Lunch & Learn

October 18, 2017

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Blarney Event Center


The Blarney Event Center, 601 Monroe St., Rear Building, Downtown Toledo, OH 43604

meter parking & parking in the lot next to M’Osteria is free between 11:00-2:00


11:30 networking

11:45 buffet lunch

12:00 announcements/presentation/Q&A


Cindy Kerr from

Downtown Toledo brand including social media, event support, target markets and visuals.


About Cindy:

Cindy Kerr has been the Executive Director of the Downtown Toledo Improvement District since 2014.  With the partnership between the Downtown Toledo Development Corporation and the Improvement District, she’s about to take on the role of Vice President of Services.  In this new position, she will have responsibility for Marketing & Events, Clean & Safe Services, Park Smart, and the Toledo Design Center.  She’s excited to see Downtown Toledo’s future progress.  As she likes to say, “Others work “in” downtown but she works “on” downtown.”

Cindy began her career at The Toledo Hospital in finance before moving on to The Medical College of Ohio as Finance Director.  She also worked at the global headquarters for Whirlpool Corporation in Benton Harbor, Michigan.  Her leadership roles included Human Resource, Manufacturing Quality, Product Development Marketing and Innovation.

She has her Bachelors of Business Administration and MBA from the University of Toledo.  She also has an executive degree in Healthcare Administration from the Ohio State University.  Cindy is a passionate supporter and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Cherry Street Mission and Read for Literacy.


$25/member ~ $30/non-member ~ $15 student

RSVP by 10/16 via email or reserve online


The Blarney Event Center

The Internship Event

November 4, 2017

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg

more information

Lunch & Learn

November 10, 2017

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg

Dan Roselli 

Co-Founder, Packard Place


The Power of Story

Dan will talk about his journey through advertising and brand marketing with some of the largest brands in the world including M&M's, Colgate Palmolive, Kahlua, and Bank of America.  Dan continues his journey by sharing how he founded and currently runs one of the Country's largest technology and entrepreneurship centers.


About Dan:

Dan is co-founder of Packard Place, an entrepreneurship center in Charlotte, NC, that was recently ranked as one of the five largest tech and innovation centers in the country. He also co-founded the QueenCity Fintech program, one of the top Fintech Accelerators in the World, and has over 50 alumni companies with over $35M in raised capital.

Dan's first career was in Fortune 500 marketing in senior marketing positions for General Mills, Colgate Palmolive, and M&M/MARS.  In addition, he served as the Brand & Advertising Executive for Bank of America where he oversaw Brand Strategy and Marketing Communications.

His entrepreneurial career began in 2003 as one of the co-founders of the Internet marketing firm, Red Ventures. Additionally, he was co-founder of three different companies on the INC 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in America.

Dan has a finance degree from Michigan State University and a MBA in marketing from the University of Minnesota. He is the father of two sets of twins and is a passionate Spartan. Go Green!


$25 member ~ $30 non-member ~ $15 student

cash, check, MasterCard, VISA, or American Express accepted


RSVP by email or online

Our Favorite Things

December 6, 2017

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg

Holiday Luncheon

Event hosts:

  • Chrys Peterson & Michael Seay


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$30/person or table of 10 for $250

  • cash, check, MasterCard, VISA, American Express accepted


Cash Bar


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AAF Toledo

7230 Sawmill Run
Holland, OH 43528
Phone: 419.866.4199
Fax: 419.868.3746

Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide programs and social activities that further the professional development of members in the practice of their craft, and make contributions to the community through public service and educational programs.