KeyBank Global Leaders Forum at UT focuses on ‘Real Leadership’

March 15, 2017 | Events, News, UToday, Business and Innovation
By Bob Mackowiak

“Real Leadership 2017” is the theme of the KeyBank Global Leaders Forum, which will be presented by The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation Thursday, March 23, from 8 a.m. to noon in Savage Arena.

The program provides an environment for regional business leaders to talk about contemporary issues, discuss cutting-edge leadership practices, and explore trends.

The keynote speaker will be Gary Pinkel, former head football coach at UT and the University of Missouri. Pinkel is special consultant to the University of Missouri and its Athletic Department.

The event is free, but registration is required. To sign up, go to

More than 600 people attended the forum last year.

Also presenting at this year’s event will be Charles Packard, president of Pacific International Capital; Cynthia Thompson, chair of the Toledo Museum of Art Board of Directors and former co-owner of Midwest Stamping; Michael Anderson, chairman of the Andersons; and Dr. Clint Longenecker, UT Distinguished University Professor and director of the Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence in the UT College of Business and Innovation.

“The KeyBank Global Leaders Forum provides a wonderful opportunity for area business professionals and leaders to hear from difference-making leaders such as Gary Pinkel, Cynthia Thompson, Michael Anderson and Charles Packard,” Jim Hoffman, president of KeyBank, said. “It is part of our vision at KeyBank to help our community and our businesses thrive.”

“The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation is extremely pleased to again partner with KeyBank to present another Global Leaders Forum,” said Dr. Gary Insch, dean of the College of Business and Innovation. “Last year’s event was remarkable, and we are excited to stage another one this year so that hundreds of area professionals, as well as many UT students, will have an outstanding opportunity to learn, network and benefit from the presentations and discussions at this unique event.”

“As leaders are attempting to deal with the challenges of this turbulent economic environment, this event is a great way to discover new ideas for becoming a better leader and creating competitive advantage with people,” Longenecker said. “We invite them to come, be ready to learn, and be in a better position to make 2017 a great year.”

In 2008, KeyBank and the UT College of Business and Innovation presented the first Global Leaders Forum, which featured former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department John Snow, and the second event in 2013.

Parking is available, and a continental breakfast will be served.

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