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Wayne Economic Forum 2017

Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Wayne Economic Forum 2017 

Thursday, October 26th

Shisler Center

Speaker List: 

            More than a decade since he co-founded Anybill, Matt remains integral to both the firm’s oversight and its development of broader and deeper lines of offering. He is regularly invited to speak on entrepreneurship, technology, and accounts payable best practices at national business events. Before co-founding Anybill, Matt co-managed Equis Corporation’s key real estate accounts, including Chicago Title and Trust, General Motors, UBS, and DaimlerChrysler. Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Kenyon College and is on Kenyon’s Board of Trustees. He is passionate about refurbishing yachts.

Matt Voorhees

Chief Executive Officer

and Co-Founder

Anybill, Inc.




 Under Marc’s leadership, the 124-year employee-owned (ESOP) company has enjoyed significant growth and has strengthened its position among the top 50 largest insurance brokers in the United States.  The firm is also ranked among the elite top 10 privately held brokers in the country specializing in employee benefits and financial services.A fixture in the Northeast Ohio civic community, Marc serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Way of Greater Cleveland and is active on the Board of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Marc serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Cleveland Leadership Center. Historically, Inside Business has selected Marc among the Power 100 most influential leaders in Northeast Ohio. In 2016, Marc was inducted into the Business Hall of Fame. He got his B.A. from Williams College in 1976.

Marc S. Byrnes


Oswald Companies 




 Robert Gessner is President of MCTV, a family-owned company serving 47,000 Basic customers in two Northeast Ohio systems. Bob also serves as President of Massillon Cable Communications, an Internet Service Provider that serves 38,000 homes and businesses. MCTV purchased Safeguard Security in 2010 and now offers security services for both business and residential customers, along with Personal Emergency Reporting Systems (PERS) medical alert service.Bob is currently Chairman of the American Cable Association ACA Board of Directors and serves on many local boards including Stark Development Board and Massillon Development Foundation.Bob and his wife, Nancy, have been married for over 30 years and have two adult daughters and one granddaughter. In recent years, Bob and Nancy have enjoyed several adventure vacations in various parts of the world.

Robert Gessner




    Sandy Pierce joined Huntington in 2016 after the merger with FirstMerit and leads the Private Client Group, Public Affairs, Corporate Communications and Regional Marketing teams. While at FirstMerit, Pierce was appointed to Vice Chairman of FirstMerit Corporation and Chairman and CEO of FirstMerit Michigan. She is a board member of Barton Malow Enterprises and Penske Automotive Group. She also serves as the current chair of the Detroit Financial Advisory Board and chair of the Henry Ford Health System. Pierce received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Marketing and her MBA in Business Administration/Finance from Wayne State University. Pierce and her husband Tom reside in Northville, Michigan, and have three children.

Sandra Pierce

Senior Executive VP,

Director and Chair of Michigan

The Huntington National Bank



2017 Wayne Economic Forum Schedule:

12:30 PM Registration at the Shisler Center

1:00 PM - Justin Starlin, President, Wooster Chamber, welcome & housekeeping comments

1:05 PM - Dave Noble, President, Noble Foundation, will introduce Matt Voorhees
1:10 PM - Matt Voorhees, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Anybill, Inc.
1:40 PM - Andrew Vaeth, CEO/Co-Founder, Cureo, will moderate Q & A

Break from 1:50 - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - Dan Plumly, Managing Member, Critchfield, Chritchfield, and Johnston, will introduce Marc Byrnes
2:10 PM - Marc Byrnes, Chairman, Oswald Companies
2:40 PM - Scott Allen, Chairman/CEO, Whitaker-Myers Group, will moderate Q & A

Break from 2:50 - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM - Dee Vaidya, Chairman, NobleTek, will introduce Robert Gessner
3:10 PM - Robert Gessner, President, MCTV
3:40 PM - Bruce Hendrick, CEO and Owner, RBB Systems, Inc., will moderate Q & A

Break from 3:50 - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM -Dick Seaman, Chairman, Seaman Corp, will introduce Sandra Pierce
4:05 PM - Sandra Pierce, Senior Executive VP, Director and Chair of Michigan, The Huntington Bank
4:35 PM - Chad Boreman, Wealth Advisor, Boreman-Cook Financial Services will moderate audience Q & A

Cocktail reception from 4:45 - 5:30pm

Presentation Titles: 

Bob Gessner's presentation title - The Power of Fiber!

Marc Byrnes presentation title - "Caring" - The critical mission of a successful enterprise

Matt Voorhees presentation title - Serious Sums From A Simple Service

Sandra Pierce - The Power of Purpose-Driven Work

Have questions about Wayne Economic Forum 2017? Contact Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce

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Shisler Conference Center
1680 Madison Avenue
Wooster, OH 44691

Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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