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Events

The aim of the Palisades Institute of Dominican College is to assist leaders to advance their organization in achieving greater long-term success by providing them with professional development and information on the subjects of Leadership, Quality, and Ethics – especially the integration of those concepts. In servicing the business, not-for-profit and government community, Palisades Institute of Dominican College also aims to serve Dominican College students by fostering their participation in their educational opportunities.

2017 Events

Breakfast and Dialogue
County Executives Forum
Ed Day, Rockland County Executive
Steven Neuhaus, Orange County Executive
June 7, 2017

Breakfast and Dialogue
"Age-Old Questions of Ethics for Today's Business Environment"
Michael G. Daigneault, CEO & Co-Founder, Quantum Governance
March 1, 2017

2016 Events

Breakfast and Dialogue
“How to Make Government Your Customer”
Paul Piperato, Rockland County Clerk
Lin Simeti, Program Director, REDC Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Paul Brennan, Rockland County Director of Purchasing
Ellie Kassner, President, W.H. Kassner, Inc.
Marcelo Reggiardo, Principal, Alianza Services, LLC
Harry Campbell, President, Biofeedback Resources International
November 17, 2016

Breakfast and Dialogue
County Executive Forum
Ed Day, Rockland County Executive
Rob Astorino, Westchester County Executive
Steven Neuhaus, Orange County Executive
James Tedesco III – Bergen County Executive
June 7, 2016

Breakfast and Dialogue
“!Success! What Makes It Happen in Today’s Marketplace”
Debra Boening, CEO & President of Oak Beverages, Inc.
Robin Rosenberg, President & Director of Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center
April 4, 2016

Breakfast and Dialogue
“The Affordable Care Act (ACA): Its Impact on Business Strategy & Operations”
John Rosenberger, GKG CPA’s & Business Consultants
Matt Libby, MDG Employee Benefit Solutions
Stu Kornberg, PayServ Corporation, Payroll Services
February 24, 2016

2015 Events

Paul Hennessy
25th Anniversary Celebration Speaker

Refreshments and Dialogue
“Leadership & Business Strategy for a Modern World”
John Tebeau, Director Business Development,
OnCore Media
November 17, 2015

Breakfast and Dialogue
County Executive Forum
Ed Day, Rockland County Executive
Steven Neuhaus, Orange County Executive
July 30, 2015

Breakfast and Dialogue
“Are Retailers Trapped in the Past?”
Mark Cohen, Director of Retail Studies at
Columbia University Business School
March 3, 2015

2014 Events

Breakfast and Dialogue
“3-D Printing – Reshaping our Future”
Pete Basilere, Research Vice President, Gartner Inc.
October 23, 2014

Breakfast and Dialogue
County Executive Forum
Ed Day, Rockland County Executive
Steven Neuhaus, Orange County Executive
June 11, 2014

Breakfast and Dialogue
“The New NY Bridge”
Brian Conybeare, Special Advisor to the Governor of New York
for the New NY Bridge Project
April 30, 2014

Breakfast and Dialogue
“Affordable Care Act”
The Business Case for Private Healthcare Exchanges
Dr. Joan Facelle, Rockland County Health Commissioner 2001-2013
Kevin Smith, Principal Mercer Health & Benefits
March 5, 2014

2013 Events

Breakfast and Dialogue
“Protect Yourself and Your Business”
Christopher Leigh
Chief Information Security Manager
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
December 5, 2013

Breakfast and Dialogue
“Healthcare – Everyone’s Issue”
David H. Freed, President & CEO Nyack Hospital
Philip Patterson, Chief Executive Officer, Good Samaritan Hospital
Val Gray, Chief Executive Officer, Helen Hayes Hospital
James E. Hennessy, Moderator - Chair, Palisades Institute
June 19, 2013

Breakfast and Dialogue
County Executives Forum
Scott C. Vanderhoef, Rockland County Executive
Kathleen M. Jimino, Rensselaer County Executive
Steven J. Acquario, Executive Director NYS Association of Counties
May 22, 2013

Breakfast and Dialogue
Raymour & Flanigan
Bryan Bach, Vice President of Operations and Customer Care
Roger Osborne, Vice President of Regional Sales
March 5, 2013

2012 Events

Panel Discussion
“Rockland Business Economy… Where Are We Headed”
Michael J. DiTullo, President & CEO Rockland Economic Development Corp.
Brian Gates, Vice President, Hudson Valley Economic Development
Steven Porath, Executive Director, Rockland Industrial Development Agency
Richard M. Struck, Director, Economic Development Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc.
Aimee Vargas, Director, Mid-Hudson Office of Empire State Development and Governor’s Representative to the Hudson Valley
December 4, 2012

