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2008 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Buffalo John Schunak
President,
Buffalo InfraGard
Director Mueller and John Schunak


John Schunak is a founding board member of the Buffalo Chapter of InfraGard and its president for the past three years. Mr. Schunak has been instrumental in growing the Buffalo Chapter with his extensive connections in the business community. Under his leadership, he has increased membership from 172 members to over 260 members.

In 2002, Mr. Schunak became an InfraGard board member and has worked diligently to ensure that the efforts of the Buffalo Chapter were embedded into the Western New York technical and business community. After completing the FBI’s Citizens’ Academy in 2006, it was apparent that he could develop the chapter and take InfraGard to the next level, considering his leadership skills and his knowledge of parliamentary procedure. His extended involvement with the banking community has spurred the development of cyber protection measures and prevention initiatives. He has continued to expand those partnerships to create an atmosphere for the FBI to offer assistance.

Mr. Schunak is a dedicated community volunteer in both the Western New York Boy Scouts and his church. He donates his time to countless other community activities and consistently advocates for the FBI; his efforts and work have contributed to a safer community.

FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders
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In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2008 Director’s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service. The FBI is grateful for the work of each of these individuals and organizations on behalf of their communities.

“Whatever the motivation—an unfilled need, a tragic occurrence, a desire to give back—these are people who make things happen and enlist others in their cause,” said Director Mueller. “They are activists who have earned their prestige through good works.”

Recipients of the 2008 Director’s Community Leadership Award include:

- Albany
- Albuquerque
- Anchorage
- Atlanta
- Baltimore
- Birmingham
- Boston
- Buffalo
- Charlotte
- Chicago
- Cincinnati
- Clarksburg
- Cleveland
- Columbia
- Dallas
- El Paso
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- Honolulu
- Houston
- Indianapolis
- Jackson
- Jacksonville
- Kansas City
- Knoxville
- Little Rock
- Los Angeles

- Memphis
- Miami
- Milwaukee
- Minneapolis
- Mobile
- New Haven
- New York
- Newark
- Norfolk
- Omaha
- Philadelphia
- Phoenix
- Portland
- Richmond
- Sacramento
- Salt Lake City
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- Seattle
- Springfield
- St. Louis
- Tampa
- Washington Field

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