Buffalo Executives Association

BEA Fast Facts

BEA Has Over 80 Business Members Who Meet Specifically To Refer Business Leads Over Lunch
All BEA Meeting Attendees Are Decision-Makers (Company Owners Or Senior Executives)
BEA Members Are Committed To Doing Business Together And Generating Business Leads For Each Other
BEA Is An Active Member Of the International Executives Association (IEA)
Meet The BEA Board Of Directors
Barbara Oliver passing the gavel to Al Repertorio
Al receiving the gavel from Barabara
New & Outgoing Presidents celebrating with speaker Rob Lederman
New/Outgoing Presidents celebrating with guest speaker Rob Lederman
Gene Vukelic & Laura Tirone, Al Oberst Award recipients
Gene Vukelic & Laura Tirone, Al Oberst Award recipients


Buffalo Executives Association (BEA) Board of Directors

Thanks To Our Current & Past Boards Of Directors, BEA Remains The Premier Business Networking Organization In WNY - Since 1935

2016-2017 Board of Directors:

Thank you to our 2015-16 Board of Directors for volunteering their time, business acumen, and hard work to keep BEA running smoothly and effectively:




Al Repertorio

Network Task Group

Vice President

Theresa Winder



Jennifer Burton



John Bruno, Jr.

ComputerSearch Payroll

Director '15-17

Jim Burke

Hampton Inn & Suites

Director '15-17

Reed Stevens, DVM

Ellicott Small Animal Hospital

Director '16-17

Duane Madyun

The Ansar Group

Director '15-17

JP Midgley

Avalon Document Services

Director '16-18

James Schaffstall, DC

Schaffstall Chiropractic, LLC



2016-17 Board: Midgley, Burke, Bruno, Schaffstall, Madyun, Burton, Repertorio, Glamuzina, Winder, Stevens (not shown)
BEA Board 2016-17, May 2016

Back: Midgley, Burke, Bruno, Schaffstall, Madyun

Front: Burton, Repertorio, Glamuzina, Winder, Stevens (not shown)


Please contact BEA Executive Director, Cheryl Samilio Meyer at 716.852.6916 or e-mail (info@BuffaloEA.com) with any questions.


BEA Past Presidents:

BEA Past Presidents

BEA Past Presidents, May 2016

Back: Page, Roberts, Fowler, Vukelic, Lougen, Eberl, Marrale, Lampart, Terranova

Front: Schaefer, Huber, Croglio, Marrale


Thank you to Barbara Oliver, currently serving as Past Presidents Liaison.

We honor all those 'Past Presidents' who have served BEA Members over the years.

* indicates the company is still an active BEA member


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
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
1998 George Eberl * Eberl Iron Works, Inc.
1997 Mark Lampart * American Household 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 Junt * 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 Have Questions About The Buffalo Executives Association
Contact BEA, Or E-mail, Or Call Cheryl Samilio Meyer At 716.852.6916
Or You Can Complete The BEA Quick Inquiry Form


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BEA Meetings

BEA Lunchtime Membership Meetings are held on Mondays (see the Meetings page)


BEA Meeting Attendees are business owners or senior executives in BEA Member Firms.


BEA Business Members are successful firms located in the Buffalo-Niagara Region of WNY.



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