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Our Mission

The Chamber’s mission is to serve our membership as a catalyst – the organization through which business and professional people work together for the common good of the community.

Executive Committee

Kristina Grochala

Kristina Grochala

President

Kristina is the Branch Manager of the Eden, NY KeyBank. She has been in the banking industry for over 10 years. Kristina resides in Lake View.

Marc Gonzales

Marc Gonzales

President-Elect

Marc serves as Import Manager for National Air Cargo. He has been involved with International Trade, Transportation & Logistics for over forty years. He is a Licensed US Customs Broker. Mark joined the Chamber Board in 2021.

Rev. Chris Boeckel

Rev. Chris Boeckel

Past-President

Chris holds an A.A.S. degree in Electrical Technology from Clackamas Community College in Oregon and studied AAA Ministry at Canby Bible College. He resides in Orchard Park with his wife Rev. Christy Boeckel and their three children, Skyler, Spencer, and Carson. Chris and his wife Christy are the pastors of the O.P. Living Water Church which is a church on a mission.

Roberta Bemiller

Roberta Bemiller

Vice President

Roberta is a Certified Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant with Career Partners International.

David N. Even

David N. Even

Treasurer

David is Vice President with the W.G. Arthur Co., Inc. He holds a Bachelor’s degree (Marketing and Economics) from SUNY Fredonia and an MBA (Marketing and Entrepreneurship) from RIT. He resides in Orchard Park. David joined the Chamber Board in 2019.

Greg Wright

Greg Wright

Business Networking Chair

Greg Wright is the Senior Premium Account Executive for the Buffalo Bills. Originally from Rochester, Greg is an avid golfer and lacrosse player. He joined the Bills organization in 2018. Greg holds a Master’s in Sports Management from SUNY Cortland. He resides in Amherst with his fiance Meaghan. Greg joined the Chamber Board in 2021.

Directors

Donald J. Bray

Donald J. Bray

Director

Don is the President of Transworld Business Advisors of Buffalo. He holds a Masters Degree in Engineering and an MBA. Don and his wife Peggy reside in Orchard Park.

Audrey D. Hall

Audrey D. Hall

Director

Audrey is President and co-owner of Eco Serve Pest Services, a local residential and commercial pest control company. Audrey joined the Chamber Board in 2018.

Tony Helta

Tony Helta

Director

Tony is General Manager at West Herr Ford of Hamburg.

William Meister

William Meister

Director

Will is a Marketing Representative with Federated Insurance.
Tony Olivo

Tony Olivo

Director

Mike Risman

Mike Risman

Director

Mike a Partner at Hodgson Russ LLP in Buffalo, NY.

Justin P. Rojek

Justin P. Rojek

Director

Justin is the ​General Manager of West Herr Toyota. He is one of the CF’s Foundation Rising Stars top fund raisers. Justin joined the Chamber board in 2019.

Roger B. Schmitt

Roger B. Schmitt

Director

Roger is the Agency Owner of RBS Wood Burning.

Chamber Staff

Don Lorentz

Don Lorentz

Executive Director

Don provides strategic direction and oversight for program development, operations management and enhancing current programs and benefits for our members.

Dawn Jenkinson

Dawn Jenkinson

Administration

Dawn is our longest-tenured employee, working with us since 1996. She is responsible for member services, administration, and holding the fort.

Jeri Luthart

Jeri Luthart

Administration

Jeri has expertise in not only customer service, but also in event planning. Her goals for the new role include learning more about the needs of our members and the many benefits we can offer.