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DEAI Panel: Todd Garofano, Executive Director at Discover Schenectady, to Speak at 2023 NYSTIA Annual Meeting

Aug 30, 2023

Todd Garofano, Executive Director at Discover Schenectady, will speak on the DEAI In Action: From First Steps to Results panel on Thursday, September 14th at the 2023 NYSTIA Annual Meeting. In particular, Todd will speak on how Discover Schenectady kick-started their DEAI strategy by focusing on Diverse local businesses.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn different examples of actionable DEAI strategies from each panelist
  • How to build a DEAI strategy of your own
  • Not all DEAI programs/strategies are (or need to be) alike 

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About Todd:

A passionate and creative thinker by trade with an entrepreneurial spirit, I thrive on building collaborative relationships that cause the "tide to rise and lift all boats". With a successful career spanning more than 25 years in sales & marketing, destination management and association development, I am honored and humbled to have been a part of, and led, the many teams who have had a positive impact on our local communities and industries. As a respected leader in the tourism and association sectors, I am always happy to lend a hand to my peers.

Todd Garofano
Executive Director
Discover Schenectady

About Discover Schenectady

Home to the Arts, Entertainment and History! Discover Schenectady County is a non-profit organization responsible for promoting travel, tourism, conference and convention assets and opportunities throughout Schenectady County. Discover Schenectady inspires visitors to experience and enjoy all that Schenectady County has to offer, from its vibrant communities with dining, entertainment and shopping to its gorgeous waterfront and outdoor activities.