Chief of Staff Summit - Chicago

We are excited to bring our proven IRL Summit model to Chicago. ​​​Come join ~20 CoS for a half-day of learning and connection!

Nov 16, 2023 | 2-8Pm CST


Nov 16

2-8pm CST









Discover Inspiring Keynotes, Engaging Panel Discussions, and Interactive Workshops

Our conference/summit brings together industry leaders, experts, and innovators for a dynamic event filled with thought-provoking discussions, valuable insights, and practical strategies. Join us to gain new perspectives, network with like-minded professionals, and take your career to the next level.


Red Hat has graciously agreed to host us at their office at 227 W Monroe St #4550.

2:00 - 2:30 PM CST
Kick-off and intros
2:30 - 3:00 PM CST
Small group discussion on your biggest win
3:00 - 4:00 PM CST
Lightning talks
4:00 - 5:00 PM CST
Hot seats + mini-mastermind group about your work
5:00 - 6:00 PM CST
Lightning talks
6:00 - 7:00 PM CST
Hot seats + mini-mastermind about your life
7:00 - 8:00 PM CST
Mingling & debrief


Jamie Samsel

Jamie is an experienced program manager and Chief of Staff with a proven track record of building and stewarding relationships, developing and executing complex initiatives. Strategic thinker, adept at managing multiple, complex projects; responsive, ethical leader comfortable working with employees at all levels across the organization.

Claire Podulka

Claire is Chief of Staff at digital product innovation firm TXI, where she serves as a trusted advisor to senior executives and owns organizational results for a team of 75+, ensuring that operations, communications, and large-scale initiatives are all moving in the same direction – ultimately making TXI more effective, sustainable, and transparent.

Mandy Yoh

Mandy is Chief of Staff at Distributed Ventures, where she works on brand growth and expanding investment opportunities. Mandy began her tech career as the first hire at SpotHero. Most recently, Mandy managed the global startup community at the world's #1 private tech incubator, 1871.

Bonnie Brieden

After 17 years in consulting, Bonnie has moved to the start-up world to apply her business transformation skills to help advance the strategic objectives of Plato as their Chief of Staff. She is a proven leader with a passion for people and a track record of mobilizing and executing toward real outcomes.

Ben Skoda

Ben Skoda is Chief of Staff at Science On Call, a company that provides tech support for restaurants. He has had a non-linear career dabbling in entrepreneurship, education, commercial and nonprofit marketing and communications, brand development, organizational culture, published writing, HR, and hospitality management.

Lori Jan

Lori Jan is a fractional Ops executive. She serves as the glue between the business and technology - facilitating collaboration, prioritizing effectively, and driving results. She has a record of delivering measurable results by leveraging a combination of strategic thinking, global & cross-functional leadership, and data-driven decision-making.

Allison Winstel

Allison Winstel is Chief of Staff at mHub Chicago. She has experience guiding public, private, and nonprofit clients in growing and transforming their organizations. Through serving higher education, healthcare, public sector, and financial services clients, she has developed strong skillsets across strategy, process improvement, project management, data analytics, and relationship management.

Virginia Dosz

Virginia Dosz is Chief of Staff at Curion, a consumer insights research firm. Prior to this role, she served as a research director and project manager at Curion. Virginia holds a Master's in Nutrition Sciences from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor's in Dietetics from Iowa State University.

"The CoS Network brings a group of solution oriented minds together into an environment set up for collaboration and sharing of best practices. The role can be ambiguous and challenging- participating in this community of support means being able to share what you know and accelerate your impact as you lean on others’ learnings."

Mary Kate Singha

Chief Of Staff at Plastiq

Chief of Staff Summit - Chicago

Nov 16, 2023 | 2-8Pm CST

Red hat - 227 W Monroe St suite 4550, Chicago, IL 60606


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Explore the Summit Experience

Breakout groups IRL!

Connect with your peers through multiple 1-1 and small group breakout rooms with prompts and icebreakers!

Learn from the best

We will have 8 lightning talk speakers for you to connect IRL with!

Peer-to-peer learning

Throughout the conference, you will learn from your CoS peers. Together, you'll brainstorm how to solve problems together!

Exclusive Sponsors & Partners


Who is the CoS Summit for?

The Chief of Staff Summit is open to Chiefs of Staff and similar professionals across any and all industries to come together to learn and connect. We would love for you to join us!

If I'm a current CoS Network Pro member, do I need to register?

Yes, you do need to register for the Summit - so that we know how many people are attending, etc. Please email us at if you have any questions about registering for your complimentary ticket.

What is the cost of the CoS Summit?

It is $20 for all current Chief of Staff Network Pro members. If you are not a member, the cost to attend the Summit is $99. Join the Chief of Staff Network now by applying here.

Sadly, I can't make it to the CoS Summit. What are my options?

Bummer! We hope to connect with you soon. Please connect with us on LinkedIn and subscribe to this newsletter to learn about upcoming events and programs!

Will the CoS Summit be recorded?

No, this event will not be recorded. However, we will try to share takeaways on LinkedIn!

I’m a speaker and would like to pitch a talk for the CoS Summit. How can I do this?

Thank you for your interest. Please get in touch through this form and we will follow-up ASAP! Can’t wait to learn more!

Where can I sign up for the CoS Summit?

Just head over to this Luma ticketing page to sign up! 

I’m interested in sponsoring the CoS Summit. How can I set this up?

Thanks for your interest! Please use this form to get in touch with us!

I’d love to get more information about the CoS Summit. How can I do that?

Thanks for your interest! We would love to tell you more! Please email David Nebinski at and he will help you out!