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Westchester Business Leaders Attend Manhattanville Speaker Series

Bruce Nussbaum, author of “Creative Intelligence,” was the keynote speaker at a breakfast, hosted by Manhattanville College School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Westchester Library System, and the Business Council of Westchester. Photo Credit: Contributed
From left, panelists Dani Glaser, Larry Gottlieb and Jim Giangrande discuss the importance of creativity in the workplace. Photo Credit: Contributed

PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Bruce Nussbaum, author of “Creative Intelligence,” and a panel of Westchester’s leading business professionals headlined the second event in Manhattanville College’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies’ 20th Anniversary  on Thursday. March 6.

The “Insights into Leadership” speaker series was held in partnership with the Business Council of Westchester and the Westchester Library System. Nussbaum and panelists Larry Gottlieb, chief executive officer of Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation; Dani Glaser, founder and chief executive officer of Green Team Spirit; Chris Maher, chief executive officer of,House Party; and Jim Giangrande, managing director and partner, Altium Wealth Management, spoke to a crowd of nearly 75 members from Manhattanville and the Westchester and Fairfield business communities.

The panel, moderated by Marsha Gordon, chief executive officer of the Business Council of Westchester, followed a networking breakfast reception in Manhattanville’s historic Reid Castle.

Nussbaum notably discussed the importance of being creative in an age of “VUCA,” or volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. “Creativity is a way to deal with the challenges that are associated with a period of change, when you know you have to try something different,” Nussbaum said.

In celebration of The School of Graduate and Professional Studies’ 20th anniversary year, the “Insights into Leadership” series will offer speakers with a broad range of business expertise, presenting their views on local, national and global trends.

The third presentation in the series, titled “The Power of Building Content and Community,” is scheduled for April 7 and will feature a panel of key Westchester-based businesses and marketing masters, including Heineken USA, House Party and Tommie Copper.

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