April 11, 2024: Chapter Meeting

Annual Educator’s Night

FEI NEO will present awards to nominated outstanding area college/university business students that have a career goal as a financial executive.



Mark Polatajko, SVP Finance and Administration, Kent State University


Mark M. Polatajko, Sr. VP. Finance & Admin

About the Speaker:

Dr. Mark M. Polatajko joined Kent State University in January 2016 and serves as the senior vice president for Finance and Administration.

In this role he provides strategic and innovative leadership to enhance, evaluate, develop and implement customer-driven financial system policies, procedures, and processes for the efficient and effective delivery of services to the university community.

He is responsible for the overall leadership of the Division of Finance and Administration which includes: budget, business and administration services, compliance and risk management, facilities planning and operations, financial reporting, human resources, internal audit and public safety.


Professional Development Session Presented by:


Robert Anthony Olszak, VP Global Supply Chain Optimization

About the Speaker:

Robert Olszak is an experienced global supply chain management executive with demonstrated expertise in leading multi-disciplinary organizations. Having led enterprise-wide business transformation initiatives for several global organizations. With 30 years of industry knowledge and professional achievements, Robert has held positions of Chief Operating Officer, President, Vice-President, Regional Operations Engineering Manager, Logistics Manager, Facilities Manager, and Senior Manager. He has recorded over 12,000 hours of consulting services that include project and program management, organizational strategy formation, logistics and distribution network modeling, greenfield, and brownfield DC expansions, technology and digital supply chain network implementations, small business planning, forensic data analysis, inventory optimization projects, and manufacturing production. Having worked with more than 60 brands in the past decade.

Robert is an industry-recognized thought leader contributing to trade publications, being a guest speaker on supply chain podcasts, speaking at University programs, participating in CPE events, and hosting supply chain management webinars. He has a passion for client success with a servant leadership approach that has resulted in over 300 successfully completed projects, saving clients a combined $400M.
In 2023, he was recognized by CIO Views Magazine as “Top 10 Most Influential People in Supply Chain.” Also, recognized by CIO Today Magazine as “The 5 Most Unstoppable Outstanding Business Leaders to Watch in 2023.” Nominated for “Top 100 Supply Chain Professionals” by industry panel for FY24 recognition.


Event Details/Registration

Nuevo Modern Mexican
1000 East 9th St.
Cleveland, OH 44114

The Technical Session presented by RGP has been approved for 1 hour of CPE under Business Management & Organization.

The Keynote Presentation CPE Application is pending.


DATE / TIME: Thursday, April 11, 2024

4:00 – 4:30PM Registration, Open Bar and Networking
4:30 – 5:30PM Technical Presentation by Strategic Partner RGP
5:30– 5:45PM Food and Drink Break
5:45 – 6:00PM Presentation of Academic Awards
6:00– 7:00PM Keynote Presentation by Dr. Mark Polatajko, SVP Finance and Administration, Kent State University
7:00 – 7:30PM Networking Reception

(schedule subject to change)



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