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2020 New York Metro RLF Program



2020 Sessions

  • March 2-3, 2020
  • April 20-21, 2020
  • June 8-9, 2020
  • July 27-28, 2020
  • September 14-15, 2020
  • November 2-3, 2020


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 30-plus years of consulting and leadership experience in strategic communications, marketing and technical communications, and training design and development for technology organizations. He recently retired as senior manager of Operations communications for Asurion, the global leader in device protection and per-sonal technology support. He was previously a VP at JPMorgan Chase, where he head-ed 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 became involved with RLF in 2004 and graduated from the program in 2007. He completed the Hartford LDR program in 2009 and received the Friend of RLF Award in 2012.



* 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 $500.  If you, or someone from your organization, is a member of SIM, please contact for a SIM member promo code. Register on or before Friday, January 3, 2020 and you will receive an additional 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 national learning event for all 2020 RLF grads.
  • All books and media used throughout the program.
  • All breakfasts, lunches and refreshments.
  • Individual SIM national membership for each graduate during 2021.
*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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