Lunch with Leaders

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, this event is for you.

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.

Past participants have included...

David T. Abbott, Executive Director, The George Gund Foundation,

Jane Alexander, Chief Technology Officer, The Cleveland Museum of Art

Cathy Belk, Chief Operating Officer, JumpStart, Inc

Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive

Marc S. Byrnes, Chairman, Oswald Companies

Diana Centeno-Gomez, Chief of Smart Sensing and Electronic Systems Branch, NASA Glenn Research Center

Brandon Chrostowski, Founder/President/CEO, EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute

Lisa Codispoti, Chief People Officer, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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

Kelly Falcone-Hall, CEO, Western Reserve Historical Society

Peggy Zone Fisher, President & CEO, The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio

Katie Gallagher, Mayor, City of Brooklyn

Jerry Grisko, CEO, CBIZ

David Jenkins, Chief Opperating Officer, Cleveland Browns

Dr. Alex Johnson, President, Cuyahoga Community College

Rachel Johnson, Chief Information Officer, The NRP Group

Steve Kessen, CEO, Fathom

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

Alberta Lee, Vice President, Human Resources, Cleveland Cavaliers

Kelly Manderfield, Chief Marketing Officer, Cleveland Metroparks

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

Joseph Marinucci, President & CEO, Downtown Cleveland Alliance

August Napoli, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Cleveland

Sam Pines, CEO, ESPN & Good Karma Brands

Jon Pinney, Managing Partner, Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz

Geri Presti, President, The Music Settlement

Ronn Richard, President and CEO, The Cleveland Foundation

Bob Rosing, CEO, Dwellworks

Jonathon Sawyer, The Greenhouse Tavern, Noodlecat, Trentina, & Team Sawyer Restaurants, Chef/Restaurateur

Eileen Sheil, Executive Director, Corporate Communications, Cleveland Clinic

Patrick Shepherd, Associate Director, Cleveland International Film Festival

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

Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive Director/CEO

April Thompson, Owner, Wild Thymez Personal Chef Service, Sweet Chicks, Canine Couture & Tiny Tots

Judy Tobin, Chief Human Resources Officer, Holden Forest & Garden

Kristin Warzocha, President and CEO, Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Rocco Whalen, Chef/Owner, Fahrenheit

Brian Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Metroparks

Matt Zone, Ward 15 Councilman, Cleveland City Council

And many more…