Speaker: The Honorable Kathy M. Sheehan, Mayor of the City of Albany
Mayor Sheehan will discuss the challenges of future economic development in Albany and the steps she is taking to generate a strong business climate in New York’s capital city.
On January 1st 2014, Kathy M. Sheehan became the 75th mayor in Albany’s history and the first woman elected to the post in the City’s history. She brought an impressive resume to the position.
In 2010, after winning a city-wide election, Kathy became Albany’s Treasurer and Chief Fiscal Officer, modernizing the City’s tax collection system and overhauling its scandal-plagued parking ticket system. She was also a founding member of the Albany Promise, a coalition of community members, educators, service providers and business leaders working to ensure that every child in the City succeeds academically.
Kathy grew up in a large family that valued hard work and community service. She put herself through college and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. After a five-year career in communications, Kathy attended Albany Law School on an academic scholarship and graduated magna cum laude in 1994.
In 1996, she joined Intermagnetics General Corporation, a leading medical device manufacturer based in Latham. As vice president and general counsel, Kathy helped grow the company from 500 employees to more than 1,200 and from $90 million to more than $300 million in sales.
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