Breakfast and Dialogue
“Social Media Boot Camp”
Brett Bekritsky, Director of Marketing Services, Dominican College
Erin deWard, Public Relations Director, Dominican College
Lisa Sharp, Social Marketing Manager, Benjamin Moore Co.
June 20, 2012

Breakfast and Dialogue
“How Social Media Can Help Your Business Grow”
Fred Kinch, AgencyRx & Bill Madden, Focus Media
February 29, 2012

2011 Events

Breakfast and Dialogue County Executives Forum
C. Scott Vanderhoef, Rockland County Executive
Rob Astorino, Westchester County Executive
William Steinhaus, Dutchess County Executive
Kathleen M. Jimino, Renssselaer County Executive
June 7, 2011

Breakfast and Dialogue
Thomas P. Zugibe
Rockland County District Attorney
March 22, 2011

2010 Events

James E. Hennessy
Institute Founder

Breakfast and Dialogue
John E. Nevola
Published Author “The Last Jump
November 30, 2010

Breakfast and Dialogue
Robert E. Perez, Director NY Field Operations
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
October 28, 2010

Breakfast and Dialogue
Richard E. Hitt, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer
Hypres
September 29, 2010

Breakfast and Dialogue
County Executives Forum
Edward Diana, Orange County Executive
C. Scott Vanderhoef, Rockland County Executive
Rob Astorino, Westchester County Executive
June 15, 2010

Breakfast and Dialogue
“Is your Business Structured to Prosper?”
Thomas J. Dixon
Getzler Henrich and Associates
March 4, 2010

2009 Events

Breakfast and Dialogue
“Business Networking Technology”
Brian Tietje
LinkedIn Corporation
December 3, 2009

Breakfast and Dialogue
Perspective on the Financial Crisis and its Ongoing Impact
George Strayton, President & CEO
Provident Bank
October 8, 2009

Breakfast and Dialogue
County Executives Forum
Edward Diana, Orange County Executive
C. Scott Vanderhoef, Rockland County Executive
Kathleen M. Jimino, Renssselaer County Executive
Rob Astorino, Westchester County Executive
June 10, 2009

Breakfast and Dialogue
Navigating in Turbulent Times: the Job of Leadership
Stuart R. Levine
Stuart Levine and Associates LLC
April 7, 2009

2008 Events

Breakfast and Panel Discussion
Challenging Times: is your business plan working?
Howard Hellman, President, All Bright Electric
Steve Sabatini, CFO, Modern Bank, N.A.
Sharon Siegel, CPA, Kahn, Hoffman & Hochman, LLP
Bill Waldorf, Managing Partner & CEO, Waldorf & Associates
December 10, 2008

Breakfast and Dialogue
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir
Principal, Belfast Media Group
September 30, 2008

Breakfast and Dialogue
County Executives Forum
Edward Diana, Orange County Executive
C. Scott Vanderhoef, Rockland County Executive
Steve Levy, Suffolk County Executive
Andrew J. Spano, Westchester County Executive
June 11, 2008

Breakfast and Dialogue
Peter Davoren, President and Chief Executive Officer
Turner Construction
May 2, 2008

Breakfast and Dialogue
Richard J. Lynch, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Verizon Communications
April 8, 2008

2007 Events

Breakfast and Dialogue
Allyn Freeman, Lecturer and Author
November 1, 2007

Breakfast and Dialogue
County Executives Forum
William Steinhaus, Dutchess County Executive
Robert J. Bondi, Putnam County Executive
C. Scott Vanderhoef, Rockland County Executive
Andrew J. Spano, Westchester County Executive
June 7, 2007

Breakfast and Dialogue
Thomas J. Morley, Director
Small Business Development Center at Mercy College
April 26, 2007

Breakfast and Dialogue
William M. Mooney, Jr., President
Westchester County Association
February 16, 2007

2006 Events

Breakfast and Dialogue
Mr. Kevin Hallinan, Senior Vice President for
Security and Facility Management For Major League Baseball
November 9, 2006

Executive Breakfast and Dialogue
Mr. Charles Wardell, Managing Director
New York Region, Korn/Ferry International
October 11, 2006

Breakfast and Dialogue
County Executives Forum
Robert J. Bondi, Putnam County Executive
C. Scott Vanderhoef, Rockland County Executive
Andrew J. Spano, Westchester County Executive
May 24, 2006

Breakfast and Dialogue
Lieutenant Colonel Ronald C. Dodge, Jr., Ph.D.
Information Technology and Operations Center at West Point
April 4, 2006

Breakfast and Dialogue
Media in the Digital Age
John Mitchell, Reader’s Digest
Richard Mendelson, Associated Press
Diana Martin, WMHT - PBS
February 10, 2006

