PVUMC Career Connecting announces its kick-off event: “Lessons in Leadership: What I Did Then That Got Me Here Today,” featuring two powerhouses from the business world and PVUMC community: Former PetSmart CEO Phil Francis and Former Chairman and CEO of Motorola, Inc., Gary Tooker. Join us on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 6-7 pm in Room H1, or join us for dinner first in the Fellowship Center at 5:30 pm.

 

Visit our Eventbrite site to register now.

 

Francis has had 35 years of experience in management positions at retail and wholesale companies. He was most recently with PetSmart for 15 years in several senior leadership roles, including chairman, CEO and president. As CEO, he contributed to the chain’s growth from 460 stores to 1,200. Before PetSmart, Francis acted as CEO and president at Shaw’s Supermarkets. He also held senior management positions at Roundy’s, Cardinal Foods and Jewel Companies. (source: http://www.fierceretail.com/story/home-names-former-petsmart-ceo-phil-francis-board/2015-05-05 )

 

Gary L. Tooker was the CEO of Motorola from 1993 to 1995. He became CEO after George M. C. Fisher left for Eastman Kodak. Prior to becoming CEO, Tooker was president and chief operating officer. After becoming CEO, Christopher Galvin became the chief operating officer in place of Tooker until 1995, when he replaced Tooker as CEO. Since 2000, he has been an independent consultant. (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_L._Tooker )

 

Come hear the wealth of information these two businessmen will share, and find out their secrets to success. If you’re a young professional, you don’t want to miss it.

 

Register

To register for the event, visit our Eventbrite page. The direct link is: http://pvumc-career-connecting-2015-2016.eventbrite.com

 

Childcare

Free, certified onsite childcare is available during the event with a 48-hour reservation. To reserve a spot for your child(ren), please call the church at 602-840-8360, ext 134 at least 48 hours before the event. If you need to cancel childcare, even at the last minute, please call the number again.

 

Dinner Available

A Dinner Buffet is available from 5:30- 6 pm in the Fellowship Center. The meal is catered by Helpings Cafe, Market and Catering at UMOM. Suggested donations are: $7.50 for adults and $3 for children. There is a ticket option on our Eventbrite site to RSVP for dinner and the program. Just bring your donation the night of the event.

 

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