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Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors. Board members are appointed by the Governor of New York State and are responsible for overseeing the operations of the Corporation. In addition, the Mayor of Buffalo, Erie County Executive and Chairman of Upstate Empire State Development hold seats on the Board.
Staff Member Title
Thomas Dee President
Mark Smith Director of Construction
Peter Cutler Director of Communications
Steven Ranalli Senior Project Manager
Kaitlin Chmura Project Manager
Chris Catanzaro Assistant Project Manager
Jill Clark Assistant Project Manager
Amruta V. Gite   Executive Assistant/Asst. Project Manager
Kevin Smith Project Assistant
Mary L. Coleman Office Manager (part-time)
Phone Number: 846-8200