Geneva, IL July 2012 Picnic for over 550 employee family members. (FONA lobby) Slawek Family Left to Right: Daughter-in-law Megan, son Luke, holding their daughter Elliana; daughter Joy, Joe, wife Mary, son Kirk, and his wife Mallory.
Joe Slawek, Founder FONA Int’l; Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame; Sr. Nat’l Acct Exec Food Materials Corp; Marketing Management Grad Univ of IL @ Chicago; Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Manufacturing in the Midwest; Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For; Named Best of the Best in Chicago; Inc. 5000 list: ‘Fastest-Growing Private Cos. in U.S.’ Slawek is Pres. Co-Founder C-Level Christian CEO Group and serves numerous organizations.
The next time you’re having a flavorful breakfast cereal, a bowl of microwave popcorn or some fruity candy, think of Pinnacle Forum’s Joe Slawek. Chances are, he and his eighty scientists have created it. It’s that ‘secret sauce’ in our everyday foods that gives the brand its identity, brand names sworn to secrecy.
Joe’s outstanding career spans decades of diligence and caring for others- customers and employees- resulting in blessings, awards and titles.
Three years ago Joe was invited to Pinnacle Forum by Chicago chapter members Dick Slayton and Phil Battin, developing new friendships.
“We tend to stay in our own industries and our own communities. One of the nicest things is that I’ve been able to meet people- great people- leaders- whose paths I wouldn’t have crossed. I’m very grateful for that. It reminds me of Proverbs, being sharpened by very sharp people.”
“I think we’ve always had a mind for service, but what Pinnacle Forum does is stay true to its mission that we are going to work with other influential leaders and certainly that’s been the case. I’ve gotten a more comprehensive world view, and am more aware of the inner connections of the seven Mountains.”
Joe’s a private pilot who enjoys recreational aviation and outdoor pastimes.