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Upcoming events

    • 19-Dec-2017
    • 11-Mar-2018
    • Gulf Coast CEO Forum 2018
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    Thank you for being a loyal member of the Gulf Coast CEO Forum. 

    Without you, we would not be where we are today — a growing organization of committed CEOs who value the CEO Forum’s principles of “relationships, ideas and solutions.” We are incredibly grateful for your membership; your perspective and experience enhances our mission. In 2018, we look forward to even more programming highlighting our mission. Your membership grants you access to the region's premier network of area business leaders and highly-sought speakers sharing what makes a company truly great. 

    Don't miss out on an incredible panel of national and regional influencers. Members will hear from Taddy Hall, co-author of the popular book, "Competing Against Luck," on innovation and customer choice. … Michael Tougias, on the leadership of President Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis ... Julissa Arce on the changing landscape of American Demographics ... a special communication and improvisation workshop with CEO Forum Member and local comedic legend, Les McCurdy ... David Hesse on the parallels between big sports and big business at IMG Academy … and more.

    Your membership provides: 

    • Access to the intellectual capital of 105+ Members

    • Monthly Breakfast Meetings (featuring over $100,000 of notable speakers) 

    • Opportunity to sponsor member meetings, social events and community outreach programs

    • Attendance at “R-Nights” (happy hours) and social events

    The rate for 2018 Membership is $1,950. For your convenience, you may pay online via PayPal using major credit cards. As always, checks are welcome. Please make payable to Gulf Coast CEO Forum and mail to PO Box 592, Bradenton, FL 34206. Include your company and "2018 Membership" in the memo.  We would appreciate payment by January 1, 2018.

    During the last six years, our organization has continued to grow. We look forward to another year of enriching programming for our members. With your membership and contributions, we know we can perpetuate a high value of relationships, ideas and solutions — for you, all of the members and the region at large.

    With gratitude,

                                 
      Matt Walsh                                     Kim Miele
      Board Chariman                        Executive Director

    CLICK HERE TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP ONLINE




    • 08-Mar-2018
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Capstan Financial

    • 14-Mar-2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Francis
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    Julissa Arce is a writer, immigrant rights, education advocate and CNBC Contributor. She is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Ascend Educational Fund, a college scholarship and mentorship program for immigrant students, regardless of their immigration status, ethnicity or national origin. Julissa is also a board member for the National Immigration Law Center and College Spring. She is the former Director of Public Affairs at Define American, a media organization that uses the power of story to change culture around immigration and citizenship. Prior to becoming an advocate, she built a successful career on Wall Street working at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch and had seemingly achieved the American Dream, and yet she was not part of what defined American. Julissa immigrated to America from Mexico at the age of 11 and was undocumented for almost 15 years, including some of her years rising to prominence on Wall Street. In order to help other young people in similar circumstances, Julissa co-founded the Ascend Educational Fund. She was officially sworn in as an American citizen in August of 2014. Julissa's memoir, My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive, was published in September 2016. 

    Julissa
    Arce is a writer, immigrant rights, education advocate and a CNBC
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    • 28-Mar-2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Asolo Repertory Theatre
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    Julissa
    Arce is a writer, immigrant rights, education advocate and a CNBC
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    SOCIAL EVENT

    Join us for a fun night at the Asolo Theatre on Wednesday, March 28th! Sponsored by CoolToday, this event is one of the most special social events of the year. Enjoy a back-stage tour of the theatre before curtain call, cocktails and a selection of delicious appetizers. 

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    • 11-Apr-2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Francis
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    Michael J. Tougias is a NY Times Bestselling author and co-author of 29 books. He is best known for his seven true survival books: So Close To Home, The Finest Hours, Ten Hours Until Dawn, A Storm Too Soon, Overboard, Rescue of the Bounty and Fatal Forecast. The Finest Hours has been made into a Disney movie. Tougias also co-wrote King Philip’s War and a novel set during that war titled Until I Have No Country. He has also written several nature books: including River Days: Exploring the Connecticut from Source to Sea, and Quabbin: A History and Explorers Guide. His memoir There’s A Porcupine In My Outhouse: Misadventures of a Mountain Man Wannabe, won the Independent Publishers “Best Nature Book of the Year Award”. His latest inspirational book is Derek’s Gift. Many of his books have been adapted for young adults and middle readers. Tougias speaks to groups across the country and has a slide lecture for each of his books. He also speaks to business groups on his inspirational lecture sharing what he has learned from survivors and rescuers about overcoming adversity and making decision under pressure. 

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    • 09-May-2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Francis
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    Better innovation outcomes are a matter of choice. Contrary to popular belief, successful innovation has a causal mechanism that can be applied to make outcomes much more predictable. New products succeed by enabling desired progress and valued experiences in customers’ lives – not through differentiation or new technology, says Taddy Hall. He helps business leaders and entrepreneurs around the world develop new products and design their innovation processes accordingly.

