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Stan Silverman
Stan Silverman

Founder and CEO
Silverman Leadership
http://www.SilvermanLeadership.com

As Founder and CEO of Silverman Leadership, Stan is a writer, speaker and advisor to C-suite executives. He writes a weekly nationally syndicated column on leadership, entrepreneurship and corporate governance in the Philadelphia Business Journal and 42 affiliated business publications across the U.S. Stan is the former president and CEO of PQ Corporation, a global company operating in North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific in two core businesses – chemicals and engineered glass materials. As a recognized thought leader, Stan has been an invited guest lecturer on leadership at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and at the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University. He has been a speaker on leadership and governance issues at Private Company Governance Summits and at numerous other events. Stan is vice chairman of Drexel University. He is the former chairman of Drexel University College of Medicine, and former chairman of the Soap and Detergent (Show Full Bio)Association. He has served on the boards of numerous public company, private company, private equity company and non-profit boards. In addition to serving on the board of Drexel University, Stan is a board member of Friends Select School as well as Faith in the Future, the organization that operates the 17 Catholic High Schools within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He began his business career as a chemical process engineer at Atlantic Richfield, subsequently acquired by BP plc. Stan joined PQ Corporation in 1971. Prior to being named as CEO of PQ in January 2000, he held positions in engineering, operations planning, marketing, sales and business unit executive management, including president of PQ’s subsidiary in Canada. Stan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and a MBA degree from Drexel University. He is also an alumnus of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Twitter - @StanSilverman

Episode: 11/30/2017 @7:00 PM


John Kanengieter
John Kanengieter

Director; Senior Fellow at the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the Wharton School
Kanengieter Consulting Group
http://kaneconsult.com/ www.nols.edu

John is a guest lecturer and facilitator within various Wharton Executive Education programs. His practice focuses on building resilient leaders in any industry.

John’s great passions in life are working with leaders, experiencing the outdoors, and laughing as much as possible. He is the principal of Kanengieter Consulting Group, a private organizational consulting firm that specializes in executive coaching, leadership and strategy solutions and considers it a down-right privilege to work with the clients and partners in his practice.

He holds a Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Executive Coaching and Consulting in Organizations and specializes in executive coaching and working with teams in challenging and high-risk work systems. He is a keynote speaker, consultant, coach and trusted confidant. His work with leaders is augmented by his expertise gained from 25 years in the field of leadership development and experiential education. His pr(Show Full Bio)actice includes clients as individuals, teams, and large organizations with an emphasis on building a system of strong teams focused and aligned on clear strategies.

John’s background on extended mountaineering expeditions gives him valuable experience that he now uses in his work. A teacher at heart, John is a principle trainer contracted by NASA to work with International Space Station astronauts in the dynamics of teamwork and leadership on extended space expeditions. He has developed leadership programs for the US Naval Academy, Fortune 50 corporations, government, and individuals in a slew of different industries.

For many years, John has served as the Director for Leadership at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and also as a visiting instructor to the Ascent Institute, the Jempe Center and the Leadership Institute of Seattle.

Episodes: 11/16/2017 @7:00 PM, 5/14/2015 @8:00 PM


Silvia McKinney
Silvia McKinney

Executive Director
Summer Search Philadelphia
http://www.summersearch.org

Sylvia Watts McKinney uses a range of adaptive management strategies to solve complex problems and get positive results. She has been a successful entrepreneur and held senior management position at nonprofit organizations.

Drawing upon her experiences in the both the private and public environments, Sylvia is pleased to join Summer Search as Executive Director of its Philadelphia office. Summer Search is a national youth development organization dedicated to creating greater equity by increasing the number of students from low-income backgrounds who successfully complete high school, and enter and graduate college. Summer Search provides high school and college students with developmental opportunities and resources to strengthen their college-going identities and readiness to become first-generation college graduates and socially responsible leaders.

