Larry Quinn is most notably recognized for his role as co-owner of the Buffalo Prized hockey team, Sabres.
Born in New Jersey, Quinn moved to Snyder in 1957 because his father, Harry, a civil engineer, had been hired to design the Kensington Expressway.
Quinn attended Canisius Highschool in Buffalo, NY and went onto Notre Dame University. He returned to Buffalo and at the age of 24 became the Director of Economic Developer under then Mayor James Griffin.
He excelled in city hall and 4 years later became the Commissioner of Community Development, making him the youngest commissioner ever.
More recently, Quinn's lesser role in daily management of the Sabres gives him more time to devote to his development projects. The biggest of those is the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, which will be home to world-class medical researchers. Quinn has been involved from the start, at both the visionary level (he's worked with Cannon Design and its Los Angeles-based architect Mehrdad Yazdani, considered one of the field's rising young stars) and on the ground floor.
And these days, Larry has focused much of his attention on bringing Bass Pro, the fishing outlet mega-store to Buffalo. This has been a decade long conversation involving concerned community members, Johnny Morris of Bass Pro, and Bob Rich of Rich products.