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PNC and WITF have launched a podcast series, PNC C-Speak: The Language of Executives, featuring frank and lively conversations on leadership and life. Each episode features local and regional C-level executives talking about relevant and timely business topics. This knowledge-sharing platform provides insights on forward-thinking business approaches that disrupt the status quo and encourage business leaders to think differently.

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C-Speak Episodes

Disruption as Opportunity with Michele Buck

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Michele Buck
The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company’s President and CEO, Michele Buck, always needs to be thinking about the future. On this episode Michele shares her thoughts on how to keep up with the constant changes brought by the marketplace and consumers, how she views disruption as an opportunity, and what it will take for companies and leaders to be successful in a fast-moving dynamic environment. 

Our Guest: Michele Buck, President and CEO, The Hershey Company

Corporate Responsibility with Hasu Shah

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Hasu P. Shah
Hersha Hospitality Trust

Should businesses work to give back to the communities they serve?  What is the relationship between philanthropy and influence? Hasu Shah has been recognized for his business accomplishments and his philanthropic endeavors.  On this episode, Mr. Shah shares how he came to recognize philanthropy as a very important part of his business.

Workforce & Economic Development with Lisa Riggs

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Lisa Riggs
EDC of Lancaster County

The past year has brought dramatic changes to businesses and the job market. We talk to Lisa Riggs, President at Economic Development Company of Lancaster County to learn what changes are expected in the job market.  We’ll also talk about steps business leaders can take to help influence the direction the job market takes in the future. 

Understanding the Multicultural Market with George Fernandez

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George Fernandez
Latino Connection

How can your company develop more positive and sustainable connections in today’s multicultural marketplace? George Fernandez, CEO, and founder of Latino Connection provides insights that could help your businesses connect with the Latinx community. 

Strategic Recruiting with Joe Robinson

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Joseph Robinson, Jr.
Dame Leadership

How does culture impact employee recruitment? How do you know if your recruitment process is delivering the right people? We talk to Dame Leadership’s Joe Robinson about some of the most important goals companies need to consider during the recruiting process.  

Leadership Lessons with Betsy Hamm

Betsy Hamm
Duck Donuts

As Duck Donuts CEO, Betsy Hamm oversees the overall direction of the organization and leads the development of the company’s long- and short-term goals and strategic initiatives. But like any good leader, she’s still learning. On this episode, we talk about the various ways that a leader learns about leadership. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with Masai Lawson

Masai Lawson
Masai Lawson
Gannett Fleming

An inclusive workforce makes us stronger, smarter, and more creative, reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve. As a Talent Acquisition Manager for Gannett Fleming, Masai Lawson understands that having an inclusive workforce results in better decision-making, brings a broader perspective, and fuels a company’s strength, innovation, and creativity.

PNC C-Speak is hosted by:

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Nell McCormack Abom

Nell McCormack Abom has built a career telling stories and starting conversations with some of Pennsylvania’s most compelling people. For 12 years, Nell hosted WITF-TV’s Smart Talk, Central Pennsylvania’s prime-time, award-winning public affairs program. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored Nell with an Emmy as Outstanding Program Host/Moderator. She now owns an eponymous, award-winning media and public relations firm in the Harrisburg area.

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Jim Hoehn

Jim Hoehn is the Regional President of Central Pennsylvania for PNC Bank. Jim regularly works with nonprofit, corporate and civic leaders to help support the vitality and prosperity of our region. He considers himself a lifelong learner, strives to stay curious because “when you stay curious, you’re able to connect with individuals on a personal level, that is when growth, learning and true success happen.”

C-Speak is supported by PNC

PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit

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