Andrew J. Rudnick; Photo Courtesy: Buffalo Niagara Partnership
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Andrew Rudnick, President and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, will retire in June 2013.
The news of Rudnick's retirement was announced in an email sent out by board chairman, Tim Loftis.
WEB EXTRA: See Maryalice Demler's interview with Rudnick in our video player above and in the video boxes to the left
Rudnick has been with the Partnership as the chief executive officer of the organization since it was formed in 1993. He served as chief executive officer of one of the Partnership's predecessor organizations - the Greater Buffalo Development Foundation - from 1986 to 1993. Rudnick came to Buffalo from Houston, Texas, where he was chief operating officer of the Houston Economic Development Council.
A committee will lead the search for Rudnick's replacement, along with executive search firm Korn/Ferry International. Search Committee members include:
Robert Brady: Board Chair/Director at Moog
Robert Wilmers: CEO of M&T Bank
Jonathan Dandes: President of Rich Baseball Operations
Louis Ciminelli: Chair & CEO of LPCiminelli
Alphonso O'Neil-White: President and CEO of HealthNow New York
Anna Marie Cellino: President of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation