Uniland Development Company Vice President of Corporate Relations, Laura A. Zaepfel, is ranked 31st on Buffalo Business First’s Power 200 Women list for 2021. The list highlights the most influential women in Western New York from a variety of industries. Ms. Zaepfel has been recognized on the list since its inaugural edition in 2015.
Ms. Zaepfel leads community relations, corporate philanthropy, diversity and inclusion programs, as well as government relations at Uniland.
She currently serves on the board of Amherst Chamber of Commerce as its immediate past Board Chair, the Beverly Grey Business Exchange Center and the Western New York Women’s Foundation, as well as the Canisius College Board of Trustees.
Over the years, she has provided expertise to a number of other organizations that provide education and health and wellness services, as well as workforce diversity and inclusion programs in Western New York. In 2020, she was recognized with Buffalo Business First’s inaugural IDEA (Inclusion Diversity Equity Awareness) Award.
Ms. Zaepfel has chaired the annual eight-county wide Catholic Charities Appeal and the annual Catholic Education dinner. She has also twice chaired the National Federation of Just Communities of WNY’s annual event, the Western New York Food Bank Capital Campaign, and the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park Veteran Tribute Awards.