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Interactive Panel Discussion Will Address the Essential Tools for Effective Leadership in Todays Complex Business Environment

Event Date: June 18, 2014

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ALBANY, N.Y., June 2, 2014 – SaxBST, one of the nation’s top 100 accounting firms, will present the second event in its “Fist to Five” series in Albany with the interactive discussion, “Putting the ‘R’ Back in Leader.” This free program for not-for-profit professionals will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, from 8-10:30 a.m. at Wolfert’s Roost Country Club, 120 Van Rensselaer Blvd. in Albany.

A panel of experts, moderated by Todd W. Polyniak, CPA, director of SaxBST’s Not-for-Profit Industry Services Group, will address the major challenges to effective leadership and discuss the “4 R’s” that are essential for successfully navigating today’s complex not-for-profit environment.

Panelists include James K. Reed, MD, president and chief executive officer of St. Peter’s Health Partners, the region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit network of high-quality, advanced medical care, primary care, rehabilitation and senior services; Marcia White, president and executive director of Saratoga Performing Arts Center, who has led the venue to greater financial accountability, historic capital improvements, aggressive audience development and reinvigorated programming; and Harriet L. Rifkin, owner of Rifkin & Associates, LLC, who is a recognized expert in leadership development.

Advance registration is required. For more information or to register for this event, call Michael Murray at (518) 459-6700 or email mmurray@saxbst.com.

The SaxBST Not-for-Profit Industry Services Group adopted the phrase “Fist to Five” – a metaphor for bringing consensus among a group of people – to describe its mission of helping not-for-profit organizations achieve peak performance and accomplish their goals.

One of the top 100 accounting firms nationally, SaxBST is a multi-disciplinary accounting, tax and advisory firm serving the needs of closely held companies, family-owned businesses, not-for-profit entities and high-net-worth individuals throughout the New York tri-state area. Based in Albany, N.Y.; Clifton, N.J.; Mineola, N.Y. and New York City, SaxBST is the outgrowth of a merger between two of the area’s most prominent accounting firms, Sax Macy Fromm & Co., PC (SMF) and Bollam, Sheedy, Torani & Co. LLP (BST). SaxBST’s expertise covers a range of industry areas and niches including real estate, construction, manufacturing and distribution, employee benefits, retail, financial services, healthcare, professional services, not-for-profit, governmental entities and labor unions.


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