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Caffeinated Connections: A CEO Perspective

Communications & Branding Amid COVID-19 and Racial Conflict

The COVID-19 pandemic and the global recession it triggered lumbers into its fifth month. We now have seen massive public protests fueled by systemic racism and ignited by vivid images of police brutality. Glaring health disparities among black Americans revealed by the pandemic have now merged these two incredible events. Both will remain white-hot through November’s presidential election. These are exceptional times, especially for professional marketers and communicators.

Please join us for the next Caffeinated Connections event on Thursday morning, June 25th from 8:00 – 9:00 am, featuring three Cincinnati-area CEOs from three different market segments who each bring different perspectives and life experiences as they guide their enterprises through today’s troubled waters. You can join this one-hour Zoom call at this link:

Leadership is needed now more than ever. Please join these three CEOs in a conversation regarding COVID-19, racial conflict and what it means for communications and branding in their companies.

Jack Greiner, CEO (Managing Partner), Graydon

Jack has been CEO of Graydon, Cincinnati’s fifth largest law firm with 80 attorneys, since 2018. In his practice, he has focused on media and first amendment law with increasing emphasis on social media. He has been an adjunct professor of media law at the UC College of Law since 2001.

John Hawkins, President | CEO, MPI Consulting

John has been CEO of Management Performance International (MPI Consulting) since 2011. The 45-year-old HR and Organizational Development practice is considered one of the nation’s top labor consulting practices. John is an alum of blue-chip companies like P&G, Kellogg’s and Novartis.

Molly North, President | CEO, Al. Neyer Inc.

Molly has been with Al. Neyer, Inc. since 2007 and been its CEO since 2015. Founded more than 125 years ago in Cincinnati, the commercial real estate company has expanded to Pittsburgh, Raleigh and Nashville. Molly is currently Board Chair of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.

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