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CEO Summit Series: Candid Conversations on Key Business Topics

Initiated in 2015, the CEO Summit Series present a panel of CEO's or key leaders with experience in the topic area selected for each program. The format is a moderated discussion with the panelists, who are encouraged to present candid thoughts and experiences regarding their successes, learnings, advice, and thought processes. Following the panel presentation, the panelists respond to questions and comments from the audience participants. These programs tap the unique quality of Beacon members: senior level executives and entrepreneurs from all industries and functional areas and have rapidly become the most popular programs on our calendar, attracting over 100 participants at each event.

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Creating an Ideal Culture: Painting a Vision for Tomorrow

Lessons from Successful CEO's

December 1, 2016
Radnor Valley Country Club, Villanova PA
7:30am - 10:30am

Please join us when three local CEO's connect with our moderator to discuss their journey to build ideal cultures for organizational success. There is no single pathway to success; each has unique needs, resources, and vision. It is our goal to provide you with stimulating insights about why paths were selected, lessons learned, and "if I only knew then, what I know now..."

Candid and unscripted, the CEO Summit has become Beacon's marque programming event. Held twice per year, the event attracts over 100 senior business executives from within the Beacon membership as well as across the Philadelphia business community. Whether you are a small business owner, entrepreneur or business consultant, you will find value in the lessons of these chief executives and want to hear how they unlocked the secrets of scaling for success.

Following the facilitated panel discussion, our moderator will lead an interactive Q&A session with the panel and attendees.

Our CEO Summit program series offers attendees the opportunity to join a conversation with a panel of successful CEOs and business leaders who candidly share how they make critical decisions and navigate challenges.


Moderator: Shannon Breuer
President, Wiley Group

 Independent wealth management company hires award winning external consultant to design and implement Culture Change.  Consultant excels at task so she’s hired as President to sustain and continue the work.  2016 Brava Award (Smart CEO) and 2010 Women of Distinction Award (Philadelphia Business Journal) 

Panelist: Tom Kehoe
Founder, Yards Brewing Company

Visionary demonstrates a great culture can also taste great.  Yards is all about “working hard, having a good time, and giving back” and their mission to “BrewUntoOthers.”   Learn more about how culture matches society’s drivers such as quality, community and sustainability. 

Panelist: Joseph S. Martz
CEO and Chairman of the Board, NHS Human Services

It’s not easy moving one of the largest providers of education and human services in the country culturally forward while leading from within.  How do you leverage internal and external resources?  Learn from someone who has succeeded. 

Joan Waters, CEO COFCO

No one knows better than Joan, culture isn’t only about the words chiseled on the marble wall.  It is a state of being.  Environment builds and sustains culture on a level very deep within us all. 





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