Recent Guests

Steven Clifford
Steven Clifford

Former CEO; Author of "THE CEO PAY MACHINE: How it Trashes America and How to Stop it"

Steven Clifford served as CEO for King Broadcasting Company for five years and National Mobile Television for nine years. His previous jobs included Chief Financial Officer for King Broadcasting Company and Vice President for Bankers Trust Company. He has been a director of thirteen public and private companies. As Special Deputy Comptroller for the City of New York in the 1970s, Clifford played a key role in helping the city avoid bankruptcy. He holds a BA from Columbia University and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School. He served in the United States Army Reserves for six years. He and his wife of forty-six years, Judith, have lived in Seattle since 1978. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.

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Episode: 9/14/2017 @7:00 PM

Richard Baum
Richard Baum

Acting Director
Office of National Drug Control Policy

Richard J. Baum currently serves as the Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Mr. Baum has served ONDCP for two decades in a variety of positions through four presidential administrations. His previous role was Director of ONDCP's International Division. During this time he led or co-led the development of numerous strategic documents, including the National Drug Control Strategy, the National Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy, the Synthetic Drug Action Plan, and the Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime.

Over his years at ONDCP he has worked both national security and domestic drug policy issues, served in the Office of Legislative Affairs, and has been a part of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations’ Commission on Narcotic Drugs and other meetings with key international partners. Prior to joining ONDCP's staff in 1997, he was a criminal justice writer and researcher and served for six years as a Republican Congressional Staff Member.<(Show Full Bio)br>
Mr. Baum is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's McCourt Graduate School of Public Policy where he teaches a course on the history of American drug policy.

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Episode: 9/14/2017 @8:00 PM

Jim Robinson
Jim Robinson

President; Chairman, PhRMA State Committee; Member, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Board of Directors, MATTER Board of Directors, Chicago Botanic Gardens Board of Directors, BioScience Council for ChicagoNEXT & Commercial Club
Astellas Americas

Jim Robinson is a respected and proven health care executive and passionate leader who was named president of Astellas Americas on April 1, 2016. In this role, Robinson is responsible for the company’s growing operations in North and South America. Prior to this promotion, Robinson led the company’s pharmaceutical commercial organization in the U.S., a role that he held since 2013.

Robinson’s nearly 25-year career spans a variety of diverse disciplines within the health care industry, including sales, marketing, new product planning, market access, reimbursement, state government affairs and managed markets. He joined Astellas in 2005 as vice president of health systems. Robinson has led commercial efforts in a wide range of therapeutic areas throughout his career, including virology, oncology, cardiovascular, urology, dermatology and anti-infectives.

Prior to joining Astellas, he served as an executive at the former Schering-Plough Corporation, which was acquired by Merc(Show Full Bio)k & Company in 2009. Beginning his career as a sales representative in 1992, he quickly rose to vice president of hepatitis sales and managed care.

Robinson contributes his vision and expertise to the pharmaceutical industry and the business community by serving on several boards, including the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Board of Directors. He also serves as chairman of the PhRMA State Committee. Robinson is a member of The Commercial Club of Chicago and serves on the BioScience Council for ChicagoNEXT, a private-public partnership dedicated to expanding Chicago’s business climate and driving growth in science, tech and entrepreneurship. Robinson is also a founding member and serves on the board of directors of MATTER, a group of leaders passionate about creating products and services that advance healthcare.

Robinson is a graduate of DePaul University, Illinois. A native of Skokie, Illinois, Robinson currently resides in Glenview, Illinois.

Episode: 9/7/2017 @8:00 PM

Seth Linden
Seth Linden

Dukas Linden Public Relations

Seth Linden’s extensive journalistic and PR agency experience drives results for our clients. President of the firm since 2014, he has a sharp focus on ensuring that the entire DLPR team delivers an exceptional client experience and meaningful business value, which has contributed to the firm’s growth and recognition as a PR industry leader.

Actively involved in moving client programs forward, Seth has provided strategic communications counsel, positioning, message development and crisis management for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to non-profit organizations. He also leads the firm’s media/presentation coaching practice and has helped CEOs, senior executives, analysts, economists and other industry leaders communicate effectively with the media, investors, new business prospects, and community and government audiences.

