LFCC to Hold “Lunch with the CEO” Leadership Series

For Immediate Release:
March 22, 2007

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is holding a leadership series titled “Lunch with the CEO.” The series will provide participants with the opportunity to meet with community leaders to discuss current business issues and challenges. In addition to the presentation, attendees will receive a catered lunch at the Wayside Inn in Middletown and a copy of the leadership book discussed by the presenter.

Offered through the Office of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education, each session costs $99. Following is detailed information about each session:

  • Leadership During Change (course #45858) will take place on April 13, 2007, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This session will be presented by Harry Smith, president and CEO of First Bank, and will discuss the difference between deciding and doing. Executing rapid transition and change is often the single greatest challenge facing today’s leaders. Increasingly, the companies that win are those that learn faster, act quicker and adapt sooner. Smith will be discussing techniques based on the book “Five Frogs on a Log: A CEO's Field Guide to Accelerating the Transition in Mergers, Acquisitions and Gut Wrenching Change.” Smith has been a leader in the banking industry for over 25 years and holds a number of corporate board positions in the region.
  • Leadership and The Social Sectors (course #45859) will take place on April 20, 2007, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This session will be presented by Patricia Taylor, superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools, and will discuss the misperception that the primary path to greatness in the social sector is to become more like a business. This session is geared toward nonprofit, education, government, health care or religious leaders and will discuss the book “Good to Great and the Social Sectors.”
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership (course #45860) will take place on April 27, 2007, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This session will be presented by Tony Tedeschi, president of Piedmont Press & Graphics, and will discuss the book “E-Myth Mastery: The Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World Class Company.” The book is a detailed business development program that helps individuals to fully engage their passion in the pursuit of business goals. Tedeschi is an entrepreneur and publisher with over 25 years of management experience. He is a graduate of LFCC and will graduate from Old Dominion University this spring.

Individuals interested in this professional development opportunity may register online at http://www.LFCCWorkforce.com or contact the Office of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education at (540) 868-7021.


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.