Thought Leaders

We are thrilled to have a broad talent base sharing their insight and lessons learned as they network with their peers.

Several Chicagoland Learning Leaders have recently presented at a conference or a peer networking session and we have been fortunate enough to archive their lessons learned for our members. You can hear a preview of one of their recent sessions by click on the listen to hotlinks below.

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Avi Kahn
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Avi Kahn

President & CEO, Hilti North America
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Avi leads Hilti North America’s dynamic team of more than 3,600 team members across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Guam as president and chief executive officer. He has held this role since January 2017, after a six-year international assignment as general manager of Hilti Canada.

He joined Hilti in 2004 as a territory sales representative in San Francisco. From there, he was promoted to regional manager in San Diego and Hawaii. In 2008, Avi took on greater responsibility as the Chicago-based West Great Lakes division manager. In January 2011, Avi took an international assignment when the organization named him president of Hilti Canada.

Personally, Avi is passionate about empowering a diverse workforce through inclusive practices. He was named a Catalyst CEO Champion for Change based on his commitment to advocate for women in senior leadership roles. He is committed to promoting MARC (Men Advocating Real Change) within the United States and Canada. In addition, he continues to be an active member of the community by holding numerous positions with the Dallas Regional Chamber and other DFW-based organizations and was most recently named a 2018 “Man Enough to be a Girl Scout” by Girl Scouts of North Texas.

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