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The Gulf Coast CEO Forum provides a comprehensive yearly event schedule devoted to cultivating relationships, ideas and solutions

MORE THAN A GREAT BREAKFAST.
 Monthly Breakfast Meetings
feature a dynamic speaker and presentation with actionable takeaways on leadership, management, trending national topics and business performance.

NOT YOUR AVERAGE NETWORKING.
 Social Events are part of our regular programming, designed to keep you connected to your fellow members in a fun atmosphere with no solicitation.  

LEADERSHIP SECRET WEAPON.
 Roundtables provide a confidential environment for members of non-competing industries to ask advice, tackle hard topics and glean ideas to keep their companies competitive. After all, it shouldn't be lonely at the top. To learn more about roundtables, contact Kimberly Manooshian. 

Upcoming Events

    • 26-May-2022
    • 7:30 AM
    • Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos | 1819 Main St UNIT 610, Sarasota, FL 34236


    • 08-Jun-2022
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club
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    Safety in the Workplace, Are Your Employees Safe?

    Beyond his law enforcement experience, Lieutenant Simon Tildsley has a diverse background including military service, owning a construction management business and federal defense contract work. This experience paired with his skills and expertise makes Simon a unique leader in his role.  In addition to his position as a Lieutenant with The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, Simon has served as a Team Leader for The Special Response Team for over 8 years and as an Instructor teaching high liability courses. Simon proudly serves the community fulfilling his sense of duty and patriotism for this great county.


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    • 20-Jul-2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club | 1100 John Ringling Blvd.
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    MEMBER SUMMER HAPPY HOUR

    Let's celebrate summer together with cocktails, light bites and a beautiful view of Sarasota Bay! Join us for a Members Only Happy Hour on Wednesday, July 20th at 5:30 pm.

    RSVP Required | Limited Availability | Members Only

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    • 28-Jul-2022
    • 7:30 AM
    • Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos | 1819 Main St UNIT 610, Sarasota, FL 34236


    • 10-Aug-2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club
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    Disrupting HR for Good

    Joe DeLoss is building a fried chicken empire by changing perspectives on HR and workforce development. Though his career began as an investment bank analyst, Joe quickly left the cubicle to combine his passions for entrepreneurship and community impact.

    With ten years and dozens of ideas behind him, Joe has now struck a nerve with his newest adventure, Hot Chicken Takeover. The restaurant concept sells delicious fried chicken in an environment reminiscent of a family reunion. HCT has earned critical acclaim as a breakout brand in its segment and is currently taking over the Midwest.

    To support expansion of the concept, Joe relies on an unconventional workforce and HR strategy. The majority of his team members have experienced significant adversity in their past – ranging from addiction, to homelessness, or incarceration. This is a message Hot Chicken Takeover isn’t shy on communicating. For Joe, this approach is far from charitable; it’s the lynchpin of HCT’s success.

    Joe’s dedication to fair-chance employment, social entrepreneurship, and vulnerable leadership has allowed him to impact the lives of thousands of people. As Joe continues to build, he is sharing his story with national audiences across the country – including The Today Show, Forbes, Harvard Business School, Politico, the Rachael Ray Show and more.

    In 2018, Joe was selected as International Endeavor Entrepreneur for his commitment to scaling impact. Joe has also served as an adjunct instructor at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business and John Glenn School of Public Affairs. He also maintains seats on several business and community boards.

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    • 14-Sep-2022
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club
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    Secrets of Modern Sales and Customer Service

    Brian Carter, CEO of The Brian Carter Group is a popular sales and customer service speaker and bestselling author recognized by LinkedIn as "an expert you should listen to." Over the last 20 years, Brian has worked with organizations of all sizes, including Microsoft, McDonald's, The Florida Yacht Broker’s Association and The U.S. Army. You may have seen him in the media such as ABC, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. His hands-on experience, cutting edge insights, and background in stand-up comedy culminate in a speaker and trainer who leaves every audience not only entertained, but armed with powerful strategies and tactics.

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    • 22-Sep-2022
    • 7:30 AM
    • Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos | 1819 Main St UNIT 610, Sarasota, FL 34236


    • 12-Oct-2022
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club
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    Business Marketing to Increase Bottom Line


    Michelle Chiantera is Corel’s Chief Marketing Officer, leading the company’s marketing strategy and execution worldwide. Michelle and her team support go-to-market initiatives delivering growth across the company’s full software portfolio with a focus on segmentation, engagement and a passion for knowing and delighting customers.  

    Prior to joining Corel, Michelle served as Vice President of Americas Growth Marketing and Global Partner, Segments and Industries at Cisco where she led the marketing team responsible for increasing market share and accelerating Cisco’s growth. Building her career at Cisco for over 20 years, Michelle rose through the ranks within the company’s marketing organization in both field and corporate marketing roles, and previously held the positions of Vice President, Global Partner Marketing and Sr. Director, Americas Partner Marketing.  

