The premier source for authentic Latino cuisine, Goya Foods is the largest, Hispanic-owned food company in the United States. Combined with authentic ingredients, robust seasonings, and convenient preparation, Goya provides consumers with over 2,500 high-quality and affordable food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Spain, Central and South America.
Crystal D. People-Stokes
Assemblywoman Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. The daughter of a school teacher and a sanitation worker, Peoples-Stokes attended Buffalo Public Schools before earning her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Master’s Degrees in Student Personnel Administration from Buffalo State College. She has earned a reputation for being a strong advocate who puts people and principle before politics. She is a fearless fighter for diversity in our state and has been an integral part of ensuring that Minority and Women Owned Businesses have a fair chance in obtaining state contracts.
Council Member Nowakowski is a community leader with years of experience in City Hall. This includes holding positions in the Niagara District office, Council Central Staff, and work for a NYS Assembly member office. He holds an A.A.S from Erie Community College and a B.A. from Buffalo State College.
Darius G. Pridgen
Council President Darius G. Pridgen represents the Ellicott District. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, graduate of Buffalo State College, and holds a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Medaille. Mr. Pridgen is also a bishop and senior pastor at True Bethel Baptist Church.
Council Majority Leader
David A. Rivera
Council Majority Leader David A. Rivera represents the Niagara District. He worked as a Buffalo Police Officer from 1982 to 2008, with duties including patrol officer, a confidential aide to Mayor James Griffin, a detective sergeant in the Sex Offense/Domestic Violence Unit, and a detective sergeant in the General Investigative Unit.
Ulysees O. Wingo, Sr.
Council Member Ulysees O. Wingo, Sr. represents the Masten District. He earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Houghton College and a master’s degree in public administration from Buffalo State College. Mr. Wingo, Sr. also serves as the Senior Pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church, as well as Assistant Professor of Business at Houghton College and SUNY Erie.
At M&T, we understand that the needs and desires that our Multicultural communities have are distinctive. We are committed to meeting those unique needs, whether you are multilingual, a person of color, an immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ+, a person with different abilities, or a combination. Here at M&T, we celebrate you and empower you with the financial tools and resources you need to thrive!
At Wegmans, we believe that good people, working toward a common goal, can accomplish anything they set out to do. In this spirit, we set our goal to be the very best at serving the needs of our customers. Every action we take should be made with this in mind. We also believe that we can achieve our goal only if we fulfill the needs of our own people. To our customers and our people, we pledge continuous improvement, and we make the commitment: “EVERY DAY YOU GET OUR BEST”
Mattel/ Fisher Price empowers the next generation to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. Unidos en Mattel empowers, celebrates, and promotes diversity and inclusion of Latinx talent and culture at Mattel. We focus on the professional development of our members and seek to inspire them to make a positive and meaningful impact at Mattel and in our local communities.