Before being named President, Seth led DLPR’s financial services practice, encompassing asset managers, investment banks, consumer financial (Show Full Bio)and professional services firms. A former broadcast journalist who covered Capitol Hill for two NBC affiliates, Seth was also DLPR’s media relations director, guiding visibility strategies and regularly placing clients in national top-tier broadcast and print media.

Over the course of his career, Seth has worked with such highly-respected companies as BlueMountain Capital Management, Neuberger Berman and Raymond James. He has been a guest on Bloomberg Radio, CNBC and other influential media outlets, and has been quoted in financial and trade media on strategic communications issues. Under the leadership of Seth and Richard Dukas, DLPR was named to The Observer ‘s “2015 PR Power 50” ranking.

Seth and his wife have two daughters. He is a graduate of George Washington University and holds a degree in journalism. In his free time, he writes fiction and enjoys watching (and quoting from) classic movies.

Twitter - @DukasLindenPR

Episode: 9/7/2017 @7:00 PM

Bernie Swain
Bernie Swain

Co-Founder, Chairman; Author of "What Made Me Who I Am"
Washington Speakers Bureau

Bernie Swain co-founded the Washington Speakers Bureau with Paula Swain and Harry Rhoads in 1980. Since that time, WSB has represented former U.S. presidents, American and world leaders, business visionaries, journalists, authors and sports legends.

What Made Me Who I Am shares the story of WSB's beginnings and subsequent growth; within eight fast years, the company had established itself as the industry leader where it remains today.

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Episodes: 8/31/2017 @8:00 PM, 5/18/2017 @8:00 PM

Peter Georgescu
Peter Georgescu

Chairman Emeritus; Author of "Capitalists Arise! End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation "
Young & Rubicam

Peter Andrew Georgescu, Chairman Emeritus of Young & Rubicam, was born on the eve of the Second World War in Bucharest, Romania. His Romanian parents were educated in England and France. Peter’s father was the Managing Director of Exxon’s operation in Romania. While on a business trip to New York in 1947, the Iron Curtain fell and Peter’s parents could not return to Romania. Overnight they became the enemy of the Communist regime (his father would have been killed if he’d returned to Romania).

Peter and his brother were left in Romania with his grandparents and would remain apart from his mother and father for eight years. His grandfather was seized and imprisoned as a political threat, and then murdered in captivity. Shortly after his grandfather was taken away, Peter, only nine years old, was arrested along with his brother and grandmother and sent to a work camp. In 1953 his father was approached by Romanian Communist diplomats in New York and asked to spy for them in exchang(Show Full Bio)e for keeping his children alive. Georgescu’s parents refused and went to the press, causing an international scandal. With the intervention of Congressman Frances Bolton and President Eisenhower, the boys were reunited with their parents in April of 1954.

Peter’s American journey started with a gifted admission to Exeter Academy in the fall of 1954—which generously overlooked his inability to speak English and having had no formal schooling since second grade. He then went on to graduate from Princeton University, cum laude, and earned an MBA degree from Stanford Business School. In 1963 he entered Young & Rubicam as a trainee in their research department. Thirty-seven years later he retired as Chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam with Y&R at the pinnacle of the advertising and related communications industry.

Under Mr. Georgescu’s leadership, Young & Rubicam successfully transformed from a private to a publicly-held company. During his tenure, Young & Rubicam built the most extensive database on global branding and, from its findings, developed a proprietary model for diagnosing and managing brands. Within the marketing community, he is known as a leading proponent of creating unified communications programs, agency accountability for measuring the impact of communications programs, and structuring value-based agency compensation.

In recognition for his contributions to the marketing and advertising industry, Peter was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame and received several Honorary Doctorate of Humanity degrees and other recognitions from a number of colleges and universities.

Peter has served on eight public company boards and continues as a Vice Chairman of New York Presbyterian Hospital and several other non-for-profit organizations.

Mr. Georgescu has authored two books, The Source of Success and The Constant Choice and his third book, Capitalists, Arise! will be released in 2017.

