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CEO Summit Series: Candid Conversations on Key Business Topics


The Beacon CEO Summits are designed to enlighten our Members and Guests, of ALL LEVELS, to the "hottest" thinking in today's Corporate Suites.  By bringing together a panel of respected and accomplished local CEO's, representing a diversity of industries, functional areas, and our own Greater Philadelphia Community, we provide a unique opportunity to view critical business issues from a multitude of perspectives, direct from the corner office. 

Past premier programs have included:

Out of the Shark Tank:  Navigating Turbulent Waters  -  Getting Innovation, Disruption and Transformation Right

Creating an Ideal Culture: Painting a Vision for Tomorrow

Smart Growth: Getting it Right

Building Your C-Suite Dream Team

Strategic Thinking


Stay tuned for more details on our CEO Summit 2020!


Read more about Spring 2018 CEO Summit held on April 19 at the Radnor Valley Country Club

Topic: How Leaders Spark Genius



Since the beginning of time, folks have wondered what sets some individuals apart from all the others.  Where does their genius and brilliance come from? Does it come from natural gifts at birth, or is it nurtured over time, a combination of both, or something entirely different?  Research has yet to discover a single source, or magic formula, which holds the answer.  What we have learned is, breakthrough ideas, “genius moments,” are available to everyone.  Yes, everyone! You don’t have to be a Leonardo Da Vinci, Auguste Rodin, an Albert Einstein, or a more contemporary, Steve Jobs, to change the course of business or knowledge. 

Learn from local CEO's what they do to foster environments which nurture imagination and creativity, yielding these sparks of genius.  You, too, can inspire genius.



Mary K. FitzGerald was appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Moyer Foundation in July 2015. Mary has served as a nonprofit executive in Philadelphia for 15 years, helping youth and other vulnerable populations through emphasis on physical and mental wellness. Mary’s interests are strategic planning, capacity building and development. Mary is an adjunct professor of marketing at Albion College’s Philadelphia experiential learning program and serves as Secretary of her local St. Vincent de Paul Society, teaches Sunday story at Our Mother of Consolation Parish, is a Board Member of the Tulane Sports Law Advisory Committee and a member of POWER of Professional Women. Prior to entering the nonprofit sector, Mary worked for FOX, the National Football League, and the NHL’s Minnesota Wild. Her publications include “The Court of Arbitration for Sport: Doping and Due Process During the Olympics” and “Sports Law.” Mary received a JD/MBA from Tulane University in May of 2001, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Sports Lawyers Journal and President of the Sports Law Society



Christopher Gatti, JD, MBA - Proven entrepreneur and business leader with track record of growing healthcare and technology companies. Led turnaround and expansion of mature technology enabled services company, resulting in 10X company revenue growth over a 4 year period and an exit returning 3X-35X on invested capital. Previously founded national health care IT and services company utilizing innovative technology platform and decision support systems that was acquired by NYSE listed health insurer.  COO and Advisor to Philadelphia-based MTM/AI company that was acquired in 2015 for $105MM.  Currently serves as Executive Chairman of Spector Assurance (Data Monitoring) and as a Board member of Proscia, Inc. (Digital Pathology), (Conversant Chatbots) and Robin Hood Ventures (Largest Angel investment group in Philadelphia region).  


Wayne Kimmel is a sports tech venture capitalist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, tireless networker, keynote speaker and the author of Six Degrees of Wayne Kimmel. Wayne has been named a Top Innovator by Philadelphia Magazine and is on the Philadelphia Business Journal's Power 100 list.  He is the Managing Partner of SeventySix Capital, the venture capital company he founded in 1999, and invests in startup consumer facing tech companies in the sports, retail and wellness industries.

 SeventySix Capital has been nominated as an Outstanding Investor by SportTechie alongside Blue Star Sports, Bryant Stibel, Courtside Ventures and Greycroft Partners.  Wayne has invested in over 50 startup technology and healthcare companies, including SeamlessWeb (now public as GrubHub), Take Care Health Systems and Nutrisystem. Among the Fortune 500 companies that have acquired his portfolio companies are Aramark, Intel, IBM, Walgreens and Yahoo.

Wayne is on the Board of Einstein Healthcare Network and was on the Board of Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Wayne is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and the Delaware Law School. He is passionate about Philly’s pro sports teams and about working to make the world a better place.


Miles Wilson, President/CEO, EducationWorks, is the second executive in EducationWorks (EW) history. Miles heads a leadership team of highly qualified educational practitioners who are focused on redefining EW’s place in today’s dynamic learning landscape and Philadelphia’s challenged educational system. In the last two years, Miles has turnaround the largest provider of out-of-school time programming in the Greater Philadelphia area by engaging new leadership and refined the vision to be an innovator of high-quality, school-based programs and practices that bridge the experiential learning gap for youth in under-resourced schools and communities. Philadelphia born and raised, Miles is a long-term advocate of equal and fair public education and swimming in ambiguity. And in his workplace that means creating an environment where students and staff understand that failure and quick thinking can lead to success.

This event is open to everyone who is interested in being the best they can be, while bringing out the best in everyone else! 

ALL Beacon members, prospective members, and guests are invited to attend.


Thank You to our 2018 Spring CEO Summit Sponsors