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In less than two weeks, Anthony Masiello will be sworn into office as Buffalo's newest mayor.
For many area leaders, that can't come quick enough.
Jan. 1 will mark the changing of the guard not only in Buffalo City Hall but also in Western New York.
"Tony represents the new generation of executive leadership," said Andrew Rudnick, president of the Greater Buffalo Partnership.
In the Western New York Report Card, Masiello, 46, debuted on Business First's Group of 18 in second place. Only M&T Bank Chairman and CEO Robert Wilmers scored higher. Two years ago, Masiello didn't draw a single vote.
"I'm flattered by the ranking," Masiello said. "I just hope I live up to everyone's …