Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — May 2, 2016

Bob Woodward to keynote The Business Council’s 2016 Annual Meeting
World-renowned journalist to address state’s business leaders

ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc., today announced that Bob Woodward, famed investigative reporter and best-selling author, will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

Called “the most celebrated journalist of our age” by The Wall Street Journal, Bob Woodward has established himself as a journalistic icon who gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein broke the disturbing news of the Watergate scandal during the Nixon administration. Their book about the scandal, “All the President’s Men”, won a Pulitzer Prize and was featured on TIME magazine’s list of the all-time 100 best non-fiction books as “perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history.”

“The Business Council, our board, and our members, could not be happier to announce Mr. Woodward as this year’s keynote speaker,” said Heather C. Briccetti, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “With the unprecedented tumult of this year’s presidential primary, coupled with the continuing ethical swirl around Albany, and key elections at all levels of state and federal government, Mr. Woodward’s message and voice will be particularly important. In securing Mr. Woodward, we are providing our members with world-class, engaging content, that they won’t be able to find anywhere else. We are excited to hear what he has to say, and we know our members feel the same way.”

Regularly attended by hundreds of the state’s top business executives, The Business Council’s Annual Meeting, at the historic Sagamore Resort on the shores of Lake George, is the premier business policy and networking event in New York.

Additional speakers and agenda items will be published on our 2016 Annual Meeting website.

Early bird registration expires Friday, July 29. Registration is available online, by mail and by phone.