2017 CEO Academy Keynote Speakers Announced 

Monday, September 19, 2016

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The 2017 CEO Academy, to be held Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 2017 in sunny Safety Harbor, Florida, is a highly interactive, three-day event that brings together chief executives from leading Lutheran social ministry organizations to share, learn, and build connections. This year's agenda focuses on Seizing Opportunity, Realizing the Future, and features an exciting line-up of speakers:

Jim Bildner, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, will explore how visionary leaders look to the future, define what’s ahead, drive change with stakeholders, and evaluate potential opportunities for large-scale change that dramatically alter the path forward.

Jeremy Kohomban, Ph.D., President and CEO of The Children’s Village and President of Harlem Dowling, is widely recognized as a leader who effectively blends service innovation and social mission with a pragmatic business sense.  He will discuss how he fostered a forward-thinking organizational culture with his staff, board and other community stakeholders to develop innovative programs that achieved significant success in client outcomes, improved staff retention, and tripled the organizational budget. 

Susan Meier, Senior Governance Consultant at BoardSource, will speak about new ways to effectively create Boards that embrace strategic and generative work, identify future trends, and partner effectively with the CEO to secure the future of the organization.

Featuring Theologian-in-Residence Mark Huber, Pastor of Sanctuary Marshfield Church (MA).

In addition, the CEO Academy brings together LSA member CEOs who share their real-world experience and perspectives. Confirmed LSA member CEO presenters include: Linda Timmons, Mosaic; Mark Stutrud, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, Stephanie Chedid, Luther Manor; Ted Goins, Lutheran Services Carolinas; Jason Cronk, Immanuel Lutheran Communities; and more. See full list of speakers here

Registration opens October 5. For more information go to www.lutheranservices.org/CEOAcademy2017

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