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Greater Philadelphia In- Person Event | 2022-23 Economic Outlook
Hyatt Place
440 American Ave
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Thursday, January 20, 2022, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
Category: Greater Philadelphia

01:30 PM - 03:30 PM (Pacific)
02:30 PM - 04:30 PM (Mountain)
03:30 PM - 05:30 PM (Central)
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM (Eastern)


Please note that the county is requiring those who attend the in-person events to be vaccinated or show proof of a negative test result that was taken 48 hours prior to the start of the event. Registration is required and space is limited.

$25 Member Registration
Free Guest of Member Registration

Zoom invitation will be shared the day before the event.


This is an in-person networking and education program. The topic will be the 2022 & 2023 Economic Outlook for the Greater Philadelphia Area for strategy and planning. 

Thank you to our National and Gold Chapter Sponsors!



Paul Sloate
Green Drake Advisors

Paul Sloate is an experienced Entrepreneur, Investor, and Advisor with a deep understanding of Strategy and Finance. Paul has advised management teams from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, enabling companies to achieve growth targets and to understand the resources necessary to support their strategic growth objectives. With real world experience from investments in over 2,000 companies over the past 35 years, Paul possesses a unique perspective on the reality of strategy, markets, technology, positioning, and competition. This enables companies to focus on their competitive advantages in order to drive growth and financial results. In addition, Paul possesses a deep understanding of US and Global Economics and the Financial Markets. Mr. Sloate lectures frequently for CEO Groups, Industry Associations, and prominent Organizations that prize his perspective. Furthermore, Paul consults on Global Strategic Economics to various organizations and think tanks, such as the U.S. Army War College, and is one of a select few civilian participants in the United States National Security Seminar. Mr. Sloate’s ability to parse the constantly changing external environment and capital markets into their basic parts enables him to reassemble the parts into actionable intelligence for both business and government. This flows naturally into decision making processes on strategy, resource allocation, growth targets, and financing. Mr. Sloate currently sits on both an Advisory Board and Board of Directors and provides his input to numerous private companies. Prior to 2004, Mr. Sloate held senior level positions with firms such as Wellington Management and BlackRock Financial Management as well as serving as a co-founder of a successful financial services start-up. Paul attended Cornell University where he earned an AB, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa in History and Economics. He also earned an MBA with Distinction from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Paul has served as a judge for the annual Wharton Business School start-up competition, advised many early and mid stage companies, and helped companies to find appropriate financing to underpin their growth. In his free time, Mr. Sloate is involved in an effort to open technical vocational education schools, focused on manufacturing, in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.



Lawrence Dillon

Lawrence Dillon is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ENKI, LLC, a global business transformation consulting firm.  He is also the President and Founder of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Private Directors Association, a national non-profit, a Board of Advisor to Cabrini University Business School, and a Board of Advisor to PieMatrix, a global SaaS software company.

Lawrence is an accomplished transformational executive who quickly assess and improves complex business operations and the technology platforms upon which they are built. He and his team help clients such as United Healthcare, Rogers Telecom, HSBC, State Farm, Garrett Brands, the University of The Pacific, Neumann University, and others define business and IT improvement opportunities and then they lead the hands-on execution of the strategic initiatives, with client team members, to achieve the business and IT optimization envisioned.

Prior to ENKI, Lawrence was a Corporate Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer for RS Medical, Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Aramark Healthcare and Facilities Management, Chief Enterprise Architect, Health Care Service Corporation (BCBS of IL, MO, NM, OK, and TX), and a global management consultant for E&Y, AT Kearney, Lante, and BroadVision along with being the youngest person in Texaco’s history to be invited into the executive training program.  Lawrence started his career with a software company that broke new ground in client/server ERPs in 1986 and designed new solutions that transformed the business use of technology, saving companies $ billions before he was 30 years old.  Lawrence is a founded of five different professional networking groups designed to help others grow their careers and to help companies find great employees. 

Lawrence has an AS in Computer Science and a BS in Business Management from Keene State College in NH, and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from The University of Connecticut. Lawrence also studied International Economics at Shiller International in London England. He is a fully licensed residential insurance producer in the state of Pennsylvania and has earned a certification by Harvard Law School in Negotiations and dealing with difficult people. In his spare time, he took a 40-hour training program to obtained an Auto Racing certificate from the Audi Race Car Driving School.

Lawrence, his wife Sondra, and one of their three children live in Admore, PA. The two older children are in college. All enjoy traveling the world with special memories of vacations where the family can ski, hike, fish, and mountain bike.