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Jodi Leigh Berg, Vitamix


May 24, 2017
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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The Tangier
532 W Market St
Akron, OH 44303

Professional Development Series Luncheon:
Jodi Leigh Berg, Ph.D., President and CEO, Vitamix
Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 11:00am

Leading with Passion
Learn 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.

The Tangier
532 W. Market St.

Akron, OH 44303

Buffet lunch
11:00 am: Meet the CEO and Network

11:50 am: Presentation Begins

Buffet lunch
Member $20  /  Nonmember $30  /  Student $15

RSVP Deadline: May 17

Co-hosted by AAF-Akron, AMA NEO, Greater Akron Chamber, NSME, NEOCC and PRSA. 


Presented by HKM Direct Market Communications


Print Partner - AGS Custom Graphics

Media Partner - The Devil Strip and West Side Leader


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.


$20.00 Member only ticket

$30.00 Guest only ticket

$15.00 Student only ticket