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The Center for Professional Development is happy to announce that former President and CEO of Verizon Wireless, Denny Strigl ’74, HON ’11, will speak at the next Taking the Lead speaker series event on February 24 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  The topic of his talk is “What it Takes for Managers to Consistently Deliver Strong Results in Their Organizations!”

Strigl has experience delivering breakthrough results that have led to exponential growth in a highly-competitive industry, despite increasingly globalized competition and economic pressures. Over the course of two decades, he took Verizon Wireless from $192 million in sales to $62 billion. Verizon’s customer base went from 257,000 to 91.2 million, during that same period of time. At the time of his retirement, Denny Strigl was president of Verizon Communications, the 14th largest Fortune 500 Company. More about Denny Strigl.

This quarterly speaker series features entrepreneurs and innovative thought leaders from a variety of industries who will share their insights and experiences with the local community in order to support, encourage and inspire students and business leaders in their entrepreneurial pursuits.

Registration: The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception at which Denny Strigl will sign the book he co-authored with Frank Swiatek ’65, Managers, Can you hear me now? Immediately following Denny Strigl’s remarks, he will sign there will be a book signing and reception. To register, click here.  Register now!

Submitted by: The Center for Professional Development,, 716-888-8490