CEO Forum

"CEO Forum"  is a quarterly discussion meeting over dinner for CEOs, business owners and other selected senior executives representing companies with annual revenues generally between $25 million and $1 billion+.  Over 250 CEOs have attended since our first meeting in 2004, with many current "regulars."  A typical dinner discussion group has a CEO leading the discussion on an important topic of interest, with 25 to 30 CEOs attending.

Value proposition:  This exclusive, strictly peer-to-peer, meeting is an excellent forum for business leaders to share experiences and best practices while developing relationships in a convenient, enjoyable and relaxing setting.  

       "I look forward to attending the CEO Forum because it has proven to be a rare opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas, and gain new insights from fellow entrepreneurial CEOs." Bob Lieb, Chairman, Mountain Development Corp.
         "I have participated in ACG CEO Forum events and found them invaluable to help me perform better in my role as CEO.  I truly believe the CEO Forum is a very effective tool to help managers at the CEO level to bring their game to a higher level", Bill Kroll, Chairman & CEO, Matheson Tri-Gas

Attendees: Prior attendees of the CEO Forum include Scott Ades, Group President, Winebow; Rob Busch, President, ALL-STATE LEGAL; Peter Christensen, Chairman, Continuity Logic; Dennis Ciemniecki, President, Regulated Business, United Water; Chuck Connors, President & CEO, H&M International Transportation; Russell Evans, CEO, Managing Partner, Print Tech; Brian Fitzpatrick, President & CEO, Bentley Laboratories; Ching-i Hsu, Chairman, Raritan Computers; Bill Kroll, Chairman & CEO, Matheson Tri-Gas; Bob Lieb, Chairman, Mountain Development Corp.; Ira Pitel, President, Magna-Power Electronics; Ed Sable, President, Macrosoft; Eric Shepcaro, CEO, Telx; Tim Spring, Executive Chairman, Lion Capital LLC., past CEO, Marcal Paper and Vlasic Foods; Charbel Tagher, CEO, Specified Technologies; Steve Waldis, President/CEO, Synchronoss Technologies.

The CEO Forum is kindly supported by our Sponsors,  DBD Partners, Bank of America, and Gibbons

2024 Dinner Forum:

May 23, 2024 - 5:30 to 8:30pm

Our speaker for this date will be Abe Kasbo, CEO of Verasoni.

Abe will be discussing, " Irresponsibly Digital - The Extraordinary Waste & Opportunities of Digital Media & Marketing." The following points will be addressed:

  • The opportunity and extraordinary waste, in the billions, in the digital media space, including advertising and social media.
  • He will present data and discuss the psychology of herd mentality in marketing that continues to produce a self-perpetuating, inflated marketing industrial complex.
  • The rise of the influencer culture, their efficacy, trends & challenges.
  • The importance of integrated approach to marketing and brand message control and the say/do ratio of businesses that may contribute to success, mediocrity or failure.

2024 Dinner Forums:
September 26, 2024 - 5:30 to 8:30pm
November 21, 2024 - 5:30 to 8:30pm

For more information contact PLEASE NOTE: If you are qualified to attend this forum, please register via the link in the email invitation or email  This event is invitation-only and therefor the registration link is not public on the website.  Click for Covid Policy/Protocol

INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES?  Contact Lou Halstead ( or Diane McLevy ( to learn more.