Johnson Club of Charlotte Inaugural Predictions Event

by Alumni Affairs & Development (AA&D)


Wed, 22 Mar 2017

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Wells Fargo Bank

301 South College Street 41st Floor, Charlotte, NC 28288, United States

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The Johnson and Cornell Clubs of Charlotte invite you to join them for the
Inaugural Charlotte Predictions Event 

Risa Mish
Professor of Practice of Management, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

The Art of the Sale: Persuasion and Influence Tips for Business Leaders

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Presentation to begin at 6:45 p.m.
Wells Fargo Bank
301 South College Street | 41st Floor | Charlotte, NC 28288
Fee includes drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and a dessert reception. 

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Let us tell you a little more about the Johnson Predictions series
How did the Prediction series get started? First launched by the Johnson Club of the Bay Area 22 years ago, the Predictions series quickly became a tradition supported by Johnson alumni clubs throughout the U.S., and also in London. Every year, Predictions events welcome all members of the Cornell community to come, mingle, and listen to top leaders and thinkers share industry insights for the coming year.   
What is the format? Each event opens with a networking cocktail reception that includes hors d'oeuvres. The following program includes, a Predictions announcement, and a TED-style talk by the keynote speaker followed by an interactive Q&A session. The event concludes with a passed dessert reception.
Why are they called Predictions events?
In addition to a forward-looking keynote presentation, club leaders collaborate to create a short list of business-related questions for attendees, who are asked to cast their best predictions for 2017. Those who offered the most accurate responses to the 2016 Predictions questions will be honored at this year's events.

For more information, contact the Johnson Alumni Affairs Office at 1-800-847-2082, ext. 2 or at alumni@johnson.cornell.edu


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Wells Fargo Bank

301 South College Street 41st Floor, Charlotte, NC 28288, United States


Risa Mish

Professor of Practice of Management

Johnson Graduate School of Management

Risa Mish designed and teaches the MBA Core course in Critical and Strategic Thinking, in addition to teaching courses in leadership and serving as Faculty Co-Director of the Johnson Leadership Fellows program. She has been the recipient of the MBA Core Faculty Teaching Award, selected by the residential program MBA class to honor the teacher who "best fosters learning through lecture, discussion and course work in the required core curriculum"; the Apple Award for Teaching Excellence, selected by the MBA graduating classes to honor a faculty member who "exemplifies outstanding leadership and enduring educational influence"; the Stephen Russell Distinguished Teaching Award, selected by the five-year MBA reunion class to honor a faculty member whose "teaching and example have continued to influence graduates five years into their post-MBA careers"; and the Globe Award for Teaching Excellence, selected by the Executive MBA graduating class to honor a faculty member who "demonstrates a command of subject matter and also possesses the creativity, dedication, and enthusiasm essential to meet the unique challenges of an EMBA education".

Mish serves as a keynote speaker and workshop leader at global, national, and regional conferences for corporations and trade associations in the consumer products, financial services, health care, high tech, media, and manufacturing industries, on a variety of topics, including critical thinking and problem solving, persuasion and influence, and motivating optimal employee performance.

Before returning to Cornell, Mish was a partner in the New York City law firm of Collazo Carling & Mish LLP (now Collazo Florentino & Keil LLP), where she represented management clients on a wide range of labor and employment law matters, including defense of employment discrimination claims in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, and in labor arbitrations and negotiations under collective bargaining agreements. Prior to CC&M, Mish was a labor and employment law associate with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City, where she represented Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, consumer products, and manufacturing industries. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and state and federal courts in New York and Massachusetts.

Mish is a member of the Board of Directors of SmithBucklin Corporation, the world’s largest trade association management company, headquartered in Chicago; TheraCare Corporation, headquartered in New York City; and the United Way of Tompkins County. She formerly served as a Trustee of the Tompkins County Public Library, and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.

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