The best leaders create environments where all members of the organization can excel, said College trustee Alma Scott-Buczak ’74 in her keynote address to more than 200 upperclassmen at the 2014 Lafayette Leadership Institute. The assistant executive director of human resources for New Jersey Transit, Scott-Buczak was one of several alumni who shared their expertise at the annual event supported by the Class of 1968 Leadership Fund.
Panelists included Gina Arias ’93, senior community partner coordinator for New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Kartik Chandran ’95, associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Tony Fernandez ’81, executive vice president and chief supply chain officer at Pinnacle Foods; James Fisher ’77, member of the Board of Trustees and managing member of Fisher Capital Corp.; and Amy Herman ’88, president of The Art of Perception. Conner Woods ’11, Lafayette admissions counselor, served as moderator.
Brad Bormann ’14, student leader intern, coordinated the institute, working with Pam Brewer, director of student leadership.