2005 Events

Andrea Bonime-Blanc
December 2005 Speaker

Breakfast and Dialogue
Ethics Today
Keith Darcy, Executive Director of Ethics and
Compliance Officer Association
Andrea Bonime-Blanc, Senior Vice President and
Chief Compliance Officer for Bertelsmann
December 8, 2005

Breakfast and Dialogue
Michael C. Mac Donald, President, Global Accounts &
Marketing Operations
XEROX Corporation
October 21, 2005

Breakfast and Dialogue
County Executives Forum
Edward Diana, Orange County Executive
Dennis McNerney, Bergen County Executive
Andrew J. Spano, Westchester County Executive
C. Scott Vanderhoef, Rockland County Executive
June 8, 2005

Human Resources Seminar
Nick Illobre, Orange & Rockland Utilities
Elizabeth McConney, Aon Consulting
David Montieth, Dress Barn, Inc.
Michele Phillips, Consultant
April 28, 2005

CEO Breakfast and Dialogue
John McMahon
Orange and Rockland Utilities
February 10, 2005

2004 Events

CEO Breakfast and Dialogue
Mark Hill, Bain Capital
John Driscoll, Medco Health
December 3, 2004

CEO Breakfast and Dialogue
Kevin Cushing
AlphaGraphics
October 7, 2004

2003 Events

CEO Breakfast and Dialogue
“Name Your Own Price!”
Mitch Truwit
Priceline.com
October 21, 2003

2002 Events

Breakfast Seminar
“Operational Integrity”
James J. Trainor
Verizon Communications
October 30, 2002

Breakfast Seminar
Keith T. Darcy
IBJ Whitehall Bank and Trust Company (IBJW)
May 2, 2002

2001 Events

CEO Breakfast and Dialogue
Gary Hawkins
Green Hills Farms and
DataWorks Marketing Group
November 28, 2001

Seminar
“Job Sharing – The Best Alternative”
Maggie Sisco and Shari Rosen Ascher
Founding Partners – Share Goals
June 13, 2001

Seminar
“2001: A Hacking Odyssey”
Alan E. Brill, Senior Managing Director
Kroll Associates
May 2, 2001

2000 Events

Russ Berrie
June 1997 Speaker

CEO Breakfast and Dialogue
Ms. Janice Marshall, President and CEO
USAA Alliances Services Co., a major unit of USAA
October 5, 2000

CEO Breakfast and Dialogue
Thomas P. MacMahon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings – “LabCorp.”
June 15, 2000

Seminar
“Ethics Seminar 2000”
Edward S. Petry, Executive Director
Ethics Officer Association
Howard B. Goldstein, M.D., Director of Pathology
Nyack Hospital
Ted Louie, Associate Director & Forensic Accountant
Kroll Associates
April 13, 2000

1999 Events

Seminar
“Future of the Web”
Howard J. Strauss, Manager, Advanced Applications
Computing and Information Technology
Princeton University
November 30, 1999

CEO Breakfast and Dialogue
Morrison DeS. (Toby) Webb, Executive Vice President External Affairs
& Corporation Communications
Bell Atlantic
June 3, 1999

1998 Events

Seminar
“The Net Impact”
Sandra B. Rohrbacher, Systems Analyst
Hackensack University Medical Center
Mark A. Lobel, Technical Manager
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Lori Lesser, Esq., Attorney
Simpson, Thacher and Bartlett
Anant Jhingran, Senior Manager – Networked Data Systems
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Richard Gordon, Partner
The Trowbridge Group
October 1, 1998

CEO Breakfast and Dialogue
John P. McGarry, CEO
Young and Rubicam, Inc.
May 27, 1998

1997 Events

CEO Breakfast and Dialogue
Helge Alten, CEO
Volvo Cars of North America, Inc.
December 10, 1997

CEO Breakfast and Dialogue
Gerald Butters, President
Lucent Technologies
October 8, 1997

CEO Breakfast and Dialogue
Russ Berrie, CEO/Founder
RUSS Berrie & Co., Inc.
June 4, 1997

Seminar
“High Diversity – Higher Performance”
Caesar Andrews, Editor
Gannett News Service
Jacqueline Gates, Vice President – Ethics & Business Conduct
NYNEX
Dohn Harshbarger, Director of Student Development
Dominican College
James E. Hennessy, Executive Director
Palisades Institute of Dominican College
Margot Vazquez, Employee Rights & Equity
Compliance Coordinator
County of Rockland
April 24, 1997


1996 Events

CEO Breakfast and Dialogue
Constance Girard-DiCarlo, President
ARAMARK – Healthcare Support Services
October 15, 1996

1995 Events

Sy Syms
November 1992 Speaker

CEO Breakfast and Dialogue
John Korff, CEO
Korff Enterprises
December 8, 1995

CEO Luncheon and Dialogue
Fran Sussner Rodgers, CEO & Founder
Work & Family Directions, Inc.
April 5, 1995

