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People Inc. Announces 2009 Board of Directors

Jan 21, 2009

BUFFALO, N.Y., January 20, 2009: People Inc. is pleased to announce the agency's Board of Directors for 2009: William M. Collins, of Travers Collins and Company, will serve as chairperson. He resides in Amherst. Other officers include: David M. Downing of Orchard Park and Towne Auto Group as vice chairperson; Orchard Park resident and retired executive of Marine Midland Bank Patrick F. Reilly will serve as treasurer; and Joseph J. Abdallah of East Amherst and Leadership Buffalo.

The following board members will also serve throughout 2009: Robert B. Mayer, of Kenmore, a retired executive for Fleet/Norstar Bank; Edwin G. Clausen, Ph.D, of Buffalo and Daemen College; Nancy R. Dobson of Clarence and Uniland Development Company; William E. Finn of Amherst and The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care; Georgiana Jungels, of Buffalo and State University of New York at Buffalo; Mary Ann Kedron, Ph.D, of Buffalo and the University at Buffalo Department of Neurosurgery; Alfred F. Luhr III, of Snyder and M&T Bank; Eugene Meeks of Williamsville and Child and Family Services; and David E. Hall, Esq., of East Amherst, a retired partner of Hodgson, Russ.

In order to effectively meet the legal and moral obligations of governing an organization as large as People Inc., the Board operates as a policy-making body, using the Policy Governance´┐Ż model. The Board is able to direct and guide the organization to achieve certain results, while operating in a prudent and ethical manner.

For more information about People Inc.'s Board of Directors, contact Foundation and Corporate Affairs Director Denise Paszkiewicz at 817-7470.