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Gartner client services leaders to headline Leadership NEXT program on Nov. 13


Several client services leaders from Gartner, Inc. will offer advancing business leaders insight into the thriving IT advisory company during the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership NEXT program in November.

The two-hour session begins at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Building 2 of Gartner’s Southwest Florida headquarters, 12651 Gateway Blvd. in Fort Myers.

Two key members of Gartner’s leadership team are teaming up to provide attendees with an overview of the company’s history and services: Michael Chalk, group vice president of premium services, and Jennifer Straley, vice president of client partner organizations supporting end-user clients. Chalk has worked with Gartner for 20 years, while Straley’s career with Gartner has spanned 15 years.

Following their presentation, a panel of company leaders will answer questions before Leadership NEXT’s popular network opportunities commence.

Gartner is the world’s leading technology advisory company that provides data-driven research and insight so its 15,000-plus clients in more than 100 countries can make informed decisions. The company is headquartered in Connecticut, and its operation in Gateway employs 1,600 people and is poised to reach 2,300 employees by 2022 following a facility expansion.

Gartner is providing appetizers and refreshments, as well as a raffle for Gartner swag. The FGCU Alumni Association, which represents nearly 30,000 graduates, is sponsoring the November program.

Leadership NEXT is a group of advancing professionals who represent a variety of businesses and industries throughout Southwest Florida. Monthly sessions take place on the second Tuesday of every month and offer opportunities to develop new knowledge and skills, establish working relationships with colleagues and engage in valuable programs and discussions to further enhance their careers. Leadership NEXT is free to attend for members of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and $10 for future members. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at FortMyers.org and to follow “Leadership NEXT” on Facebook to learn more about the program.

About the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce:
Serving Lee County and surrounding areas since 1989, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a business organization of professionals who support and promote a progressive, sustainable community. The Chamber represents nearly 800 businesses, professionals and individuals throughout Lee County, providing opportunities for members to participate in a variety of meaningful networking, educational and community- and business-focused programs and events. The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is located at 2310 Edwards Drive in downtown Fort Myers. For additional information regarding membership opportunities or events please call 239-332-3624 or visit www.fortmyers.org. For the latest news and updates, follow the Chamber on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gfmcc or Twitter at @FtMyersChamber.

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