    Hall assists senior executives in improving innovation outcomes and driving growth, working closely with them on new product development initiatives, as well as on systematic improvements to their innovation processes. Hall has recently joined Lippincott as a Senior Partner in its rapidly growing Innovation Practice. Hall brings world-class thinking and 20 years of experience to the Lippincott Innovation team, including a 15-year collaboration with Harvard Business School Professor and global innovation scholar, Clayton Christensen. Hall’s latest book, Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice introduces the “Jobs to Be Done” approach as an effective way to frame the question of what customers want and will pay a premium for. The approach can be seen in some of the world’s most respected companies and fast-growing startups, including Amazon, Intuit, Uber and Airbnb, to name just a few.

    Prior to joining Lippincott, Hall was a principal at the growth strategy consultancy, The Cambridge Group (part of The Nielsen Company) where he focuses on helping clients meet top priority goals for growth, profitability and innovation. Primary author of the annual (2012-2016) “U.S. Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation Reports,” Hall also heads the company’s Breakthrough Innovation Project and leads its global expansion.

    For 15 years, Hall has collaborated with Harvard Business School Professor and global innovation authority Clayton M. Christensen on the publication of “The Innovator’s Solution” (Harvard Business Review Press, 2003) and “Marketing Malpractice: The Cause and the Cure” (Harvard Business Review, 2005). Their latest endeavor (co-authored with Karen Dillon and David Duncan) digs deep into the science of innovation and Professor Christensen’s influential Jobs to be Done theory. “Competing Against Luck” (Harper Collins) was published in October of 2016.

    Especially knowledgeable in and passionate about innovation in emerging markets, Hall partnered with Professor Christensen and Ann Christensen to co-found Innovation Without Borders™, which delivers their unique innovation tools and frameworks to senior executives and entrepreneurs in rising regions of the world, including such countries as Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and the Philippines. Since 1997, Hall also actively advises a network of 1000+ emerging market chief executives build profitable growth companies through the Endeavor organization.

    An engaging advisor, speaker and writer, Hall has published articles on innovation in Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Ad Age, Huffington Post, Time, Business Insider, Chief Executive andCMO magazine. He also co-authored “The Online Advertising Playbook,” published by Wiley in 2007.

    Prior to joining Nielsen, Hall served as chief operating officer at Meteor Solutions, a leading social media analytics and marketing company. From 2003-2008, he was chief strategy officer for the Advertising Research Foundation, where he leveraged deep expertise in media, digital technologies and research methodologies to help senior executives succeed in challenging competitive contexts.

    Hall started his career in venture capital/private equity, working for Advent International, both in the U.S. and Latin America. He then transitioned from finance to operations, managing five venture-backed businesses – four of them technology/internet related, and one with retail, manufacturing and real estate development units.

    Hall holds a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard University. At Harvard, he worked as an independent researcher with professor, competitive strategy guru and renowned economist Michael E. Porter to develop and implement strategies for competitive inner-city economies.

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    • 17-May-2018
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Capstan Financial

    • 23-May-2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • The Field Club | 1400 Field Road, Sarasota FL, 34231
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    Julissa
    Arce is a writer, immigrant rights, education advocate and a CNBC
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    SOCIAL EVENT

    Back by popular demand! Come join us for a gorgeous evening on Sarasota Bay and get to know members of the Gulfcoast Builders Exchange. Enjoy cocktails, light bites and make a new friend at a joint social function with two of the area's most prominent member-only organizations. 

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    • 13-Jun-2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Francis
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    • 19-Jul-2018
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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    • 19-Jul-2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club
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    Arce is a writer, immigrant rights, education advocate and a CNBC
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    SOCIAL EVENT

    Catch up over cocktails during our summer social at Sarasota Yacht Club. Members are invited for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and sweeping views of Sarasota Bay on Wednesday, July 18th from 5:30 to 7 PM. Be sure to RSVP! 

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    • 08-Aug-2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Francis
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    • 12-Sep-2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Francis
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    • 13-Sep-2018
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Capstan Financial

    • 10-Oct-2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Francis
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    • 14-Nov-2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • IMG Academy
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    David Hesse is the Vice President for Performance at IMG Academy. He oversees Athletic and Personal Development (APD), the team of specialist performance coaches who work across strength and conditioning, sports medicine, nutrition, mental conditioning, vision training and leadership and life skills programs. David and his team are responsible for delivering a world class system for assessing and training elite athletes ranging from the most talented high school athletes in the country to elite professionals. The APD programs are holistic in nature and support the development of our student-athletes both academically and athletically.

    Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, David is a graduate with degrees from the universities of Edinburgh, Sheffield and Loughborough. He initially trained as an Organizational Psychologist and began his career as a management consultant with Ernst & Young where he specialized in business transformation and organizational change before moving into sport. Immediately prior to joining IMG Academy, David was working with the management team at Sport Scotland Institute of Sport helping Scottish sport gear up for the London 2012 Olympics and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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    • 15-Nov-2018
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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    • 12-Dec-2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Francis
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Past events

14-Feb-2018 Les McCurdy
18-Jan-2018 Board Meeting
17-Jan-2018 AllTrust Presents Gregory L. Williams, CEO of Acrisure
10-Jan-2018 Eric Bailey
13-Dec-2017 Colonel Danny McKnight
11-Dec-2017 Bolly-Holly Bash
16-Nov-2017 Board Meeting
14-Nov-2017 Mind The Gap: You Are Here.
08-Nov-2017 Joshua Lifrak
11-Oct-2017 Taryn Morgan at IMG Academy
21-Sep-2017 Board Meeting
13-Sep-2017 Taddy Hall
09-Aug-2017 Mark Wilensky
20-Jul-2017 Board Meeting
19-Jul-2017 Cocktails at Sarasota Yacht Club
14-Jun-2017 Recruitment & Retention: Who's Getting It Right
18-May-2017 Board Meeting
10-May-2017 Rick DesLauriers
05-May-2017 Lawn Bowling on Cinco de Mayo!
12-Apr-2017 Nassir Ghaemi
23-Mar-2017 Board Meeting
09-Mar-2017 A Night at the Asolo
08-Mar-2017 Kerry Johnson
08-Feb-2017 Anirban Basu
19-Jan-2017 Board Meeting
17-Jan-2017 January Happy Hour
11-Jan-2017 Chef Jeff Henderson
19-Dec-2016 Holiday Party
07-Dec-2016 Janine Driver
17-Nov-2016 2017 Dues
16-Nov-2016 Trivia Night!
09-Nov-2016 Ken Gronbach
12-Oct-2016 Mind The Gap - Featuring John Zogby
14-Sep-2016 CEO Forum Breakfast - John Simmons
27-Aug-2016 R-Night with the Bradenton Marauders
10-Aug-2016 CEO Forum Breakfast - Karen Eber Davis
22-Jun-2016 Member Happy Hour
08-Jun-2016 CEO Forum Breakfast
11-May-2016 Philip Kotler
13-Apr-2016 Penelope Trunk
23-Mar-2016 Innovation Conversation
21-Mar-2016 Spring Training Game
15-Mar-2016 A Night at the Asolo
09-Mar-2016 Anne Grady
15-Feb-2016 Lunch and Lecture with Daymond John
06-Jan-2016 Dr. James Otteson
16-Dec-2015 Josh Bleill
07-Dec-2015 Holiday Party
11-Nov-2015 Yong-Gon Chon
14-Oct-2015 Why Smart Employees Under Perform-7 Hazards to Avoid
09-Sep-2015 Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team
08-Jul-2015 Ron Hamilton
18-Jun-2015 VIP Event at new Microsoft Store
10-Jun-2015 A Night In The Shark Tank
13-May-2015 Commander Kirk Lippold
08-Apr-2015 Bob Kelleher
19-Mar-2015 Cocktail Social
11-Mar-2015 Mark Thompson
05-Mar-2015 Spring Training Game!
11-Feb-2015 Frank Bucaro
04-Feb-2015 Night at the Asolo
14-Jan-2015 Mark Vitner
15-Dec-2014 Gulf Coast CEO Forum Holiday Party
10-Dec-2014 Matthew Christensen
12-Nov-2014 Michael Tougias
16-Oct-2014 Herb Meyer
08-Oct-2014 Chris DeRose
10-Sep-2014 John Simmons
13-Aug-2014 No Speaker Meeting In August
09-Jul-2014 Dean Eisner
11-Jun-2014 John Moore
14-May-2014 Tom Gilovich
09-Apr-2014 Jim Knight
02-Apr-2014 R-Night, Philadelphia Here We Come
12-Mar-2014 David Marquet
27-Feb-2014 R-Night Social with Gulf Coast Builders Exchange
12-Feb-2014 Jeffrey Ma
08-Jan-2014 Anirban Basu
11-Dec-2013 Bealls - Chief Executive Officer Steve M. Knopik
13-Nov-2013 John Ratey: How Exercise Optimizes Brain Function and Performance
09-Oct-2013 Paul Hrabal: Risk Taking
11-Sep-2013 Kelly Keenan: Rethinking ROI of Social Media
10-Jul-2013 Les McKeown- Achieving Predictable Success
12-Jun-2013 Derreck Kayongo- Finding Value in Your Work!
08-May-2013 Mike Staver; Leadership Isn't For Cowards
26-Apr-2013 Golf at the Longboat Key Club Harborside
10-Apr-2013 Ed Tseng, The Missing Link in Peak Performance: How State of Mind Affects Bottom Line
13-Mar-2013 Danielle Berg and Blair Caplinger, Sponsored by MGA Insurance Group
07-Mar-2013 R-Night, Sponsored by Lou Marinaccio, MGA Insurance Group
09-Jan-2013 Joe Hahn
12-Dec-2012 Workplaces of Passion, Purpose and Productivity
14-Nov-2012 Fueling Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace
11-Oct-2012 A Conversation with Honorable Florida Gov. Rick Scott
12-Sep-2012 The Happiness Advantage and Positive Leadership
11-Jul-2012 Our Age of Transformation: Major Trends in the 21st Century
13-Jun-2012 What Private Equity Investors Expect from a CEO
24-May-2012 Gulf Coast CEO Forum Golf Event
09-May-2012 Making Hockey work in a Non-Traditional Market

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