Meghan McDonnell has joined CannonDesign as the Buffalo office Business Development Leader. She is a seasoned marketing and communications executive who has over 30 years’ experience in business development, public relations, sales administration, client service management and human resources.

Meghan has focused her career on supporting growth objectives in the professional services sector – previously holding executive leadership roles at large banks, cultural institutions and law firms. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and best practices with junior staff to help shape the next generation of business development leaders.

In her role, Meghan will work closely with firm leadership to identify opportunities across all markets in the Western New York area. In addition to her work in business development, she will assist with research and intelligence gathering, and collaborate with marketing and communications leaders to strengthen the CannonDesign brand.

“Beyond being the best at what you do, the success of any organization depends largely on the quality of relationships among team members and with the clients you serve,” says Meghan. “CannonDesign professionals demonstrate a commitment to excellence at all levels. I am honored to tell their story and develop new relationships on their behalf.”

Active in the Buffalo community, Meghan is a co-founder of the WNY Business Leadership Forum, a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Leadership Council, and a member of the Southeast Works Foundation’s Board of Directors.