Jamie Batt Named 2023 Woman of Influence

Jamie Batt Named 2023 Woman of Influence - Rupp Pfalzgraf - People at Law - Buffalo Business First

We are overjoyed to congratulate Jamie Batt for being named a 2023 Woman of Influence! This prestigious accolade is no surprise to us, as Jamie’s exceptional dedication and unwavering commitment to her work have made her a true force in the legal community.

25 Western New York women were selected from a pool of 175 impressive nominees for the 17th annual awards, hosted by Buffalo Business First. The winners were selected by a panel of judges who are all former Women of Influence winners: Mary Brennan-Taylor, YWCA Niagara; Michelle DeBergalis, American Realty Group Inc.; Laura Edsberg, Ph.D., Daemen College; Rebecca Farbo, Phillips Lytle LLP; Rachel Foley, Lake Shore Savings Bank; and Catherine Roberts, Resource Council of Western New York.

“The panel chose these women based on their ability to rise above a very talented pool of competitors,” Tebeau said. “We’re honored to recognize their accomplishments.”

Jamie is joined by an exceptional group of 24 other women who compile this year’s winners.

The winners are:

  • Jennifer Balbach, partner, Summer Street Capital Partners, Corporate Executive category
  • Stephanie Barber-Geter, SUNY Buffalo State University (retired), Community Supporter category
  • April Baskin, legislative chair, Erie County Legislature, Public Policy category
  • Jamie Batt, equity partner, Rupp Pfalzgraf LLP, Corporate Executive category
  • Martha Buyer, principal, Law Offices of Martha Buyer, Community Supporter category
  • Sara Dayton, managing partner, Lumsden & McCormick LLP, Community Supporter category
  • Kimberly DeSimone, director of Master’s in Leadership Program, St. Bonaventure University, Inspiration category
  • Kathleen Fieramusca, owner/CEO, Foxy Delivery Service, Family Business category
  • Megan Gomez, vice president, senior deputy general counsel, Excellus Health Plan Inc./Univera, Corporate Executive category
  • Shelly Gordon, owner, Premier Dog Sports & Event Center LLC, Entrepreneur category
  • Kathleen Granchelli, CEO, YWCA of the Niagara Frontier, Nonprofit Leadership category
  • Sheila Hunt, chief officer, community services, OLV Human Services, Nonprofit Leadership category
  • Rachel Leidenfrost, executive vice president of people and projects, FeedMore Western New York, Behind the Scenes category
  • Laura Linneball, managing partner, Wilder and Linneball LLP, Corporate Executive category
  • Christine Lorenz, president & CEO, Globalquest Staffing Solutions, Community Supporter category
  • Betsy Mitchell, board member and capital campaign leader, Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inspiration category
  • Sonya Noor, M.D., managing partner and co-founder, Buffalo Endovascular and Vascular Surgical Associates, Entrepreneur category
  • Margaret Paroski, M.D., president & CEO and chief medical officer, Catholic Medical Partners, Corporate Executive category
  • Carmen Snell, vice president, deputy general counsel, Highmark Western and Northeastern New York, Corporate Executive category
  • Siobhan Smith, founder and co-president, Catapult, Entrepreneur category
  • Sister Nora Sweeney, social worker/community outreach case manager, Catholic Health, Community Supporter category
  • Chandra Redfern, CEO, Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers Inc., Nonprofit Leadership category
  • Anne Reif, COO, YMCA Buffalo Niagara, Nonprofit Leadership category
  • Anne Ryan, executive director, Read to Succeed, Nonprofit Leadership category

On September 14, Jamie and the other remarkable honorees will be celebrated at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, where their outstanding accomplishments will be recognized and applauded.

Jamie, we applaud your tenacity, leadership, and unwavering dedication to your profession and community. Your accomplishments inspire us all, and we are privileged to have you as part of our team at Rupp Pfalzgraf. Congratulations once again! 2023 Woman of Influence!

To read more about the 2023 Women of Influence Award visit the Buffalo Business First Website.