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Episodes: 8/31/2017 @7:00 PM, 5/18/2017 @7:00 PM

Greg Behrman
Greg Behrman

Founder, CEO

Greg Behrman is the Founder and CEO of NationSwell, a social impact media company dedicated to powering the solutions and innovations that will move our country forward. NationSwell advances that mission through a digital media platform that tells authentic human stories about problem-solvers and innovators (reached nearly 400M people last year), the NationSwell Council a membership community of more than 600 leaders and problem-solvers who share a passion for service, taking action around solutions and supporting each other (based in NYC, the Bay Area, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, and launching in 2 new cities this year), and an Impact Studio focused on supporting mission-aligned companies, foundations and not-for-profits (Starbucks, Comcast, Seventh Generation, the Nature Conservancy, and more). Behrman was also the founder and Director of The CT Heroes Project, which has made big strides in veteran homelessness in CT. Behrman served a one year military deployment in Afghanistan, ser(Show Full Bio)ved for several years in the Policy Planning Staff at the US State Department, and is the author of two books (one on the Marshall Plan and one on the U.S. response to AIDS in Africa).

Episodes: 8/24/2017 @7:00 PM, 4/6/2017 @7:00 PM

Nate Bennett
Nate Bennett

Professor, J. Mack Robinson College of Business; Co-Author of "Riding Shotgun: The Role of the COO"
Georgia State University

Nate Bennett joined the faculty of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in the summer of 2012. He became the Associate Dean for Faculty and Research in the fall of 2014.

From 1999 to 2012, he served as the Catherine W. and Edwin A. Wahlen Professor of Management, as well as in a number of leadership roles, at Georgia Tech. Previous to his time at Georgia Tech, he served on the faculty at Louisiana State University.

He has published in many widely read resources for managers including the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, and He is co-author of two books, Riding Shotgun: The Role of the COO and Your Career Game: How Game Theory Can Help You Achieve Your Professional Goals. Both are books published by Stanford University Press. Additionally, his research has been published in respected scholarly journals such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, and Journal of Applied Psycho(Show Full Bio)logy.

Dr. Bennett has more than 20 years of experience designing and delivering high-impact leadership development programs. Current and past clients include Schneider Electric, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, McGladrey, GEICO, UnitedHealth Group, CHS, Lockheed-Martin, GE, St. Jude Medical, McKesson, Regions Bank, Rollins, and NCR. His current research interests involve power, leadership selection and development, top management team effectiveness, and leadership transitions.

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Episodes: 8/24/2017 @8:00 PM, 4/6/2017 @8:00 PM

Chuck Mitchell
Chuck Mitchell

Executive Director, Knowledge Content & Quality
The Conference Board

Chuck Mitchell is the Executive Director of Knowledge Content and Quality at The Conference Board. He is responsible for the development of member-generated content and ensuring the objectivity, independence, accuracy, and business relevance of the organization’s research. Prior to joining The Conference Board, Mitchell spent 14 years as a reporter and writer for United Press International. He was foreign editor of the Detroit Free Press from 1990 to 1996 and European editor for World Business magazine. He recently completed a two plus year assignment for The Conference Board in Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong.

Episode: 8/17/2017 @7:00 PM

Amy Daschle
Amy Daschle

Engagement Manager
McKinsey & Company

Amy Daschle is a member of the Wharton MBA class of 2014. She served as a captain in the U.S army for 5 years in Iraq and Afghanistan and attended Wharton with her husband Mike. She has a BS from the U.S. Military Academy and after she got her MBA at Wharton she joined McKinsey as an engagement manager.

Episode: 8/17/2017 @8:00 PM

Ashish Goyal
Ashish Goyal

Portfolio Manager
Blue Crest Capital Management

Ashish Goyal is a graduate of the Wharton MBA Class of 2008--the first visually impaired graduate at Wharton. He is a portfolio manager at Blue Crest Capital Management in London. He’s a recipient of India’s National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. And an excellent cricket player!
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Episode: 8/17/2017 @8:00 PM

Jack Stahl
Jack Stahl

Chairman; Former President of The Coca-Cola Company and CEO of Revlon; Author of: Lessons On Leadership: The 7 Fundamental Management Skills for Leaders at All Levels"
New Avon

Jack is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of The Coca-Cola Company and CEO of Revlon. His career at The Coca-Cola Company ran from 1979-2001. After serving as Chief Financial Officer, Jack led the Company's business in the United States and Latin America. He then served as The Coca-Cola Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer. After leaving Coca-Cola, Jack was President and CEO of Revlon, from 2002-2006.

