2018 Agenda

The Rochester Business Journal’s Leadership Summit featured a powerhouse agenda of leadership activities and focuses on advancing community involvement.

11:30 a.m. General Reception & VIP Reception

*VIP Reception for Sponsors and Speakers

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Speaker:
Developing From Within:
Bringing our Best Self to Our Lives
Presented by: Dr. Catherine Cerulli
University of Rochester

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Workshops & Panel Discussions Session 1

Challenges Facing Women and Girls in our Community
Hilda Rosario EscherPresident & CEO, Ibero American Action League
LaShunda Leslie-SmithExecutive Director, Connected Communities
Meaghan de ChateauvieuxPresident & CEO, Willow Domestic Violence Center
Ann Marie CookPresident & CEO, Lifespan

Life’s Leadership Lessons
Dr. Lesli Myers, Superintendent of Schools, Brockport Central School District

Negotiation Skills Training
Dr. Catherine Cerulli, J.D., Ph.D.Director of Susan B. Anthony Center and the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization, University of Rochester Medical Center

Unconscious Bias
Sarah BettmanDirector, Diversity & Inclusion, Constellation Brands

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Exhibits, Networking & Coffee Break

3:00 – 4:00 p.m Workshops & Panel Discussions Session 2

Climbing the Corporate Ladder
Valerie BenjaminChief Human Resources Officer, Five Star Bank
Shelby George, Senior Vice President of Advisor Services, Manning & Napier
Hilary C. Guthrie, Chief Business Development Officer, Harris Beach
Colleen Matteson, Senior Vice President in Commercial Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Leading through Transition & Helping Teams Navigate Change
Jaime SaundersCEO, United Way of Greater Rochester
Suzanne Fischer-HuettnerGroup Publisher, BridgeTower Media (RBJ and The Daily Record NY)

Steps to Being More Inclusive in Work and Life
Kesha CarterChief Diversity Officer, CCSI

4:00– 5:30 p.m. Exhibits, Cocktails, Hors d’Oeuvres & Conversation

4:15-4:45 p.m. Speed Mentoring