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Summit to Success


March 23, 2022

Tiffin University’s School of Business will host its tenth annual Summit to Success on Wednesday, March 23. Coordinated by TU’s Business Club, the Summit will take place in the Marion Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.

Bruce Boguski, author, motivational speaker, columnist and media personality known for his ability to inspire others to do the impossible, will kick off the event at 8:30 a.m. Boguski holds a B.S. degree in business and education from Bowling Green State University and is the president of the Winner’s Edge, a peak performance consulting firm in Findlay, Ohio. Breakout sessions will follow. Speakers include:

SpeakerOrganization/ CompanyTitle
David KentAuto Owners Insurance Marketing Representative
Jay McCabeAuto Owners InsuranceRegional Claims Manager
Alexa BarkerVera BradleyProduct Designer
Olivia Brooks ’13Webster IndustriesController
Kristen Robinson ’09, ’12Marathon PetroleumSenior Accounting Analyst
Joe LoftonPittsburgh SteelersPittsburgh Steelers
Susan Treece ’87, ’94Findlay BrewingCo-Owner/Entrepreneur
Co-Owner/EntrepreneurCooper TireSenior HR Business Partner
Elizabeth SloughCooper TireSpecialist, Mold Operations/HR
Darin LewisMickey ThompsonHuman Resources Engagement Specialist
Kevin LewisStellantis (FCAT Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)FCAT Toledo Terminal Manager
Nancy MeyerMarathon PetroleumIT Supervisor/Solution Delivery Lead, Procure to Pay
Lori WilliamsMarathon PetroleumProject Manager for IT Infrastructure & Enterprise Services
Bryce RiggsSeneca Regional Chamber of CommerceExecutive Director of the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Destination Seneca County

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

chris deal

Chris Deal

Board of Trustees
Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition and Delivery
Boston, Massachusetts
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Originally from Saginaw, Michigan, Chris Deal, TU Class of 1995, earned a B.S. in Business Administration and three All-American titles as a Dragon on the football field. After graduation, Chris began his professional career as a recruiter with the company Allegis Group, a talent management firm, in Cleveland, Ohio. In his 21 years with Allegis, Chris made a number of geographical moves while moving up in the company, from Account Executive to Sales Manager to Executive Director of Business Operations in Boston, Massachusetts. After 21 years with Allegis Group leading and managing sales, recruiters and technical consultants, Chris retired in 2016. In 2017, Chris returned to the workforce when asked to help a major U.S. retail corporation implement a human capital and contingent workforce program that would result in the implementation of AI (artificial intelligence) and ML (machine learning) to source and screen viable candidates that could be hired globally. In 2018, he joined a U.S. based multinational computer software technology corporation that is the leader in Voice Recognition. Chris joined a global consulting organization as the Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition and Delivery. Chris resides in Boston, Massachusetts, with his wife, Jen, and daughter, Hannah. Chris joined TU’s Board of Trustees in 2020.

The public is invited to attend the Summit to Success. Lunch will be provided.