The Sabres have named Cliff Benson, who was working as a senior adviser, to the role of chief develoment officer. He will oversee the Sabres' foundation and other projects involving the team and community.
"I am so glad Cliff finally decided to join us in a more formal capacity," team President Ted Black said. "Cliff is a close friend to [owner] Terry [Pegula] and me, and he was the one who introduced the two of us. Together we look forward to doing great things to leave a positive and lasting impact on our region."
"I look forward to working with Mayor Brown, city and county officials, community and business leaders to find ways to bring opportunities to Buffalo," Benson said. “Most of all, my wife Cheryl and I are thrilled to be a part of the great group of folks at the Sabres organization, led by Ted Black and Terry.”
Benson is charitably affiliated with Quaker Valley Hockey Association, Imani Christian Academy, Pittsburgh Kids Foundation, Silver Ring Thing and The Second Mile. Benson made three trips to Haiti to bring medical relief following the 2010 earthquake.