Northeast Ohio’s Jesuit network gathering Jesuit alums and friends for lunch and a speaker
WHO: Christopher M. Connor, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Sherwin-Williams Company
WHERE and WHEN:
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
11:30 a.m., Register and Visit
Noon to 1:15 p.m. Luncheon
The Cleveland City Club
850 Euclid Avenue 2nd Floor
(City Club Garage Lunchtime Parking Rate $2.25, bring parking ticket toCity Club for validation)
COST: Jesuit-educated alums and friends are invited to sponsor tables for $250Sponsorship includes up to 10 guests and recognition in programbooklet, or individual tickets are available $30, pre-paid.
About Christopher M. Connor
Christopher M. Connor is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Sherwin-Williams Company, an $8.0 Billion Global Leader in the Paint and Coatings Industry. Mr. Connor was elected Chief Executive Officer by the Company’s Board of Directors on October 25, 1999 and added the title of Chairman on April 26, 2000.Mr. Connor, 55, began his employment with The Sherwin-Williams Company in 1983 as Director of Advertising for the Paint Stores Group. Over his 28-year career with Sherwin-Williams, Mr. Connor has held a number of increasingly important assignments in many different functional areas of the Company. In every one of these assignments he has been privileged to work with the outstanding men and women of Sherwin-Williams as they have prospered and grown the Company together. Today, Sherwin-Williams operates over 3,350 paint stores in the United States, owns many of the paint and coatings industry leading brand names, and sells products in over 100 countries around the world. Sherwin-Williams’ culture of excellence has created an environment where outstanding technology, strong marketing, operational excellence and engagement all continue to play a role in the Company’s growing success. Sherwin-Williams has been recognized by many business publications for financial excellence, integrity of business practices, strong track record of dividend payments and notably, by Fortune Magazine, as one of our nation’s top 100 companies to work for on three separate occasions.In addition to The Sherwin-Williams’ Board of Directors, Mr. Connor serves on the board of the Eaton Corporation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. His many civic and community board engagements include the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, The Playhouse Square Foundation, University Hospitals Health System, United Way Services of Greater Cleveland, Team NEO, Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, the National Manufacturers Association and The American Coatings Association. Mr. Connor is the past Chairman of the Board for Keep America Beautiful, University Hospitals Health System and Walsh Jesuit High School.Mr. Connor is a 1974 graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School and a 1978 graduate of The Ohio State University. He and his wife, Sara, have three adult children.