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Students Place First at NYS Leadership Conference

The HWS chapter of Phi Beta Lambda received first place at the Future Business Leaders of America- Phi Beta Lambda New York State Leadership Conference.

Sreyan Kanungo ’23, Reece Wilson ’24 and Jack Maloney ’24 recently earned first place in the Business Presentation Category at the Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) New York State Leadership Conference.

Kanungo, Wilson and Maloney are members of the HWS chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, a collegiate business career organization that prepares students for the business world through career preparation and leadership experience.

FBLA-PBL hosts several regional and national leadership conferences each year for collegiate chapters to attend. These events provide PBL members with the opportunity to practice their leadership and collaborative skills, and engage in a competitive environment and network.

In the business presentation category, Kanungo, Wilson and Maloney competed with chapter members from Cornell University. They were asked to address the topic: “Characteristics of Transformational Leadership and How They Lead to Positive Business Change” in a seven-minute presentation.

Kanungo, Wilson and Maloney’s win qualifies HWS PBL for the national FBLA-PBL leadership conference, which will be held virtually this year. Through national conferences, HWS PBL members will have the chance to compete with PBL chapters at colleges and universities from across the country.

This was the first leadership conference for the HWS PBL chapter, which was founded this year by Kanungo and Eden LaRonde ’24. Mentored by Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies Craig Talmage and Director of the Centennial Center Amy Forbes, the group plans to continue participating in regional and national competitions.