• WCA to Honor Four Visionaries at Fall Leadership Dinner

  • OCTOBER 23, 2014

  • Keynoter John Bassett to Address Staying Competitive in the Global Economy

  • The Westchester County Association's signature event, the annual Fall Leadership Dinner, will cap off the celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week. This year, four individuals will be honored for their exceptional achievements in their respective industries, and for having a positive impact on the Westchester business community, and the regional economy. The keynote speaker, John D. Bassett, III, chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company and subject of the New York Times bestseller, “Factory Man,” written by Beth Macy, will offer his five principals of competing successfully in a global economy...



    The honorees are: William Cuddy, executive vice president, CBRE, for his leadership in the Westchester real state community and for his vision as chairman of the BLUEPRINT for Westchester, the WCA’s aggressive campaign to revitalize Westchester’s economy; Laura Forese, M.D., M.P.H. president, New York Presbyterian Healthcare System, for her role in expanding the innovative health system’s outstanding healthcare delivery network into Westchester County; Robert Glazer, chief executive officer, ENT and Allergy Associates, for his leadership in healthcare administration and the strategic growth of ENT and Allergy Associates over the last 17 years; and Steven Safyer, M.D. President and CEO, Montefiore Health System, for his foresight and leadership in guiding Montefiore to become a nationally-recognized center of clinical excellence; training the next generation of healthcare leaders; delivering science-driven, patient-centered care to the region; and for expanding his medical center’s footprint in Westchester County.

    Bassett is credited with leading the charge to “save hundreds of jobs by taking on China and demonstrating the greatness of American business,” Ms. Macy writes. Bassett has appeared on CSPAN2's “Booknotes” program, “PBS NewsHour,” and “The Colbert Report,” and has been interviewed by other leading national media outlets. Under his leadership, Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co. sales have increased from $38 million in 1983 when Bassett joined the company, to more than $90 million today. He will share his “Five Principles You Need To Compete in the Global Marketplace," illuminating them with entertaining and eye-opening anecdotes, guaranteed to make business leaders think long and hard about improving their position on the world’s stage. 

    Tickets for the dinner are $275 for WCA members, and $325 for future members. The evening includes a silent auction. 

    Click here for more information on the WCA's "Year of Innovation."

    Click here for more information on dinner sponsorship, and for a full list of sponsors. 

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