CenterState CEO’s Annual Meeting: Lead with Intention Great Place to Work executive Tony Bond to deliver keynote address

CenterState CEO to Announce 2019 Business of the Year Winners

Syracuse, NY – CenterState CEO invites the community to discuss this year’s theme of Lead with Intention at its 2019 Annual Meeting to be held Wednesday, April 24, noon, at the Oncenter in Syracuse. Join us as we examine how businesses and communities can evolve to create transformational change, and maximize human potential at all levels for greater business success.

The premier gathering of the region’s business and civic leaders will feature a keynote address from Tony Bond, executive vice president and chief innovation officer of Great Place to Work. In his role at Great Place to Work, Bond shapes the organization’s culture transformation work, and has served as a trusted adviser for some of the most successful global organizations, including the National Basketball Association, AT&T, Daimler, Coca-Cola, Indeed, Whole Foods, Dow Chemicals and American Express.

Bond’s focus is particularly relevant as the region’s businesses prioritize the need to attract and retain talent, and cultivate more inclusive and innovative workplaces. The ability of businesses to remain agile, embrace change and evolve their workplace culture to not only impact their bottom line, but to serve a broader population of those seeking opportunity, serves as a blueprint for driving greater regional prosperity.

The event will also unveil CenterState CEO’s five 2019 Business of the Year recipients.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

11:30 a.m. Registration
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Program

Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter
800 S. State Street, Syracuse

  • Tony Bond, Great Place to Work
  • Robert Simpson, CenterState CEO
  • Melanie Littlejohn, National Grid
  • Me’Shae Rolling, EventPrep Inc., and Upstate Minority Economic Alliance
  • Joe Convertino Jr., C.H. Insurance
  • Katie Carroll, Delta Air Lines

What is CenterState CEO? CenterState CEO is an independent and forward thinking economic development strategist, business leadership organization and chamber of commerce; dedicated to the success of its members and the prosperity of the region. We serve as an advocate and resource for smart business, catalyze and facilitate regional growth, and promote community prosperity through results-driven partnerships, planning and problem-solving.