February Chapter Meeting

February 18, 2020
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant
689 N. Clinton St.
Syracuse, NY 13204
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Syracuse Surge

Syracuse is embarking on a once-in-a-generation opportunity to leap into the future as New York State's flagship smart city. The plan to make Syracuse a world leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution is the Syracuse Surge, a bold plan to chart a new direction for the city and region. The Surge builds on a massive investment in technology infrastructure to drive new strategic investment that leads to economic growth, shared prosperity, and neighborhood transformation.
The economy of tomorrow will be driven by a fusion of technologies that depend on connectivity - to one another, to jobs, to the internet, devices, and data. This landscape is constantly growing, evolving, and changing. Through investment and planning, the city can influence how quickly and equitably the changes occur here, and how we can prepare our workforce and businesses to capture the prosperity of emerging technology.
The Surge builds on millions of dollars in public and private investment already occurring in the city. With Governor Cuomo’s endorsement of the concept and active partnership with Onondaga County and multiple public and private sector partners, Syracuse will surge forward, bypass old divides, and connect our people, our businesses, and our region to the future.

 

Please join us as Greg Loh (Chief Policy Officer, Syracuse) for this presentation.  

As chief policy officer, Greg is responsible for communications and marketing and works closely with the offices of inter-governmental relations and shared services, and constituent services. Together, the portfolio is designed to advance progress and reputation for the city of Syracuse.

Greg joined the Mayor’s Office with the Walsh administration in 2018, after a nearly 30 year career in the private sector with the nationally recognized marketing communications firm, Eric Mower + Associates. He was the firm’s executive vice president and managing director of public relations and public affairs, overseeing a team of more than 50 people cross nine offices in the U.S. He came to Syracuse as a student at Syracuse University, where he was a dual major in Political Science at the Maxwell School and Public Relations at the Newhouse School. He is a former television and radio news reporter.

He has been actively involved in a wide range of civic and business organizations throughout his career, most recently serving as secretary and member of the Executive Committee for CenterState CEO, chairman of the United Way of Central New York, and chair of the PEACE, Inc., Communications Advisory Committee.

Greg and his wife, Molly, live in the city of Syracuse.