Ohio Employee Ownership Conference

Kent State's Ohio Employee Ownership Center Office is located in McGilvery Hall.

Kent State University’s Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) will host the 31st Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Hilton West in Fairlawn, Ohio. This year’s keynote speaker is Cindy Turcot, Chief Operating Officer of Gardener’s Supply Co. in Burlington, Vermont, the nation’s largest catalog and web marketer of gardening products. Turcot is a nationally recognized speaker on ownership culture, open book and participatory management structures. During her term as COO, she has been instrumental in growing the company to more than 275 employee owners, ...

Kent State University’s Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) will host the 30th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference on Friday, April 29, at the Hilton West in Fairlawn, Ohio. The theme for the conference is “Celebrating Three Decades of Success: Growing the Employee Ownership Future.” Participants at the conference will hear from keynote speaker J. Michael Keeling, president and chief staff officer of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Association. Keeling has been well engaged in employee ownership, assuming his current role in 1991. He will share his experience and insights i...

Kent State University will host the 27th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference on Friday, April 19, at the Hilton West in Fairlawn, Ohio. The theme for the conference, presented by Kent State’s Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC), is “Employee Ownership: Building Jobs, Wealth & Communities.” “Ohio, along with the rest of the United States, is seeing signs of a recovery from the most severe economic crisis of the last seven decades,” said Steve Clem, OEOC senior program coordinator. “Employee-owned companies are certainly not immune to the vagaries of the economy. However, they oft...