertising
1995 Paul Billoni * Colvin Cleaners
1994 Edward J McDermid Jr. Frontier Lumber
1993 David T. Thill Beauty Pools, Inc.
1992 Gerard J. Frank Leavers & Frank Inc.
1991 Randell D Lindgren Dover Elevator Company
1990 Eugene P. Vukelic * Try-It Distributing Co., Inc.
1989 William A Switzer Wells Fargo Alarm Services
1988 Richard E. Page * Woodstream Nurseries
1987 E.W. Dann Stevens * Hiscock & Barclay LLP
1986 C. Stuart Hunt * Hunt Real Estate
1985 Michael Markarian * Charles Markarian & Sons
1984 John E. Hoyt (Jack) Buffalo Photo Material Co., Inc
1983 James J. Laux Laux Sporting Goods, Inc.
1982 James F. Toughey J. Burnham’s, Inc.
1981 Ellis F. Little Executone Of Buffalo, Inc.
1980 Robert S. Bain Bob Bain Chevrolet, Inc.
1979 Larry Martin Higgins Erectors & Haulers, Inc.
1978 Alvin J Oberst Duchscherer Oberst Design
1977 John A Cashmore Artcraft-Burrow Color Printers
1976 David J. Metzger Metzger Construction Co.
1975 Frank M. Keane Joseph Strauss Company, Inc.
1974 James M. Benson Mollenberg-Betz Machine Co.
1973 Robert F. Downing Downing Container Service, Inc.
1972 Elmer C. Miethaner Western Savings Bank of Buffalo
1971 James T. Clauss * Clauss & Company Inc.
1970 I. Wayne Rutter * American Household Storage
1969 Donald J. Hoppe Niagara Photo Engraving Co. Inc.
1968 Minot H Ortolani * M & T Trust Co.
1967 John L. Hoelscher Hoelscher’s, Inc.
1966 John B. Allen Case Plumbing Supply, Inc.
1965 John F. Moloney Machwirth Bros. Co
1964 Edward J. McDermid, Sr. Frontier Lumber
1963 Donald J. Atkinson The Rumrill Company, Inc.
1962 Phillip E. Duchscherer Duchscherer Oberst Design
1961 George R. Torge WBEN, Inc. – Buffalo Evening News
1960 Robert J. Nagel Ellicott Paint Co., Inc.
1959 Eugene T. Murray Frontier Linen Supply Co.
1958 Clarence P. Wachtel Ferguson Electric Construction Co.
1957 Charles P. Rittling The Rittling Corp.
1956 Allen P. Spaulding Spaulding-Yates, Inc.
1955 James Patton Hodge of Buffalo, Inc.
1954 Chalres H. Heinlke Denton, Cottier & Daniels, Inc.
1953 Carlton P. Cooke Buffalo Industrial Bank
1952 John A. Lockie Bray Brothers, Inc.
1951 Whitney T Walrath Acme Shale Brick Co., Inc.
1950 Peter Ward Ward & Ward, Attorney
1949 Edward J. Suor Gulf Oil Corp.
1948 Forrest G. Read  Dexter P. Rumsey & Co., Inc.
1947 Leon F. Dusing Dusing & Hunt, Inc.
1946 Richard Mollenberg Mollenberg-Betz Machine Co.
1945 Larry W. Fetch The Fetch Co.
1944 George H. Pearce Henrich Lumber Inc.
1943 Whitworth Ferguson Ferguson Electric Construction Co.
1942 Kenneth Strachan Baldwin, Bowers & Strachan Inc.
1941 Robert Teall Please contact us if you know this Co.
1940 William D. Roesser J.W. Clement Co.
1939 Wilbur Lytle Meech, Harmon, Lytle & Blackmore
1938 Hamilton Ward Ward & Ward
1937 William B. Griffin Hedstrom-Spaulding, Inc.
1936 Arthur G. Maddigan Hygrade Oil & Fuel Corp.

If you own a business in the Buffalo, NY – Western New York Area and feel that you have something to contribute, and a desire to receive the benefits of BEA Membership, please Contact Us to talk about your business becoming a member of our Association.

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BEA Fast Facts

BEA has ~ 70 Member companies.

BEA Meetings are weekly & are highly attended.

Each BEA Member is industry specific, holding a unique business classification.