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Former First Niagara executive named president of Buffalo start up

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Posted at 8:18 AM, Feb 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-14 08:18:38-05

A start up company in Buffalo has a brand new president.

John Koelmel has been named President of OnCore Golf.

"It is my pleasure to welcome John Koelmel to the OnCore Golf team," said Keith Blakely, OnCore Golf chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Koelmel is the former CEO of First Niagara Financial Group and the former president of HarborCenter.

"OnCore Golf is poised for serious growth, and I'm excited to have the opportunity to help the company reach its fullest potential," said Koelmel. "Caring about community, growing our region, and investing time, talent and real dollars with young entrepreneurs and startup businesses has always been a strong passion of mine."

Koelmel is a Western New York native.  He is also involved with 43North.