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Chamber hosting 2015 Leadercast event

VW Area Chamber of Commerce information

Join “the brave ones” as community and business leaders hear and experience world-renowned leaders via live simulcast by attending Leadercast® in Van Wert on May 8 at LifeHouse Church on the campus of Camp Clay. 

The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce, along with sponsors Kenn-Feld Group Inc., Vancrest Health Care Centers, Cooper Farms, Central Insurance Companies and Iberdrola Renewables, is pleased to bring this leadership development opportunity to the greater Van Wert area. The May 8 event will be 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at LifeHouse Church at the YMCA Camp Clay Center, 9196 Liberty Union Road in Van Wert, with check-in beginning at 7:45 that morning.

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is one of the eight speakers for this year’s Leadercast event. (photo submitted)
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is one of the eight speakers for this year’s Leadercast event. (photo submitted)

The Leadercast event is broadcast live from Atlanta, Georgia, to hundreds of sites around the world, including Van Wert. This year’s speaker lineup includes:

  • Andy Stanley — leadership author and communicator
  • Malala Yousafzai — Nobel laureate; founder, The Malala Fund
  • Ed Catmull — president of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios
  • Seth Godin — best-selling author
  • Rudy Giuliani — 107th mayor of New York City (1993-2001)
  • Aja Brown — mayor, City of Compton, California
  • Bill McDermott — CEO of SAP AG
  • Commander Rorke Denver — Navy SEAL leader and author
  • Bill and Giuliana Rancic — award-winning personalities and Leadercast co-hosts

Last year, over 130,000 leaders from 35 countries attended Leadercast. Now, in its 16th year, this full day, experiential conference is on track to reach its largest audience to date.

“Cooper Farms is excited and proud to be a Top Tier Sponsor for the 2015 Leadercast.  We believe our company must develop leaders worth following to thrive,” stated Mark Hiegel, plant manager at Cooper Farms Cooked Meats. “We know this day will be beneficial to our people. We look forward to learning from the leadership experts involved in this simulcast experienced in the dynamic, hi-tech environment that LifeHouse Church offers.”

Our communities need excellent, more inspiring leaders in our, businesses, schools and organizations. Leadercast exists to serve individuals and organizations across all sectors that want to become intentional about raising their standard of leadership.

Leadercast exists to positively change the way the world thinks about leadership. This year’s theme — “The Brave Ones” — challenges leaders to lead with a sense of bravery, possessing a posture of unrelenting boldness. Bring your friends or team members to experience Leadercast and discover what it means to be a brave leader worth following.

For local ticketing information, call 419.238.4390, email  or visit the Chamber’s website at

POSTED: 03/30/15 at 7:19 am. FILED UNDER: News