Prior to joining Summer Search, Sylvia built an exemplary career in education and entrepreneurship. Sylvia started her re(Show Full Bio)al estate career in 1986 with a start-up company, Taylor Properties, where she successfully negotiated and finalized construction, permanent and equity loans with private banks and government agencies to build and sell affordable, fee simple housing as well as commercial properties. She assumed the role of Chief of Staff at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation and Construction in 1992. As Executive Director of the Museum of Afro American History and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, she provided leadership on key strategic plans and implemented fundraising programs with staff and stakeholders, collaborated with the members of the media to promote the missions of these organizations, resulting in various articles, live television coverage and the creation of videos/films.

Sylvia is a mission-driven and creative leader recognized nationally for innovations in real estate, nonprofit governance/operations and entrepreneurship. She is adept at driving change and instilling a culture of collaboration. She has special interests in urban planning, youth education and leadership development.

Sylvia holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of South Carolina and Masters of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a graduate of the prestigious Getty Foundation Museum Management Institute of Berkeley, CA. She was also an adjunct teacher at the prestigious Commonwealth School in Boston. She has served on a number volunteer board of directors, both nonprofit and quasi-governmental organizations.

Sylvia is married to Theos Dickson McKinney, III, an attorney with Exelon. They have one son, Aubrey Hill McKinney II, and reside in the Graduate Hospital area of downtown Philadelphia.


Twitter - @SylviaM79449472; @PHSummerSearch

Episode: 11/16/2017 @8:00 PM


Robert Rowl
Robert Rowl

Junior
Drexel University

I'm Robert Rowl, I prefer to be called Rob. I am in my third year at Drexel. I am a Sociology major. I went to Central High School here in Philly.

Episode: 11/16/2017 @8:30 PM


Mykala Harris
Mykala Harris

Member Service Representative I
American Heritage Federal Credit Union
http://amhfcu.org

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mykalaharris/

Mykala Harris is a first-generation college student who became a Summer Searcher during her sophomore year at the Philadelphia High School for Girls. Summer Search Philadelphia is a place where Mykala has had the opportunity to explore the world and discover her potential. With mentors who believe in her ability to lead and conquer the world, Mykala uses this support to always rise above adversity and take healthy risks to become a well-rounded leader.
Not being afraid of the unknown, Mykala decided to attend Albright College to study Business Management. To fund her education, she won numerous scholarships through the Urban League of Philadelphia, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Ryan Howard Foundation, to name a few. Spiked by her love of traveling, Mykala studied abroad on full fellowship to study abroad at Reutlingen University in Germany through the Reading/Reutlingen Fellowship and Exchange sponsored by the Danzer Foundation.(Show Full Bio) She was able to travel throughout Europe and learn about its rich history.
During her college summers, Mykala held three prestigious internships, her first with Jeffrey Klein at the Wharton Leadership Ventures Program. Mr. Klein choose Mykala as one of two Summer Searchers to gain real world experience during the Summer of 2014. During her internship, she was able to shadow leaders, work closely with the Marketing Director, and understand the needs of a non-profit business.
Thereafter, Mykala would hold three more internships: one with the Walt Disney World Resort as Food and Beverage Intern, the second with the Washington Center as an Equal Employment Opportunity Intern at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and her last at the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Director's Office Intern. Mykala was also promoted to Campus Center Manager at Albright College, where she worked alongside the Director of Student Involvement and Leadership.
Upon graduating in May, Mykala acquired a position as a Member Service Representative at American Heritage Federal Credit Union. With her current role, she hopes to gain as much knowledge as possible to be able to give back to her community and continue to be a role model for her sisters.

Episode: 11/16/2017 @8:30 PM


Bruce Goldfarb
Bruce Goldfarb

President and Chief Executive Officer
Okapi Partners
http://okapipartners.com/

Bruce Goldfarb is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Okapi Partners. He works closely with a wide range of clients including corporations, mutual funds, activist investors and shareholder groups as well as private equity sponsors and hedge funds, in solicitation and investor response campaigns. He focuses on proxy solicitation strategy, execution for mergers and acquisitions, proxy fights and other extraordinary transactions.

Prior to establishing Okapi Partners, Bruce was the Senior Managing Director and General Counsel of Georgeson Inc. (now a subsidiary of Computershare Limited), where he headed the Global M&A Advisory Group.

