Iona College Political Science Professor to Join Business Council of Westchester’s Political Leadership Series

Virtual event to focus on the “Road to the White House and the Battle for U.S. Senate & Congress”

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — Jeanne Zaino, Ph.D., Iona College Political Science & International Studies professor and Bloomberg News contributor, will present as part of the Business Council of Westchester’s Political Leadership Series on Friday, October 23. The virtual event will focus on “The Road to the White House and the Battle for U.S. Senate and Congress.”

Iona College students are invited to participate as part of the College’s ongoing #IonaVotes civic engagement activities. Registration is required.

The event will give viewers the most up-to-date information on key political races and issues occurring across the country. Roughly 200 business and community leaders are expected to participate. Event speakers include:

  • 9:10 a.m. – Nick Langworthy, chair of the New York State Republican Party
  • 9:30 a.m. – Ashley Rich Stephenson, vice president and national political director, Public Affairs and Federal Relations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • 10 a.m. – Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion
  • 10:45 a.m. – Jeanne Zaino, professor of Political Science & International Studies at Iona College; contributor with Bloomberg News
  • 11:30 a.m. – Jay Jacobs, chairman of the New York State Democratic Party

The BCW is Westchester’s largest business membership organization focusing on economic development and advocacy. Its 1,000 members range from Mastercard, Pepsi, IBM and Heineken USA to bio-tech companies, colleges, hospitals, businesses of all sizes and 140 not-for-profits. Iona College President Seamus Carey, Ph.D., serves on the Board of Directors and Iona is also a member.

Friday, October 23
9 a.m. – Noon
Virtual Conference

Founded in 1940, Iona University is a master's-granting private, Catholic, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. Iona's 45-acre New Rochelle campus and 28-acre Bronxville campus are just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of more than 50,000 around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona students enjoy small class sizes, engaged professors and a wide array of academic programs across the School of Arts & Science; LaPenta School of Business; NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences; and Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Iona is widely recognized in prestigious rankings, including The Princeton Review’s 2024 national list of “The Best 389 Colleges” and The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse’s “2024 Best Colleges in America,” which ranked Iona at #66 in the nation overall and #8 in the nation among Catholic schools. Iona’s LaPenta School of Business is also accredited by AACSB International, a recognition awarded to just five percent of business schools worldwide. In addition, The Princeton Review recognized Iona’s on-campus MBA program as a “Best Business School for 2023.” Iona also offers a fully online MBA program for even greater flexibility. In July 2021, Iona announced the establishment of the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences, which is now principally located on Iona’s Bronxville campus in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian. Connecting to its Irish heritage, the University also recently announced it is expanding abroad with a new campus in County Mayo, Ireland. A school on the rise, Iona officially changed its status from College to University on July 1, 2022, reflecting the growth of its academic programs and the prestige of an Iona education.