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Eight St. Bonaventure alumnae named to Business First Power 200 Women list

Jul 21, 2022

Eight alumnae and a former trustee of St. Bonaventure University have been named to Buffalo Business First’s Power 200 Women list.

“The purpose of singling out these 200 spectacular women? To showcase their success, determination and leadership,” said Donna Collins, Business First editor and a member of SBU’s Class of 1979.

Heading the list of St. Bonaventure alumnae on the Power 200 Women list at No. 18 is Judy Baumgartner, ’91, president of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and DeGraff Medical Park, Kaleida Health. Baumgartner is also a member of SBU’s Board of Trustees.

Alumnae also making the list were:

  • Lisa Cilano, ’89, senior vice president, RMC & business advisory services, finance, Catholic Health (No. 37)
  • Mari Howard, ’10, president & CEO, Intandem (No. 68)
  • Catherine Roberts, ’18, CEO, Resource Council of WNY (No. 88)
  • Lori Quigley, ’81, chairwoman, board of directors, Seneca Gaming Corp. and interim president of Medaille University (No. 95)
  • Sandra Betters, ’97, president, Nardin Academy (No. 136)
  • Colleen Young, ’96, president & CEO, Bank of Cattaraugus (No. 153)
  • Jody Chesko, ’92, president, Niagara Produce Inc. (No. 179)

Also named to the list was Cindy Abbott Letro, chair, Niagara Regional Commission, NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. In June, Letro (No. 78) completed her term on SBU’s Board of Trustees.

No. 1 on the list was Kim Pegula, owner & CEO of the Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bills, and Pegula Sports and Entertainment LLC. St. Bonaventure is the Official Education Partner of the Buffalo Bills.


About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University is a community committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside the classroom, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. St. Bonaventure was named the #5 regional university value in the North in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 college rankings edition.