September 25, 2019: Chapter Meeting at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Keynote Presentation

Keynote Speaker:  Tim Offtermatt, VP of Finance, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


Tim Offtermatt, the Vice President of Finance of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will discuss his background in investment banking and involvement with a number of local high profile projects, including First Energy Stadium, Progressive Field, Quicken Loans Arena, Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland and the Hilton Cleveland Downtown and how and why he chose to join the Rock Hall leadership team. Tim will provide an overview of the financials of the Rock Hall currently (their sources of funding and how it is spent) and how this will change with the $30 to $35 million expansion approved by Cleveland City Council in April.

Mr. Offtermatt will provide some details of the initial plans for this expansion, which involves the Rock Hall using the acreage that sits between its building and the Great Lakes Science Center – two of the finest selling points Cleveland has – to increase its exhibition and display and entertainment space by 50,000 square feet. The expansion will also add more room for the organization’s education programs and provide more than a physical connection to the Science Center (programming involving the science behind the music). The Rock Hall’s budget for education programs for 2019 is 55 percent greater than it was in 2018. He’ll discuss what they had to do to secure land, the fundraising campaign and the timeline and estimated costs for this project, as well as its expected economic benefit to Northeast Ohio. Cleveland’s Planning Director Freddy Collier has praised the Rock Hall for enabling an expansion that would preserve public space around the harbor.

Professional Development Session

Presented by Protivi

Topic: Capital Project Risk Management

Capital projects of any size present significant challenges and risks to today’s organizations.  In this session, key components of the project lifecycle and emerging project delivery risks are discussed, what they mean to the delivery of capital projects is analyzed, and steps that can be taken within any organization to mitigate these risks are reviewed.  The discussion focuses on both strategic and operational risk mitigation practices.

Speaker: John Critelli, Managing Director, Protiviti

Jon Critelli is a Managing Director at Protiviti and leads Protiviti’s Capital Projects and Contracts practice. Jon is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Construction Auditor (CCA), and Construction Controls Professional (CCP) and provides capital projects controls reviews and risk assessments, capital project process reengineering, and contract review services.

Event Details/Registration

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019


  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Guests are welcome to arrive early to tour the museum. Check-in at the FEI registration table in the main lobby to pick up a wristband.
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Professional Development Session
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Keynote Presentation
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Networking Reception



Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1100 E 9th St
Cleveland, OH 44114

Complimentary parking is available at the Science Center parking garage.