Aligning Opportunities Launch Event

When: October 27, 2022 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Join Team NEO and Delta Dental for an event to engage the business and educational community in the Northeast Ohio Region in meaningful discussions around solutions to the talent supply gap identified in the Aligning Opportunities report.

Aligning Opportunities Event Agenda

7:30 am: Breakfast and Networking

8:00am: Program Begins

8:15 am: Panel Discussion: Looking back at six years of reporting, insights, and progress made

  • Jacob Duritsky, Vice President, Strategy and Research: Team NEO
  • Sondra Palivoda, Manager, Research: Team NEO
  • Janae Bragg, Vice President Talent Management: Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Moderated by: Margaret Trimer, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships: Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana

8:45 am: Panel Discussion: Pathways to STEM Careers

  • Ra-Deon (Raye) Sledge, Chief of Staff: NASA John H. Glenn Research Center  
  • Kirsten Ellenbogen, President & CEO: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Douglas H. Smith Vice President, Technology: The Timken Company
  • Roderick L. Ingram Sr, Vice President Communications and Chief Marketing Officer: Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Moderated by: Betsy Kling, 3News Chief Meteorologist, 4 PM Anchor, WKYC

Thank You Event Sponsors

Presented by Delta Dental

Delta Dental

Panel Discussion Sponsors

Publication Sponsors

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goodwill logo
magnet logo
pnc bank logo
Sherwin Williams Logo
Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Logo

Breakfast Sponsors

The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges
The University of Akron

Workforce Development Sponsors

greater cleveland partnership logo
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Logo

Education Leader Sponsors

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