The Daemen College Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Arthur G. Wingerter and John Yurtchuk to the college’s board.
“We are delighted to have such distinguished and accomplished leaders join the Daemen board,” said Board Chair Dale Demyanick ’79, a partner at Lumsden and McCormick, LLP.
Wingerter has served since 2009 as president of Univera Healthcare, where he is responsible for the nonprofit health plan’s commercial, Medicare and SafetyNet lines of business in Western New York. Prior to this, he was vice president of Health Care Solutions at Genpact of New Jersey and held leadership roles at other health care organizations and in the business industry.
Wingerter, who was a member of the Daemen Community Advisory Board before accepting this new appointment, serves on the Buffalo Niagara Partnership as well as the Buffalo Niagara Enterprise Board of Directors.
He is a graduate of the University at Buffalo where he earned degrees in business administration and finance.
Yurtchuk serves as chairman and owner of Calspan Corp., which has provided more than 70 years of innovation in the aerospace and transportation industries. He acquired Calspan in 2005 with Louis Knotts, president and CEO of the Buffalo-headquartered company where a variety of research and testing facilities are housed. Calspan Air Services also operates at the Niagara Falls International Airport, and Calspan Aerospace has facilities at Edwards Air Force Base in California and Maryland.
Founder of Matrix Development Corp. and a real estate developer for more than 30 years, Yurtchuk has developed, financed and constructed several million square feet of space worth over $200 million in Western New York, the New York metropolitan area, and Florida. He previously was a loan officer on Wall Street, a corporate economist, and an instructor at local colleges.
Active in the community, Yurtchuk is past chair of the American Red Cross Buffalo Chapter Board of Directors, serves on the boards of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and is a founding board member of Eyes Across America.
He earned both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in economics from the University at Buffalo.