1994 Events

CEO Luncheon and Dialogue
Joel Marvil, CEO Ames Rubber Company
December 6, 1994

Seminar
“Continuous Improvement & the Quality Movement”
C. Scott Vanderhoef, Rockland County Executive
Barbara Harms, Award Administrator - The Governor’s Excelsior Award Office
James E. Hennessy, Executive Director Palisades Institute of Dominican College
Dr. Michael J. Osnato, Superintendent, The Pearl River School District
October 1994

Seminar
“Total Quality Management in Government”
William K. Godfrey, Vice President for Human Resources and
Total Quality Management
Thomas J. Lipton Company
William “Pat” Schuber, Bergen County Executive
Steven Pincus, Manager, Corporate Partner in Quality
Thomas J. Lipton Company
James E. Hennessy, Deputy County Executive
County of Rockland and Executive Director of the Palisades Institute
October 6, 1994

Seminar
“Customer Measurements”
Peter Garcia, Manager of Customer Satisfaction
XEROX
Dr. Frank Auriemma, Principal of the Middle School
Pearl River School District
Eve Borzon, Vice President for Patient Services
Nyack Hospital
September 28, 1994

CEO Breakfast Seminar Series
Dilemmas, Deals and Decisions
“Communications, Cable, Content”
Walter Rickard, Vice President Corporate Planning
NYNEX
Dr. Eli Noam, Director and Professor of Economics and Finance
Columbia University Graduate School of Business
“Total Quality Management and Employee Empowerment
in a Challenging Environment”
Arvind Korde, TRW Koyo Steering Systems Company
“Key Health Care Issues”
Bruce Jennings, Executive Director, The Hastings Center
March, April & June, 1994

1993 Events

CEO Luncheon and Dialogue
Stephen Wiggins, CEO
Oxford Health Plans
October 21, 1993

CEO Luncheon and Dialogue
John Jacob, CEO
National Urban League
June 9, 1993

Seminar
“Total Quality in an Empowered World”
Phil Scanlan, Corporate Quality Office Vice President
AT & T
Karl-Heinz Faber, Senior Vice President – Product Compliance, Service & Parts
Mercedes-Benz of North America
Cas Skrzypczak, President, NYNEX Science & Technology, Inc.
Steve Pincus, Manager – Corporate Partners in Quality
Thomas J. Lipton, Inc.
Richard Stapf, Total Quality Management Consultant
RJS Consulting Services
Jeffrey Ventola, Business Unit Leader
Avon Products, Inc.
Jerry Lorenzen, President, Lorenzen Consulting
Scott Farley, Manager of Quality Training, Pfizer, Inc.
Cornelius Grove & Willa Hallowell
Cornelius Grove and Associates Intercultural Relations Consultants
May 6, 1993

1992 Events

CEO Luncheon and Dialogue
Sy Syms, CEO & Founder - Syms Corporation
November 18, 1992

CEO Breakfast and Dialogue
Joseph Vittoria, CEO - Avis
April 30, 1992

Seminar
"The Middle Management Muddle"
Marcia L. Worthing, Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Avon Products, Inc.
Garydon R. Wood, Vice President - Ethics and Business Conduct, NYNEX
Ray Rubio, Manager – Pharmaceutical Production, Ciba-Geigy
Robert Rovito, Director – Environmental Services, Nyack Hospital
Robyn I. Phillips, District Manager, Manhattan-Bronx Billing (Business),
New York Telephone
Michael Woodstock, Management Development Manager, Volvo Cars of North America
Sandra O. Moose, Senior Vice President, Boston Consulting Group
January 28, 1992


1991 Events

CEO Luncheon and Dialogue
Thomas M. Chappel, President & CEO
Tom’s of Maine
October 16, 1991

Seminar
“Quality, Leadership & Ethics in the Construction Industry: Competitive Necessities”
David E. Jones, President D.E. Jones Associates
Thomas E. Welby, Attorney-At-Law and Professional Civil Engineer
Christina Carver Pratt, Assistant Professor Dominican College
Barry S. Abrams, President NYNEX Properties Company
James E. Hennessy, Palisades Institute
May 1991

Seminar
“Achieving Quality Through Ethical Leadership”
David R. Bethune, President Lederle Laboratories
Colonel H. Steven Hammond, U.S. Military Academy
Jack Holt, President Fred L. Holt, Inc.
Michael O’Brien, Director, Market Driven Quality IBM
Joan Regan, S.C., President Good Samaritan Hospital
Andrew W. Singer, Editor and Publisher Ethikos
Hal W. Burlingame, Senior Vice President AT & T
January 1991


1990 Events

Announcement of the founding of the
Palisades Institute