6:30 p.m. - Keynote Speaker, Betsy Annese
...Keynote Speaker - Betsy Annese, president of Annese Public Relations, Inc., of Winston-Salem, NC, will speak on "Winning in Leadership," a discussion that emphasizes the core attitudes and visions of leadership.Formerly Sr. Vice President of R. J. Reynolds International, Inc., and vice President at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, Inc., Betsy will share her leadership experiences through real-life examples of how to lead and win, by influencing others.
leadership can't be given to you by your boss or appointed by the board of directors," according to Betsy
."Job titles don't have much value when it comes to leading.You must have vision, trust, respect and learn to sacrifice.It helps if you can subordinate your ego and learn the skills of team building, communication and empowerment," she
says.Ms. Annese is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where she earned a B.A. degree in Journalism.She is a former newspaper reporter, publicity manager for a major U.S. carpet manufacturer, and serves many clients today from her office located on W. Fourth Street in Downtown Winston-Salem.
staff are asked to teach executives how to be better leaders, as well as publicize the work of major corporations, individuals and organizations such as Allegacy Federal Credit Union
, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
, sculptor Earline heath King, Beacon Technologies, Inc.
, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
, Triad Entrepreneurial Initiative and the Northwest Piedmont Council of Governments