Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 - Professional Development Meeting
The Blackwell, Fisher College of Business

dave ciesinski lancaster colonyCOE kicks off its 2018 event roster with a keynote address from the top executive of an iconic Columbus company: Dave Ciesinski (pictured, right), President and CEO of T. Marzetti owner Lancaster Colony Corp. Ciesinski was named CEO in May 2017 after joining Lancaster Colony as president and COO the year before, following decades of leadership roles in the packaged foods industry, including H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods Group Inc. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Ciesinski is leading Lancaster Colony and its stable of brands through a transformative time for the food industry and global supply chain. 

In addition to the featured afternoon keynote, this session will offer ...

  • Morning networking time;
  • The option to attend one of three breakout sessions on Fisher's campus focused on different topics; and
  • A networking lunch.

Registration is set to open for this event the week of Jan. 1, 2018 ...

April 10-12 - Leading Through Excellence: COE Summit 2018
Fawcett Center, Columbus, OH

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Committing to improving processes and building a problem-solving culture at your organization takes dedication and resources, but hitting the "pause" button and being exposed to new ideas is critical. COE offers this opportunity with its annual summit, a deep dive into operational excellence best practices and industry leading research. Leading Through Excellence in 2018 will feature nearly 20 workshops and tours, 25 breakout sessions and three dynamic keynotes - all centered on helping you and your team develop your leadership and problem-solving skills.

Registration is now open for center members and non-members ...

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Save the Date ...

  • March 16, 2018: Supply Chain Symposium - Supply Chain 2030
  • June 27: Summer Session, Part I
  • Aug. 8: Summer Session, Part II
  • Sept. 14: Professional Development Meeting