The 3rd Annual Dream Event
October 12, 2022 from Noon-3pm
Experience an event like no other! You will get the stories,
knowledge, and tools for your success.
It will be held October 12, 2022, at the Hudson High School Auditorium in Hudson, OH. from noon - 3 pm.
We are happy to confirm our two speakers for our next dream event on Oct. 12, 2022.
1. Jon Peterson - VP of Zoological Operations at SeaWorld Orlando, Head of SeaWorld Orlando’s Rescue Team, and Chairman of the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership
2. Jodi Berg - CEO of Vitamix Corportation
The Dream Event
The objective of The Dream Event - October 2022
5 min, 35 sec. version of the highlights. from Jan. 2019 event
Experience an event like no other! You will get the stories, knowledge, and tools for your success.
“The Dream Event”, will feature executive guest speakers, gave student attendees the opportunity to listen to leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, and others speak about how they followed their dreams. They will speak of their experiences and how to pave a path and how to follow your own dreams. Students will be able to ask questions and learn how the panel members overcame their struggles to achieve their dreams. This engaging conference is meant to motivate and inspire our next generation of leaders to dream big and have the tools to achieve their dreams.
CEO of Vitamix
Dr. Berg is fourth-generation president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Vitamix, a 101-year-young, family-owned, mid-market manufacturer of high-performance blending equipment for the consumer and foodservice commercial markets.
After becoming established as a leader in the hospitality industry, she joined Vitamix in 1997with the directive to lead the company’s overseas expansion. At the time, Vitamix had a presence in a few countries. Vitamix products now are available in more than 130 countries around the world. She was named executive vice president (in 2007), then president (2009) and CEO (2011).
Dr. Berg received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (concentration in Hospitality Management) from Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH) and a Master of Business Administration (concentration in Service Management and Service Marketing) from Washington State University (Pullman, WA).
Dr. Berg’s research on purpose has been published, and in 2016 earned her Ph.D. in management from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.
VP of Zoological Operations at SeaWorld Orlando, Head of SeaWorld Orlando’s Rescue Team
Jon Peterson is the vice president of Zoological Operations at SeaWorld Orlando, Head of SeaWorld Orlando’s Rescue Team, and Chairman of the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership. JP was a Hudson High School graduate who got his start at SeaWorld in Akron Ohio before moving to SeaWorld Orlando to pursue his dream on the SeaWorld Rescue Team. Jon worked his way up through hard work and perseverance, as he started in the SeaWorld Aurora, Ohio mailroom and is now VP of Zoological Operations of SeaWorld, Orlando.
JP can also be seen frequently on the show Sea Rescue on ABC.
"Grit looks different for me every day, because my team does anything it takes, no matter how long or how many hours, to ensure that an animal is taken care of. Sometimes the work can be dirty, like the time we climbed down a sewer pipe trying to rescue manatees that were stuck. Sometimes it exhausts you physically, like the time I held an animal for 24 hours nonstop and couldn’t stand up straight to stretch my back for fear the animal would drown (I’m 6’6”, so imagine the pain!). Or it’s emotionally tough. There are times I have to sit on the beach with people who’ve been caring for a stranded animal for hours and I have to break the news to them that it’s not going to make it." - Jon Peterson