RIT Executive MBA Class 21 hosts Entrepreneurial Leadership Summit

Speakers and panelists from local community; public is welcome to attend

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Saunders College of Business Executive MBA Class 21 is hosting an Entrepreneurial Leadership Summit at Rochester Institute of Technology on Friday, Sept. 27. The event is free and open to the public and will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies, 2nd floor conference center at Louise M. Slaughter Hall. Parking is available in T Lot.

Entrepreneurial Leadership is an approach that can be applied in any leadership setting, ranging from start-ups to management positions within an existing organization. The summit will focus on how leaders proactively identify opportunities through creativity, innovation and market understanding, while aligning relationships and empowering employees to act on their vision for the organization.

Saunders College Dean dt ogilvie will deliver opening remarks. Speakers include:

  • Brad Kruchten, president of Graphics, Entertainment and Commercial Film Business and Senior Vice President, Eastman Kodak Co.
  • Christina Gullo, president/CEO, Villa of Hope (formerly St. Joseph’s Villa)
  • Bill Pollock, founder and president/CEO, Optimation Technologies Inc.

The panelists for the event are Gary Schwingel, senior vice president, Genesee Regional Bank; Holly Anderson, executive director, Breast Coalition of Rochester; Christopher Cuby, co-founder and president of ROOTS, LLC; Laura Segave, executive director, Center Information Services Inc.; April Purdie, director, manufacturing and distribution accounting, Wegmans Food Markets; Michael Krupnicki, president, Mahany Welding Supply Co. Inc.; James Goff, president/CEO, Landsman Development Corp.; Tracy Till, CEO, Butler-Till Media Services; Dr. Nilesh Patel, president/CEO, Golden Corral-Rochester; David Mammano, founder and CEO, Next Step U.

The event is sign language interpreted and registration is required; go to http://ritelead.com. For more information, contact Jennifer Kokkinos at jxk6986@rit.edu.