Jack is currently chairman of New Avon LLC, and serves on the boards of Ahold Delhaize Group, a global grocery retailer, Catalent, a pharmaceutical services company, and Advantage Solutions LLC. Jack is a senior advisor to CVC Capital, a global private equity firm. Jack coaches senior corporate leaders to help them maximize their impact. He is vice chairman of the board of The Boys & Girls Clubs of America (and past chairman) and is past chairman of UNCF (The United Negro College Fund). Jack previously served on the boards of Saks Inc. and Schering-Plough (Show Full Bio)until the sales of those companies, Coty Beauty, and Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

Jack has written a book, “Lessons on Leadership: The 7 Fundamental Management Skills for Leaders at All Levels”.

Jack holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Emory University and a master’s degree from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

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Episode: 8/10/2017 @7:00 PM

Gary Brackett
Gary Brackett

The Stacked Pickle

Gary Lawrence Brackett rose to national fame when he played for the Indianapolis Colts for nine seasons. During his tenure, he was most noted for winning Super Bowl XLI over the Chicago Bears. After retirement from the NFL, Brackett went back to school, earning his Masters of Business Administration from George Washington University and ventured into restaurant management, in the city of Indianapolis. Brackett is now the owner of The Stacked Pickle Restaurant franchise, and launched Brackett Restaurant Group. The Stacked Pickle has become Indianapolis’ favorite neighborhood restaurant and sports bar – as they proudly serve fresh and affordable food with legendary customer service. The Stacked Pickle’s full bar offers over 15 draft flavors and daily drink specials.

Twitter - @GaryBrackett58

Episode: 8/10/2017 @8:00 PM

Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Luccio
Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Luccio

Military Faculty Member
Joint Forces Staff College

LtCol Douglas “Lucky” Luccio, USMC

Military Faculty / Associate Professor
Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University

LtCol Luccio is a military faculty member at Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA. He teaches a 10 week Masters Certificate in Military staff planning to field grade officers, interagency and international partners. His students learn how to translate national strategy and guidance into operational plans

He has seven deployments to include two as the senior advisor/team leader on a Security Force Assistance Team (Iraq 2008, Afghanistan 2013). As a team leader he directly influenced general officers in the Iraqi National Police and Afghan National Army to include preparing his counterparts for greater responsibility in law enforcement and combat planning, coordination and execution.

He has extensive experience as an operations officer to include serving at battalion through Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Staffs. Thi(Show Full Bio)s also includes a tour as Operations Officer at Officers Candidates School (OCS), which is the entry-pipeline for Marine Officer accession. While at OCS he facilitated a Wharton Leadership venture which exposed MBA students to Marine Corps Leadership.

LtCol Luccio holds a BS (Speech Communications) from Oregon State University , an EML (Executive Masters in Leadership) from Georgetown University and an MA (National Strategy) from Air War College/ Air University. He has been accepted to an EdD program (Leadership) at the George Washington University and is scheduled to start Spring 2018.

Episode: 8/3/2017 @7:00 PM

Robbie Kellman Baxter
Robbie Kellman Baxter

Principal; Author of "The Membership Economy: Find Your Superusers, Master the Forever Transaction & Build Recurring Revenue"
Peninsula Strategies

Robbie Kellman Baxter is the founder of Peninsula Strategies LLC, a management consulting firm, as well as the author of the The Membership Economy: Find Your Superusers, Master the Forever Transaction & Build Recurring Revenue, a book that has been named a top 5 Marketing Book of the Year by She coined the popular business term “Membership Economy", which is now being used by organizations and journalists around the country and beyond.

Her clients have included large organizations like Netflix, the National Restaurant Association and The Mail Newspapers in the UK, as well as dozens of smaller venture-backed companies. Over the course of her career, Robbie has worked in or consulted to clients in more than twenty industries.

Before starting Peninsula Strategies in 2001, Robbie served as a New York City Urban Fellow, a consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton, and a Silicon Valley product marketer. She has an AB from Harvard College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduat(Show Full Bio)e School of Business.

Robbie has been quoted or interviewed by major media outlets, including CNN, Consumer Reports, and NPR.

As a public speaker, Robbie has presented to thousands of people in corporations, associations, and universities.

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Episode: 8/3/2017 @8:00 PM

Dr. Grace Calhoun
Dr. Grace Calhoun

Director of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics
The University of Pennsylvania

Dr. M. Grace Calhoun began her tenure as the University of Pennsylvania’s tenth Director of Athletics and Recreation on July 1, 2014. She is the first woman to hold the position. In this role, Calhoun leads the University’s 33 varsity athletics teams, 36 club teams, and broad-based intramural and recreational offerings.

