Global Employer Summit



Understanding the current immigration world “Right Here – Right Now” 

This full day summit will showcase local employers who are successfully engaging global talent to fill workforce needs, drive business growth and productivity, and contribute to economic growth across the region.


Nicole Barile, Founder, NB Intercultural

David Leopold, Partner, Ulmer & Berne LLP

Dylanna Grasinger, Director, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

William J. Kishman, Of Counsel, Cleveland Labor and Employment practice, Squire Patton Boggs

Robert Stein, Managing Director, BSP, John Carroll University

Officer Damber Subba, Akron Police Department

Sonya Weilanld, Founder, Your Partner in HR and President, Weiland Works Consulting

Panel Discussion


Refining Best Practices of Hiring International Talent

Moderated by Homa Bash | Reporter, News 5, Cleveland

Daniela Aguilera, Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group

Lisa Blanchard, Rapid Response Monitoring

Krittika Grau, Kent State University

Mark Jones, Alexander Mann Solutions

Marcia Moreno, AmMore

Myra Rosario, LC Media & Consulting

Sponsorship Opportunities  and Tickets


Thank you to our generous sponsors.

Realizing the Untapped Potential of Global Talent in Northeast Ohio (2019)

Join us as we show employers how to take advantage of the global talent being educated, resettled or immigrating to Cleveland to fill workforce needs and become a driver of economic growth.

Many Cleveland companies are benefiting from high-skilled immigrants to enhance their competitiveness. Find out what you need to know about:

  • Hiring international how-to’s: The basic steps for hiring an international student, scientist or executive
  • How to partner with resettlement agencies to secure refugee workers renowned for loyalty and a strong work ethic
  • Making the business case for international hires
  • The keys to building a globally competitive team and retaining international employees

Key Dates

2020: August 18, 2020 at Corporate College East

Time: 8:00 A.M.

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