February 1999

Rick Verity

by Stephanie TABER

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Rick Verity is a graduate of John Glen High School in Huntington, New York, Class of 1975. Currently he is Vice President/Region Director of Carrols Corporation, a Syracuse based firm that owns and operates 42 Burger King Restaurants in the Western New York area employing 2500 individuals.

He is a graduate of New Hampshire College, Manchester, New Hampshire, Class of 1979. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Mr. Verity is Vice Chairman of the Western New York Public Broadcasting Corporation, Chairman of Medaille College, Chairman of the Clarkson Center and also serves on the boards of the National Conference and The Buffalo Hearing and Speech Foundation.

From 1979-1985, Mr. Verity served in various management positions with Burger King Corporation, a subsidiary of the Pillsbury Companies.

Mr. Verity has received the following accolades through his involvement with business/community activities: Buffalo Ambassador, Business First Inaugural 40 Under 40, American Lung Association’s Crystal Award and the Leukemia Society of Western New York’s Volunteer of the Year Award. Additional community involvement has included: Parents Anonymous, Chairman of the Great Channel 17 Auction, Artpark Fundraising Committee and the Children’s Hospital Golf and Auction Committee. Chosen by the Buffalo News in September of 1996 as one of twelve area business leaders to lead Western New York in the year 2010.

Mr. Verity is a member of Leadership Buffalo, New York State Restaurant Association and the Buffalo Partnership.
He and his wife Laura Jean live in East Amherst and have three children: R. Ryan (12), Kyle (10) and Alexandra (8).

Stephanie Taber is a freelance writer.


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