Diane Washburn

Financial Administrator

(716) 701-7624

Diane Washburn is the financial administrator for Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C. A graduate of George Mason University, with a Bachelor’s in Accounting, Diane does for us what other BWB staff members might do for you—handles our accounts receivable, payables, general ledger and firm financial statements. At the water cooler, you might catch her re-capping the latest happenings on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette but at her desk, you’ll find her hard at work with the firm’s annual budget or helping our managing shareholder with internal financial reports. Diane’s diverse background and strong ability to multi-task enables her to also perform human resource duties such as ensuring our staff members get paid on time (payroll) and other HR compliance tasks.

Fun Facts About Diane

What is the most unusual item in your desk drawer?
A screwdriver.

What is your dream occupation – the one job you’d love to have if you weren’t doing what you do now? The person who arranges all of the trips for Amazing Race and then travels along to make sure everything is A-OK.

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Shannon Mullen

Administrative Assistant

(716) 489-2022

As an administrative assistant at Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C., Shannon Mullen helps the firm to provide customized and top-notch business and accounting services by processing tax returns, assembling financial statements and assisting with clerical duties in a timely and friendly way. She earned her Associate’s degree from Jamestown Business College.

Shannon enhances the quality of services we provide at BWB thanks to the personalized touch she brings to all her work and professional dealings. She is also a big-time animal lover.

Fun Facts About Shannon

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Eating sweets way too often.

What one accomplishment are you most proud of? Rescuing dogs and putting them in good homes. Most recently, I rescued two Labs from a kennel and found them loving homes.

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Jennifer Snyder

Administrative Assistant

(716) 489-2028

As an administrative assistant in the Olean and Jamestown offices of Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C., Jennifer Snyder helps to process tax returns, assemble financial reports, coordinate marketing events and is responsible for various other administrative tasks. She is a graduate of Salamanca High School where she was voted Athlete of the Year for playing volleyball, basketball and softball. It makes sense that Jennifer is a star team player at BWB.

Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s in Business Management, with a concentration in Speech Communication from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Fun Facts About Jennifer

What is the most unusual item in your desk drawer?
Sandburg Oil Lubricants Utility Oil Tube.

What’s your guilty pleasure? Love some good reality TV, (i.e., Survivor, Big Brother and The Voice)

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Ryanne John

Administrative Manager

(716) 701-7628

As administrative manager for Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C., Ryanne John is central to all phases of administration within the firm. In addition to working closely with shareholders on policy setting, problem solving and decision making, Ryanne computes and closely monitors the firm’s budget. Overseeing the marketing and technology departments, Ryanne continuously helps to develop new business for the various departments within BWB and its subsidiaries.

Voted Most Likely to Succeed and Best Dressed in high school, Ryanne joined BWB in 2005. Before that, she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Alfred University and is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Cattaraugus. Ryanne also serves on the board of directors of the Olean Food Pantry and is responsible for the design and execution of BWB’s community service programs that support eliminating hunger in the Western New York region. Given the camaraderie, success and results that come from the firm’s community and general celebration events, it’s no wonder Ryanne’s “dream occupation” would be as a “celebrity event planner.”

Fun Facts About Ryanne

What’s the most unusual item in your desk drawer?  Clown nose.

What’s your guilty pleasure?  Watching DVR’d episodes of The Young and the Restless.  Will Victor Newman ever die?

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