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Williamsville, NY 14221
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Service is the lifeblood of any organization. Everything flows from it, and is nourished by it.
Posted by Lee Broad on Apr 14, 2014

This week’s speaker was Pat Herberger, President of Herberger Consulting Group and Independent Associate for LegalShieldSM.   She consults with executives and human resource professionals on identity theft, data breaches, related compliance issues and solutions, and has achieved the designation of Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist.  She has BS and MBA degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


Pat has appeared on television programs including Crossroads, and Conversations with NYS Senator George Maziarz.   She also filmed a special program on Identity Theft for the Government and Media News Network, which ran for 7 weeks in the WNY area.  Pat has presented programs to CPAs, HR professionals, business owners, the NYS government, retired law enforcement, teachers, and numerous other organizations.


Prior to becoming President of Herberger Consulting Group, she was the V.P. of Human Resources for FedEx Trade Networks, and worked for 25 years in the Human Resource field.   She presented many training, compliance and personal development workshops to employees and management.


Pat is a member of InfraGard (a group affiliated with the FBI), Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association, National Association of Women Business Owners, Amherst Chamber of Commerce, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, and is a Board Member and Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors for the Buffalo/Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives.  


She resides in Porter, NY with her husband Tom.


Highlights of her presentation included:

·        Discussion of the “heartbleed” virus

·        Lots of ID theft in trying to sign up for Obamacare

·        Discussed the wide array of ID theft types

·        Particular focus on being aware of ATM scams

·        Covered how to protect from ID theft

Posted by Lee Broad on Apr 07, 2014



This week’s speaker was Scott G. Martzloff, Ed.D., Superintendent of the Williamsville Central District (WCSD), the Town of Amherst’s largest.  WCSD encompasses 40 square miles (parts of Amherst, Cheektowaga, Clarence), has over 10,200 students K>12, 13 schools, a $170-Million budget for 2013-2014, and is consistently ranked among the highest overall in standings of WNY public schools.


Dr. Martzloff began his tenure as Superintendent of Schools for the WCSD on August 1, 2011.  Prior to this appointment, the Rochester (NY) native was the Superintendent of the Byron-Bergen Central School District, a rural district in Genesee County, for two years. Dr. Martzloff also worked eight years for the Rochester City School District, a large urban district with over 32,000 students, where he was an Administrator for Operations and served as a high school assistant principal. He began his career as a special education teacher in the Rush-Henrietta CSD located in suburban Rochester where he also served as an assistant principal. Dr. Marztloff will receive on April 30th at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens the Award of Excellence for school superintendent’s from the WNY Educational Service Council.   According to this Council, he was chosen from the largest number of nominees that they have ever received.


Dr. Martzloff received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of The Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and earned his master’s degree in educational administration from the State University of New York at Brockport. He received a doctorate in education from the University of Rochester and holds permanent certification as a school district administrator in New York State.


While at Holy Cross, he played Division 1 basketball. After college, the 7’-1” center played professional basketball overseas for 2 years and was a minor-league player for the Rochester RazorSharks from 2005-2006.


Dr. Martzloff and his wife, Kim, have three children, all under the age of 10.

Posted by Vern Anderson on Jan 02, 2014

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Posted by Lee Broad on Mar 24, 2014

This week’s speaker was Barry Weinstein, M.D., Supervisor, Town of Amherst.  Dr. Weinstein, a family practice physician and attorney, has a long history of public service including: 14 years on the Williamsville School Board, where he also served as President; 10 years representing the 15th District in the Erie County Legislature; and as an Amherst Council member. He is in his 2nd consecutive 4-year term as Town Supervisor, being first elected to that position in 2009.   Dr. Weinstein has been recognized for his firm stance against property tax increases, his “no nonsense” attitude, and his public accessibility.

Dr. Barry’s election focus mantra was fourfold. First, reduce the size and cost of government and lower taxes. Second, apply creative solutions to Amherst’s flooding, sinking homes, deer and sidewalk problems.  Third, modify rezoning regulations to increase development and revitalization of commercial areas.   Fourth, reform Amherst government including downsizing the Town Board and redefining and restructuring the Town’s branches of government to improve efficiency.  He also is a board member of the Amherst Industrial Development Agency (AIDA) and the Erie County IDA. 

Dr. Weinstein and his family have been residents of the Town for almost 40-years.

Highlights of his presentation included:

·         In first 3 years as Supervisor, Town expenses decreased.

·         Privatized composting (losing $400M per year; sold for $1.5MM) and the Amherst Museum (Town still provides a subsidy)

·         Wastewater treatment facility is a top issue:

   Built in the late 70’s with a useful life of 30 years

   Built in the late 70’s with a useful life of 30 years

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