Candace S. Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, has been named the 2016 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.
The award will be presented at the 67th annual School of Management Alumni Association awards banquet on Nov. 1 at the Statler Hotel.
Johnson, who also serves as the Wallace Family Chair in Translational Research and professor of oncology in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the cancer center, as well as a professor of pharmaceutical sciences at UB, was selected by a vote of past honorees and the alumni association’s board of directors. They cited her innovative and collaborative leadership and commitment to Western New York.
In 2015, Johnson became Roswell Park’s 15th chief executive officer and the first woman to hold that post. From 2008 to 2015, she led Roswell Park’s research activities as deputy director.