Diversity Summit & Awards

August 09, 2018  
Conference
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 BATTERY PL, NEW YORK, NY 10280, USA
Thursday
9:00AM - 3:30PM
Empower and Advance Your Business: Diversity & Inclusion in NY
Event Description

City & State’s Diversity Summit will offer industry executives, public sector leaders and academics the opportunity to share ideas about how to discuss how to foster business partnerships between the state and local government, prime contractors and MWBEs and what it takes to thrive in New York’s competitive procurement arena. The full-day event brings insights and perspectives across industries within New York’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs. 

Speakers
Rossana Rosado
New York Secretary of State
Councilman Mark Gjonaj
Councilman Mark Gjonaj
Chair, Committee on Small Business
Senator James Sanders, Jr.
Senator James Sanders, Jr.
Member, Commerce Economic Development and Small Business Committee
Rodneyse Bichotte
Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte
Jonnel Doris
Jonnel Doris
Senior Advisor and Director, Mayor's Office for the Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE)
Gregg Bishop
Gregg Bishop
Commissioner, New York City Department of Small Business Services
Lisette Camillo
Lisette Camillo
Commissioner, New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services
Gerrard Bushell
Gerard Bushell
President and CEO, DASNY
Sandra Wilkin
Sandra Wilkin
President and CEO, Bradford Constuction
Michael J. Garner
Michael J. Garner
Chief Diversity Officer, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Lou Coletti
Louis J. Coletti
President and CEO, Building Trades Employers' Association
Ben Neidl
Benjamin Neidl
Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.
Vanya Quinones
Vanya Quiñones
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Pace University
Michael Massiah
Michael Massiah
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, The Port Authority of NY & NJ
Charles Archer
Charles Archer
CEO, The Thrive Network
Sean Carroll
Sean Carroll
Chief Procurement Officer, New York State Office of General Services
Rachel Miller
Rachel Miller
Agency Chief Contracting Officer, New York City Administration for Children's Services
Jean Lee
Jean Lee
President and CEO, Minority Corporate Counsel Association
Yvonne Soto
Yvonne Soto
Executive Director, Office of Organizational Development and Effectiveness, New York City Department of Education
Kristin Malek
Kristin Malek
Senior Manager, Supplier Diversity, CDW
Rumbi Bwerinofa Petrozzello
Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello
Principal, Rock Forensics, LLC
Rachel Van Tosh
Rachel Van Tosh
Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Business Services, New York City Department of Small Business Services
Claudia Flores
Claudia Flores
Assistant Vice President, Opportunity M/W/DBE & HireNYC, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Honorees
Michele Arbeeny
Partner, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP
Heide Gardner
Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Interpublic Group
David Rock
CEO, NeuroLeadership Institute
Damian Smith
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking
Agenda
9:00am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:45am

Opening Keynote by New York Secretary of State Rossana Rosado with Introduction by Alana Cantillo, Director of Government Affairs, Charter Communications

10:15am

What to Know About Doing Business in NY

This session will help firms expand their footprint with New York and network with other groups in support of NYS entities that have MWBE utilization goals. How are state agencies promoting new contracting opportunities as it relates to Article 15A?  Which market sectors have the most opportunity for MWBE participation?  Hear from professional services – including legal, accounting and financial, construction management and engineers, transportation suppliers, operations, facility management, emergency management and more.

  • Sandra Wilkin, President and CEO, Bradford Construction (moderator)
  • Senator James Sanders, Chair, NYS Senate Task Force on MWBE's
  • Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte, Chair, Subcommittee on Oversight of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises
  • Michael J. Garner, Chief Diversity Officer, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Louis J. Coletti, President and CEO, Building Trades Employers' Association
  • Lawrence Roman, Chief Executive Officer, WDF Inc.
  • Ben Neidl, Principal, Jackson Lewis
11:15am

Panel Introduction by Vanya Quiñones, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Pace University

    11:20am

    Executive Leader’s Roundtable: Opportunities and Tips for MWBEs

    New York City and New York State Agency Heads and Commissioners and business leaders discuss opportunities for MWBEs and increasing capacity for MWBEs to participate In New York’s public projects.

    • Madina Toure, New York City reporter, POLITICO New York (moderator)
    • Jonnel Doris, Senior Advisor and Director, Mayor's Office M/WBE
    • Gerrard P. Bushell, President & CEO,  DASNY (Dormitory Authority State of New York)
    • Michael Massiah, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, The Port Authority of NY & NJ
    • Gregg Bishop, Commissioner, NYC Department of Small Business Services
    • Lisette Camilo, Commissioner, NYC Dept. of Citywide Administrative Services
    • Charles Archer, CEO, The Thrive Network
      12:20pm

      Lunch Awards Ceremony Honoring:

      • Michele Arbeeny, Partner, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP
      • Heide Gardner, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Interpublic Group
      • Dr. David Rock, CEO, NeuroLeadership Institute
      • Damian Smith, Chief Diversity Officer, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking
      1:20pm

      Agency Compliance- Understanding the Government’s Perspective and What it Takes to Getting Contracts Approved

      Procurement officers from various MWBE’s government agencies will explain the complexity of RFPs, provide information on best practices for proposals, and address ways to avoid common pitfalls during your bid/no-bid decision making process.

      • Jim Quent, Partner, Statewide Public Affairs, Inc. (moderator)
      • Suzanne Veira, Chief Diversity Officer & Senior Director, NYC School Construction Authority
      • Sean Carroll, Chief Procurement Officer, New York State Office of General Services
      • Nancy Carolan, Assistant Commissioner, Agency Chief Contracting Officer, NYC Department of Transportation
      • David Ross, Chief Procurement Officer, MTA Business Service Center
      • Rachel Miller, ‎Associate Commissioner and Agency Chief Contracting Officer, ‎NYC Administration for Children's Services
        2:05pm

        Creating A Culture of Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity

        New York City is well known for its recruitment diversity, representing all races, genders, religions and more. Organizations all stand to benefit from advancing diversity and inclusion as a strategy to remain competitive. City & State convenes a panel of experts sharing strategies on creating a culture diversity and best practices to help NY flourish on many levels.

        • Jean Lee, President & CEO, Minority Corporate Counsel Association (moderator)
        • Magalie D. Austin, Esq., Chief Diversity and Industry Relations Officer, NYC Department of Design + Construction
        • Yvonne Soto, Executive Director, Office of Organizational Development, NYC Department of Education
        • Kristin Malek, Senior Manager, Supplier Diversity, CDW
        • Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello, Principal, Rock Forensics, LLC
          2:50pm

          Funding Options and Services for Small Business

          Industry experts discuss funding opportunities and requirements related to the various state financing programs for MWBEs including loans, bonding and tax incentives. Experts will discuss ways New York can help your business and its growth as well as  other resources for smaller entities.

          • Rebecca C. Lewis, Editorial Assistant, City & State NY (moderator)
          • Council Member Mark Gjonaj, Chair, Committee on Small Business
          • Rachel Van Tosh, Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Business Services, NYC Department of Small Business Services
          • Claudia Flores, Assistant Vice President, Opportunity M/W/DBE & HireNYC, New York City Economic Development Corporation
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