Before entering the proxy solicitation business, Bruce was a Senior Vice President of the investment management firm, Scudder, Stevens & Clark, now a part of Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management unit. He joined Scudder as a member of the Legal Department where he concentrated on transactions, including those involving mergers and acquis(Show Full Bio)itions, international matters, alternative investment vehicles, off-shore funds and closed-end funds. Bruce also served as an executive officer of various closed-end funds advised by Scudder. He was the Chairman of Scudder’s Proxy Review Committee and served as the point person for the Scudder Funds proxy solicitation effort relating to the acquisition of Scudder by Zurich Financial Services Group.

Bruce began his career as an attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he worked for more than six years, specializing in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions and international matters.

Bruce holds a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law. He also earned a B.A. in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania concurrently with a B.S. Economics with a concentration in Finance, from the Wharton School.

Twitter - @OkapiPartners

Episode: 11/9/2017 @8:00 PM


Larry Dubinski
Larry Dubinski

President and CEO
Franklin Institute
https://www.fi.edu

The Franklin Institute is the most-visited museum in Pennsylvania and a top-five tourist destination in the city of Philadelphia. It is one of the leading science centers in the country and is both an educational and cultural resource as well as an anchor of the local economy. It was named in honor of America’s first scientist Benjamin Franklin. Larry was named President and CEO in 2014 after serving in many other capacities there, including COO. His career at the institute began in 1996. Larry was recently named Chair-Elect for the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Board of Directors and currently serves on the Executive Committee. He also serves on the Board of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany; the Parkway Council; and the Board of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance where he is chair of the Audience Engagement Committee. He is also an honorary trustee of the B(Show Full Bio)oard of Rodeph Shalom. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization. He holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from the Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Twitter - @TheFranklin ? | @LarryDubinski

Episode: 11/9/2017 @7:00 PM


Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Luccio
Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Luccio

Military Faculty Member
Joint Forces Staff College
http://jfsc.ndu.edu/

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.

Episodes: 11/2/2017 @7:00 PM, 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
http://www.peninsulastrategies.com

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 Inc.com. 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.

Twitter - @robbiebax
Book - https://www.amazon.com/Membership-Economy-Transaction-Recurring-Business/dp/0071839321
Book Site - www.membershipeconomy.com

Episodes: 11/2/2017 @8:00 PM, 8/3/2017 @8:00 PM


Brad Stulberg
Brad Stulberg

Writer and Coach; Co-author of "Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, And Thrive With the New Science of Success with Steve Magness"
http://www.bradstulberg.com/

Brad Stulberg researches, writes, speaks, and coaches on health and the science of human performance. He's a columnist at New York and Outside magazines, and author of the new book Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success.

Twitter - @BStulberg

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Peak-Performance-Elevate-Burnout-Science/dp/162336793X/ref=pd_sim_14_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=HARBW8M86A1CYJ59Q636

Episode: 10/26/2017 @7:00 PM


John Zogby
John Zogby

Pollster, Author
John Zogby Strategies
http://www.johnzogbystrategies.com

Called the “prince of polling”, John Zogby, founder of the world-famous “Zogby Poll” and the Zogby Companies, is an internationally respected pollster, opinion leader, best-selling author and sought-after speaker. His pioneering new technique, Tribal AnalyticsSM, goes beyond demographics, identifying tribes and attributes that are more predictive than race, ethnicity or other factors. Tribal AnalyticsSM generates extraordinary insights for developing messaging, determining political strategies, hiring employees, forming teams, jury selection and a myriad of other applications.

Zogby currently heads John Zogby Strategies, a strategic visioning firm. A partnership with his sons Benjamin and Jeremy the firm specializing in preparing companies and agencies for the coming wave of dynamic changes. He is also the inaugural Director of the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship at his alma mater, Le Moyne College.

