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New Executive Virtual Interview Series

By Liz Martin on November 26, 2020

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Date(s) - 11/26/2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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The last year has been a period of tremendous change in executive leadership at the Lehigh Valley’s leading companies and largest employers.

There hasn’t been a time during the last 30 years when there has been this much change in a short period of time in the executive leadership of the Lehigh Valley. A new generation of leaders is shaping the future of these companies, and by extension the broader Lehigh Valley economy.

There are new names and faces in the C Suites from B Braun USA, to PPL Corp., and BB&T, to Crayola, and nearly a dozen more. Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation has launched this Executive Series to introduce the Lehigh Valley to a new cadre of corporate leaders.

During these interviews, You will learn who these new executives are, their thoughts on leadership, about the employers they lead and doing business in the Lehigh Valley. The interviews will air on LVEDC social media channels every Thursday and then posted to this event page.

Thursday, September 10th – Crayola President & CEO Rich Wuerthele Interview – Click here

Thursday, September 17th – Follett President Korey Kohl Interview – Click here

Thursday, September 24th – B. Braun of America Inc. Chairman & CEO Jean-Claude Dubacher Interview – Click here

Thursday, October 1st – Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network President & CEO Michael Spigel Interview – Click here

Thursday, October 15th – BB&T Now Truist Travis Rhodes, Regional President for the Delaware Valley/Lehigh Valley Region & Art Dorn, Market President for Lehigh Valley – Click here

Thursday, October 22nd – FL Smidth President – North American Region, Pat Turner Interview – Click here

Thursday, October 29th – Capital BlueCross President & CEO Todd Shamash Interview – Click here

Thursday, November 5th – Sharp Packaging President Kevin Orfan – Click here

Thursday, November 12th – PPL Corporation President & CEO Vince Sorgi Interview – Click here

Thursday, November 19th – Health Network Laboratories President & CEO Matt Sorrentino Interview – Click here

The New Executive Series would not be possible without the tremendous support of our sponsors.

 

 

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

 

 

 

 

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