CenterState CEO Announces Panel of Distinguished Business Leaders for its Annual Meeting

Posted on April 18, 2022

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CenterState CEO has announced a panel of two distinguished business leaders for its 2022 Annual Meeting:

Naria Santa Lucia, GM, Digital Inclusion and U.S. Community Engagement, Microsoft Philanthropies - Santa Lucia leads Microsoft’s global philanthropic strategy, overseeing grant investments and partnerships in digital skills, computer science education, and community and economic impact. Her focus centers on the goal of increasing jobs and livelihood opportunities for excluded people and communities in the digital economy, working in partnership with nonprofits, governments, and private sector partners around the world to help millions of people thrive.

Jennifer Cruickshank, Head of Public Policy and Community Engagement, Amazon New York - As head of Public Policy and Community Engagement, Cruickshank leads Amazon’s community and government relations efforts in New York, including Amazon’s statewide policy priorities in Albany and work with local government officials across the state. She also engages with community organizations in the region’s where Amazon has a presence, working with and providing support for not-for-profit service providers, educational institutions and arts and cultural organizations.

Rob Simpson, President, CenterState CEO (Moderator)

From digital transformation and workforce inclusion, to community investment and collaboration, hear strategies from two global leaders in the tech industry that are making a true impact in creating greater opportunity for all.

Exploring a theme of Transcend, the event will highlight Central New York’s unique moment of opportunity, and progress that has exceeded what some once thought possible. Join us as we explore our shared efforts to surpass boundaries, accelerate our trajectory and achieve equitable growth through a collaborative, strategic and data-driven focus on the future. 

The event will also unveil winners of the prestigious Business of the Year awards, recognizing companies in five categories. 

Read more about the event, and register, here.

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