'Liz joined us in 2001, and from day one proved to be an integral part of the team, bringing an air of serenity and calm to the office on a daily basis.
'She is the tonic any press office needs. Nothing riled Liz, and her calm aura permeated through the office, having a positive impact on the rest of the team.
'Her serenity was also reflected in her work. She always kept calm in a crisis, diligently yet proactively handling her account work.
She is the most unflappable PR person I have met.
'Her people skills quickly earned her the respect and admiration of clients and journalists alike. Diplomacy was Liz. She never had a bad word to say about anyone, which added to her decorum.'
Liz Mitchell left Buffalo in 2003 and is now publicity manager for BBC New Media.