Chief Executive Group

Talent Summit

Thayer Leadership starts building leaders with a simple premise: character is foundational to your ability to lead. Combine this with knowledge and action, and you unleash the “whole” leader every organization needs. This approach has been proven by over two hundred years of application in the United States Army – and the reason we make our home at The Historic Thayer Hotel on the grounds of West Point. At Thayer, like nowhere else, you’ll experience the legacy of military leadership learnings from those who have powered and led a nation. And today, empower organizations to adapt and thrive.

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Maja Guandique, Director of Client Relations, Thayer Leadership
[email protected], 315-708-7298 (Mobile),  845-385-5325 (Office)

Indiana Economic Development logo

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) is charged with growing the state economy, driving economic development, helping businesses launch, grow and locate in the state. Led by the Indiana Secretary of Commerce and governed by a 15-member board chaired by Governor Eric J. Holcomb. The IEDC is organized as a public private partnership and manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, innovation and entrepreneurship resources, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts.

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Matt Wade, SVP, Sales and Marketing, Indiana Economic Development Corporation
[email protected]

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Matt Wade, SVP, Sales and Marketing, Indiana Economic Development Corporation
[email protected]

BevCap Management is a program manager with a focus on alternative risk for business professionals. Our risk management practices translate to transparency, control, and savings in all aspects of your business: Commercial Auto, Workers’ Compensation, General Liability, Employee Benefits, and many more. We are a multi-line program manager committed to evaluating the total cost of risk and developing a program specific to the needs of our clients. Ongoing risk management and implementation of best practices are a few evolving fundamentals to ensure a sustainable and successful long-term program.

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Joe LaMantia, Co-Founder, BevCap Captive Group
[email protected]

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Alan Slatas, [email protected], (617) 962-3201

Chief Executive Network

Chief Executive Network has been the premier networking source for CEOs for over 30 years. Our members participate in professionally facilitated and confidential peer group meetings both online and in person with non-competing executives who are of comparable scale. Members share their real-world experiences about what has worked (and pitfalls to avoid) to take their businesses and leadership teams to the next level. We offer numerous groups ranging from manufacturing CEOs and Presidents to their senior leadership team including Heads of HR, Operations, Finance, Sales, Marketing, and more.

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Chuck Smith, Executive Director, Chief Executive Network
[email protected], 312-858-6656

The role of the CHRO is at the heart of organizational transformation. Today’s chief human resource officers navigate disruption, support a remote or hybrid workforce and help minimize organizational risk all while developing the next generation of leaders. To thrive in this environment, they need the full complement of top leadership skills, which is why we deliver pragmatic, tested advice on the topics these leaders need. StrategicCHRO360’s integrated suite of media offerings is tailored to the unmet needs of top executives, to help them grow as leaders.


Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process

Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:

  1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
  2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
  3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)


Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns.  They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning.  Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process.  This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented.  If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form.  The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

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Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

Limited space available.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

Golf Outing

10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS

General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.