Honeywell Senior Executive Kate Adams to Deliver Keynote Address at CenterState CEO Annual Meeting, April 27

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SYRACUSE, NY – CenterState CEO announces that Kate Adams, senior vice president and general counsel at Honeywell will deliver the keynote address at its 2017 Annual Meeting, April 27 at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter, in Syracuse. The luncheon is the region’s largest annual gathering of business and community leaders.

As part of the leadership team at Honeywell, Adams has a unique perspective on the strategies and forward-looking approaches required for businesses to excel in the global marketplace. She is responsible for managing all of the company’s legal affairs, as well as government relations; health, safety, environment, product stewardship and sustainability; and global security.
Honeywell is a $40 billion diversified Fortune 100 leader that invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world’s toughest challenges linked to global macro trends such as energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity. Honeywell has a global workforce of approximately 130,000 in about 70 countries.

Adams will share her experience leading Honeywell’s Onondaga Lake cleanup and restoration efforts for which she has had responsibility since joining the company in 2003, as well as insight into the company’s strong global growth strategy and its commitment to corporate citizenship.
“Honeywell has been at the center of one of this community’s most ambitious undertakings – the cleanup of Onondaga Lake. We are excited to have Ms. Adams share her perspective on Honeywell’s commitment to the developing collaborative solutions that helped restore our lake to its rightful place as a remarkable community asset,” said Robert Simpson, president, CenterState CEO. “As we look through the lens of history, this project serves as reminder, and a model, for what can be achieved when we come together with a bold, long-term, vision and take action to break through our most pressing challenges to drive transformative outcomes.”
Adams’ prior roles at Honeywell include serving on the Performance Materials and Technologies leadership team, one of Honeywell's strategic business groups.
Before joining Honeywell, Adams was a partner at Sidley Austin LLP in New York City. Earlier in her career, she served in roles as law clerk for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Supreme Court of the United States; trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice, Appellate Section, Environment and Natural Resources division; and law clerk for Stephen Breyer, then Chief Justice United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and now Justice of the Supreme Court.
Throughout her career, Adams has held academic positions as adjunct assistant professor of law for the New York University Law School and adjunct assistant professor of environmental law for Columbia University Law School in New York City.
Tickets to CenterState CEO’s Annual Meeting can be purchased at, or by contacting Lisa Metot at 315-470-1870 or Doors open at 11:30 a.m., program begins promptly at 12 p.m.
The event will also unveil CenterState CEO’s 2017 Business of the Year Awards.
Presenting Sponsors of the 2017 CenterState CEO Annual Meeting are CPS Recruitment, Inc. and AXA. Corporate Sponsors are Bonadio Group; Crouse Hospital; INFICON, Inc.; L. & J.G. Stickley; OBG; Preferred Mutual Insurance Company; Robert Half; SRC, Inc.; WCNY-TV, Classic FM and 415 Productions; and Wegmans Food and Pharmacy. Media Sponsors are News Radio 570 WSYR Now on 106.9 FM; Business Journal News Network; Advanced Media New York; and Visual Technologies. Free parking is courtesy of C&S Companies.
About Honeywell
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, cars, homes and buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit
About 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.
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