Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) - On Thursday, the Buffalo Bills announced the seven members selected by the organization to serve on the New Stadium Working Group.
The members are Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon, Cahirman of LP Ciminelli Louis Ciminelli, CEO of New Era Cap Christopher Koch, Managing Partner of Softbank Capital Jordan Levy, Bills CFO Jeffrey Littmann, Bills VP of Strategic Planning Mary Owen, and Senator Charles Schumer.
The New Stadium Working Group is an advisory committee composed of up to 21 members with seven each from the Bills, the State of New York and Erie County, as part of the lease agreement for Ralph Wilson Stadium. The group will explore the possible development and construction of a new stadium in Erie County or a renovation of the current Ralph Wilson Stadium. The naming of the final seven members completes the panel.
Previously announced to be part of the group representing Erie County are Kathleen Hochul, Michael Joseph, Alphonso O’Neil-White, Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, Mark Poloncarz, Richard Tobe, and Maria R. Whyte.
Representing New York State in the group will be Kenneth Adams, Byron Brown, Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, Robert Duffy, and Paul Dyster.
“We look forward to starting the process assigned to The New Stadium Working Group. The seven individuals we have selected for the committee are passionate about the Buffalo Bills franchise and recognize its importance, both economically and socially, to the Western New York community," Brandon said, in a statement. "These individuals have a good understanding of our franchise and the National Football League. They also understand the impact of the team’s relationship with the business community and the significance to all Western New Yorkers, particularly our fans.”