5:30 - Doors Open + Snacks and Drinks
6:00 - Erica Frishman, Catalyst Connection
6:30 - Christine Locklin, CEI
6:40 - Denise Vay, PPG
7:00 - Courtney Williamson, Abilife
7:30 - Breakout, Network with your goal groups!
8:00 - End
Courtney Williamson, CEO and Founder, AbiliLife
Courtney has personal experience with neurodegenerative diseases as she was a caregiver for her mother who had Parkinson's disease for 25 years. Courtney's developed the concept for the Calibrace+ while pursuing doctoral studies at Carnegie Mellon University.
Denise Vay, PPG
Recognized leader in Information Technology projects, Oracle Financials and ITFM management with a 20 plus year track record of success in maximizing business using IT systems, championing collaboration to create highly efficient models for businesses and Information Technology organizations. Industry experience in manufacturing, customer service and finance.
Christine Locklin joined CEI five years ago as Vice President and Partner to lead CEI’s growth strategy and strategic initiatives. Chris is a well- respected IT Consulting Executive with 35 years of experience in strategy, general management, sales management and P&L management.
Prior to joining CEI, she was a pioneer for women in IT starting from the bottom and reaching Regional and Pittsburgh-based operational leadership positions with Ciber, a $1.2B international IT Consulting firm. She led transition within Ciber to a more diversified business model to meet changing customer demand and had a track record of meeting goals resulting in consistent growth with high customer and employee satisfaction.
She is results oriented and known for her entrepreneurial style, ability to build and develop effective sales teams, customer relationships and having excellent people management skills. As a strategic thinker, Chris fully understands that CEI should not only grow but constantly evolve to meet the changing business and technology needs of our customers.
CEI delivers solutions that help our customers transform their business and achieve meaningful results. From strategy and custom application development through application management – our technology and digital experience services are tailored to meet each unique need of our customers. Our staffing solutions bring specialized skills to complement our customers’ workforce and project requirements. Founded in 1992, we are proud to be a Certified Minority Owned IT Solutions Provider with offices across the US and in Chennai, India to serve our customers.
Erica Frishmann, Catalyst Connection
Erica brings a proven record of success with over twenty years of experience in Human Resources, Consulting and Customer Service. Prior to joining Catalyst Connection, Erica was responsible for developing and executing tactical and strategic human resources initiatives to recruit and retain talent for several high growth organizations.
Erica holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Grove City College and a Master of Business Administration degree in Human Resources and Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. Erica is a certified Sales Performance and Customer Excellence Trainer for Miller Heiman Group and Development Dimensions International Certified Facilitator as well as a New Product Development Professional from the Product Development and Management Association.