St. Barnabas CEO Leadership Conference Features Successful Pittsburgh Business Leaders

Sept. 12 Conference to present St. Barnabas CEO Leadership Awards
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“Winds of Change” is the theme of the 28th annual conference

GIBSONIA, PA. (Richland Twp.), Sept. 3, 2014 – Friday, Sept. 12 at 8 a.m. St. Barnabas will host its 28th annual CEO Leadership Conference. The conference will take place at the Kean Theatre at St. Barnabas, 5847 Meridian Road, Gibsonia.  More than 300 upper level business executives will learn how to make money, build a business and stay on top from some of the area’s leaders. The theme, “Winds of Change,” will take a look at what it takes to succeed in today’s changing economic climate for family businesses, start ups and newcomers. More information can be found at

Featured Conference Speakers:

Robert Agbede, President & CEO, Chester Engineers
Jeff Broadhurst, President & CEO, Eat’n Park
Rob Cochran, President & CEO, #1 Cochran Automotive
Joseph Massaro III, President & CEO, Massaro Construction
Karin Mayr, President & Founder, Sabika Jewelry
Louie Sheetz, Board of Directors, Sheetz Inc.
Kevin Colosimo, Managing Partner, Burleson LLP. Mr. Colosimo, the luncheon speaker, will address Marcellus Shale development.

A networking breakfast will be held before the conference at 7 a.m., followed by a lunch after the St. Barnabas Leadership Awards ceremony. The St. Barnabas Leadership Awards will be presented to outstanding business leaders of Small (less than 50 employees), Medium (51-350 employees) and Large (more than 350 employees) companies in the Greater Pittsburgh area who are making a difference in their industries and their communities. The winner in each category will be announced at the Conference.

Finalists St. Barnabas Leadership Awards:

Daniel Henderson
, President, CooksonPeirce Wealth Management
John Rosso, Founder & CEO, Sandler Training by Performance Management
Winfield Smathers, Co-founder & Managing Director, Shorebridge Wealth Management
Julie Smith, President & CEO, RJW Media
James Hunt, Managing Partner, Carbis Walker
Jeff Scott, President, Equipment & Controls, Inc.
Dwayne Spurlock, Owner & CEO, ePeople–eKidzCare
Raymond Buehler, President & CEO, Schneider Downs
William C. Byham, Chairman & CEO, Development Dimensions International
Frank Fuhrer Jr., Chairman, Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale

Also participating in the conference will be Ray Carter, WPXI-TV Vice President & General Manager as conference moderator and former Allegheny County Chief Executive Jim Roddey as panel moderator with an opening statement from William V. Day the President of St. Barnabas Health System.
All amenities along with the conference are free of charge to invited guests thanks to the following sponsors: Benedum Interests, Blue Print Financial Partners LLC, BlueTree Capital Group, Carbis Walker LLP, Dollar Bank FSB, Fiducia Group, Geyer Construction, Kroff Inc., Mt. Lebanon Office Equipment, NET Xperts LLC, Shorebridge Wealth Management, The Farmers National Bank, The HDH Group Inc., Trib Total Media, UPMC Health Plan and WPXI-TV.

About St. Barnabas– St. Barnabas Health System is Pennsylvania's largest health care concern of its kind.  In its 114th year, St. Barnabas is like no other - diverse and expansive - meeting the needs of young retirees through those who require hospice. St. Barnabas' spectrum of care includes four retirement communities, three living assistance facilities, two skilled nursing homes, and a community outpatient medical center. Providing more than $6 million in free care annually, St. Barnabas engages in innovative methods to raise money for its Free Care Fund such as The Jackie Evancho award in its Kean Quest Talent Search, The Kean Theatre, The Crystal Conservatories, Rudolph Auto Repair and Beautiful Buys.  For more information on St. Barnabas visit

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