The Bills have announced the seven members selected by the organization to serve on the New Stadium Working Group.
The New Stadium Working Group is an advisory committee composed of up to 21 members with seven each from the Bills, the State of New York and Erie County, as part of the lease agreement for Ralph Wilson Stadium. The group was formed to explore the possible development and construction of a new stadium either on the site of the current stadium or on another location in Erie County or a substantial renovation of Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Below is the list of members:
Russell H. Brandon
Bills President and Chief Executive Officer
Louis P. Ciminelli
Chairman LPCiminelli, Inc.
Christopher H. Koch
CEO of New Era Cap Co., Inc.
Managing Partner of SoftBank Capital
Jeffrey C. Littmann
Bills Chief Financial Officer
Bills Executive Vice President Strategic Planning
Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator
Vice President, M&T Bank Corporation
President, Clover Management, Inc.
Retired President & CEO of HealthNow New York Inc.
Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker
President, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Erie County Executive
Deputy County Executive, Erie County
Maria R. Whyte
Commissioner of Environment and Planning, Erie County
STATE OF NEW YORK
President Empire State Development
CEO Buffalo/Niagara Partnership
Lt. Gov, State of New York
Niagara Falls Mayor
Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon commented, "We look forward to starting the process assigned to The New Stadium Working Group. The seven individuals we have selected for the committee are passionate about the Buffalo Bills franchise and recognize its importance, both economically and socially, to the Western New York community. These individuals have a good understanding of our franchise and the National Football League. They also understand the impact of the team's relationship with the business community and the significance to all Western New Yorkers, particularly our fans."
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo previously named his first six appointees and Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced his seven members earlier this month.
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