This April 7, the Pace Community will gather to honor Robert S. Sands, Esq., Law ’84, President and Chief Executive Officer, Constellation Brands, Inc., and F. Daniel Gabel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hagedorn & Company at the 48th Annual Leaders in Management Awards Dinner. The event will be taking place at Cipriani Wall Street and features a special performance by Platinum Award winning songwriter and Tony-nominated artist Ann Hampton Callaway with Master of Ceremonies NPR political editor Ken Rudin. Proceeds from the event will support Pace’s Student Scholarship Program and special projects selected by the President.
About the Honorees:
Robert S. Sands is currently President and CEO of Constellation Brands, the world’s leading premium beverage company. He received his JD from Pace in 1984, with a focus on business law. After working as an associate for several years, he joined Constellation Brands—the beverage company his grandfather founded with only eight employees. During his time at Constellation, he has taken the company to new heights—growing the brand and increasing from $2 million to a staggering $4 billion in multiple overseas markets. In 2005, Standard and Poor’s added Constellation Brands to its S&P 500 Index, and Wine Enthusiast magazine named him 2009 Man of the Year. His success and leadership extends beyond the professional sphere to a number of philanthropic ventures including serving on the boards of numerous nonprofit and professional organizations. He is a long-time supporter of the arts and has shared that enthusiasm with the Pace Community—helping bring the Rochester City Ballet to our campus in the summer of 2010.
Dan Gabel studied at the College of Insurance at Pace University before joining Hagedorn and Company—one of the oldest privately owned insurance brokerage firms in the country. He has served as Chairman and CEO of the organization for more than 30 years and is the fifth generation within his family to lead Hagedorn. In addition to ensuring the security of others through his profession, he has focused on the security of generations to come through his longstanding commitment to philanthropy and numerous environmental organizations. He and his wife generously established the Gabel Internship Award Fund at Pace University, which places students into internship positions at nonprofit organizations promoting environmental engagement and activism.