Board Of Directors

Executive Board:   

Sally Simme Stier, Board Chair – Owner and President, Clarity Group of NY, Inc.

Sally is an owner and current President of Clarity Group. Clarity Group is an agency that specializes in Medicare Insurance. Sally founded Clarity Group in 2017 as an independent insurance agent, then added two business partners in 2018. Since then, Clarity Group has expanded to four locations with 25 representatives throughout WNY. She brings to the Chamber firsthand experience in starting and growing a business in our community.

Sally grew up in the Village of Lancaster, attended Lancaster Schools and raised her children here. Sally continues to reside in Lancaster and has her business in Depew. She is a member and past President of the Lancaster Lions Club. Sally has a passion for this community and loves to share that passion with others.



Deborah Glowny, Board Vice Chair – Bank On Buffalo

VP/Community Office Manager of the Lancaster Branch for BankonBuffalo and a Licensed Real Estate Agent with WNY Metro Roberts Realty. She has over 35 years of progressive experience building and effectively leading a successful customer service & community focused team, that supplies knowledgeable informed solutions for both personal and business banking needs alike.

In additions to Debbie’s role as the VP of the LACC, she also serves as a board member of FOCUS, the Depew HS Academy of Finance, the Village of Lancaster CDC, among other community & real estate focused organizations.


Ron Adamczak – Treasurer Ron is responsible for coordinating the captive insurance, and risk control activities of Hoffman Hanafin Insurance. His extensive background in the industry helps our clients develop solutions to identify, control and finance their claims for workers compensation, general liability, fleet, and property exposures.

He began his insurance carrier 1985 with a national carrier and has been with Hoffman Hanafin since 2017. During his career, he has worked with increasing responsibility in the areas of risk management, safety, and marketing. Ron has worked in variety of industries including health care, human services, construction, manufacturing and municipal clients, and has worked with all size companies, including multiple organizations in the Fortune 500.

Ron holds a MBA from Canisius College and a B.S. Industrial Technology from State University College at Buffalo. He is a New York State Licensed Broker, Certified Risk Manager, Certified Insurance Consultant, and Certified Safety Consultant for New York Code Rule 59 and all three aspects of Code Rule 60.

He is a deacon at St. Teresa Avila Parish and a past Boy Scout Scoutmaster.


Lisa Eisensmith, Secretary – Marketing Professional

Lisa is a senior marketing manager employed at PCB Piezotronics, Inc. She has enjoyed learning from the experience of working in numerous industries over the years. Lisa started her marketing career in IT at Ingram Micro, was a product manager at M&T Bank, and was a senior marketing manager at Ivoclar, a global dental products manufacturer.

Lisa holds a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Medaille College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Marketing Concentration from Edinboro University.
Lisa will serve as Board Secretary. She will use her professional experience to make a difference in the community where she lives. She also wants to demonstrate to her children how important it is to give back to the community.



Audrey Hamernik – Village of Depew Trustee





Irene Kanutsu – As a sales professional I understand the value of building relationships with people. This is why I became a member of the Lancaster Depew & Elma Chamber over 25 years ago. In that time I became involved in countless networking and relationship building events.

In 2014, I was proud to become one of the board members and have served in various roles since then. As a board member I’ve been able to build even more positive relationships between businesses of all sizes, increasing memberships and revenue. I’ve chaired and assisted in many major events including Wine Walks, Evening on the Greens, Galas, several golf tournaments, business award luncheons and many more. My current project is the 2023 Membership Directory as chairman.


Brandon Pope – Officer and Branch Manager, Alden State Bank on Broadway in Lancaster

Brandon C. Pope is an Officer and Branch Manager for Alden State Bank at their Lancaster location on Broadway.  He and his exemplary staff take great pride in helping their loyal clients acknowledge, arrange, and achieve their most important financial goals, while also offering a friendly face to simply address those everyday banking needs. Prior to Alden State Bank, Brandon spent the last 15 years working in similar roles with both Bank of America and Verizon Wireless.

Brandon grew up in Attica, New York, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Fredonia State University.  This marks his first year being on the LDECC Board of Directors, and he looks forward to continuing his involvement in Lancaster/Depew/Elma community.


Debra Dickman – Marketing Director and Licensed Real Estate Salesperson at Nichol City Realty in Lancaster

She handles the company branding, training real estate agents, and planning of community & client events. Debra has worked in the real estate industry for the past 17 years and prior to that, was a graphic designer for Tops Corporate Marketing Department, and an Event Coordinator at a local newspaper. In addition, she is a board member for The Hope Project of Western NY, member of the Twin District Fire Department Auxiliary, and committee member at the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors. She can always be found taking part in community fundraisers throughout the year.
Debra attended State University of NY at Fredonia and SUNY Buffalo State and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in graphic design and marketing.


     Jesse Nikonowicz – Former Mayor of Depew





Christopher J. Guck, MBA – Assistant Vice President | Business Banking Officer at Evans Bank





Tom Sweeney – Owner of Glassco Management






Joseph Keefe, Esq .- Attorney at Law, Lancaster, NY






Andrew Privitera – Chick-fil-A Transit & Losson



Bailey Gavenda- Director of Member Services






Debbie Blask – Director of Member Relations






The Lancaster Depew Elma Chamber of Commerce actively supports business, industry, institutions, organizations and individuals in a joint effort to enhance the quality of life for the Business community and the residents of Lancaster, Depew and Elma.