2024 NEO Rising

When: May 9, 2024 7:30 am - 9:30 am
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Join Team NEO, along with JobsOhio, as we celebrate economic development professionals and the achievements of our collective work that helps build a more robust and equitable regional economy.

Keynote Speaker:

James Free, Associate Administrator, NASA


Panel Discussion:

Bill Koehler, Chief Executive Officer: Team NEO

Terry Slaybaugh, Vice President, Sites and Infrastructure: JobsOhio 

Kimberly Riley, Board Chair: Team NEO and COO, Property & Casualty: Hylant


Team NEO Regional Economic Development Champion Awardees:

Community Leader | Dr.  Marcia Ballinger, President: Lorain County Community College

Economic Development Leader | Brad Ehrhart, President: Portage Development Board

Business Leader | Polymer Industry Cluster 

‘Inaugural’ Emerging Leader | Dr. Michele Scott Taylor, President: College Now Greater Cleveland


Agenda:

  • 7:30 AM – 8:10 AM: Registration/Networking (Breakfast Buffet)
  • 8:10 AM – 8:25 AM: Presenting Sponsor Welcome | Kelly Lamirand, Cleveland Market President and Commercial Sales Leader: KeyBank
    • Team NEO Welcome | Renee Ligon, Managing Director, Partnerships & Engagement
    • First Award Presentation for Team NEO Regional Economic Development Champion
      • Inaugural” Emerging Leader |  Dr. Michele Scott Taylor, President: College Now Greater Cleveland
        • Presented by: Lee Friedman, CEO: College Now Greater Cleveland
  • 8:25 AM – 8:45 AM: Panel Discussion
    • Bill Koehler, Chief Executive Officer: Team NEO  
    • Terry Slaybaugh, Vice President, Sites and Infrastructure: JobsOhio 
    • Kimberly Riley, Board Chair: Team NEO and COO, Property & Casualty: Hylant
  • 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM: Remaining Team NEO Regional Economic Development Champion Award Presentations:
    • Community Leader | Dr.  Marcia Ballinger, President: Lorain County Community College
      • Presented by: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President: Cuyahoga Community College
    • Economic Development Leader | Brad Ehrhart, President: Portage Development Board
      • Presented by: Sean Joyce,  President: InSite Advisory Group
    • Business Leader | Polymer Industry Cluster
      • Presented by: Rudy Bentlage, Market Executive: JPMorgan Chase
  • 9:00 AM – 9:25 AM: Keynote Speaker | James Free, Associate Administrator: NASA
  • 9:25 AM: Closing Remarks & Adjourn | Bill Koehler, CEO: Team NEO

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? You can view information on our sponsorships below, and for any additional questions or information, please contact Connor Stease.


Thank you to our Event Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Key Bank Logo

Keynote Sponsor

plante moran

Premiere Sponsor

First Energy

Economic Development Champions Sponsors

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inSITE Logo
JPMorgan Chase Logo

Event Production Sponsor

Hughie's Event Production Services

Panel Discussion Sponsor

Janotta and Herner Logo 2024

Registration Sponsor

Breakfast & Beverage Sponsor

Pleasant Valley Corporation Logo

Media Wall Sponsor

Economic Vibrancy Sponsor

Rudolph Libbe Group

Community Sponsor

RSM

Table Sponsors

Aqua Logo
Fifth Third Bank
portage development board logo
CCPA Logo
The Fedeli Group
Hylant
Spectrum

Lead Economic Development Sponsors

Team NEO Economic Development Sponsors