BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management named Christopher H. Koch, CEO of New Era Cap Co., the 2013 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year.
The award was presented at the 64th Annual School of Management Alumni Association Awards Banquet on Nov. 6.
Established in 1949, the Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year award is presented annually to an individual who resides in or has a major impact on the region, and whose career has been distinguished by executive success and civic leadership.
In addition, the school presented awards to Alex Ampadu, associate professor of accounting and law at the UB School of Management, for alumni engagement; Richard Floersch, executive vice president and chief human resources officer of McDonald’s Corp., for industry leadership; Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, for service to the Western New York community; Daniel Penberthy, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Rand Capital Corp., for service to the school; and Edward Tierney, partner at BlackDog Strategy and Brand, for contributions to entrepreneurship.
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes and U.S. News and World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.
The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system that is its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.
Photo (from left): Back row: Richard Floersch, Daniel Penberthy, Edward Tierney. Front row: Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, Christopher Koch, Alex Ampadu.