10 Attributes of Being A Marketplace Ambassador For Christ

Attribute #5 Luncheon - October 19, 2017

Sheraton Cleveland Airport

Living an Integrated Life with Proper Life Priorities

Featuring Guest Speaker:



Family Business Executive & Board Member

Vita-Mix Holdings Company and Subsidiaries (Vitamix)


Loree Connors serves as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFO) and Corporate Treasurer for Vita-Mix Holdings Company (Vitamix), a mid-market manufacturer of high performance blenders for the consumer and food service commercial markets. The company provides products and services in more than 100 countries around the world.


She is a fourth-generation family member and shareholder of Vitamix. In her role as CFO, Ms. Connors oversees the accounting, finance, information technology and administrative functions of the organization.  Loree has been actively involved in three successful CEO transitions.  She understands the importance of including all voices and perspectives in decision making and of sensitively managing family dynamics.


Throughout her 30-year career, she has leveraged her expertise in business valuation, finance, tax compliance, succession planning and estate tax planning to assist numerous businesses in a variety of industries, including: manufacturing, printing, professional services and real estate. 


Prior to joining Vitamix, Ms. Connors worked 25 years in the field of public accounting where she prepared business valuations (including in-depth analyses of company risk factors, financial and cash flow analysis) as well as industry benchmarking in order to determine business value for closely-held businesses. She received the following designations: Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and Accreditation in Business Valuation (ABV) issued by the American Institute of CPA’s.


She serves on the Board of Directors of Vitamix, Fifth Third Bank Northeastern Ohio Affiliate Advisory Board and on the Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital Board of Trustees.  She previously served for six years on the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Zoological Society.  In 2013, she was chosen by Crain’s Cleveland Business as the CFO of the Year award recipient in the large private company category.  Loree also is the co-founder of Westside Professional Women’s Connection, a women’s networking organization.


Ms. Connors graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Accounting) from Indiana University and holds a Master of Business Administration from Case Western University. Additionally, she is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Ohio. 


She enjoys coaching and mentoring employees, informally and through formal leadership training and is passionate about helping others understand and enjoy the benefits of healthy living through proper diet and exercise.


Join us for lunch on Thursday, October 19, 2017 to hear Loree share her insight and her faith journey.


Event:                Ambassador Lunch #5 Event Date:                   Thursday, October 19

Time:                  11:00-1:00

Place:                 Sheraton Cleveland Airport

Address:            5300 Riverside Drive, Cleveland OH 44135

Cost:                   $30.00

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Founder and CEO

Mary Messuti
Mary has been a CEO in both aerospace and heavy industrial companies for over twenty years.  She has extensive P&L experience in both the USA and Asia.  She has a passion for marketplace ministry and sharing her faith through discipleship and evangelism as part this ministry.

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