Positioning for the Future
The APM is an important annual event for information sharing and business steering — and it’s one of our favorite ways to connect employees from across our footprint. This year’s theme is “Positioning for the Future.”
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Oluwaropo A. (Abbey) Omodunbi is assistant vice president and senior economist for The PNC Financial Services Group. In this role, Omodunbi is responsible for contributing to PNC’s regional, national and international economic analysis and forecasts, including coverage of metropolitan area economies throughout PNC’s footprint. In addition, Omodunbi also speaks frequently about the economy to PNC clients and regional media. Omodunbi is frequently cited in international, national, and regional media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, CNN, CBS News and MarketWatch. In addition, he appears regularly on NPR.
Tim Williams leads Ignition Consulting Group, an international consultancy that helps professional service firms create, deliver, and capture more value. Tim is a noted author, international speaker, and presenter for industry associations and business conferences worldwide.
Based on his expertise in business models and pricing strategies, Tim has been interviewed and quoted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Guardian, National Public Radio, Toronto Globe & Mail, Australian Financial Review, Huffington Post, Bloomberg News, Marketing Week as well as radio talk shows, televised interviews, and podcasts. Tim writes the popular blog Propulsion and contributes regularly to LinkedIn, where he was invited to serve as a global LinkedIn Influencer with several hundred thousand subscribers to his posts.
He is author of two books, the latest of which is “Positioning for Professionals: How Professional Knowledge Firms Can Differentiate Their Way to Success.” Tim is also a frequent contributor to leading marketing publications including Advertising Age, Adweek, and Communication Arts in the U.S., and Campaign, Admap and The Drum in the U.K.
Jon graduated from Auburn University as a Mechanical Engineer. He began his career with Nucor in 2005 as a Plant Engineer, at Nucor Steel Birmingham. In 2008, Jon transferred to the Nucor Corporation as a Mechanical Engineer of Construction. In 2016, he was named the General Manager of Construction and currently serves as VP and General Manager of Construction.
Patrick Colletti is a leadership and organizational culture expert, champion for “refounders” and author of the upcoming leadership book Refounder. He draws on his experience as a technology executive, his business-growth expertise and a passion for company culture to share growth-oriented guidance that challenges social and cultural norms, both in the workplace and in the community. Patrick is passionate about creating flourishing businesses and empowering the next generation of Refounders — business leaders and entrepreneurs who revitalize the places where they live, work and play.
Patrick is the founder, president emeritus and a current advisor of the healthcare software company Net Health. When he began his tenure as company president in 2001, Net Health was experiencing significant financial turmoil resulting in laying off all but 2 employees. Collaborating with a growing team, he grew the company that now helps heal millions of people each year. In concert with a team which included 4 private equity partners, he completed a corporate turnaround — Refounding and reinvigorating the already established organization.
By utilizing a Refounder mindset as a framework for success, Patrick was able to spur rapid business growth and cultivate a flourishing corporate culture. In his debut book, Refounder, he shares the experience, insights and moments of enlightenment he gained over two decades serving in multiple leader positions at Net Health, including president, chief revenue officer and chief operating officer. Through stories about well-known leaders, cities and organizations, he explores how society often reinvents for the better and reveals how individuals can assess what needs to be Refounded in their own life. Patrick infuses the Refounding spirit into everything he does, helping to Refound companies such as Think Native and Grayscale through redemptive investing, guidance and counsel. In addition, he exerts his Refounding expertise for community initiatives, recently partnering with the Pittsburgh International Airport and the organization Free the Music to display pianos designed by local artists.
CEC provides hotel rooms at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown for all attendees. You may be asked to provide a credit card upon arrival for incidentals.
You should have already received an email from the Wyndham confirming your reservation (from email@example.com). If you do not receive a confirmation email in your inbox, please check your spam folder. If you did not receive an email, please contact Ashley Morrison.
Check-in Time is 4:00 PM (Plan to check in when our program ends for the day at 5:00 PM.)
Check-out Time is 12:00 PM (Consider checking out of your room prior to program start time on Thursday.)
If you are driving, there is a parking garage across the street from the Wyndham (Gateway Center Garage). For more information, please click here.
Wyndham Floorplan – Ballroom Level
IMPORTANT: Please bring your APM lanyard (will be provided at APM registration) to the evening reception. It will be required to gain entry to the event.
Wednesday, January 25
Shorty’s Pins X Pints
Getting to Shorty’s Pins X Pints
Utilize the T (subway) — it’s free!
Exit the Wyndham lobby & turn left onto Commonwealth Place.
Turn left onto Liberty Ave.
Find Gateway Station at the corner of Stanwix Street & Penn Ave.
Disembark at North Side Station
Once you leave the station, turn right on W. General Robinson St.
Turn left onto Tony Dorsett Dr.
Turn right onto North Shore Dr.
Shorty’s Pins & Pints will be on the left side of the street.
Follow the Three Rivers Heritage Trail. Make a left onto North Shore Dr.
Shorty’s Pins & Pints will be on the left side of the street.
If you are driving, there is street parking on North Shore Dr.
If that is unavailable, Gold Lot 2 is located one block away, behind Burgatory and Bar Louie.
For more information on parking available near Shorty’s Pins X Pints, click here.
First time attending?
Welcome to your first Annual Planning Meeting!
We hope this experience is something you have looked forward to and will value greatly. The APM is one of the best ways to get to know new people from across the CEC footprint and build your internal network. Take some time to seek out colleagues you would like to meet or discuss projects with those you’ve only met on calls or in virtual meetings. If you have any questions during the APM, do not hesitate to ask. Members of the Marketing team will be in the lobby outside the main ballroom throughout the meeting and are happy to help you navigate the hotel, find your seating assignments, or use the provided links and QR codes found on event materials to complete activities. In addition, here are a couple helpful links that offer useful information for folks who are attending a large meeting or conference for the first time.