WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Roger Woolsey, seasoned aviator, branding expert and CEO of Million Air, will be the featured speaker at The Business Council of Westchester’s People’s United Bank Leadership Conversation Series event on May 17.
The event, which is presented by People’s United Bank, will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Castle Hotel & Spa in Tarrytown.
Million Air, which has operations at Westchester County Airport, is the third largest fixed-based operation chain in the world, providing upscale private aviation services to airports, individuals and corporate flight departments. The company provides aircraft charter, fuel, aircraft maintenance and support services across the U.S., Canada, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.
“The Business Council is delighted to have Roger Woolsey, who is a visionary entrepreneur, as our featured guest for the People’s United Bank Leadership Conversation Series. The remarkable story of his business career is truly inspiring. We all look forward to what is sure to be a fascinating interview with one today’s most interesting and dynamic business leaders,” said Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of The Business Council of Westchester.
Woolsey started his first business venture – Prestige Touring -- at the age of 19. At the time he was the youngest commercial pilot in the nation, and still holds the title as the youngest air carrier operator in U.S. history. Prestige Touring catered to flying rock & roll bands on music tours including Billy Joel, Sting, Grateful Dead, Stevie Nicks, U2, Peter Frampton, Reba, Garth Brooks and Elton John.
The BCW’s Leadership Conversations Series has featured some of the region’s top business leaders including Leonard Schleifer, Founder, President and CEO of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; Dr. Stephen Safyer, President & CEO of Montefiore Health System; Joseph Simone, President of Simone Development Companies and Dr. Laura Forese, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian.
Tickets are $60 for members and $80 for future members. To purchase tickets or to learn more about the People’s United Bank Leadership Conversation Series event, visit www.thebcw.org or call 914-948-2110.