Business Forum Breakfast
Friday, March 10, 8 – 10 am
Presentation by Dennis Walcott, president and CEO of the Queens Library, on “Preparing Today’s Workforce for a Successful Future: The Role of the Queens Library,” with an audience Q&A session to follow. Breakfast will be served
Members of the media will be provided with complimentary parking and reserved seating.
A Queens native and a graduate of New York City public schools, Dennis M. Walcott was appointed President and CEO of Queens Library in March 2016 following a lifelong career in public education and human services. The former chancellor of the New York City public school system and a deputy mayor under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Walcott joined the Library after serving as the New York State-appointed monitor of the East Ramapo School District in Rockland County, initiating a series of reforms to ensure the equitable delivery of service and opportunity to the district’s students.
Before working at City Hall, Walcott was the President and CEO of the New York Urban League for more than 12 years, and in that role expanded educational and youth services. He began his career as a kindergarten teacher. He and his wife Denise live in Queens, have four adult children and are grandparents.
Launched in 2005, the QC Business Forum brings together the business community, local government, academia, and students to provide an opportunity for town and gown to interact. Influential leaders in a number of fields serve as keynote speakers at its breakfast and lunchtime lectures, touching on issues vital to the local business community.
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