Wine Tasting with Peay Winery

Join HBS NEO for a Wine Tasting with a native Clevelander, Andy Peay, Marketing, Sales and everything else at Peay Winery

Andy Peay along with his brother, Nick, and Sister-in law, Vanessa, followed their passion and are experiencing success on a 52 acre hilltop in Cloverdale California that holds 85,000 vines!

NOW—we have the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of their labors with Andy talking about his passion.

Nick and Vanessa grow the grapes and Andy is as  his title notes—runs the business.

You will receive four-ounce servings with accoutrements of the following

  • 2017 Peay Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
  • 2018 Peay Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
  • 2017 Peay Pomarium Pinot Noir
  • 2016 Peay LaPruma Syrah

PICKUP DETAILS: We will have 3 different pick up points which will be determined based on the location of the attendees and will be announced following the close of registration.

If you are interested in purchasing 750 ml. of any of the offerings, we can arrange to have bottles available at your pickup point and will send an order form for your use following registration. Peay wines are also available at Cuffs in Chagrin Falls.


UNLEASHED: The Unapologetic Leader’s Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You

It’s not about you. Instead, leadership depends on how well you unleash the potential of other people. That is the radical redefinition of leadership from UNLEASHED: The Unapologetic Leader’s Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You. (Harvard Business Review Press, June 2, 2020)

Authors, Frances Frei and Anne Morriss, have already made headlines by putting their theory into practice with disruptive impact.

Please plan to join us on January 28 when HBS Professor Frances Frei will join us in a virtual environment to talk about their research and the results of the implementation of their findings. “The first step in breakthrough is self-realization. The next step is harnessing the Career-catapulting lessons in UNLEAShED” (Bozoma Saint John CMO, Endeavor)

Professor Frei most recently served as Uber’s first Senior VP of Leadership and Strategy to help the company navigate its very public crisis in leadership and culture.

Anne Morriss is the Executive Founder of The Leadership Consortium, a first-of-its-kind accelerator for building diverse executive teams. She has appeared on “CBS This Morning.”

Professor Daniel Isenerg – Scale Up Ecosystem™


Join HBS NEO for a conversation with Professor Daniel Isenerg on Scale Up Ecosystem™ program for economic growth. Additional details and registration coming soon!


Anne Jones on The Case Method for Raising Children

Anne Jones, a mother and an HBS alum (HBS ’97), will share how to simplify the proven Harvard Business School case method into a framework a child can understand. Anyone can tell a one-minute story with a question in the end! The children become confident decision-makers and thoughtful problem-solvers. Parents bond with their children while using a world-renowned method to prepare their children for life.

Native of Finland, Anne Ylipahkala Jones graduated summa cum laude in Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech while on a full track scholarship and then on to HBS. Before “retiring” from over ten years in the corporate world, Anne held progressively senior positions in strategy, finance, and performance improvement with NYSE companies. Once she met Mark, her husband, Anne focused on revitalizing the family surgery business and being a wife and a mom. Anne, Mark, and Jupiter, their youngest son, reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

Domestic Economic Forecast – Federal Reserve Bank

Join HBS NEO for a discussion on “Domestic Economic Forecast + Program for Economic Inclusion” with Emily Garr Pacetti and Guhan Venkatu.

About the presenters…

Emily Garr Pacetti is a vice president and community affairs officer in the Community Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. She oversees the department, including research, policy analysis, and community outreach in the Cleveland Fed’s Fourth Federal Reserve District. Ms. Pacetti joined the Bank in July 2017. Prior to her current position, Garr Pacetti was associate director at The Rockefeller Foundation, director of research and evaluation at the Cleveland–based Fund for Our Economic Future and was a Fulbright Fellow in Mexico City (2005–2007). Garr Pacetti holds a BA in political communications from Emerson College, an MS in urban studies from el Colegio de México, and an MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Guhan Venkatu is Group Vice President of the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland leads the department’s regional analysis and outreach group. He joined the Bank in 1998 as a research analyst. In his tenure with the Bank, he has held positions of increasing responsibility including economist and vice president and senior regional officer of the Bank’s Pittsburgh Branch. His prior research has focused on inflation and inflation expectations, housing and household finance, and factors related to regional economic growth. His research and analysis have been a re-source for the public, and the Bank’s president and boards of directors.

