Leading with Passion

Starts: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Ends: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Location: Tangier, 532 W. Market Street, Akron
Speaker: Vitamix President and CEO Jodi Berg

You know about their blenders, but do you know about their passion?

On May 24, join Vitamix President and CEO Jodi Berg as she shares how Vitamix strives to ignite the personal passion of every customer and employee, how unlocking that passion is reflected in the company's newly refreshed brand, and how passion allows Vitamix to differentiate itself in an increasingly crowded high-performance blending market.

This luncheon is part of our Professional Development Series and is co-hosted along with partner organizations AAF-AkronAMA NEOGreater Akron ChamberNSME and NEOCC. The program is presented by HKM Direct Market Communications. 

Special thanks to media partners West Side Leader/South Side News Leader and The Devil Strip

Vitamix Print Partner: AGS Custom Graphics

There will be a special Vitamix discount code for all attendees!

About the Speaker

Dr. Berg is fourth-generation President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vita-Mix Corporation (Vitamix), a family-owned, mid-market manufacturer of high-performance blenders for the consumer and food service commercial markets.

She joined Vitamix in 1997 with the directive to lead the company's overseas expansion. At the time, Vitamix had a presence in a few countries. Under her leadership, Vitamix products now are sold in more than 100 countries around the world. Ms. Berg also transformed the organizational structure of the company and its corporate vision, mission and culture. She expanded distribution and defined and elevated the status of the brand, and continues to provide oversight and strategic focus for the company's future.

Prior to her tenure as President and CEO, Dr. Berg served as Director, Vitamix International and Household Divisions (2002-06). Shortly thereafter, she also assumed responsibility for the Commercial Division. She was named Executive Vice President (in 2007), then President (2009) and Chief Executive Officer (2011). Before joining Vitamix, Ms. Berg held several senior sales and quality leadership positions with various Marriott International Inc. properties, including director of quality, for The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company.

In 2016, Dr. Berg's research on purpose and employee engagement earned her a Ph.D. in management from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.

For reservations, use the PayPal links below or contact Lianne Fowler, PRSA Chapter Administrator, at 330-780-5175 or email  

Details and How to RSVP Today

Event: Leading With Passion 

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Time:  11 a.m. - Meet the CEO and Network

         11:20 a.m. - Buffet opens

         Noon: Presentation Begins

Location: Tangier, 532 W. Market Street, Akron

Cost: $20 PRSA Members; $30 Non-Members; $15 Students

RSVP Today

Reserve your spot today by contacting Lianne Fowler, Chapter Administrator, at 330-780-5175 or email to: Or, register and pay online using the PayPal links below.

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