DI PIRRO - RECEIVES 2009
BUFFALO BILLS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION - "CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD"
The Buffalo Bills Alumni Association presented
the 3rd Annual Buffalo Bills Alumni Citizen of the Year Award to Amherst
Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Colleen C. DiPirro.
Colleen was the first President of the WNY Chamber Alliance; an
organization for Chamber Executives serving an 8 county region. She was
identified as one of the top 100 most influential people in Western New
York by Business First. Colleen was the first woman honored as the
Executive of the Year by the Buffalo Sales and Marketing Executives, an
honor she received in 1998. That same year Daemen College named her
Citizen of the Year. She received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in
Business in 1999. She served on the Board of Directors of New York
State Chamber of Commerce Executives in 1999. Colleen serves as a member
of the Advisory Board for the Buffalo Bills Alumni and was selected by
Ralph Wilson, owner of the Buffalo Bills, to serve on the Project 21
initiative. She has served on numerous not for profit and community
boards of directors including, WNY Autism Foundation, Hospice Playhouse
Project, Executive Women International and the Williamsville Sweet Home
Junior Football Association. Additionally, she served as the first
Chairman of the University of Buffalo Leadership Development Program.
Colleen was appointed to serve on the Peace Bridge Authority by the
Governor two years ago and, most recently, appointed to the NYS
Commission on Judicial Conduct.
Dr. Andrew Cappuccino, the orthopedic surgeon who treated Buffalo Bills
tight end, Kevin Everett, for his cervical spine injury was the 2008
Bills owner, Ralph Wilson, was the first recipient of the Buffalo Bills
Alumni Association Citizen of the Year Award.