A Conversation with Fred Brown, MBA‘85: VACCINES Covid19

Join HBS NEO for a conversation with Fred Brown, MBA‘85, Medicinal Biochemist

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND — Reprise of 9/30/20

Fellow HBS alum Fred Brown, MBA ’85, is a medicinal biochemist who has been on the discovery, development and/or launch teams of 27 major pharmaceutical, 13 diagnostic and 6 vaccine products. Collectively, these products save the lives of over 5.6 million people annually and generated over $35B of revenue in 2020.

Fred will provide insight into the latest developments with COVID vaccines including the Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna/NIH, and AstraZeneca/University of Oxford vaccines. Fred has in-depth experience with vaccines, having led the vaccine development effort at Roche, and from his involvement in the development and launch of over a dozen vaccines worldwide.

Based on his review of the vaccine data, he will share his inside knowledge of the logistics coordinated by Operation WARP speed, and his ongoing consultation with Governors across the country including our Governor DeWine. There is much to say — Fred will prioritize the most important information for 45 minutes with some time for questions. He has graciously agreed to remain available afterward to provide additional detail, and have additional discussion and interaction following the scheduled time.

Please join us for this informative discussion where Fred will separate fact from myth, offer insider insights, and express hopefulness while offering appropriate warnings/caveats.

HBS Club of NEO Leadership Award 2020: Jack H. Schron

Each year HBS NEO awards the HBS Club of Northeast Ohio Leadership Award. Please plan to join us as we present the 2020 HBS Club of NEO Leadership Award to Jack H. Schron.  Dan T. Moore will conduct an interview Jack.

Award Criteria: A organization leader who is or has been a CEO or chairman of a public, private, or nonprofit organization. Success as a leader in NE Ohio measured by the impact that the leader’s activities will have on the future of NE Ohio. Leadership in fulfilling the responsibilities of a successful organization to its employees, to the community and to society as measured by how these activities will impact the future of northeast Ohio.

About Jack Schron, 2020 Recipient of the Leadership Award

  • Leadership in public service—member of the Cuyahoga County Council
  • Leadership in education— founder of Tooling University

Holiday Cheer with Yule Tide Offerings

It is purely social!

RSVP before 11/30/20 and we will deliver to your home a six-pack of the holiday offerings from PLATFORM BEER CO.

Conversation with Tom Mihaljevic, CEO, Cleveland Clinic

Join HBS NEO for a conversation with Tom Mihaljevic GMP 15, CEO, Cleveland Clinic 

Cleveland Clinic, a non-profit academic medical center, provides clinical and hospital care and is a leader in research, education and health information. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States.  U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey.

Tom Mihaljevic, MD, as CEO & President of Cleveland Clinic, is leading an $8 billion healthcare system that includes a main campus in Cleveland, 10 regional hospitals, 18 family health centers and facilities in Florida, Nevada, Toronto, Abu Dhabi and London. From 2010 to 2015, Dr. Mihaljevic was chief of staff and chairman of the Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute in Abu Dhabi. He joined Cleveland Clinic in 2004 as a surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Prior to joining  the Clinic Tom was director of the Cardiac Surgery Research Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s, held a seven-year academic appointment to Harvard Medical School as a Clincal Fellow and was assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. He earned his medical degree from University of Zagreb,  trained in cardiac surgery at the University of Zurich and  in 2013 completed the GMP Exec. Ed. Program at HBS. His career has focused on minimally invasive approaches to a variety of cardiac issues and in 2005 he received a patent for a novel system for minimally invasive cardiac surgery.

Please plan to join us for this unique opportunity!

GOJO in the Pandemic, a conversation with Carey Jaros ’05, CEO, GOJO Industries

Join HBS NEO for a conversation with Carey Jaros ’05, CEO, GOJO Industries: “GOJO in the Pandemic”

Akron-based GOJO Industries, as much as any company in the world, is at the center of keeping all of us safe during the pandemic. GOJO’s purpose is Saving Lives and Making Life Better Through Well-Being Solutions.

Please join us for a moderated discussion and come prepared with questions as we hear how Carey and the rest of the GOJO team faced unprecedented, seemingly infinite demand, for PURELL®, their core product.

Carey Jaros was promoted to the position of President/CEO after three years as GOJO’s chief strategy officer. Before GOJO, Carey was president of Walnut Ridge Strategic Management Co., vice president at Cleveland-based Dealer Tire, and spent more than 10 years at Boston-based consulting firm Bain & Co. Carey graduated from Laurel School, Brown University and HBS. She and her husband, also a Class of ‘05 HBS alum, have three daughters and live in Shaker Heights.