    Michelle is known for her advocacy for diversity within the workforce and her commitment to nurturing future leaders within the technology industry. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A), Marketing from Le Moyne College and lives in New York state with her husband, daughter and their much-loved dog.

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    • 18-Oct-2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • State Street Eating House| 1533 State St, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    MEMBERS ONLY FALL SOCIAL

    It's time to celebrate fall! Join us for lite bites, cocktails and conversation at our Members Only Happy Hour on Tuesday, October 18th from 5:30-7 pm.

    RSVP Required | Limited Availability | Members Only

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    • 09-Nov-2022
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club
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    The Levity Effect

    Scott Christopher is author of the best-selling "People People: Who They Are, Why They Win and How To Become One", "The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up," and contributing author of "The Daily Carrot Principle" and "A Carrot A Day."

    He has appeared on NBC's Today Show, Fox Business Channel, CNBC, National Public Radio, BBC and has been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, New York Post, Newsweek, Economist magazine, Ladies Home Journal and many other publications.

    As VP of Speaking and Training at The Culture Works and a consultant on strengthening work culture with recognition and fun, Scott has circled the globe entertaining and motivating thousands of audiences from senior leader retreats to all-staff meetings. Applicable to all audiences in any industry, Scott's unforgettable messages and off-the-cuff humor illustrate firsthand how levity, humor and becoming a 'people person' enrich lives at work and at home.

    In his rare spare time, Scott is a television host, emcee and actor (SAG), appearing on network television series Modern Family, Criminal Minds, Granite Flats, Everwood, Touched by an Angel and in Disney Channel movies. Scott has a Master's in HR Management from the University of Connecticut and while an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, Scott was honored with the United States' most prestigious acting scholarship, the Irene Ryan Award, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

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    • 17-Nov-2022
    • 7:30 AM
    • Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos | 1819 Main St UNIT 610, Sarasota, FL 34236


    • 14-Dec-2022
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club
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    Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success

    Commander/Dr. Mary C. Kelly has carved out an unforgettable career in leadership. From her days as a naval intelligence officer to her role as one of today’s most influential economists.

    Former chief of police, professor, realtor and HR Director – Mary has spent over 25 years teaching and training more than 40,000 military and civilian personnel. She is now on a mission to spread her message of success with audiences worldwide, sharing with them the secrets to being a true leader in today’s fractured workplace environment.

    A high-energy keynote speaker, Mary is focused on using research, laughter, and experience to show professionals how to excel. Her relatable, no-nonsense approach inspires audiences to embrace their roles, surpass their goals, and plan for the future.

    Mary is the author of 13 books on business growth, leadership, and today’s economy. She is a speaker, coach and trainer who has worked with hundreds of organizations and companies across the globe.

