Dennis Elsenbeck: the man to know in Buffalo

Dennis Elsenbeck (l), pictured with fellow Power 250-lister Matt Enstice, president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Dennis Elsenbeck (l), pictured with fellow Power 250-lister Matt Enstice, president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

First, let’s note that recognition from the highly influential publication Buffalo Business First doesn’t come easily. Companies don’t nominate their employees, and hopefuls aren’t allowed to submit their own names for consideration.

As the commercial says, you have to earn it.

Which means when National Grid regional director Dennis Elsenbeck was recently named to Buffalo Business First’s 2015 Power 250 list – for the third year running – he did.

Climbing the list each year and now at #112, Dennis was spotlighted as one of Western New York’s top 250 most influential people, alongside high-level federal, state and local officials, regional business executives, and other community leaders and influencers. (The #1 spot this year is held by the state lieutenant governor.)

And while deciding who makes the list for the eight-county region is the job of Buffalo Business First staff, Steve Brady, National Grid manager of NY Strategic Communications, has his own take on the outcome.

“Every day, I’m fortunate to witness Dennis’ commitment to this region, his passion for stakeholder engagement, his exemplary representation of National Grid and our brand, and his inability to say ‘no’ to any good cause,” said Steve. “To me, it speaks volumes that the community recognizes it as well.”


Paul Cantello

Dennis, Great recognition for your commitment to our customers in Western New York!

Laurie Mastin

Kudos to Business First for recognizing what many of us have acknowledged for decades. Dennis’ support spills over to all of Western New York. I’m grateful!

Peter Seitz

We are so lucky to be able to experience the Dennis Elsenbeck Effect in our Buffalo New York office. His passion for National Grid and the region is contagious. Well deserved recognition.

Jacqueline Powers

Dennis – thanks so much for bringing this well-deserved recognition to National Grid!

Natalie Lindner

Congrats Dennis!! Everyday, I am thankful to work under your direction and guidance. Ditto to what Steve and Laurie said too!

Larry Cobado

Dennis, these numbers confirm what most of us have known all along,, You are a great ambassador for National Grid, and for the City of Buffalo and the WNY Region. Happy to be part of your team.

Miguel Santos

When someone is very committed to their community, it is always appreciated that others notice. You don’t do it for the recognition but when others take the time to say “Thank You”, this gives you the energy to do even more… Thank you Dennis for your tireless efforts to improve our community. Consumer Advocate Miguel Santos

Jon Nickerson

Congratulations Dennis! It’s great to see you receive well-deserved recognition for your numerous efforts that help our region.


Congratulations Dennis! It’s wonderful to be recognized for all your accomplishments! Thank you so much for all your support at National Grid and for Western New York!


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