Western Suburbs Member Breakfast 

02/07/2019 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CT


Western Suburbs Chapter Events


Hyatt Lodge, Waters Edge Cafe
2815 Jorie Blvd. 
Oak Brook, IL 60602
United States


This meeting will feature the talk "Leadership is a Choice, not a Position or Title" by Al Ritter, the founder and president of The Ritter Consulting Group. 


As founder and president of The Ritter Consulting Group, Al Ritter has consulted for the past 25 years to thousands of people across many organizations, both for profit and nonprofit, in both the U.S. and overseas. Al is an executive coach who works with leaders and teams committed to achieving breakthrough results in their own and their organization’s performance. Al doesn’t work with everyone. He typically helps already good leaders who are underperforming in one or more important behaviors.  Primarily, the people he helps are CEOs, other leaders and teams of mid-size and large companies.


Before starting his own firm, Al worked for the consulting firm Accenture, where he was recognized as that firm’s resident expert in leadership, team development, culture and large scale change. Earlier, his corporate career included senior vice president for Citigroup, chief financial officer for Swift & Company, and marketing and operations positions with PepsiCo.


Al is the author of the book Life is a Paradox, which demonstrates that the most important lessons in life, work and sports are often counter-intuitive—that is, they are not readily apparent and often conflict with our expectations. Al’s second book, The 100/0 Principle, subtitle The Secret of Great Relationships, is a best-seller having sold over 150,000 copies.   


As a professional speaker, Al speaks on leadership with businesses, associations, colleges, universities, and church groups.  He has delivered over 500 speeches, workshops and seminars.


Al holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Dartmouth College, and played basketball and baseball for The University of Connecticut. He currently participates in triathlons. He lives in Geneva, Illinois (near Chicago) with his wife Barbara. They have two adult daughters.


These gatherings are a great opportunity to network and engage with SBAC members in the western suburbs. Contact with any questions.

Event Price

Each member will pay for his/her own meal. 

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