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CEO Summit Series: Candid Conversations on Key Business Topics

The CEO Summit Series present a panel of CEO's or key leaders with experience in the topic area selected for each program. 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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CEO Summit June 6, 2017


Out of the Shark Tank:  Navigating Turbulent Waters

Getting Innovation, Disruption and Transformation Right

Lessons from Successful CEO's


Register Today

June 6, 2017

Sky Philadelphia

Three Logan Square

1717 Arch Street, 51st Floor

Philadelphia, PA

7:30am - 10:30am

Note:  discounted parking of $12 at the Windsor Suites

EARLY BIRD PRICING - GOOD THRU - 5/31/17 - Beacon Members - $70, guests - $85



"Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door"

 -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

That used to be enough for financial success and longevity.  The same cannot be said today, where the marketplace requires more than just "better."

The Industrial Revolution was built upon mass production, being able to manufacture more at a lower price and shorter production cycle.  Market entry required a large investment in equipment and material, so competition was limited.  Continued success depended on being faster and cheaper.

Today, technology has created a new world for growth and financial viability.  A large investment is not always required for market entry.  Competition can come from long-standing industry experts to high school students sitting on laptops and home computers.  Individuals who do need funding reach out to angels, venture capitalists, and let's not forget the Internet's "Go Fund Me" campaigns.

Join in the discussion of how to cope in the world of innovation, disruption, and transformation, which is today's market reality.  Whether you are a "solo-preneur," a small business wanting to grow, or a medium to larger organization with grand visions, it's critical to understand what is needed to be successful in today's marketplace.  Discover how you can approach innovation and transformation and rise to the top of the food chain after you leave the shark tank.  

Beacon welcomes sponsors for this event and invites potential sponsors to review our options



Tine Hansen-Turton, President/CEO, Woods Services; Co-Founder, Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal

Tine Hansen-Turton is the President and CEO of Woods Services, a population health management nonprofit corporation, which serves 4,000 children and adults in the intellectual and developmental disabilities, child welfare, behavioral and brain trauma public health sectors. Previously, she served as both COO of Public Health Management Corporation, a public health institute, and CEO of the National Nurse-led Care Consortium. She is also the co-founder of the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal, an on-line publication in the nation dedicated to social innovators and innovations.


 Harold Hambrose, Partner LiquidHub and                                                  former Founder/CEO Electronic Ink

In 1990 Harold Hambrose established Electronic Ink to provide user interface design services to large scale software development exercises. Over a 27 year history serving clients worldwide, Harold focused Electronic Ink’s design services on large scale enterprise systems including the redesign of the Bloomberg terminal, and systems serving high-impact professionals within clients including Goldman Sachs and NYSE.  Harold was awarded Carnegie Mellon University’s Alumni Achievement Award for his contributions to the fields of design and technology.  In 2009 his book Wrench in the System was published by John Wiley & Sons.  In August of 2016 Electronic Ink was acquired by LiquidHub where Harold is currently a Partner.


Bernie Rudnick, Angel Investor, Board Member, Advisor, and Business Strategist

Bernie Rudnick is the Managing Partner of CapGenic Advisors, LLC, and a member of several angel groups.  Mr. Rudnick's entrepreneurial career includes a number of startups, three of which grew to over $60 million in revenue before exiting.  He is a founder of one of the nation's leading entrepreneurial programs (MADV) at the Fox School of Business, Temple University.


 Patricia D. Wellenbach, President/CEO, Please Touch Museum

Trish Wellenbach has a long history in the nonprofit sector.  Before joining the Please Touch Museum, she was CEO of the Green Tree School & Services, which provides education and therapeutic support to children with autism and other disorders.  She also has been a management consultant, and her clients have included the Philadelphia Orchestra, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and other institutions.


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.


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