December 14, 2021: Chapter Meeting

Keynote Presentation

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Baiju R. Shah, President & CEO, Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP)

TOPIC: “All-In Towards a Great Region on a Great Lake”


Baiju R. Shah is the President & CEO of Greater Cleveland Partnership, the region’s leading economic development organization and with over 12,000 members, the largest metropolitan chamber of commerce in the nation. Guided by a board of corporate and entrepreneurial CEOs, the organization focuses on accelerating growth and prosperity through strategic initiatives, business services, real estate, and advocacy.

Prior to GCP, Shah served as the Senior Fellow for Innovation at The Cleveland Foundation, the world’s first community foundation with assets of $2.8 billion. His work centered on catalyzing growth initiatives for the region including leading the Cleveland Innovation Project. Shah remains a member of the Impact Investing Board Committee which directs a $150 million portfolio allocation of the foundation.

Shah has been named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and recognized as one of Cleveland’s most influential leaders. He received a JD from Harvard Law School and a BA from Yale University.

Professional Development Session

Presented by:

Plante Moran

TOPIC: “Projections on the Future State of Mobility”

Technology is driving unprecedented change in the transportation of people and commercial goods.  Research on the impact and growth of electric vehicles and autonomous technologies on the automotive industry indicate the potential for exponential growth of vehicle travel in the future.  Economic, societal and behavioral challenges will be discussed as both key hurdles and enablers in the progress of future mobility.

PRESENTED BY: Daron Gifford, Partner, Strategy and Automotive Consulting Leader, Plante Moran

CPE Credits Earned: 1 hour

Event Details/Registration

Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Professional Development Session
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Keynote Address

The Union Club
1211 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH 44115

Complimentary valet parking available at The Union Club. Access the garage off of E 12th St.

Pre-registration is required

No charge for FEI Members with pre-paid chapter dues

No charge for Strategic Partners

$50/per person for non-members



FEI NEO is committed to the health and safety of our members, partners,  and guests. We have developed guidelines and best practices which will be in accordance with guidelines set forth by the State of Ohio and those set forth by the venue. All guidelines will be communicated to attendees prior to the meeting.