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SOLD OUT: 6th Annual Lunch with Leaders

  • The Centers for Families and Children 4500 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44103 (map)

Have you been dreaming about having a conversation with that C-level executive? If you’ve ever wanted to know how Cleveland’s leaders got where they are today, now is your chance!

Lunch with Leaders provides the opportunity to grab lunch and chat with our city’s top leaders representing diverse industries including banking, philanthropy, marketing, healthcare and much more to learn about their careers. Attendees have the opportunity to speak with three leaders in a small group setting.

This year's leaders include:

  • Jane Alexander, Chief Digital Information Officer, Cleveland Museum of Art

  • Dr. Kirsten Ellenbogen, President & CEO, Great Lakes Science Center

  • Art Falco, CEO & President, Playhouse Square

  • Jerry Grisko, President & CEO, CBIZ, Inc.

  • Ann Hatvany, Senior Vice President, Commercial Bank Treasury Sales, Bank of America

  • Steve Kessen, CEO, Fathom

  • Kelly Manderfield, Chief Marketing Officer, Cleveland Metroparks

  • Tracy Marek, Senior Vice President of Marketing/
    Chief Marketing Officer, Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Amy McGahan, Managing Director, Dix & Eaton

  • India Pierce Lee, Senior Vice President, Programs, Cleveland Foundation

  • Sam Pines, Vice President and Sales Manager, ESPN

  • Jon Pinney, Managing Partner, Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz

  • Mary Reid, General Counsel , Donley's

  • Bob Rosing, President & CEO, Cleveland, Dwellworks

  • Eileen Sheil, Executive Director, Corporate Communications, Cleveland Clinic

  • Harjas Sidhu, Senior Vice President, Analytics and Portfolio Management, PNC

  • Dalithia Smith, Vice President of Human Resources, Oatey Co.

  • Rich Wallack, Vice President of Sales – Northeast Ohio, Medical Mutual

What you need to know:

- Lunch is included in your ticket price. Menu options are available when you register.

- You pick your first lunch spot and then two additional leaders will rotate to your table. Conversations are brief, but informative.


11:30am Registration/check-in/general networking

11:45am Welcome & Introductions

11:55am Lunch & First Table Discussion

12:15pm Second Table Discussion (note the leaders will rotate tables)

12:35pm Third Table Discussion

Thank you to our sponsors!

Gold Sponsors


Cleveland Clinic

The Cleveland Foundation

Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP

Silver Sponsors

Cleveland Metroparks

Event Partner

L’Nique Speciality Linen

Media Partner

Flex Media

Kamron Khan Photography