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.
Cait Finn, MS CSCS
Assistant Director of Leadership Programs
Cait Finn is the assistant director of leadership programs. In this role, she coordinates the HWS Leads certificate program and serves as an instructor for the Public Speaking and the Leadership Theory I Readers College courses. She also oversees the Leadership Institute, the Centennial Center’s scholars program, advises students, and facilitates and develops leadership programming. Cait has a bachelor's degree in social work from Nazareth College, and she earned a master's degree from Ithaca College in exercises and sports science, human performance. Cait brings a unique perspective to leadership education by merging her background in social work and time working in college athletics.
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.