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Zarb Lecture Features Northwell CEO Michael Dowling

Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health, will deliver the third annual Zarb School of Business Distinguished Lecture at The Times Center in Manhattan on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m.

Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health, will deliver the third annual Zarb School of Business Distinguished Lecture at The Times Center in Manhattan on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m.

Dowling’s lecture, “The Business of Health Care and the Importance of Transformational Leadership” will provide insight on the health care industry and how professionals can successfully navigate in a climate of constant change.

The event is free, but advance registration is required. The Times Center is located at 242 W 41st Street. The event will also be livestreamed.

Prior to becoming president and CEO of Northwell in 2002, Mr. Dowling was the health system’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. Before joining Northwell, he was a senior vice president at Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Dowling served in New York state government for 12 years, including seven years as director of health, education and human services and deputy secretary to the governor. He was also commissioner of the New York State Department of Social Services.

“Mr. Dowling has defined what it means to be a transformational leader,” said Dr. Janet Lenaghan, Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business. “We are delighted to have him share his wisdom and insight with the Zarb community.”

The Zarb School of Business is consistently recognized for academic excellence by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Forbes. Its online MBA program is ranked No.16, No.9 and No.58 in the nation, by The Princeton Review, Poets & Quants and U.S. News, respectively. The Zarb School is accredited in both business and accounting by AACSB International and offers a dual bachelor’s degree and global internship program with Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in China that is among the first program of its kind in the United States.

The Zarb School began the year in a new, state-of-the-art 52,000-square-foot building equipped with a new Behavioral Research in Business Lab, an enhanced Center for Entrepreneurship, makerspace/startup incubator, multiple areas for student independent and collaborative study.

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