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Area Native Named Executive Director Of Buffalo Audubon Society

BUFFALO — The Buffalo Audubon Society has named Ed Sirianno executive director of the 100+ year-old organization.

“The Buffalo Audubon Board of Directors has unanimously selected Mr. Sirianno to be our new Executive Director,” said Jeff Beich, Buffalo Audubon board president. “He has extensive experience in marketing, communication, and fundraising, and has worked with multiple non-profit organizations. We are lucky to have him.”

Sirianno will lead the task of implementing the new Strategic Plan developed in 2019 by the board of directors.

“I am honored to be selected to lead the Buffalo Audubon Society at a time of tremendous growth and opportunity,” Sirianno said. “I look forward to working with the talented and dedicated staff and volunteers of Buffalo Audubon to further their impressive work in conservation, nature education, and environmental action.”

Sirianno began his tenure with Buffalo Audubon on April 6.

Sirianno is the son of Winifred and John Sirianno of Point Chautauqua. He is a graduate of Mayville High School and holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a master’s degree from St. Bonaventure University. Sirianno was previously president and CEO for 19 years of Creative Communication Associates, an Albany-based firm that specialized in organizational leadership, strategic branding, marketing, and communication.

The firm worked with consumer brands, higher education institutions, including area colleges Niagara University, St. Bonaventure University, Hilbert College and the State University at Geneseo, and non-profit organizations.

He sold his firm in 2016 to a Silicon Valley-based online education organization.

Sirianno and his wife, Kelly, live in East Aurora and have a summer home in Point Chautauqua.

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