Medaille Alum and Current Student Receive Business First ‘40 Under 40’ Honors

Buffalo Business First recently announced its 2016 “40 Under 40” honorees, and the list includes a Medaille College graduate and a current student. Brandye Merriweather ’07, a Medaille MBA alum, and Maria Whyte, a current MBA student, are among the 40 local men and women under the age of 40 recognized for being successful in their professions and also highly involved in community activities.

Merriweather is Vice President of Downtown Development at Buffalo Urban Development Corporation. In addition to her professional work, Merriweather was acknowledged for her volunteer involvement with Partners for a Livable Western New York, Art Services Initiative, Leadership Buffalo Rising Leaders, It Takes a Village Action Organization and Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center.

Whyte serves as Deputy County Executive for Erie County. She earned her B.A. in international relations from Syracuse University. Whyte has served the Western New York community through her involvement with organizations like Coalition for Economic Justice, Visit Buffalo Niagara, Buffalo Urban Development Corporation and Buffalo Place.

The winners were honored at a luncheon at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

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