President's Advisory Council
Villa Maria College President’s Advisory Council
Villa Maria College is committed to working with community partners to serve as a catalyst for regional economic improvement. As part of this commitment, President Giordano established the President’s Advisory Council. Comprised of a diverse range of business and community leaders, the President’s Advisory Council advises the President on employer needs, informs Villa’s academic and workforce development offerings, and assists Villa in creating and strengthening pipelines for local talent. By sharing their expertise directly with the President of the most diverse private college in Western New York, and the college whose students overwhelmingly come from and remain in our region upon graduation, President’s Advisory Council members actively help build the economic and social future of our community.
Christopher (CJ) Banks
Vice President, BitWise Industries
President and CEO, Catholic Health System PACE
Manager and Principal Owner, Vision Multi-Media Group
Dr. Brandon Brownell
Sports Medicine Specialist, Southgate Medical Group
President, Ciminelli Properties
Owner, ABCIS Technology
Vice President Business Development, AIS
Vice President, Cedarland Development
Corporate Vice President for Governmental Relations and Special Projects, Rich Products
Director of Operations and Finance, TPW Websites
President and CEO, Gordon Companies, Inc.
News Anchor, WIVB
President and CEO, Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce
Global Supply Chain Material Flow & Launching Planning, General Motors Company
President and CEO, OneBridge
Senior Producer, Fisher-Price
Hyatts Art Supplies
Owner and Principal, Jackson Parker Communications
Founder, Graspie, Inc.
President, CSS Construction
Executive Director, Buffalo Bills Foundation
Publisher, Buffalo Business First
Managing Partner and Co-Founder, CB Emmanuel Realty
Principal Designer, L2K Design LLC
Dr. JD White
Chief Product Officer, Anthology, Inc.
President and CEO, Buffalo Rehab Group
Vice President of Community Development & Commercial Real Estate, Evans Bank