11th Annual Lunch with Leaders


Tue Feb 07 2023 at 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm


The City Club of Cleveland | Cleveland, OH

Lunch with Leaders provides the opportunity to grab lunch and chat with our city’s top leaders!
About this Event
11th Lunch with Leaders

presented by: Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University

Have you been dreaming about having a conversation with some of Cleveland's most seasoned leaders? If you’ve ever wanted to know how top executives got where are they are today, this event is for you.

Lunch with Leaders provides the opportunity to grab lunch and chat with our city’s top leaders representing diverse industries. Attendees have the opportunity to speak with four leaders in a small group setting.


  • General Admission - $40
  • Employer Member - $32 (20% discount)

* Employer Members of Engage! Cleveland receive a 20% discount on ticket purchases. Please reach out to your Engage! Cleveland liaison for your Employer Member code. For any event questions, please reach out to [email protected]


Leaders will rotate after each 20 minute session. Young Professionals will remain at their table and will have the chance to meet with four leaders.

12:00PM - 12:05PM Welcome & Introductions

12:05PM - 12:25PM First Table

12:25PM - 12:45PM Second Table

12:45PM - 1:05PM Third Table

1:05PM - 1:20PM Fourth Table

1:20PM - 1:25PM Closing Comments


  • Susan Austin, Chief Human Resource Officer, VOCON
  • Chris Baldwin, Chief Visionary Officer, True Digital Communications
  • Sarah Crupi, Executive Director, Cleveland Zoological Society
  • Celina Cunanan, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, University Hospitals
  • Jessica Daugherty, Cheif Executive Officer, Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital Beachwood
  • Helen Forbes Fields, President & Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Cleveland
  • Lisa Codispoti, Chief Operating and People Officer Cleveland Museum of Art
  • John W. Hawkins, Vice President, Operations, FirstEnergy
  • Keith Hotchkiss, President, Cleveland Metro, iHeart Media
  • Stefany Larkins, Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer, Medical Mutual
  • Steve Laserson, Cheif Executive Officer, Vitamix
  • Andrew Medvedev, Professor and Co-Dean, Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University
  • Nwaka Onwusa, President of Curatorial Affairs & Chief Curator, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Denise Polverine, President & Publisher, Cleveland Magazine
  • Jim Porter, President, Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Kelly Ricker, Chief Product Officer, American Greetings
  • Baiju Shaw, President & Cheif Executive Officer, Greater Cleveland Partnership
  • Kelsey Smith, Owner, Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes
  • Rick Stockburger, President and Chief Executive Officer, BRITE Energy Innovators
  • Scott Wirtanen, Vice President, Director of Consumer Direct Lending, Quillo

Presenting Sponsor

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Huntington National Bank

National Interstate Insurance


Where is it happening?

The City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor, Cleveland, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


USD 40.00

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