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Sandra Pianalto Spoke on Leadership


Sandra Pianalto, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, presented "Leadership in Challenging Times" at The University of Akron on Wednesday, October 12.  Ms. Pianalto was speaking on behalf of the College of Business Administration Donald L. Kaufman Speaker Series.  

Pianalto, who is an alumnus of The University of Akron, has been the President of the Fourth District since 2003.  She spoke on her experiences, and shared with those in attendance four key lessons to being a more successful leader.  


  1. Embrace uncertainty 
  2. Continue lifelong learning
  3. To earn respect, you must give it
  4. Find something you are passionate about and pursue it 
This marked the 8th annual Donald L. Kaufman Business Speaker Series.  Mr. Kaufman, retired president and CEO of Alside, Inc established the series as a way to give back to the community. Every semester he also serves as a guest lecturer in marketing classes on campus. 
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