Twitter - @thejohnzogby

Episode: 10/26/2017 @8:00 PM


Philip Tetlock PhD
Philip Tetlock PhD

Professor of Democracy and Citizenship, Professor of Psychology and Professor of Management; Author of "Expert Political Judgment"
Leonore Annenberg University and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
https://www.asc.upenn.edu/people/faculty/philip-tetlock-phd

Philip Tetlock is an award-winning scholar of political psychology and organizational behavior. His best-known work, Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know? (Princeton University Press, 2005), argued that “expert” predictions of political and economic trends are no more reliable than those of non-experts, based on a 20-year study of more than 82,000 predictions by 284 experts. This widely influential book received, from the American Political Science Association, both the Robert E. Lane Award for Best Book in Political Psychology and the Woodrow Wilson Award for Best Book on Government, Politics or International Affairs.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an author and editor of nine books and hundreds of articles, and the winner of numerous major professional awards, including, from the International Society of Political Psychology, both the Harold Lasswell Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution in the Field of Political Ps(Show Full Bio)ychology and the Erik H. Erikson Early Career Award and, from the American Psychological Association, the Award for Early Career Contribution to Social Psychology.

Tetlock earned a doctoral degree in psychology in 1979 from Yale University, and a Master of Arts in 1976 and a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 1975 from the University of British Columbia.

The Leonore Annenberg University Professorship is a gift of the late Leonore Annenberg and the Annenberg Foundation. A former chief of protocol of the United States, she was an emeritus trustee and honorary degree recipient of the University. She and her late husband, Ambassador Walter Annenberg, founded the Annenberg School for Communication and Annenberg Public Policy Center at Penn.

Twitter - @PTetlock
Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072F4X6QY/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episodes: 10/19/2017 @7:00 PM, 1/28/2016 @7:00 PM


Cecilia Muñoz
Cecilia Muñoz

Vice President of Policy and Technology and Director of the National Network
New America
http://www.newamerica.org

Cecilia Muñoz is Vice President, Policy and Technology and Director of the National Network at New America. Prior to joining New America in 2017, she served on President Obama’s senior staff, first as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for three years, followed by five years as Director of the Domestic Policy Council. Prior to her work in government, she served for 20 years at the National Council of La Raza (now UNIDOS US), the nation’s largest Hispanic policy and advocacy organization, where she was Senior Vice President for the Office of Research, Advocacy and Legislation. She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2000 for her work on immigration and civil rights, and serves on the Boards of the Open Society and Kresge Foundations, as well as the nonprofit United to Protect Democracy. Muñoz, a Detroit native and the daughter of immigrants from Bolivia, is also a wife and mother of two grown daughters. She lives with her husband in Maryland.

Twitter - @cecmunoz

Episode: 10/19/2017 @8:00 PM


Jeffrey Rosen
Jeffrey Rosen

President and CEO
National Constituion Center
https://constitutioncenter.org/

Jeffrey Rosen is President and CEO of the National Constitution Center. He is also a Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School, and a Contributing Editor of The Atlantic.

Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College, Oxford University, and Yale Law School. His new book, Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet, was published on June 1, 2016, the 100th anniversary of Brandeis’s Supreme Court confirmation. His other books include The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America, the best-selling companion book to the award-winning PBS series; The Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America; The Naked Crowd: Freedom and Security in an Anxious Age; and The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America, which The New York Times called the definitive text in privacy perils in the digital age. Rosen is coeditor, with Benjamin Wittes, of Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change, the proceedings of the Brookings Project on Te(Show Full Bio)chnology and the Constitution.

His essays and commentaries have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, on National Public Radio, in the New Republic, where he was the legal affairs editor, and in The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer. The Chicago Tribune named him one of the ten best magazine journalists in America, and the Los Angeles Times called him the nation’s most widely read and influential legal commentator.

Twitter - @RosenJeffrey

Episode: 10/12/2017 @7:00 PM


Kristen Hadeed
Kristen Hadeed

Founder, CEO; Author of "Permission to Screw Up: How I Learned to Lead by Doing (Almost) Everything Wrong"
Student Maid
http://studentmaid.com/

Kristen Hadeed is the founder and CEO of Student Maid, a cleaning company that hires students. She spends much of her time helping organizations across the country improve their own workplace cultures. This is her first book. She lives in Gainesville, Florida.

