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Eric Gross

Deputy Director of Athletics External Operations

Eric Gross serves as the deputy athletic director for external operations. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing development, sponsorship, ticketing, marketing and promotions as well as broadcasting and athletic communications.  Additionally, he serves as sport supervisor for men’s and women’s basketball…

  • (716) 645-6867

  • etgross@buffalo.edu

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Jeremy Applegate

Associate AD for Development & Premium Seating

  • 716-645-6832

  • jta2@buffalo.edu

Megan Reed

Assistant Athletic Director for Development – Annual Giving

Megan Reed begins joined the UB Athletics Department in Fall 2013 as the Director for Development. In 2016, she was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Development – Annual Giving. In her first three years Megan has taken charge of the annual fund and stewardship. Most recently Megan created and launched the first ever UB Athletics crowdfunding website, www.UBhornsUP.com, which has been very successful…

  • (716) 645-6867

  • mreed4@buffalo.edu

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Bill Breene

Associate Director of Development

Bill Breene joined the University at Buffalo Division of Athletics in 1988 as the Director of Athletics Development, and was given the responsibility of initiating a donor program specific to athletics as part of an aggressive move from a Division III non-scholarship program to today’s status as one of the premier Division I-A programs in the State of New York. He has served in a number of administrative capacities, and has been instrumental in the overall development and growth of the UB program…

  • (716) 645-6808

  • breene@buffalo.edu

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Jordie Kindervater

Major Gift Officer

Jordie Kindervater is in his fourth year with the Blue & White Fund and his second as Major Gift Officer. In his current role, Kindervater is tasked with the growth and oversight of the Shareholders Society, managing all BWF major giving initiatives and contributing to developing fundraising strategies for each of UB’s 16 sports…

  • (716) 645-1852

  • jordiek@buffalo.edu

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Melissa Tuite

External Affairs Coordinator

  • 716-645-6057

  • mtuite@buffalo.edu

Marian Iak

Secretary

Marian Iak begins her 24th year at Buffalo as the Administrative Assistant for the Blue & White Fund. A Tonawanda native, Marian previously worked at one of Buffalo’s oldest law firms, Phillips, Lytle, LLP as a Word Processing Specialist. She earned her A.A.S. degree in Word Processing from Niagara County Community College in 1984. Marian and her husband, Tom, have two daughters, Amanda (29) and Michelle (25) and reside in Grand Island, NY.

  • (716) 645-6867

  • miak@buffalo.edu