(Buffalo, NY) – Jordan Levy, chairman of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., will discuss “The Future of Buffalo’s Waterfront” at the Buffalo City Forum and buffet luncheon on Tuesday, May 25. (Doors open at noon; lunch begins at 12:15 pm.) The FORUM takes place in the WNED studios, 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo.
This community speaker series, open to the public, is produced by WNED-AM 970 and Leadership Buffalo in collaboration with JacksonParker Communications and hosted by WNED Director of News and Public Affairs Jim Ranney. The hour-long FORUM, which includes a question and answer session with the speaker, will be broadcast live (on WNED-AM and wned.org/news) beginning at 1 pm. (Attendees must be seated by 12:45 pm.)
Levy leads the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. as chairman and also chairs its Budget & Finance Committee. In addition, he serves as an advisor and board member with many national and local organizations, including the University at Buffalo Foundation, Fine Arts Academy of Buffalo (Albright Knox Art Gallery), Dominik Hasek Foundation, and University at Buffalo Office of Science Technology Transfer and Outreach (STOR).
Professionally, Levy is an operating executive and venture capitalist with expertise in sales and marketing. He has led billion dollar technology companies to successful exits and has operated venture funds that have realized upper quartile returns. Levy is now Partner-New York with Softbank Capital, the U.S.-based venture capital group associated with SOFTBANK Corp. The firm focuses on private equity investments in technology-related companies. In 1999, Levy co-founded Seed Capital Partners, an early stage technology venture fund.
This Buffalo City Forum event costs $20 ($15 for members of WNED or Leadership Buffalo). Advanced registration is encouraged; RSVPs are required for lunch by Fri., May 21. Tickets are available from Leadership Buffalo [(716) 849-2626, ext. 17 or firstname.lastname@example.org].
BUFFALO CITY FORUM is made possible by the support of lead sponsor Independent Health with additional support from Hunt Real Estate, M&T Bank and Greatbatch Inc.
Through WNED-AM 970 The Information Station, Classical 94.5/WNED, WNED-TV and ThinkBright TV, the member-supported WNED Buffalo/Toronto provides high quality programming and services that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate Western New York and Southern Ontario communities. Additional information about WNED can be found at www.wned.org.
Leadership Buffalo, established in 1987, is the premier network of business, civic and professional leaders in Western New York. The not-for-profit corporation is committed to developing current and future leaders of Buffalo and Erie County by enhancing our social capital and helping leaders to lead from a common set of four core values: service, diversity, inclusion and openness to change. For more information, visit www.leadershipbuffalo.org.