Posted 8.18.06

You are invited to attend the inaugural Weatherhead Leaders on Leadership series. We are bringing top leaders from the region to campus to share their perspectives on their organizations, leadership, and NorthEast Ohio. Each leader will be interviewed by one of our faculty and then you’ll have a chance to chat with them in an off-the-record environment. Be sure to put 4:00-5:30 p.m., PBL 103 in your calendar today!

Friday, September 15, 2006 – Mayor Frank Jackson
Frank Jackson grew up in the Cleveland inner city neighborhoods of Kinsman and Central. In 2005, he was elected Mayor. His goal is to heal the rifts that have so divided the city, bring excellence back to the public school system, attract and retain jobs for city residents, continue the progress in revitalizing the city’s diverse neighborhoods, work with suburban mayors and officials to create a regional economy, and deliver quality city services to residents and businesses.

 Friday, October 13, 2006 – To be announced

Friday, November 10, 2006 – W. Nicholas Howley
Nick Howley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TransDigm Inc. and TransDigm Holdings. Mr. Howley was one of the two original founders of TransDigm in 1993. TransDigm, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, owns and operates a number of proprietary aerospace component manufacturing businesses. The company has acquired 15 businesses since its formation and has raised almost $2 billion of private and public capital.

Friday, February 2, 2007 – Stephanie McHenry
Like many economics majors who graduate from Dartmouth, Stephanie McHenry went into banking. But the work that the Arkansas native does at ShoreBank in Cleveland is not just the work of a traditional commercial bank. Ms. McHenry is the President of ShoreBank, Cleveland Region. ShoreBank is the nation’s first and largest community development bank, with $1.5 billion in total assets. Since beginning work in Cleveland in 1994, ShoreBank has invested more than $100 million in Greater Cleveland neighborhoods.

TBD – Alan Rosskamm
When Alan Rosskamm was 10 years old, he spent his spare time in his Grandmother Hilda’s store, straightening the thread rack and folding fabric remnants. This background led him to become the Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Jo Ann Stores, the nation’s leading craft and fabric retailer.

Mr. Rosskamm received his Executive MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management in 1985.

Friday, April 6, 2007 – To be announced soon.

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