Board Member

“We want to empower the people of our community by providing them with the resources and opportunities that help them thrive.”

Jonathan Dandes

Board Member
Audit, Finance, & Pension Committee

Corporate Vice-President, Rich Products Corporation

Jonathan A. Dandes currently serves as Corporate Vice-President of Rich Products Corporation. His career with Rich Products spans 35 years having served in a number of roles, most recently as President of Rich Baseball Operations (2001-2019). Rich Baseball is Rich Products’ subsidiary which manages the Buffalo Bisons, Northwest Arkansas Naturals, and West Virginia Black Bears. Dandes also assumed responsibility for the management of Canalside and the Outer Harbor Management Group.

He is an Adjunct Professor at Niagara University and currently also teaches in the University’s School of Hospitality and Sports Management.

Dandes’ community involvement currently includes Chair of the ECMC Hospital Corporation, Vice-Chair of the Buffalo/Niagara Partnership, and Immediate Past Chair of the Buffalo Zoo. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Explore & More Children’s Museum, GoBike Buffalo, Miracle League of Western New York, and is the Immediate Past Chair of Visit Buffalo Niagara.

Dandes is also the longest serving member of the University at Buffalo Council having first been appointed by then New York State Governor Mario M. Cuomo.

In 2017, he was named “Outstanding Citizen of the Year” by The Buffalo News.