Katie Krawczyk & Dan Gigante
February 8, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at Central Library
part of a series on Symmetry
About the speaker
➤ Katie has over 15 years of broad-ranging experience in public and private sector work in Buffalo, NY, Washington, DC, New York City and Seoul, Korea. She has extensive expertise in developing and implementing targeted communications strategies aimed at reaching internal and external stakeholders, as well as the media. Katie has a proven track record of managing a wide range of successful creative projects, and is particularly adept at making strategic recommendations tailored to an organization’s unique needs, goals and objectives. Katie currently resides on the boards for the Richardson Center Corporation and the Eric Wood Fund, and is a founding board member of K-8 charter school Persistence Preparatory Academy.
➤ Dan is a seasoned web developer, mobile app developer and technical advisor with more than 20 years of experience building custom solutions for a variety of businesses, including Mattel, Birds Eye Foods and North American Breweries. Earlier in his career, Dan co-founded clevermethod, a local web development company, which he helped grow to a Fortune 5000 business. He also founded You and Who, a social good tee-shirt company now operating as 26 Shirts; was a founding organizer for Startup Weekend Buffalo; and co-chair for BarCamp Buffalo 2014. Dan has served on several nonprofit boards, including March of Dimes, American Cancer Society and InfoTech Niagara, and currently resides on the advisory board for WBFO/WNED. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Named one of Buffalo Business First’s 40 Under 40 in 2013, Dan is a tireless advocate for the start-up and tech community in Western New York.
The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library consists of the downtown Central Library, eight branches in the City of Buffalo and twenty-eight facilities located on one end of Erie County to the other. There is also Library on Wheels state-of-the art bookmobile. The libraries serve as centers of information, education, culture, and entertainment for the residents of Erie County. The B&ECPL has more than 3.2 million materials - books, eBooks, DVDs, music, and more. Free library cards (traditional and eLibrary) are available to Erie County, New York residents and to those who work and/or attend school in-county. Connect with the library on your favorite social media platform and catch its podcast, All Booked Up!
Paula’s Donuts is a family-owned and -operated business that was established in 1996. Every day, their hand-cut donuts are baked fresh on the premises of their three Western New York locations: Tonawanda, Clarence, and West Seneca. With over thirty varieties of donuts and baked goods prepared the old-fashioned way, Paula’s is always made with love.
Photo from Beth Insalaco.
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