For Immediate Release
January 23, 2009
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Brockport, NY – The College at Brockport’s popular Business Briefings Speakers Series resumes this spring with three speakers who will discuss regional and national challenges and opportunities in the areas of the arts, broadcast, and print media. Each talk begins at 7:45 am, in the Grand Hallway of the Brockport MetroCenter, 55 St Paul St. and is free and open to the public.
The College at Brockport Business Briefings Speakers Series
President & CEO Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester
Thursday, March 26
Sarah Lentini has been president & CEO of the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester since 2000. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, she has 20 years of experience in business, education, and non-profit management. She most recently was director of planning and development for the United Way of Greater Rochester. She also has served as a senior analyst for Monroe County's Department of Planning and Economic Development and senior community housing planner for the City of Rochester's Department of Community Development. In addition, she also has taught English and mathematics, and worked as an executive search consultant.
Regional Vice President Entercom Communications Corporation
Thursday, April 16
Michael Doyle, named regional vice president of Entercom Communications Corporation in September 2007, oversees the company’s radio markets in Buffalo, NY; Gainesville, FL; Greensboro, NC; Greenville-Spartanburg, SC; Memphis, TN; Rochester, NY; Wichita, KS; and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA. Prior to his appointment to vice president, he served as Entercom’s market manager in Rochester. Doyle’s 23-year radio-broadcasting career also has included serving as vice president and general manager for several stations in the Syracuse, NY, area. He received a BS degree from The College at Brockport, State University of New York in 1980, and he currently serves on the boards of directors of the Rochester affiliate of the American Heart Association, the Rochester’s Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities, and the Ad Council of Greater Rochester.
Ali M. Zoibi
President and Publisher Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Thursday, April 23
Ali M. Zoibi was named president and publisher of the Democrat and Chronicle in July 2008. Before coming to Rochester he spent eight years at The Indianapolis Star, another Gannett newspaper, as senior vice president and general manager. He also worked briefly for the Des Moines Register and also spent eight years in the Chicago Sun-Times organization with its 52 community papers. Before joining the newspaper business he worked for FedEx and other organizations in various management roles. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Illinois – Chicago and received an MBA from Loyola University.
The College at Brockport Business Briefings Series, hosted by College President John R. Halstead, was established to build a network among leaders from Western New York, Greater Rochester and The College at Brockport to discuss issues, challenges and opportunities facing the region.
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