BLJ: Five questions — Sujata Yalamanchili

How long is your term as council chair? My term begins Jan. 1 and runs for two years. I’ve worked with School of Management Dean Paul Tesluk; outgoing DAC Chair Rich Ferranti, executive VP and COO of Rich Products Corp.; and senior staff for a few months to ensure a smooth leadership transition. What’s the goal of the group? To assist the dean and the School of Management by providing external perspective, advocacy and financial support for the school’s programs and strategic priorities.…

BLJ: Five questions with William Kennedy

You recently joined the board of Shakespeare in Delaware Park. What do you think you bring to the table for this nonprofit theater company? First of all, my enthusiasm for Shakespeare in Delaware Park and being a member of the board. As an attorney, I hope to bring my commitment to work hard, listen, be curious, ask questions, collaborate and look for innovative solutions. The summer performances have been a Buffalo tradition for more than four decades. How important is this to the region’s arts…