Fall 2009

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Inside the Fall 2009 Issue:

The Rules Are Changing
As the U.S. economy continues to struggle, today’s CEOs are faced with a growing presence in today’s business landscape: Uncle Sam. There are so many new programs targeting the housing market “it’s hard to keep up with them,” says Pat Lashinsky, CEO of Emeryville, CA-based ZipRealty. In this story, Lashinsky and other CEOs share lessons and strategies as federal involvement in the private sector grows.

Alliance Community Activities
Recent Alliance CEO Roundtables gave CEOs the opportunity to learn about manufacturing challenges and strategies and “From Racing to Pacing: Building a Team and Culture to Navigate the New Road.” Alliance member Kevin Surace, CEO of Serious Materials, discussed his blueprint for reducing carbon emissions by 1 billion tons while fellow member Jerry Kennelly, CEO of Riverbed Technology, shared his approach to leadership. Check out the photos of these events along with our Alliance Spring Dinner.

Out of the Industry Innovation: A Case Study
Alliance members Paul Dijkstra of InterHealth Nutraceuticals and James Herwatt of Cork Supply USA discover how plenty of proven ideas and techniques already exist outside one’s own industry.

New Members
Check out our newest Alliance members, who run companies in industries such as structural engineering, broadband microwave components, digital escrow services and electronic manufacturing systems.

Upcoming Events
We've got some great events coming up, including CEO Roundtables on “Executing for the Upturn” and “Making Big Bets in a Dicey Economy,” several upcoming Alliance dinners, and keynote discussions with Wall Street Journal reporters and Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf. Alliance members are invited to attend all keynote discussions, even if their group is not meeting that day.

Also inside: Our first “transcontinental” Alliance meeting, Member News, and more. Download it now!