Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mayor Kathy Sheehan to Address Albany Roundtable - *1/9/14*

DATE CHANGE for First Civic Luncheon of 2014 – Thursday, January 9

Kathy Sheehan will become the 75th Mayor of the City of Albany on January 1, 2014. She will address the first Albany Roundtable luncheon of 2014 on THURSDAY, January 9. The Roundtable usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month, but the date was changed to avoid a conflict with Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address.

Albany Roundtable luncheon meetings are held at the National Register-listed University Club, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street in Albany, and are open to the public.

Kathy was elected Albany’s Treasurer and Chief Fiscal Officer in 2010. During her campaign for Treasurer, she pledged to bring independence, transparency and financial common sense to city hall. She refused to accept a city-owned vehicle, streamlined her office’s operations and modernized property tax and parking ticket collections.

She is a graduate of Albany Law School, and started her legal career as an attorney in the Albany office of Bond, Schoeneck & King. In 1996 she joined Intermagnetics General Corporation, a leading medical device manufacturer based in Latham. As vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, Kathy helped grow the company from 500 employees to more than 1,200 and from $90 million in sales to more than $300 million.

Kathy married her husband, Bob, in 1992 at St. Vincent DePaul Church on Madison Avenue. They have dedicated countless hours to serving our community.  Kathy and Bob live in the 8th ward with their 13 year old son and a rambunctious Boston Terrier.

KeyBank N.A. is sponsoring the January 9 luncheon. “Key is pleased to provide charitable support to area cultural and educational resources, to volunteer efforts that help build local neighborhoods and livelihoods, and to civic leadership,” said Mitchell Miller, Senior Vice President, KeyBank. “This is a very exciting time for the city of Albany, and we are delighted to help the Roundtable welcome Mayor Sheehan.”

The cost for the luncheon is $20, which may be paid at the door. The Roundtable also offers guests the option of paying in advance with a credit card. The University Club will serve a hot and cold buffet from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30. Reservations for the January 9 luncheon are required by Monday, January 6 and may be made by paying online, by calling 518-431-1400 (the Albany Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce) or by sending an e-mail to albanyroundtable@yahoo.com.