HAMBURG, N.Y., March 22, 2018 — Evans Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE American: EVBN), a community financial services company serving Western New York since 1920, announced that Kimberley A. Minkel and Christina P. Orsi have been nominated to serve on its Board of Directors. They will be included on the ballot in the Company’s proxy to be mailed to shareholders on March 22, 2018.
“We’re excited to add these two very talented individuals to our Board,” said David J. Nasca, President and CEO of Evans Bancorp, Inc. “Their unique skill sets in business, regulated industries, and economic development will add depth and diversity to an already talented and exceptional Board of Directors.”
Ms. Minkel is President and Executive Director of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (“NFTA”) and is responsible for managing a transportation system including light rail, bus, paratransit, and two airports within Western New York. She manages an annual $225 million operating and capital budget that provides efficient and professional transportation services while engaging with board members, over 1,500 employees, stakeholders, and the general public in a manner consistent with the needs of a diverse community. Prior to her appointment to President and Executive Director, Ms. Minkel served as Director of Risk, Health, Safety, and Environmental Quality for the NFTA, providing functional leadership within the areas of risk management including loss control, safety, environmental, and safety. Ms. Minkel has provided support and guidance to a number of professional organizations as a volunteer board member, including the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation, Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Niagara Military Affairs Commission, and Buffalo Brownfields Restoration Corporation. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Niagara University and a Master of Business Administration from Canisius College.
Mrs. Orsi is Associate Vice President of the Office of Economic Development for the University at Buffalo (“UB”), where she leads UB’s Business and Entrepreneur Partnership with a focus on connecting businesses with UB faculty for collaboration on research and development; enabling business access to programs like START-UP NY to help companies grow in New York State and supporting the commercialization of faculty inventions to move them from idea to market. Prior to joining UB, Mrs. Orsi was the Executive Director of the Regional Economic Development Council and Regional Director for Western New York for the Empire State Development Corporation, where she provided strategic direction for the Regional Economic Development Council, established collaboration among diverse leaders throughout Buffalo Niagara, and led implementation of the Buffalo Billion Investment Strategy. Mrs. Orsi serves on the boards of 43North, Catholic Charities, Excelsior Growth Fund, Invest Buffalo/Niagara, and The Racial Equity Roundtable. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from SUNY Fredonia and a Master of Science degree in Public Affairs and Urban Planning from the University of Buffalo.
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