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 are they are today, now is your chance!
Our 7th annual Lunch with Leaders provides the opportunity to grab lunch and chat with our city’s top leaders representing diverse industries including accounting, 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 event is sold out.
Our leaders include:
Rick Batyko, Executive Director, Marketing & Communications, YMCA of Greater Cleveland
Richard Buoncore, Managing Partner, MAI Capital
Diana Centeno-Gomez, Chief, Smart Sensing and Electronics Systems Branch at NASA Glenn Research Center
Lisa Codispoti, Chief People Officer, Cleveland Museum of Art
Colleen Cotter, Executive Director, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Peggy Zone Fisher, President & CEO, The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
Adam Fishman, Principal, Fairmount Properties
Katie Gallagher, Mayor, City of Brooklyn
Rachel Johnson, Chief Information Officer at The NRP Group LLC
Robert Littman, Office Managing Partner, BDO
Jeff Linville, CEO/Partner, TH Cleveland, a Tim Hortons Independent Area Developer
Michael Murphy, Chief Marketing Officer, Cleveland Foundation
Chris Nehez, Chief Information Officer, Oatey Co.
Michelle Polinko, Regional Chief Development Officer, American Red Cross
Tony Prinzo, AVP of HR, National Interstate
Bobby Rutter, Chief Operating Officer, FWD Hospitality Group
Fabio Salerno, Chef, Salerno Restaurant Group
Chris Schmitt, Senior Director of Strategic Development, National Association of Manufacturers
Patrick Shepherd, Associate Director, Cleveland International Film Festival
Janus Small, President & Founder, Janus Small Associates LLC
April Thompson, Chef/Business Owner, Wild Thymez Personal Chef Service, Sweet Chicks, Canine Couture & Tiny Tots
Judy Tobin, Chief Human Resources Officer, Holden Forest & Garden
Sean Wenger, Executive Vice President, Fathom
Ryan White, CEO & President, INSIGHT2PROFIT
Zulma Zabalal, Chief Executive Officer, East End Neighborhood House
What do 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. (Example: Leader at table 1, moves to table 2 and then table 3.
Please come prepared with potential questions to ask leaders.
Food is being provided by Winking Lizard Restaurant & Tavern.
Parking: No parking available on-site. Meters, lots and garages are located within the area.