In her first year at Penn, Calhoun has modernized the Division, invested in campus relationships, expanded recreational offerings, and hired new coaches. The latest additions in the coaching lineup are Steve Donahue in Men’s Basketball and Nicole Van Dyke in Women’s Soccer. Calhoun also saw her first Ivy team title in Women’s Squash and first individual title in Men’s Cross Country.

Calhoun came to Penn from Loyola University Chicago, where she was director of athletics and assistant vice president. During her tenure, Calhoun expanded campus partnerships, lead the Ramblers to their most successful all-sports finish in the modern era, and ended her tenure(Show Full Bio) with a national championship in men’s volleyball. Prior to Loyola, Calhoun served for six years as Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Indiana University.

Winner of the 2009 Nell Jackson Administrator of the Year Award, Calhoun brings Ivy League experience as both a student-athlete at Brown University and an athletics administrator at Dartmouth College. She has also served in leadership roles at Saint Francis (Pa.) University and the University of Florida, as well as associate executive director of the Patriot League.

Episodes: 7/27/2017 @8:00 PM, 3/3/2016 @7:00 PM

Tricia Griffith
Tricia Griffith

President, CEO
Progressive Insurance

Tricia Griffith was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Progressive Insurance n July of 2016. She is responsible for helping the company become consumers’ number one choice and destination for auto and other insurance. Prior to being named CEO, Ms. Griffith served as Personal Lines Chief Operating Officer since April 2015, overseeing the company’s Personal Lines, Claims and Customer Relationship Management groups.

Ms. Griffith joined Progressive as a claims representative in 1988 and has served in many key leadership positions during her tenure. She held several managerial positions in the Claims division before being named Chief Human Resources Officer in 2002. In 2008, she returned to Claims as the group president, overseeing all claims functions. Prior to being named Personal Lines Chief Operating Officer, she served as President of Customer Operations, overseeing claims and the customer management group, which comprises the company’s contact center group (s(Show Full Bio)ales and delivery), as well as the customer experience, systems experience, and workforce management groups.

She has a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and is a graduate of the Wharton School’s Advanced Management Program. In 2016, she was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune Magazine.

Episode: 7/27/2017 @7:00 PM

Diane Gherson
Diane Gherson

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Diane Gherson is Senior Vice President, Human Resources for IBM. As IBM’s Chief Human Resources Officer, Ms. Gherson is helping to accelerate IBM’s transformation through leadership, differentiated talent models, attracting and developing the best talent, and building a culture of engagement, agility and innovation. Under her leadership, IBM has instituted ground-breaking solutions for optimizing global workforce outcomes through talent analytics and data, with special emphasis on predictive analytics as a cornerstone of how IBM manages human resources.

In her 13 years with IBM, Ms. Gherson has had extensive experience leading organizational transformations. Prior to her current role, she was Vice President, Talent, where she integrated IBM’s talent functions to deliver faster end-to-end solutions in the areas of skills, careers, succession, performance management, attraction and retention. During her tenure, IBM was named #1 in Fortune magazine’s Global Top Company for Leaders (Show Full Bio)study – the first company to earn this recognition two consecutive times. Her other roles have included leading human resources for IBM Global Business Services, where she drove large scale growth in the consulting and applications management business. Ms. Gherson joined IBM as Vice President, Compensation and Benefits, for the corporation. In this position, she refreshed and transformed the $30B compensation and benefits portfolio to drive substantial value for the enterprise.

Ms. Gherson was named as one of the 2015 Fifteen Most Powerful Women in HR by HR Executive. Her 2015 essay “HR Disrupted: The Next Agenda for Transformation and Delivering Value,” was featured in The Rise of HR: Wisdom from 73 Thought Leaders, an anthology of essays on critical issues facing business and talent professionals. In 2013, she was awarded a U.S. patent in the field of predictive analytics. Ms. Gherson serves on the board of directors of both the HR Policy Association and the American Health Policy Institute.

Prior to her career at IBM, Ms. Gherson was a partner with consulting firm Towers Watson, overseeing the global employee and performance management compensation practice.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Trinity College, University of Toronto, and a Masters degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. While she chose not to complete the degree, she also attended MIT as a PhD candidate at the Sloan School of Management.

