The Centennial Center


Amy Forbes, Ed.D.
Director of Centennial Center

Amy Forbes is a leadership educator at the Centennial Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. As the director of the Centennial Center, she teaches courses, facilitates sessions, advises students, develops content and builds programming. She holds a doctorate with a focus in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Vermont. She has presented on numerous topics including authentic leadership, ethical decision-making, group dynamics, organizational change, problem-solving and innovation. Her areas of interest are leadership studies, leadership development, college student leadership, organizational development, and entrepreneurial leadership. Amy has been at the Colleges since 2011.


Kaylyn O’Brien '12
Assistant Director of Leadership Programs

Kaylyn O'Brien '12 directs the Centennial Center’s HWS Leads program and serves as an instructor for the Public Speaking and Leadership Theory I Readers College courses. She also oversees the Leadership Institute, Youth Leadership College and administers the Centennial Center Fellowships. Additionally, Kaylyn serves as a content developer for Centennial Center programs and oversees social media marketing and campus outreach for the office.

Kaylyn has a B.A. in Public Policy and Critical Social Studies from William Smith College. She also earned a master of arts in Philosophy and Public Affairs from University College Dublin, Ireland.


Ed Bizari
Margiloff Family Entrepreneurial Fellow

Bizari is an entrepreneur based in the Rochester, N.Y.-area who has more than 30 years of experience at all levels of the business sector, ranging from startups to multibillion-dollar international corporations. As the 2017-18 Margiloff Fellow, Bizari’s responsibilities include advising students and supporting their projects, designing new programs, facilitating workshops and coordinating large- and small-scale entrepreneurial events on and off campus. In addition, Bizari will manage the Entrepreneurial Leader-in-Residence program, bringing to campus speakers with entrepreneurial expertise, particularly HWS alumni, alumnae and parents.

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