Twitter - @KristenHadeed
Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06VXGMCZD/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
Personal Site - www.kristenhadeed.com

Episode: 10/12/2017 @8:00 PM


Adi Ignatius
Adi Ignatius

Editor in Chief
Harvard Business Review
https://hbr.org

Adi Ignatius joined Harvard Business Review as Editor-in-Chief in January 2009, and oversees editorial operations for HBR magazine, the hbr.org website, and HBR’s book-publishing division. He has dramatically transformed HBR, guiding it to its highest-ever circulation and newsstand sales and earning a coveted National Magazine Award nomination for General Excellence.

Previously, Ignatius served as the No. 2 editor TIME, where he oversaw the week-to-week editing of the magazine and was responsible for many of TIME’s special editions, including the Person of the Year and TIME 100 franchises. He also wrote frequently for TIME, including cover stories on Google and the 2007 Person of the Year profile of Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

Ignatius was co-editor of the book Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang. The book, a New York Times bestseller, is based on the secretly recorded audiotapes of China’s former premier. Ignatius also was the editor of Pr(Show Full Bio)esident Obama: The Path to the White House, which also made the New York Times bestseller list.

Ignatius worked overseas as a journalist for nearly 20 years. He served as Editor of TIME Asia, based in Hong Kong. Under his leadership, TIME Asia became an award-winning showcase for reporting, writing, photography and design. Before joining TIME, he worked for many years at the Wall Street Journal, serving as the newspaper’s Bureau Chief in Beijing, and later as Bureau Chief in Moscow. He later served as Managing Editor of the Central European Economic Review and Business Editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review.

Ignatius was awarded a Zuckerman Fellowship at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in 1990. He received his BA in History in 1981 from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and honorary doctorate from the University of Maryland’s college in Okinawa. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Asia Society, and serves on the editorial advisory board of Foreign Affairs.

Episode: 10/5/2017 @7:00 PM


Linda Adams
Linda Adams

Co-Founder, Partner; "The Loyalist Team: How Trust, Candor, and Authenticity Create Great Organizations"
The TRIspective Group
http://www.trispectivegroup.com

Linda Adams began her career with the Ford Motor Corporation of Europe in human resources and industrial relations. Her responsibilities included HR operations and labor union management and negotiations. In 1988 Linda was recruited by PepsiCo to head up Worldwide Compensation and Benefits for KFC, she led all compensation initiatives in over 60 countries around the world. In addition to her compensation and benefits role, Linda headed up a number of company-wide initiatives including executing a significant organization restructuring of positions and personal and an in-depth review of the impact of compensation and roles and responsibilities on the success of inner-city restaurants. Linda left PepsiCo’s KFC Brand in 1995 to take the senior HR role for Thorn Americas, a wholly owned division of Thorn EMI. In this role Linda was both coach and advisor to the senior leadership team while serving on the Board of Directors. As a member of the Executive Management Team and SVP, Human Resour(Show Full Bio)ces Linda came to appreciate the enormous impact that coaching and development can have on the effectiveness of the senior leadership team and the direct impact this has on a company’s results, revenues and bottom line. She is a founding partner at the TRIspective Group a boutique management consulting firm based in Denver. THE LOYALIST TEAM is Linda’s first book.

Twitter - @TriSpective
Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MR1ZP3U/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
Book Site - http://www.theloyalistteam.com/

Episode: 10/5/2017 @8:00 PM


Audrey Epstein
Audrey Epstein

Co-Founder, Partner; "The Loyalist Team: How Trust, Candor, and Authenticity Create Great Organizations"
The TRIspective Group
http://www.trispectivegroup.com

Audrey Epstein joins The TRIspective group as a founding partner following a 20-year career focused on her passion: driving executive, team and organizational excellence. She has worked both as an external consultant and internally, within corporate and non-profit settings, coaching executives and teams and developing leadership programs with far-reaching impact and lasting results. Prior to her consulting experience, Audrey managed large training and development functions for a number of Fortune 500 businesses in North America. She designed and delivered leadership programs throughout Europe, in Asia and across the United States. She coached all levels of leaders, including Chief Executives, across a number of industries and successfully developed high-performance teams in some of the most difficult settings and environments. Finally, she built state-of-the-art leadership programs for executives, high potentials, special populations (such as executive women) and to drive overall bench(Show Full Bio)-strength of organizations. THE LOYALIST TEAM is Audrey’s first book.

