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2019 New York Metro RLF Program



2019 Sessions

  • March 4-5, 2019
  • April 15-16, 2019 
  • June 10-11, 2019
  • July 29-30, 2019
  • September 9-10, 2019
  • November 4-5, 2019


Session Locations 

Meeting Location 
157 William Street
New York, NY  10038
Main Phone: (212) 618-6990 


Hotel Accommodations 

Millenium Hilton

55 Church Street

New York, NY 10007


Steven John is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of AmeriPride Services, a leading textile services and supply company in North America. As a part of AmeriPride’s executive leadership team, Steven is responsible for the overall leadership of the Information Systems Team, enhancing the customer experience and accelerating the company’s growth strategy through digital innovation and technology. He was selected as a ‘Premier 100 IT Leader’ by Computerworld Magazine in 2006 and was presented the CIO Executive Council’s Leadership Award in 2008. He was also recognized by Information Week in 2010 as an industry innovator for his work implementing cloud solutions. John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah and completed graduate work at Temple University.

Corky Valenti has more than 30 years of consulting and leadership experience in strategic communications, marketing and technical communications, and training design and development for technology organizations. He currently manages IT communications for Asurion, the global leader in device protection and personal technology support. He was previously a VP at JPMorgan Chase, where he headed internal communications for Commercial Banking Risk. Before that, he was Assistant VP, IT Communications for Chubb Corporation, responsible for leading strategic internal and external communications and providing support for the Global CIO. Corky has been involved with RLF since 2004 and graduated from the program in 2007. He completed the Hartford LDR program in 2009 and received the Friend of RLF Award at SIMposium in 2012.



Ricky John has served as an RLF facilitator since returning from the Middle East and Asia where he served Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) in a challenging high-powered environment, providing training and education to American, Iraqi and Afghan personnel as part of KBR’s support of the global war on terrorism. He has trained thousands in group and individual sessions and is a speaker on “Principle Based Leadership in a Multicul-tural Environment,” “Ethical Behavior as a Guiding Principle,” “Active Lis-tening” and “Making a Lasting Difference in the Lives of Others.”



* The number of facilitators will be determined by the size of the class


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New York Metro RLF Additional Book Selections

The Advantage
Think Like a Freak
Your Brain at Work
Winners Never Cheat: Even In Difficult Times
Questions of Character
Confessions of a Successful CIO
The Last Lecture

Program Costs

All SIM members are eligible for a SIM member discount of $600.  Must be logged into this website for the discount to be recognized.  In addition, register on or before Tuesday, January 15, 2019 to qualify for an early registration discount of $500. 

One fee includes:  
  • Speakers, presentations, materials and activities during six 2-day sessions of the nine-month program.
  • Inclusion in a post-program learning event for all 2019 RLF grads.
  • All books and media used throughout the program.
  • All breakfasts, lunches and refreshments.
  • Individual SIM national membership for each graduate during 2020.
*Travel and hotel accommodations are not included in this fee.

Special pricing is available upon request for qualified small nonprofit and government entities.  Email Vincenzo Nelli for more information. 

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Direct questions to: 
Corky Valenti, RLF Facilitator
Steven John RLF Facilitator 
Jim Lamoin, RLF Relationship Manager

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