Connect with leaders in the Toledo-area community as they gather during Lourdes University’s 2014 Joseph M. Magliochetti Leadership Summit. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 2 at 11:30 a.m. in the Toledo Club’s Belvedere Room. This year’s summit features Vincent C. Byrd, President and Chief Operating Officer of The J.M. Smucker Company, and Dean L. Spangler, Chairman of Spangler Candy. Both will speak on the topic “Basic Beliefs of Principled Businesses.”

 Speakers Vincent Byrd and Dean Spangler

Vincent C. Byrd has served as President & C.O.O of The J. M. Smucker Company since May 2011. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration (with a focus on accounting) from Ohio University. Vince joined Smucker in 1977 and has held the executive officer positions of Treasurer; Vice President and Managing Director of the Company's Australian Division; Vice President of International; Senior Vice President, Consumer Market; and President, U.S. Coffee. In addition to serving on the board of directors of The J. M. Smucker Company, Vince is a member of the board of Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc., Myers Industries, Inc., and is a former board member of the Spangler Candy Company.  He also serves on the Industry Affairs Council of the Grocery Manufacturers of America. 

Dean L. Spangler is Chairman of the Board for Spangler Candy Company, a 107 year old family owned and led business. In 1996, after a 25 year career serving in leadership positions with several private and public companies, he returned to Spangler Candy as its sixth president. Under his leadership, the Dum Dums brand grew from the #5 to #1 lollipop brand and employment in Bryan grew consistently. He then led the transition to the fourth generation of family leadership when his nephew, Kirk Vashaw, became CEO in 2011. Mr. Spangler is currently chair of the board for Sauder Village, and serves of the boards of Sauder Woodworking, Inc., New Era Ohio, LLC, and Pioneer Industrial Systems, LLC. In addition, over the years, he has served in numerous industry leadership positions in both the brick and candy industries. Previously, he was honored as the individual “Making a Difference” by Northwest State Community College in 2011, and was named northwest Ohio “Entrepreneur of the Year” in a program sponsored by Ernst & Young, NASDAQ, and CNN. In 2014, Mr. Spangler received the National Confectioner’s Association Distinguished Service Award, for his years of service as both a trustee and member of the executive board for the National Confectioners Association.

Following the keynote presentations, Mr. Byrd and Mr. Spangler will be joined by Paul Smucker Wagstaff, President of U.S. Retail Consumer Foods for The J.M. Smucker Company, for a panel discussion to address audience submitted questions and topics related to this year’s theme. A fifth generation member of the Smucker family, Mr. Wagstaff has served in various leadership positions throughout his 18 years with the company.

The Leadership Summit is made possible by the Joseph M. Magliochetti Endowed Chair of Business & Finance. The event is sponsored by Dana Corporation and hosted by the Lourdes Masters of Organizational Leadership Alumni Branch.

Reservations are required by March 26 ($20 per person). To reserve space or for additional information, please contact Kelly Dilworth at 419-824-3751 or kdilworth@lourdes.edu.  For more information and to view a video from last year’s inaugural summit visit www.lourdes.edu/summit.