CEO Round-table

Lyndonville students had the opportunity today to take part in a round-table discussion with CEOs/Owners of local companies.

Participants included:

Darren Campbell– is the Chief Financial Officer for Takeform, a signage manufacturer and design company.  Takeform has recently earned the most prestigious award in the A&D industry-ADEX Award for 2015.   Darren also oversees the daily administrative operations.

  Jim Simon– is the Associate Dean at GCC’s Orleans County Campus centers located in Medina and Albion. He has been very involved in hosting historic awareness events on the campus which are open to students as well as the public. One such event was the recent Civil War encampment and another was honoring local Heritage Heroes in Orleans County.

  Marsha Rivers– .Marsha Rivers is Executive Director of United Way of Orleans County. She previously served as Development Director for Hospice of Orleans and Executive Director for the Care Net Center of Greater Orleans. Rivers spent the first part of her career in higher education administration, including admissions, alumni relations, marketing and public relations roles, for her alma mater, Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary of Rochester, NY.

Patricia Kepner– Director of Quality Assurance/Corporate Compliance at The Arc of Orleans County.  Previously (4/1/15) fulfilled the role of Interim Executive Director at The Arc of Orleans County.  Spent the last 25 years with The Arc of Orleans County starting with working part time in residential setting and working throughout the agency to become Director of Family Support Services and added Director of Quality Assurance and Corporate Compliance in the last 3 years.   Graduated from Brockport College with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree (Social Work).  Strongly believes that experiences along with education is the way to secure your future.

Business leaders will address the following questions asked by Lyndonville student, Jeremy during their visit.

  • What they love about their role as a CEO/Owner? What types of jobs are offered? What traits they are looking for in an employee? How to make an application rise to the top of the list? Any advice they have for the students as they move forward in their careers?

Students will take away useful information for their future goals. Whether it be starting a new business, how to get hired, working for large or small companies and how to be the best employee they can be.

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