Episode: 7/27/2017 @7:30 PM

Brett Brown
Brett Brown

Head Coach
Philadelphia 76ers

Brett Brown was named head coach of the Sixers on August 14, 2013 after spending the previous 11 seasons as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs under Gregg Popovich. Coach Brown was a member of the Spurs organization for their first four championship seasons (1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007).

A native of Maine, Coach Brown played at South Portland High School for his father Bob Brown, who is a New England Basketball Hall of Famer. The younger Brown went on to attend Boston University where he played under Rick Pitino. He was named team MVP his sophomore year and served as team captain his final two seasons, helping the Terriers reach the NCAA Tournament as a senior in 1983. For his career, Coach Brown posted an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.19 and left ranked fourth in school history in assists (404). In 2013, he joined his father as an inductee into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.

In addition to his time with the Spurs, Coach Brown has a wealth of coaching e(Show Full Bio)xperience in Australia. Starting as an assistant coach with the Melbourne Tigers, Coach Brown was named head coach of the North Melbourne Giants in 1993 and earned NBL Coach of the Year honors in 1994 after leading the Giants to the National Championship. Including his return to the NBL for three seasons with the Sydney Kings in 1999, Coach Brown amassed 149 career coaching victories, sixth-most in league history. In March of 2009, Coach Brown was named head coach of the Australian National Team where he led Australia to the FIBA Oceania Championship over rival New Zealand in 2011 to secure a bid to the 2012 Olympics. At the London games in 2012, he guided Australia to what many consider one of its best Olympic runs, culminating with a win over eventual bronze medalist Russia before being eliminated by Team USA in the quarterfinals.

Episode: 7/27/2017 @8:00 PM

Jeff Tiegs
Jeff Tiegs

Guardian Group

Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Tiegs (ret.) is a tested and proven combat leader with over 25 years of experience in the U.S. Army. He has commanded at multiple echelons of Special Operations Units to include the Rangers, Special Forces, and Special Mission Task Forces. He has led organizations from the small unit level to the Joint Task Force level in combat operations around the globe including Panama, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

In addition to military and combat experience, his diplomatic assignments were influential at the policy and strategy levels of the Department of Defense, Department of State, and U.S. Government Foreign Policy. Among these assignments were serving as Counter Terrorism Advisor to the United States Security Coordinator in Israel and serving as the Special Advisor to the U.S. Army Special Operations Commanding General.

Jeff Tiegs is taking the skills he honed over years in conflict zones and is applying them to problems in the United States, primarily focusi(Show Full Bio)ng on the exploitation of women and children being lured and trapped in the sex industry. As the Chief Operating Officer of Guardian Group, he is building a nationwide network of Special Operations Forces (SOF) veterans who partner with law enforcement agencies to put an end to sex trafficking in the United States.

LTC Tiegs has a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Montana State University.

Episode: 7/27/2017 @8:30 PM

Bill Tibbo
Bill Tibbo

President & CEO
Bill Tibbo & Associates

? Throughout the past 30 years Bill, President and CEO of Bill Tibbo & Associates, has provided consulting services to hundreds business leaders in many of North America’s Fortune 500 corporations, as well as a complete spectrum public sector organizations.

? As a Corporate Clinical Consultant and Disaster Management Specialist, Bill has had the honour of leading Post Disaster Debriefing teams after a variety of crises.

? Best Selling Author of Leadership in the Eye of the Storm Released November 2016

? Today Bill continues to consult regularly with international business leaders, insurance companies, entrepreneurs, professional athletes and government groups, including the United Nations, as they endeavor to stabilize their organizations both before and after crisis situations.

? He and his team serve as the Primary Clinical Consultants to the OPP, Hamilton Police Service, Halton Police Service and Peel Police Service as well as all of the Air Traffic Team(Show Full Bio) for NAV CANADA

? Bill is a cofounder of Camp FACES a summer camp for Family and Children of Emergency Service Workers

? Finally, Bill Tibbo & Associates work closely with Canada’s Aboriginal communities as it pertains to the Indian Residential Schools and designed and lead the Health Team for the First National Truth and Reconciliation Event in Winnipeg

Episode: 7/20/2017 @7:00 PM

Tim Clifford
Tim Clifford

President and CEO
Frontline Education

Tim Clifford is President and CEO of Frontline Education. With deep technology industry expertise, Tim has a formidable leadership track record as an accomplished start-up, growth state, turn around and large company executive.

