Anthony Billoni, director of Tobacco-Free Western New York and an expert on creativity and leadership change, will be the guest speaker at Daemen College’s Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lecture Series event scheduled for March 21.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.
Billoni will discuss the Tobacco-Free Western New York’s advocacy and marketing efforts to decrease tobacco use in adults and prevention programs targeted to youth. He will also talk about the organization’s engagement with community leaders and youth to change policies about tobacco use in counties throughout WNY.
In addition to his director role, Billoni is a consultant in creativity and leadership change and teaches at the Creative Problem Solving Institute. As a coach and mentor, he has worked with a number of organizations in the nonprofit community, including How to Have Fun Productions, Art on Wheels, and the Creative Education Foundation, among others. He is also a founding member and past president of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Rotary Club.
The Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the Daemen Entrepreneurship Program, features speakers who recognize the potential that exists in the region through development, revitalization efforts, new programming, job creation, or collaborative endeavors. Lectures for the spring semester will focus on the next generation of entrepreneurs and creative practices used in business strategies.