James L. Rykowski
James L. Rykowski serves as Vice President of Commercial Lending for Evans Bank and is a member of the Kenmore Mercy Foundation Board of Trustees.
Previously, Jim was Senior Vice President and Manager of Commercial Real Estate at First Niagara Bank, Buffalo, where he managed a $2 billion commercial real estate portfolio.
A resident of Orchard Park, Jim attended Canisius College and Diocesan Preparatory Seminary, both in Buffalo. Active in his community, Jim served as Director of the Buffalo Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation, the Gateway/Longview Youth and Family Services, the Peter and Tommy Liver Foundation and as co-chair of the Assessment Review Board, Town of Orchard Park. He was also a member of the Leadership Buffalo Class of 2001.
Jim has been involved in sponsoring the Kenmore Mercy Foundation Golf & Wine Event and A Tribute to Angels. After serving as Vice Chair with Katherine Koessler Juhasz in 2009, Jim served as Chairman of A Tribute to Angels from 2010-2012. The 2012 A Tribute to Angels event raised a record-setting $141,000. Jim has since been chairing the event with Lee Ann Vogt and will continue to do so for this year's event!