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Photos: Citrin Cooperman 2nd annual CEO Evolution, Networking and Great Panel Discussion

On November 2, Citrin Cooperman hosted their 2nd annual CEO Evolution, schooling the future C-suite on how to succeed in business. 

Co-moderators Dr. Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan, Risk Management and Decision Processes
Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s
executive director and renowned risk management expert, and Co-moderators, Mark S. Carrow, Citrin
Cooperman’s Philadelphia managing partner and noted management author,with the panel: Jami Wintz McKeon Chair Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Robert S. Schimek Chief Executive Officer of the Americas AIG and Jay H. Shah Chief Executive Officer Hersha Hospitality Trust
 Mark Carey, CPA – Citrin Cooperman, Kevin Ryan, CPA and Partner in the Philadelphia Office of Citrin Cooperman, Colleen Vallen of Citrin Cooperman, James Revels – Citrin Cooperman, and James F. Capasso, III, CPA – Citrin Cooperman
 Jim Revels, Citrin Cooperman and Richard Avicolli, Gilmore & Associates
 Heather Steinmiller, Conner Strong & Buckelew, Colleen Vallen of Citrin Cooperman, Citrin, Michael Adler, Esq.,  Warren Thaler
 Richard Avicolli and Mark Carey
 Brian Bornstein, Heather Steinmiller and Colleen Valin
 
 Ashley Lynam, Levy, Baldante and Shea Rhodes, Villanova Law
 Todd Griffing, Vice President, Business Development at Conner Strong & Buckelew and Matthew W. Lakofsky, CPA, CVA. Partner Citrin Cooperman.
 Michael Zyborowicz, CPA and Eva Blow
 Mikal Harden, Juno Search Partners, and Marc Prine, Taylor Strategy Partners

 The panel concensus was that today’s CEO’s work differently than their predecessors. We live in a 24/7 society, where ceo’s work with a hands on mentality. Jay Shah agrees, recounting his past experience while working at a hotel, where he also lived gaining experience from covering nearly every job needed to be done at the small hotel.  It’s important that managers at his hotel stay on top of the rooms, and customer service. These days you don’t have to be concerned about media reviews, but online reviews from customers.

Co-moderators, Mark S. Carrow, Citrin
Cooperman’s Philadelphia managing partner and noted management author,
and Dr. Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan, Risk Management and Decision Processes
Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s
executive director

 Ms. McKeon says that technology is always on, and intrusive, but improves not only the home-life, but provides better client service. The most important skill a a person could have is mastering management.


  Robert S. Schimek (l) Chief Executive Officer of the Americas
AIG says no one person should be bigger than the organization. People
need to stay within the process and within reach of being scrutinized. 
 
After the panel discussion the guests enjoyed a lite breakfast