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Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

July 21, 2000

Empire State Advantage conference set for Sept. 19

The 2000 Empire State Advantage (ESA) "Celebration of Excellence at Work" Conference will take place Sept. 19 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany.

Peter Soderberg, president and CEO of Welch Allyn, will deliver the keynote address and will conduct an executive forum open only to senior executives of organizations in all economic sectors.

At the conference, Robert L. King, chancellor of the State University of New York, will receive the David T. Kearns Award for Superior Management. Kearns, the former CEO of Xerox Corporation and the Undersecretary of Education in the Bush administration, will present this award.

The first recipient of the award, in 1999, was Kearns, who was recognized for his many contributions to the improvement of industry and education in New York State and our nation. The award has been renamed in his honor.

The conference will also include a luncheon to honor this year's Empire State Advantage honorees.

The Empire State Advantage: Excellence at Work is a continuous-improvement program administered by a public/private sector partnership formed to focus on ensuring New York State's economic competitiveness in the global marketplace.

The partnership is supported by the Pataki administration and major New York corporations, as well as key health-care and education leaders. The Empire State Advantage is formerly known as the Excelsior Award.

To find out more, or to register, please call 1-518/482-1747 or visit http://www.empirestateadvantage.org/.