Executive Leadership

Photo: Man in business suit giving a thumbs upMonday, April 27
5:30 p.m.
Presenters: Pam and Ken Jodock

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be roughly 150,000 top executive jobs available within the next ten years. The median annual wage for chief executive officers was $189,600 in May 2018.

Will you have the skill set to advance into an executive role? Join retired Zone Director of Pepsi Co., Ken Jodock, and retired Senior Director in Healthcare Business Solutions, from Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Pam Jodock, as they talk about their experiences in executive level management. Get advice on how to go about obtaining an executive level role, and learn what responsibilities come with the title.

Photo: Ken and Pam Jodock
Ken and Pam Jodock

Ken Jodock is a retired PepsiCo Corporation executive responsible for sales and distribution of Frito Lay products in the Pacific Northwest and Midwestern United States. During his nearly 30-years with Frito, Ken rose from the entry-level position of Route Sales Driver to Zone Sales Director, responsible for managing a multi-million-dollar business, developing future leaders, and achieving corporate goals while exceeding customer expectations. Throughout his career, Ken was recognized as an inspirational leader with a unique talent for building winning teams. His reputation for turning low performing teams into Top 10 performers within a short period of time is legendary. It is Ken’s belief that the best leaders are those who create a culture of open and candid communication and who empower their individual team members to develop and implement ideas of their own.

Pam Jodock is a retired Senior Director in Healthcare Business Solutions, from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). During her more than 30-year career she was responsible for directing state and federal legislative activities for two of the nation’s largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurance carriers, including implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and participating in the drafting and implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). Her areas of expertise include health care policy, fraud, waste and abuse and revenue cycle management. Particularly attuned to the value of relationships in the workplace, Pam is a gifted change management facilitator. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Eastern Oregon University.

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