Tim’s experience in cloud software, tech-enabled business process outsourcing and big data analytics comes from extensive work in enterprise markets with clients of all sizes, from sole proprietors to the largest global companies, as well as state and U.S. government agencies.

Before joining Frontline Education, Tim was a corporate officer and co-president of Automatic Data Processing (ADP:NYSE) National Accounts, a $2.5 billion human capital management software and services business serving the largest U.S. companies.

Prior to their acquisition by ADP, Tim was co-founder and CEO of Workscape, Inc., a pioneering cloud software provider to the human capital management industry. Launched in 1998, Workscape was one of the first web-based HR sof(Show Full Bio)tware providers at the enterprise level. Their groundbreaking work to digitize human resources was instrumental in shaping the industry and yielded lasting effects on the way global HCM platforms are run to this day.

Tim also brings school council and board of trustees’ experience to the Frontline education team. He sat on the first school council enacted after former Governor Romney’s reform mandated council formations for schools across Massachusetts. He continues his work with education organizations as a guest lecturer on entrepreneurism at Northeastern University’s School of Law. Tim’s recent appointments include Independent Director with the Insperity Board of Directors and a member of the MassBay Board of Trustees, appointed by Massachusetts Governor Baker.

A former U.S. National Team and national champion oarsmen, Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Northeastern University.

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Episode: 7/20/2017 @8:00 PM

John Deasy
John Deasy

The Line

John is Editor-in-Chief of The Line, a new publication for those on the front line of education, social justice and innovation.

He is also founding partner of Cambiar and CEO of Reset. Reset is an organization dedicated to dismantling the cycles of poverty, court-involvement and unemployment by creating a positive, 24/7 learning environment where young people prepare for long-term stability and success.

John was formerly superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District. As head of LA schools – the nation’s second largest school district – John championed a “youth first” agenda credited with reversing the district’s school-to-prison pipeline, raising academic achievement and helping more students graduate ready for college and the workplace. After retiring as superintendent, John committed to changing the state of corrections in America. From his perspective, the insanity of mass incarceration and legacy of non-redemptive correctional actions, in a country with the (Show Full Bio)highest number of prisoners per capita in the world, demands leadership.

John was the Deputy Director of Education at the Gates Foundation from 2009-2010. Prior to that, he served as superintendent in Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District in California and Coventry Public Schools in Rhode Island. John was Rhode Island Superintendent of the Year in 2001 and a high school principal and teacher.

John earned his master’s degree in Education Administration from Providence College and Ph.D. in Education Administration and Policy from the University of Louisville. He was a Broad Fellow, Aspen Institute Moderator and Aspen Entrepreneur in Education Fellow.

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Episode: 7/20/2017 @8:00 PM

Ethan Rafuse
Ethan Rafuse

Professor of Military History
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Ethan S. Rafuse received a Ph.D. in history and political science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and worked as a park ranger at Manassas National Battlefield and the Harry S Truman National Historic Site. Since 2004, he has been a member of the faculty at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he is a professor of military history. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of eleven books, including McClellan's War: The Failure of Moderation in the Struggle for the Union, Robert E. Lee and the Fall of the Confederacy, 1863-1865, and Corps Commanders in Blue: Union Major Generals in the Civil War.

Episode: 7/13/2017 @8:30 PM

Dan Rather
Dan Rather

CEO; Former News Anchor and Managing Editor on CBS; Host of Dan Rather's America on SiriusXM 102
News and Guts

With a famed and storied career that has spanned more than six decades, Dan Rather has earned his place as one of the world’s best-known journalists. He has interviewed every president since Eisenhower and, over that time, personally covered almost every important dateline in the United States and around the world. Rather joined CBS News in 1962. He quickly rose through the ranks, and in 1981 he assumed the position of Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News-a post he held for 24 years. His reporting across the network helped turn 60 Minutes into an institution, launched 48 Hours as an innovative news magazine program, and shaped countless specials and documentaries.

Upon leaving CBS, Rather returned to the in-depth reportinghe always loved, creating the Emmy Award winning Dan Rather Reports on HDNet. Now, building upon that foundation, he is president and CEO of News and Guts, an independent production company he founded that specializes in high-quality non-fiction (Show Full Bio)content across a range of traditional and digital distribution channels.

Dan Rather will be hosting a new show exclusively on SiriusXM 102 entitled "Dan Rather's America" Tuesdays at 10AM EST.

Twitter - @DanRather

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Episode: 7/13/2017 @8:00 PM