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Former Acosta CEO to share leadership philosophy

The former CEO of Acosta, Gary Chartrand, will be sharing his unique leadership philosophy during the First Coast Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC) monthly meeting.

Chartrand is a philanthropist, successful businessman, charismatic leader and author of a new book, UnReasonable Leadership. His fundamental leadership philosophy rests on the belief in leveraging the special gifts and talents each individual has to positively make a difference. Within 15 months he transformed Acosta Inc., a regional sales and marketing company serving the supermarket industry, into the industry leader operating 64 offices across North America and Canada. As well, his peers have named him to Supermarket News magazine’s “Power 50” of most influential industry leaders for six consecutive years.

Registration to attend is $20 for IABC members and $30 for guests or non-members. The event is April 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Kenne Auditorium in the Cannaday Building of the Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Road. To register go to

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