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Monday, December 22, 2014

Mayor Sheehan to address 1st Roundtable lunch of 2015 - 1/15/15

Please note - date changed to avoid scheduling conflict

Mayor Kathy Sheehan will address the first Albany Roundtable luncheon of 2015 on THURSDAY, January15* at the National Register-listed University Club, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street in Albany.  

Mayor Sheehan became the 75th and first female mayor of Albany in 2014.  In 2010, after winning a city-wide election, she became Albany’s Treasurer and Chief Fiscal Officer. Sheehan modernized the City’s tax collection system and completely overhauled its scandal-plagued parking ticket system.

Sheehan 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, she helped grow the company from 500 employees to more than 1,200 and from $90 million to more than $300 million in sales. In 2006, she helped negotiate the $1.3 billion acquisition of Intermagnetics by its largest customer, Philips Medical Systems.

Sheehan was a Trustee of St. Vincent DePaul Church and served as Treasurer of the School 19 (now New Scotland Elementary) PTA.  She is 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 our City succeeds academically.  She also served on the board of Proctors Theater and is a trustee of Albany Law School.  Currently, Sheehan serves on the Boards of the Central Avenue and Downtown Business Improvement Districts, Albany Industrial Development Agency and Albany Community Development Agency.

KeyBank N.A. is the sponsor of the January 15 luncheon. “Key is pleased to be a long-time supporter of the Albany Roundtable, especially the Mayor’s annual address,” said Mitchell Miller, Senior Vice President, KeyBank. “The Albany Roundtable combines all of our charitable giving priorities, which include supporting area cultural and educational resources, volunteer efforts that help build local neighborhoods and livelihoods, and civic leadership.”

The cost for the luncheon is $20, which may be paid at the door. The Roundtable also offers its guests the option of paying in advance with a credit card at 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 15 luncheon are required by Monday, January 12 and may be made by prepaying online, by calling 518-431-1400 (the Albany Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce) or by sending an e-mail to 

*The Roundtable usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month, but the date was changed to avoid a scheduling conflict.