Leading With Purpose

Leading With Purpose: Building a Strong Culture

Presented by James J. Kennedy, CPCU | Retired Ohio Mutual President and CEO

Join us for our first Executive Leadership Workshop! This exclusive leadership development opportunity is uniquely designed for executive-level leaders from all sectors: senior managers, business owners, C-suite executives, and Board members/officers (non-profit, corporate, education). Both sessions of the workshop will be held at the Crawford Success Center in Bucyrus.

SESSION ONE • SEPTEMBER 20 • 9 A.M. – NOON


“Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast”
Building successful culture to fit your organization.

SESSION TWO • SEPTEMBER 21 • 9 A.M. – NOON


“True North Leadership”
Defining your purpose to guide your strategic direction & decisions.


JAMES J. KENNEDY, CPCU

Jim Kennedy is an experienced property/casualty insurance veteran with a proven track record of leading teams to success. Jim’s background includes more than 45 years in the property/casualty insurance business, working with companies of many styles (mutual and stock, single-state and countrywide, national and international), as well as spending time as an independent agent. His accomplishments include expanding operations geographically, implementing new automation systems, executing successful acquisitions, developing long-term corporate strategy, expanding into new states, building a sustainable positive culture, and creating an underwriting profit mentality.

Today, Jim serves as a member of the faculty for the NAMIC Director Education Program, participating in both general and customized programs to assist director education. He also is affiliated with Taft Business Consulting where he works with companies on operational consulting, facilitating strategic planning sessions for both boards and management teams.

Jim currently serves on the board of directors of Harford Mutual Insurance Company of Bel Air, Md., where he is a member of the audit and compensation committees. He is a past member of the board of trustees of Tiffin University, in Tiffin, Ohio, where he served on the budget/finance, investment, and academic policy committees.


The cost to attend both days of this workshop is $299. This includes a morning meal, refreshments, and a journal. Registration will open Wednesday, August 15. Space is limited.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Stine, Community Development Director, at 419-563-1809 or email erins@crawfordpartnership.org.

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