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The Business of Politics (PLV)

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Campaigns are costly—in more ways than one. On May 5, get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making a campaign successful and learn about the real business of politics.

Nearly $500 million was spent across the nation on everything from political consultants to media buys and from fundraising campaigns to digital outreach and direct mail during the 2012 presidential election. In 2016, that number may exceed $1 billion.

As part of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation’s (HVEDC) Thought Leaders Masters Series and Hudson Valley EDs and MEDs initiative, we are pleased to bring you The Business of Politics on Thursday, May 5, from 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m. in the Gottesman Room on Pace’s Westchester Campus.

Join the HVEDC and the Business Council of Westchester (BCW) for a rare peek behind the curtain with some of the region’s most powerful pundits and practitioners, as we learn about the fascinating inner workings of political campaigns and what it takesboth time and moneyto win.


  • >> Evan Stavisky, Partner, the Parkside Group
  • >> Bill O’Reilly, Partner, the November Team
  • >> Tim Bishop, Former US Congressman and Professor of Civic Engagement and Public Service at St. Joseph’s College


  • >> John Ravitz, Executive Vice President and COO, BCW
  • >> Laurence P. Gottlieb, President and CEO, HVEDC

This breakfast and panel event is FREE for students with a Pace ID. Limited seating is available, so get there early.