Leadership Breakfast: The Role of Risk in Leadership

A Panel Discussion on Managing Risk and Seizing Opportunity

Rochester was built on companies and organizations that took a risk. Of course, we all know foolish risk is not worth it. So what’s a leader to do?

Join our panel of experts and learn about the role of risk in leadership:

  • Why and when risk is worth it
  • Controls and processes to utilize in managing risk
  • Learning and recovering from risks that didn’t pan out

You’ll hear personal stories and learn practical ways to lead and train others, engage a framework for risk and establish a culture that encourages risk for growth.


7:30 am Networking & Breakfast
8:00 am Panelist Interview with moderator Lisa Tiffin
8:30 am Q & A including audience questions
9:00 am Close

Meet our Experts

Sankar Sewnauth, MPA

President & CEO
CDS Life Transitions

Dr. Angela D. Sims

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

Dr. Terry R. Taber

Chief Technical Officer & Senior Vice President

Sankar Sewnauth, MPA

Sankar Sewnauth serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of CDS Life Transitions. He began his career working for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as a direct support professional and has held a variety of leadership positions since joining the Agency in 1989. Read More

Dr. Angela D. Sims

Dr. Angela D. Sims is President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, NY. Prior to joining CRCDS July 1, 2019, Dr. Sims served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Professor in Church and Society at Saint Paul School of Theology in Leawood, KS. She holds a Ph.D. in Christian Social Ethics from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA. Read More

Dr. Terry R. Taber

Terry Taber is a native of Evansville, Indiana, and holds a BS in chemistry from Purdue University, a PhD in organic chemistry from California Institute of Technology and in mid-career an MS in general management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Kodak Sloan Fellow. Read More


Tickets are $10 per person, includes breakfast. A portion of your ticket supports student scholarships and programs through the Roberts Fund.
Event and Table Sponsorships available – email tiffin_lisa@roberts.edu for more information.