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Past Events

11-May-2022 Brock Long: Disaster Preparedness
13-Apr-2022 Andrew Busch: The Future Economy: Opportunities for Growth
07-Apr-2022 Special Evening with Thomas Modly
24-Mar-2022 March Board Meeting
22-Mar-2022 Spring Member Only Social!
09-Mar-2022 Eric Papp: Managing Multiple Priorities
09-Feb-2022 Thomas Modly: Thunder Clouds on the Horizon: Insights from the Helm of U.S. Department of the Navy
31-Jan-2022 2022 Membership Renewal
20-Jan-2022 January Board Meeting
12-Jan-2022 Aron Ralston: 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
08-Dec-2021 Economic Forecast
01-Dec-2021 Annual Holiday Party
18-Nov-2021 November Board Meeting
10-Nov-2021 David DeLong: Building Tomorrow’s Workforce in Today’s Economy
19-Oct-2021 Member Fall Social
06-Oct-2021 How CEOs Can Use Technology to Deliver Amazing Customer & Employee Experiences
16-Sep-2021 September Board Meeting
08-Sep-2021 Alex Sheen: Because I Said I Would
11-Aug-2021 Tom Morrison: WHATS Next? The Future, Post COVID-19
15-Jul-2021 July Board Meeting
14-Jul-2021 Member Summer Social
09-Jun-2021 Dean Saby Mitra + Dr. Damon Woodard: What Every CEO Needs to Know About Artificial Intelligence & Analytics
20-May-2021 May Board Meeting
12-May-2021 Tony Moore: Change the Culture, Change the Outcome
14-Apr-2021 Dr. Jan Pullen: EQ in the Workplace
24-Mar-2021 Spring Member Only Social!
18-Mar-2021 March Board Meeting
15-Mar-2021 Spring Training Baseball
10-Mar-2021 Simon Anderson: Emerging Technology
10-Feb-2021 Jaleigh White & Andy McKay: Succession Planning & Transition Readiness
30-Jan-2021 2021 Membership Renewal
19-Jan-2021 2021 Board of Directors Workshop
13-Jan-2021 Brant Menswar: Values-Based Leadership - Better Decisions, instinctive Motivation & Extraordinary Results
14-Dec-2020 Annual Holiday Party
09-Dec-2020 Michael Stritch: Geopolitics and the Pandemic
19-Nov-2020 November Board Meeting
17-Nov-2020 Member Happy Hour
11-Nov-2020 Meagan Johnson: 5 Generations in the Workforce
22-Oct-2020 BONUS Meeting: Stress Mastery with Dr. Heidi Hanna
14-Oct-2020 Jason Young: Servicetopia - The Ultimate Customer Service Experience
01-Oct-2020 Virtual Happy Hour
17-Sep-2020 September Board Meeting
09-Sep-2020 Will Bowen: Complaint Free Business
12-Aug-2020 Steve McClatchy: Leading Relationships - Communicate Effectively, Resolve Conflict & Lead High Performance Relationships
16-Jul-2020 July Board Meeting
10-Jun-2020 Chris Tomasso: How Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast
27-May-2020 Part II - Larry McEvoy: Leading After COVID-19
21-May-2020 May Board Meeting
13-May-2020 Larry McEvoy: Leading After COVID-19
19-Mar-2020 March Board Meeting
11-Mar-2020 Phillip Stutts: Undefeated: The Secret Marketing Formula That Elects Presidents and Will Grow Your Business Every Time
06-Mar-2020 Spring Training at CoolToday Park
12-Feb-2020 Luke Bencie: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler
29-Jan-2020 A Night at Asolo Rep Sponsored by CoolToday
16-Jan-2020 January Board Meeting
08-Jan-2020 Robert Kavcic: 2020 Economic Forecast
01-Jan-2020 2020 Membership Renewal
11-Dec-2019 Brett Culp: Leadership is an Invitation
09-Dec-2019 Sky's The Limit: Annual Holiday Party
21-Nov-2019 November Board Meeting
13-Nov-2019 Kenneth Feld: An Interview
09-Oct-2019 Jim Knight: Culture That Rocks
02-Oct-2019 Member Social at The Field Club
19-Sep-2019 September Board Meeting
11-Sep-2019 Mark Nutsch
14-Aug-2019 Kelly Keenan
18-Jul-2019 July Board Meeting
17-Jul-2019 Cocktails at Sarasota Yacht Club
12-Jun-2019 Molly Bloom: Bet on Yourself and You'll Always Win
23-May-2019 May Board Meeting
08-May-2019 Robyn K. Levin: Trends In Digital Marketing
10-Apr-2019 Steve McClatchy: Decide - Work Smarter, Execute Faster and Lead by Example
08-Apr-2019 Happy Hour at Sarasota Waterworks
21-Mar-2019 First Peek: CoolToday Stadium for the Atlanta Braves!
21-Mar-2019 March Board Meeting
13-Mar-2019 Dennis Deaton: Destination Thinking for Leaders
13-Feb-2019 Gene Hammett: Achieve Hypergrowth
12-Feb-2019 A Night at Asolo Rep
17-Jan-2019 January Board Meeting
09-Jan-2019 Stuart Hoffman: 2019 Economic Forecast
31-Dec-2018 2019 Membership Renewal
12-Dec-2018 Kristen Soltis Anderson
10-Dec-2018 Seas & Greetings Holiday Party with Galati Yachts
15-Nov-2018 Board Meeting
14-Nov-2018 Taryn Morgan
30-Oct-2018 Mind The Gap
10-Oct-2018 Rod Hershberger
13-Sep-2018 Board Meeting
12-Sep-2018 Cyber Security with Tampa FBI
08-Aug-2018 Scott Greenberg - Joint Meeting with LWRBA
19-Jul-2018 Board Meeting
18-Jul-2018 Cocktails at Sarasota Yacht Club
13-Jun-2018 An Interview with AG Lafley
23-May-2018 Member Social at The Field Club
17-May-2018 Board Meeting
09-May-2018 Taddy Hall
24-Apr-2018 Member Social - Happy Hour at Oak & Stone
11-Apr-2018 Michael Tougias
28-Mar-2018 A Night at Asolo Rep
14-Mar-2018 Julissa Arce
08-Mar-2018 Board Meeting
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
19-Dec-2017 2018 Dues
13-Dec-2017 Colonel Danny McKnight
11-Dec-2017 Bolly-Holly Bash
16-Nov-2017 Board Meeting
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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