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Executive Insight | Presented by SMUD



Executive Insight, presented by SMUD, represents the essence of what Metro EDGE is all about. Learning from our region's top executives what it takes to succeed and have an impact on the future of Sacramento.

We have an exciting line-up of speakers so far:

  • Bill Blake, Managing Director at B Street Theater
  • Kipp Blewett, Principal Partner at Citizen Hotel/Rubicon Partners
  • David Butler, CEO at Next Ed
  • Lucy Eidam Crocker, President at Crocker & Crocker
  • Tom Kandris, CEO at Package One
  • Meea Kang, Founding Partner at Domus Development
  • Rob Kerth, Board President at SMUD
  • Gina Lujan, Founder at Hacker Lab
  • Rob Lynch, CEO at VSP
  • JE Paino, General Manager at Ruhstaller
  • Jon Stevenson, Founder at Trumpette
  • Jennifer Stolo, CEO at Make-a-Wish Foundation
Below is a quick overview of the event so you'll have everything you need to make this an amazing night.
  • Location: Hyatt Regency Sacramento at 1209 L Street. When you enter the hotel, proceed to the Capitol View Room on the 15th Floor.
  • Parking: Parking is going to be $7 if you park in the Hyatt parking garage. It is accessible through the L Street entrance or on the 12th street entrance. Bring the ticket to the registration desk and we will give you a voucher for attending the event.
  • Check-in: Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Cocktail hour goes until 6:30 p.m. and then our program will begin. The event is scheduled to end at 8:30 p.m. and after-event networking will continue at the Amourath lobby bar.
  • Event overview: After a short introductory panel discussion, executives will head out into the crowd and rotate from table to table to field questions from you on topics ranging from business acumen and leadership to how to balance family and business success. Please be ready with questions for each speaker to participate in the conversation!
  • Food & drink: During the event, you may want to have a snack and enjoy a cocktail. Your ticket price includes delicious hosted bites and one (1) drink ticket (thank you Crocker & Crocker and Downey Brand)! Additionally, there will be a no-host bar so be sure to bring cash to enjoy.
  • What to wear: Business professional. You will be mixing and mingling with 12 of the region’s top leaders, so dress to impress.
    • Ladies: A nice dress, skirt with blouse, or even slacks with a great top.
    • Men: Slacks, blazers and collared shirt. And of course, the no-fail option: Suit up!
  • What to bring: 
    • Business cards
    • Questions for our executives
    • Cash for drinks and our raffle for a Coffee with a CEO
    • And the most important thing – your inquiring mind!
We hope this information helps you prepare for Executive Insight. If you have any questions about this event (or Metro EDGE), please email us at
Get the most out of Executive Insight all while supporting a good cause with MetroEDGE's "Coffee with a CEO" raffle. EDGE's philanthropy committee will be holding a raffle to win a coffee meeting with one of Sacramento's top executives as well as win a copy of the top book the recommend for young professionals. Win one-on-one time with Bill Blake, Gina Lujan, JE Paino, or Jennifer Stolo! All proceeds will go to support MetroEDGE's sponsored non-profit for 2015, Reading Partners so remember to bring cash to buy your raffle tickets!
Hyatt Regency Sacramento

1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Date & Time
6.16.15 5:30-8:30p