Financier and Philanthropist Gary Winnick Keynotes “Leadership in Crisis” Conversation at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership

June 7, 2010

Financier and philanthropist Gary Winnick delivered keynote remarks at an afternoon conversation and open forum for students and faculty at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The subject of the April 23rd event, held in the School’s Darman Seminar Room, was “Leadership in Crisis.”

Appearing at the School’s Center for Public Leadership, Winnick spoke of his own cutting-edge career which transformed three industries – venture finance at Drexel Burnham Lambert, fiber optic telecommunications at Global Crossing, and now clean-technology construction at iCrete.

The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government was established in 2000 and provides cutting-edge teaching and research as well as hands-on training in the practical skills of leadership for people in government, not-for-profits, and business.

David Gergen, director of the center and an advisor to four American Presidents, is also host of the seminar series which invites current global leaders from the worlds of business, government, and philanthropy to present their personal “leadership journeys” in the context of current issues and events.

Said Gergen: “Across America and around much of the globe, people are searching for public leaders – men and women of talent, vision and entrepreneurial spirit. Gary Winnick is such a leader – a man who has come through crisis, bounced back, and continues to create new companies with energy, zeal, and creativity.”

Winnick was asked by Christopher Peabody, winner of a prestigious Zuckerman Fellowship at Harvard’s School of Public Health where he is a master’s candidate, to outline the skill sets needed to succeed as an entrepreneur.

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