BINGHAMTON, NY – The SUNY Business and Education Cooperative of the Southern Tier (SUNY BEST) will host a presentation by Brian Hutzley, titled “SUNY, the Regional Economic Development Councils and NYS Economic Revitalization,” at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 3 in room 1324C of the Continuing Education and Outreach Office in Library North on the Binghamton University campus. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Hutzley, vice chancellor for financial services and chief financial officer for SUNY, is responsible for SUNY’s $10 billion annual all-funds budget, as well as strategic infrastructure management and operations of the University. He is also co-chair of SUNY’s Entrepreneurial Century, comprised of SUNY leaders who are committed to the cultivation of entrepreneurial thinking. Their mission is to guide innovation and growth in new and existing businesses.

Previously, Hutzley was vice president for business and finance at SUNY Delhi, the director of finance and strategy for Mead in Sidney, New York, and held management positions at Amphenol Aerospace, AT&T, and NCR. He is on the board of directors for the Otsego County Chamber and serves on its Business Action committee.

In the context of SUNY, the regional economic development councils and New York state’s economic revitalization, Hutzley will address topics of small business and entrepreneurship, workforce development, strategic enrollment and high needs programs and funding, research and innovation, commercialization and development and the entrepreneurial campus.

To register or for more information, e-mail dhulbert@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-2792. Parking is available at the visitors’ paid lot, across from Bartle Library and in the parking garage behind the Couper Administration building.

SUNY BEST is a volunteer group comprised of senior staff members from key economic and educational institutions in the Southern Tier. The group works to forge strong alliances, strengthen industry specific needs and provide information and outreach for business.