Main Goals of the Association?

• Learn. Come learn how other CEO Club rose up and strategies to move professionally forward.

• Discover. Success stories and and ideas you did not know existed plus feedback on what works.

• Connect. Mingle with other top CEO Club to pick up on best practices, mentors, and ideas.

Who May Register and Join?

Registering automatically makes you a member for (12) months at no additional charge (included in the registration fee). We currently have three (3) membership types we assign below based on your role. For those interested in Sponsorship see that page for pricing:

• Regular Membership. CEOs, Presidents, Heads of Organizations (included with registration).
• Associate Membership. Executives and professionals on the rise (included with registration).
• Sponsor Membership. Companies who wish to solidify their brand with the CEO community. Be a Sponsor

About the Planning Organization?

The CEO Club Association is a fast growing membership organization committed to the development and advancement of leaders in the corporate arena. Each of our 50 metro-based chapters features successful top local executives who volunteer to share their ideas, strategies, and what worked for them with other rising and aspiring women at our monthly meetings or annual conferences. The overall planning of the CEO Club Association's yearly events and chapter meetings is managed by the Executive Summits which is dedicated to supporting a number of associations globally. The co-planners of the conference series are:

Shelley Taft  
Shelley joined 15 years ago and serves as a Senior Program Director responsible for planning and speaker selection for a number of our events. Before joining our team she had a similar role with Vistage (a worldwide association of CEOs) for 12 years.

Julianne Kirkland  
Julianne Kirkland is a mastery trainer, speaker, life-coach and international best-selling author. Her training expertise as an Overcomer Strategist to help turn life's stumbling blocks into stepping stones. Julianne heads the WLA Podcast/Mastermind Groups.

Dean Spaniol  
Dean Spaniol obtained his BA from the University of Florida and has a passion for organizational training and development. Dean helps leads our Marketing and Analytics teams and fills in on operational management.

Barbara Willis  
Barbara is responsible for keeping our planning team on task and efficient. Barbara is highly personable, communicating directly with our speakers and members to ensure their expectations and outcomes are exceeded before and after event day.

  Maria O'Mailey  
Maria is helping along our product line with event planning and speaker booking. Maria is highly diversified and has studies all across the globe, including her masters degree in Communications and Globalization from Aalborg University.

Ginger Whatley  
Ginger is an accomplished events manager with a proven record of planning dynamic events with diverse audiences. She has particular expertise in strategy and events participation. She holds a BOA in Journalism from the University of Georgia.

Julie Carpenter  
Julie leads our research and publications function responsible for member services. These include meeting summaries, monthly book summaries, best practices and news. She has a Master of Professional Writing from the Uni. of Memphis.

Shelly Fisher-Foster    
Shelly joined our team late last year for Shelly Fitz-gerald who left to pursue other opportunities. She serves as an events planning director responsible for key events, chapter speaker and event planning, and responsibility for our annual conferences.

How Soon Can I Login to the Online Resources?

You may login to view the Pittsburgh CEO Club Community online resources (included in your registration) immediately after registering (note: use your email as the password the first time and you will then be prompted to create a unique password).

May I Cancel?

Yes, you may cancel for a full refund up until a week before the event at which time we will have paid the hotel for your meal and seating costs which is most of the registration expense. You may wish to keep your registration as then you will automatically receive recordings of all the speakers and you will also have access to the Pittsburgh CEO Club Community for a full year (new speakers monthly, articles, book of the month, mentoring access and more. If you still wish to cancel please start a chat.

May I Be a Sponsor or Speak?

Potentially yes, if your product or service adds value to the participants. Please see the Sponsorship page for more info. If you have a special story or topic that would inspire the audience please send it to for consideration

How Did You Find Me?

It is always from one of two sources. Either a past registrant suggested your name to be invited to this year's conference, or we researched your name, title and what you do on LinkedIn and thought you would be a good fit with the other attendees.

Are there Continuing Education Credit Hours (i.e. CEUs, CPEs, etc)?

Not automatically as credit approvals are state-by-state but you can manually submit the agenda in most states for credit. Also if you login you can print a completion certificate if needed for each speaker's presentation.

Registration Terms?

Our full attendee registration terms are located  Here


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"The Mix of presenters was very valuable/interesting. Enjoyed the Panel discussion and open audience Q&A."  - Tia Bryant, S Phase

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"The conference was very enjoyable. Really felt moved and am making some positive changes in my life as we speak."  - Jennifer Efferson, The Powers Company

"I liked the diversity of speakers. The topics were relevant and enjoyed the questions and answer after each speech."  - Jeannine Blanco, East Lake Foundation

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"All of the speakers were leaders in their careers and extremely inspiration."  - Denise Pagliarulo, AXIS Capital

"I enjoyed the entire day. The speakers were the best!"  - Susan Waits, HSI Financial Services