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CUES Symposium: A CEO/Chairman Exchange

January 29 - February 02, 2017

Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
St Thomas, VI

Your price:


CUES Member$1,850.00

Director Member$1,850.00


General Session Speaker

Steve Farber, President, Extreme Leadership, Incorporated
Extreme Leadership: Your Radical Leap Forward at Work and Beyond

Listed as one of Inc.’s global Top Leadership and Management Experts, Farber has shaken up and redefined what it means to be a leader of substance, significance and success. He is one of the world's most in-demand leadership speakers and the bestselling author of three ground-breaking books:

  • The Radical Leap - listed as one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time
  • The Radical EdgeA playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit
  • Greater Than Yourself - USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestseller

After having run his own financial services company, in 1989 Farber decided to devote his professional life to the field of leadership development, and he’s has been at it ever since.

Farber was director of service programs at TMI, an international training consultancy, and then worked for six years as vice president and official mouthpiece (that’s what it said on his business card) of The Tom Peters Company, where he met several of his mentors, including author/gurus Tom Peters, Jim Kouzes, and Terry Pearce.

In 2000, Farber established his own company, Extreme Leadership, Inc, where he is president and CEO. He is a member of The Transformational Leadership Council and has served as vice chairman on the board of directors of the world-renown Up With People, a global leadership program for students from 18 to 29 years old.

Coaching and inspiring extreme leadership at all organizational levels is Farber’s passion, and he does so with a style that is part strategist, part social commentator and all energy.


Breakout Speakers

Francis (Frank) Flynn, Paul E. Holden Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Sound Decision Making and Harnessing Collective Wisdom

Flynn received his Ph.D in Organizational Behavior from the University of California, Berkeley. From 2000-2006, he served as an assistant and then associate professor at Columbia Business School, joining the GSB in September 2006. A winner of multiple teaching awards, Professor Flynn’s courses focus on leadership issues, particularly how young managers can learn to navigate complex political environments and build interpersonal influence.

Professor Flynn’s research centers on the topics of employee cooperation, work group dynamics, and leadership in organizations. His articles have appeared in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the discipline’s top research outlets.

Professor Flynn has worked for the Department of Commerce in the International Trade Administration, the Institute for Business and Economic Development, and the Institute for Urban and Regional Development. He has also provided executive education for various companies, including Bank of America, Boston Consulting Group, Box, Caterpillar, Cisco, Cooley, Facebook, Flextronics, Genentech, Goldman Sachs, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intuit, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser, LinkedIn, Logitech, Medtronic, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Prudential, Standard & Poor’s, Symantec, Twitter, Yammer, Yelp, and Yahoo! – training that focuses on improving employee decision making and interpersonal leadership skills.


Lisa Petrilli, CMO/COO, To Be A Woman Global Empowerment Platform
Visionary Leadership

Petrilli is passionate about visionary leadership and true empowerment. As an executive at Baxter Healthcare, Petrilli moved up the corporate ladder to ultimately run a $750 million medication delivery business and a team of marketers while negotiating global licensing, commercialization and co-marketing contracts with pharmaceutical companies.

When faced with a PR challenge by Greenpeace, she led a team that created a solution so unique and environmentally friendly that she presented it on behalf of Baxter to a United Nations Environmental Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

She spent a year as an executive leadership trainer at the Baxter Institute training corporate-wide executives on leadership principles and strategies, as well as how to create and communicate a vision for their organization. She is passionate about bold ideas that are steeped in challenges.

Petrilli has gained considerable experience working with C-level executives on business growth strategies, creating business visions, leading teams, running million-dollar businesses, providing executive leadership training and implementing Herculean initiatives.

She has served on the Board of Advisors for award-winning Incognito Design, the Indiana University Student Foundation, and the Lake County, Illinois American Cancer Society.

Petrilli has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Marketing, International Business & Organizational Behavior and a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University’s Honor’s College and Kelley School of Business with a minor in Political Science.

She blogs about leadership at her own Visionary Leadership Blog, for the Lead Change Group, and her blog posts are syndicated at Lead Digital, Business to Consumer, and Alltop.

She is also passionate about, and focused on helping introverts succeed in business, and is the author of the eBook, The Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business and Leadership, now an Amazon Best-Seller and “Hot New Release” on its launch day.


Joel Trammell, Founder and CEO, Khorus
Predictable Results Through Strategic Alignment 

In addition to serving as CEO of Khorus, which he founded with the mission of helping chief executives run their businesses as effectively as possible, Trammell is chairman emeritus of the Austin Technology Council. A 20-year software veteran, he is also co-founder and managing partner of private equity firm Lone Rock Technology Group. He serves on the boards of several public, private, and nonprofit companies.

Trammell is producing a growing body of work about the CEO role. He provides advice for current and aspiring CEOs through his blog at TheAmericanCEO.com. He also contributes regular columns at Forbes.com and Entrepreneur.com, and hosts an annual CEO seminar in Austin in conjunction with the Rice Alliance and the Austin Technology Council.

In his book, The CEO Tightrope, recognized by the 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards, Trammell masterfully explains how no CEO can find a point of balance and then stand still—that’s not possible on a tightrope, or in the role of chief executive. The expectation is that the business will always move forward. Drawn from years of study and experience, the book explores the various points of balance that challenge every CEO.

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