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Meet Leadership Rockland

Leadership Rockland offers existing and emerging leaders an educational experience focused on the infrastructure of Rockland County, New York – presented by leaders from various sectors throughout the county.

The program, which consists of 11 daylong sessions over a 10-month period, engages and challenges its participants to examine many of the complex issues facing Rockland County.

The Leadership Rockland program is a valued resource for and in our community.

Mission Statement

To identify, inform, and inspire leaders to better serve our community by increasing their awareness of the many facets of Rockland County.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Policy

Leadership Rockland acknowledges that excellence in leadership requires that we uplift the diverse voices who reflect the myriad of lived experiences that make Rockland so unique.

We believe our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEI&B) will help Leadership Rockland create culturally responsive programming, broaden our reach into our county’s dynamic communities, and cement our role as the hub for leadership development in Rockland County.


Lizanne Fiorentino

Board Chair

Leadership Rockland

Founder & Owner, Ignite

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As the founder and owner of Ignite, a Business Development consulting and coaching practice, Lizanne Fiorentino partners with entrepreneurs and small business owners to support them in clarifying and achieving their long and short term goals. Lizanne is a seasoned business leader with a background in investment management and business development. Her understanding of organizational process was developed through many years of working in the corporate sector and as an entrepreneur. She watched as poorly designed management systems caused companies to move backwards rather than forward with their goals. According to Lizanne “My Mission is to support others on their journey to success.

Prior to creating her own firm, Lizanne spent 15 years on Wall Street where she was a Vice-President with Kleinwort Benson Investment Management Americas, Inc., a London based company with offices worldwide. As one of the youngest female Vice Presidents in the company’s 200+ year history, Lizanne specialized in Operations and Administration of international equity and fixed income investment portfolios for mutual funds and large public and corporate pension funds.

Lizanne holds degrees and certifications from the University of Scranton, The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and CoachU, a member of the International Coaching Federation. She involved in numerous not-for-profit activities including as a former board member and president of the Rockland Business Women’s Network, director and president of Hi Tor Animal Shelter. She is a graduate of Leadership Rockland and is currently serving as the Board Chair.


Danielle Watson

Program Administrator

Leadership Rockland