Friday, July 8, 2016

Leadership Allegany, Cattaraugus team up to host Fourth Annual Leadership Summit at SBU

OLEAN, N.Y., July 8, 2016 — Leadership Allegany and Leadership Cattaraugus will host a one-day leadership symposium Thursday, Aug. 4, on the campus of St. Bonaventure University.  
The fourth annual Southern Tier Leadership Summit promotes high-quality professional development and offers participants best practice examples and innovative ideas to support their own leadership development. 
The day includes a keynote address by Donald Hahn, continental breakfast and lunch, a selection of three leadership sessions, and networking opportunities. The day begins with breakfast and registration at 8 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. 
The cost is $55 and online registration is now available at or
Hahn’s keynote address is titled “What does it take to be an authentic leader and why is it valued?”
As chief learning officer at Hahn Training, he is committed to achieving uncommon results by encouraging leaders to reinvent themselves and become champions of their cause, their people and their stakeholders. Hahn challenges the status quo, knowing that current management practices, while comfortable and familiar, will lead to common results.
A serial business coach and consultant, Hahn is passionate about enabling organizational change through developing exceptional leaders. A certified Franklin Covey Coach, certified in psychometric assessment tools, a sales trainer and business consultant, Hahn has worked with hundreds of businesses and thousands of sales professionals in creating change-ready organizations.
Prior to founding Hahn Training in 2000, he spent more than 25 years in Fortune 500 firms as a successful sales rep, coach and adviser.
Active in the community, Hahn is past president of the Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives, a board member of UB’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, an active member of The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, and former board member of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce.
He has authored and established The Corporate Mind, a comprehensive Mastermind Group for entrepreneurs and leaders. He has also published “Keep it in the Fairway,” a book and seminar series examining the connection between sales success and golf mastery.
Hahn lives in Buffalo with his wife of 38 years, Debby. His outside interests are golfing, reading, writing and gardening
In addition to the keynote address, Hahn will present a breakout session, “Succession Planning: Focusing on Future Leaders in Your Organization.”
Other presenters and their topics include:
·         Alyshia Zurlick, assistant director of the Student Leadership Center at Alfred State College, “Fish! Philosophy”
·         John Stevens, instructor in the Department of Management at St. Bonaventure University and president of JB Stevens Organizational Solution, “Public Speaking for Leaders”
·         Pam Witter, vice president for Development and Community Engagement at Trocaire College, author and speaker, “Leading Collaboration: The Inherent Power in Diversity”
·         Joe Pillittere, commissioner of the Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works, “The Joyful Leader: The New Paradigm for Success”
·         Dan Antonioli, Manufacturing/Distribution manager at Cutco Cutlery Corp and owner of Antonioli Management Consulting, “The Seven Universal Dimensions of Motivation”
·         Flip White, director of career development for the Seneca Gaming Corporation, “Pathways – Seneca Nation Leadership”
·         Brian J. George, human resources coordinator at Cutco Corporation, “How to Influence a ‘People First’ Culture”
·         Rick Trietley, vice president of Student Affairs at St. Bonaventure, “The Human Price of Leadership”
·         Kirk D. Young, Ph.D., vice president of Enrollment Management and Institutional Advancement at Jamestown Community College, “Maximizing Your Leadership Capacity: A Strengths-Based Approach”
For more information about the Leadership Summit, call 716-376-7572, email or visit