Twitter - @TriSpective
Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MR1ZP3U/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
Book Site - http://www.theloyalistteam.com/

Episode: 10/5/2017 @8:00 PM


Mrs. Annette Myarick
Mrs. Annette Myarick

CEO
Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter
http://www.lupustristate.org

Annette Myarick, is the Chief Executive Officer for the Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter. With a degree in Community Health Education, Mrs. Myarick has nearly 30 years of experience in progressive, nonprofit health organizations. She has led a multitude of initiatives focused on public and professional education, health promotion, partnership development, advocacy, fundraising, and administration. Prior to joining the Lupus Foundation of America in 2001, Mrs. Myarick spent 14 years with the Arthritis Foundation’s Eastern PA Chapter, most recently serving as Vice President for Public Health Strategies.

Twitter - @lupustristate | @amyarick

Episode: 9/28/2017 @8:00 PM


Carey Pinkowski
Carey Pinkowski

Executive Race Director, Bank of America Chicago Marathon; President, Chicago Event Management
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
http://chicagomarathon.com

Carey Pinkowski came to the helm of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon nearly three decades ago, serving as its executive race director since 1990. During his tenure, the Chicago Marathon has experienced astronomical growth, expanding from 6000 registered runners in 1990 to more than40,000 participants today, including runners from all 50 states and more than 130 countries. For 28 years, Pinkowski has been a key player in building the marathon’s dynamic relationships with the city, the corporate community and the local neighborhoods along the course.

Under Pinkowski’s leadership, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon delivers far more than fast performances.

Each year, the event generates an economic impact on the City of Chicago of $277 million,
and, since 2002, over 106,000 runners have helped the Chicago Marathon charity program raise more than $167 million for local, national and global causes.

In 2006, Pinkowski utilized his experience as Executive Race Di(Show Full Bio)rector of the Chicago Marathon to help found the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AWMM). Pinkowski, along with the race directors at the Boston, London, Berlin and New York City marathons, created a series – which now includes the Tokyo Marathon – to award an annual $1 million prize purse to the world’s top male and female marathon runners. In addition to building interest in the sport’s elite athletes, the AWMM continues to yield mass excitement and participation in the sport of running.

Pinkowski’s legacy with the Chicago Marathon includes designing its record setting and spectator friendly course that traverses 29 diverse Chicago neighborhoods, starting and finishing in Chicago’s “front yard,” Grant Park. Pinkowski’s course design allows for more than 1.7 million spectators to watch the race, making the marathon an annual gathering for the entire City of Chicago. Three of the Chicago Marathon’s four world records have been set during Pinkowski’s time: Morocco’s Khalid Khannouchi (1999), Kenya’s Catherine Ndereba (2001) and Great Britain’s Paula Radcliffe (2002). Great Britain’s Steve Jones recorded Chicago’s first-ever world record in 1984.

To commemorate his 20th anniversary as Executive Race Director, the City of Chicago and Bank of America bestowed Pinkowski with an honorary street naming – “Carey Pinkowski Drive” – at the intersection of Monroe Street and Columbus Drive, the site of the race’s start line.

In spite of directing the Chicago Marathon for 28 years, Pinkowski, born in Harvey, Ill. and raised in Hammond, IN., has only run one marathon: the 1983 Chicago Marathon, stopping the clock in an impressive 2:20:43. As a teenager, he cemented his legacy as a track star at Hammond High School in 1975 when he and two teammates, Tim Keough and Rudy Chapa, each ran two miles in less than nine minutes, becoming the first high school trio to ever accomplish such a feat in the same season. Their record stood for 39 years before three students from Long Island, N.Y, finally broke it in 2014. As a solo performer, Pinkowski picked up two state championship titles in the mile. He went on to compete at Villanova University where he was a three-time All American in cross country and track.

