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KIM PEGULA

Owner & CEO - PEGULA SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT; Co-Owner - BUFFALO BILLS & BUFFALO SABRES
PEGULA SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT; BUFFALO BILLS & BUFFALO SABRES

PSE is a management company that streamlines key business areas across all Pegula family-owned sports and entertainment properties, including the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Rochester Americans, Buffalo Bandits, HarborCenter and Black River Entertainment.

Kim is a native of Fairport, N.Y., and grew up as a fan of the Rochester Americans. She attended nearby Houghton College and graduated in 1991 with a degree in communications. Kim began her professional career with East Resources in 1991 and was involved with the company until its sale in 2010. Shortly after the sale of East Resources, Terry and Kim Pegula helped Penn State University begin an NCAA Division I Hockey program with an $88 million donation for the construction of Pegula Ice Arena. They later increased their donation to $102 million to endow scholarships and support the Penn State hockey program and its student athletes. Their gift was the single largest private gift in the university’s history.

On February 22, 2011, Terry and Kim purchased the Buffalo Sabres, ushering in a new era in the franchise’s history. The Pegulas intensified their commitment to Western New York hockey that summer by acquiring Kim’s childhood team, the Rochester Americans and resuming its long-time affiliation with the Sabres. 

The Pegulas continued their commitment to the Western New York area in the summer of 2012, when Terry and Kim purchased the 1.7 acre Webster Block across from First Niagara Center, now KeyBank Center. Crews soon began construction on the more than $200 million HarborCenter, which features two NHL size rinks, a full-service Marriott Hotel, (716) Food and Sport restaurant, the Academy of Hockey, Impact Sports Performance training facility, a destination Tim Hortons, parking and boutique retail shops that include Jessie and Kelly Pegula’s The Healthy Scratch eatery.  

In 2014, Houghton College opened the Kerr-Pegula Sports Complex, which was made possible by a $12 million donation from Terry and Kim. The complex includes baseball and softball stadiums, a multisport field, and a field house with an indoor track and tennis courts. The second-largest gift in school history allowed Houghton to transition to NCAA Division III athletics.

On October 10, 2014, Terry and Kim realized a long-time dream as they became owners of the Buffalo Bills. The Pegulas just finished their second full season as owners and have been honored as recipients of the prestigious Tank Younger Award, presented by the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which recognizes individuals for their extraordinary contributions toward diversity in the NFL. 

Under Kim’s leadership, PSE has launched the One Buffalo initiative, designed to unite Western New York and serve as a representation of teamwork through a deeper connection between Buffalo sports teams, fans and the community. One Buffalo has created several properties, including the My One Buffalo app, clothing lines designed by both Jessie and Kelly Pegula, Southern Tier’s One Buffalo beer, Perry’s One Buffalo ice cream, and the new One Buffalo cupcake.