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11th Annual Executive Summit: A One-Day Conference for Experienced Business Professionals

Gerri C. LeBow Hall
DiPiero Grand Meeting Room and Rose Terrace
3220 Market Street
Rm. 220
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Registration Cost(s):
Registration & Copy of Fully Human: $100.00

The Executive Summit is a one-day conference offering a unique blend of ideas, vision, and inspiration, where experienced professionals can explore leadership development topics while engaging with fellow business professionals in the Philadelphia community.

8:00 am Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am Welcoming Remarks

  • Paul Jensen, Ph.D., Dean
  • Karla Trotman, (2015) EMBA Board President
  • Mary Caraccioli, (2008), Summit Host, Chief Communications Officer, Central Park Conservancy

9:15 am Credibility: Why Should Anyone Follow You?

  • Robin Abramson, Partner, CRA Inc.

10:15 am The Platinum Rule: How to Manage Across Generations

  • Suzanne Kaplan, President, Talent Balance

11:10 am Gaining the Mental Edge: Enhance Your Performance in Life and at Work

  • Michael A. Goldberg, Performance Specialist, Center for Sport Psychology, and Director of ExecutiveFunctioning.Net

12:00 pm Lunch

12:30 pm Luncheon Keynote: Growing Your Emotional Fitness in Work, Leadership, and Life

  • Susan Packard, Co-Founder, HGTV

One copy of keynote speaker Susan Packard’s book Fully Human is included with registration.

1:45 pm Panel Discussion: How to Use Lobbyists in Business

  • Mustafa Rashed, President & CEO, Bellevue Strategies
  • Allison Lesley Graves, Entergy
  • Ed Salmon, Chairman, Salmon Ventures

2:35 pm Fake News: Why a Constitutionally-Enshrined Free Press Matters to You

  • Jeff Ballou, News Editor, Al Jazeera Media Network

3:45 pm Networking Reception
Rose Terrace, room 221

If you are unable to attend the Summit, please consider giving a tax-deductible donation to the EMBA Continuing Education Fund.

This event is open to alumni and non-alumni alike. Earn up to six Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits by attending.


Who should attend?


  • Students
    • Prospective Students
    • Part-Time
    • Graduating Students
    • Current Students
  • Alumni


  • Executive
    • Executive MBA
  • Continuing Professional Education
2019 Executive Summit