The Buffalo chapter held its annual conferment dinner and annual elections On
October 7th at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. Abi Clough, the Regional Governor
for 2015, presided over the ceremony. The Buffalo Chapter thanks Abi for
traveling to Buffalo to make the night extra special for our chapter’s new
The following new designees were honored at the ceremony:
Karen J. Dean, CPCU – Merchants Insurance Group
Lynn Dominiak, CPCU – Merchants Insurance Group
Mark Prechtl, CPCU – Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Co.
Brian Willink, CPCU – Chautauqua Patrons Ins. Co.
Also, the Buffalo Chapter elected the following new Board Members for
Barbara Schaffstall, CPCU – President (K.S. Roth Insurance Agency Inc.)
Elaine Lovelace, CPCU – Vice President (K. S. Roth Insurance Agency Inc.)
Brenda Sokolowski, CPCU – Treasurer (Vanner Insurance Agency)
Kevin Kubera, CPCU – Secretary (First Niagara Risk Management)