Twitter - @chimarathon

Episode: 9/28/2017 @7:00 PM


Colin Kahl
Colin Kahl

Associate Professor, Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; Strategic Consultant, The Penn Biden Center
Georgetown University
https://global.upenn.edu/pennbidencenter/staff

Dr. Colin Kahl is a strategic consultant to the Penn Biden Center and an associate professor in the security studies program at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

From October 2014 to January 2017, Kahl was a Deputy Assistant to President Barack Obama and National Security Advisor to Vice President Joe Biden. From February 2009 to December 2011, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East, with policy responsibility for Iran, Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen and eight other countries in the Levant and Arabian Gulf. In 2011, he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service by then-Secretary Robert Gates.

Kahl received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.

Twitter - @colinkahl

Episode: 9/21/2017 @8:00 PM


Rev. Chasz Parker
Rev. Chasz Parker

CEO, President
Christian Community Action
http://ccahelps.org

Chasz Parker is currently CEO and President of Christian Community Action in Lewisville, Texas. Chasz’s passion is helping people find hope and life change in the most difficult of life situations by building organizations and developing staff to accomplish this. He has been working in and leading faith based organization that serve individuals and families in crisis, impoverished situations, who are homeless or at risk of being homeless for the past thirty (30) years.

Chasz started his career in Tampa, Florida at Metropolitan Ministries as a family counselor to homeless families. He personally worked with over 700 homeless families, started a NAYEC nationally accredited child care center for homeless children in a homeless shelter, founded a charter school for homeless children, and won a grant that established a pediatric telemedicine clinic with the University of South Florida Medical School.

Chasz then became the CEO of the Rescue Mission Alliance in Syracuse, New Y(Show Full Bio)ork. In his fourteen years there he led a number of initiatives to expand the capacity and reach of the Rescue Mission. The Rescue Mission expanded its capacity for emergency shelter and transitional housing at its Syracuse campus during his tenure. Chasz helped lead the Rescue Mission to be one of the grand prize winners in the Yale School of Management Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures Business Plan Competition. Chasz led the Rescue Mission to establish and build a new facility for the homeless in Binghamton, New York and oversaw the establishment of a homeless outreach in Auburn, New York. During Chasz’s tenure the Rescue Mission received the Excellent Certification twice by the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions.

Chasz was named President of Water Street Mission in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in February 2013. Chasz worked to turnaround an organization that had suffered with internal division, loss of revenue, a disparate portfolio of programs and services spread across very different settings and a main campus and all satellite locations in a state of physical decline. Chasz working with the board and staff forced decisions on organizational focus and vision. This resulted in divesting of properties and releasing programs that were not part of Water Street’s core vision to other organizations that these properties and programs would fit their core vision. Chasz oversaw the sale of a property that no longer served Water Street providing capital funds for the upgrading of the main campus. Chasz also worked with the staff to design an improved model of care that improved outcomes and client well being while in residence at Water Street.

After the turnaround at Water Street, Chasz accepted the position of CEO and President at Christian Community Action in Lewisville, Texas in July 2014. Christian Community Action has been serving Southern Denton county and surrounding areas for forty four years providing services to prevent homelessness for adults, senior adults, and families. Christian Community Action has a food pantry that resembles a grocery store that allows the 600 + families and seniors choose weekly the food they need.
Christian Community Action also provides financial assistance to prevent evictions and utility shut offs to help people retain their housing. Not only does Christian Community Action provide services for emergencies but also offers education and employment support to help people rebuild their lives and become independent.

Chasz has been active in the communities he has lived in being part of various homeless coalitions and currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Denton County Homeless Leadership Team.

Chasz has a Master of Divinity degree from Oral Roberts University and is an ordained minister with the International Ministerial Fellowship, which he also serves on its board of directors. Chasz also serves on the Oral Roberts University Alumni board of directors.

Episode: 9/21/2017 @7:00 PM


Steven Clifford
Steven Clifford

Former CEO; Author of "THE CEO PAY MACHINE: How it Trashes America and How to Stop it"
http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com

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.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/CEO-Pay-Machine-Trashes-America/dp/0735212392

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


Richard Baum
Richard Baum

Acting Director
Office of National Drug Control Policy
https://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp

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.

Twitter - @ondcp

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


Seth Linden
Seth Linden

President
Dukas Linden Public Relations
http://dlpr.com

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