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Patty McCord
Patty McCord

Prinicpal; former Chief Talent Officer of Netflix
Patty McCord Consulting

Patty coaches and advises a small group of companies and entrepreneurs on culture and leadership as the Principal of Patty McCord Consulting. She also speaks to groups and teams around the world. She has many years of working with companies to help people realize and practice leadership. She is an innovative business person who is willing to push the boundaries of thinking about the way we work.

Patty served as Chief Talent Officer of Netflix for 14 years. Along with input from the Netflix management team, she helped to create the Netflix Culture Deck. When it was posted on the Web, this presentation took on a life of its own. Sheryl Sandberg has said it “may be the most important document ever to come out of Silicon Valley.” The presentation has been viewed more than five million times.

Patty was in charge of operationalizing those concepts. This involved creating or sometimes eliminating patterns, systems, and structure so that the words and aspirations of the culture(Show Full Bio) document became behaviors and modes of operating. Her background includes staffing, diversity, communications and international Human Resources positions. From her many years working with companies that range from very large global tech companies to small very small innovative start-ups, Patty saw first-hand how companies can become slow and complacent and employees become cynics and whiners. She spent 14 years at Netflix experimenting with new ways to work. Making the Netflix culture deck become reality for the people who work there. From abolishing performance reviews to challenging the need for policies, Patty believes people come to work as fully formed adults with a desire to make an impact and be proud of what they do and she’s on a mission to spread the word that we can do this differently.

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Episode: 2/22/2018 @7:00 PM

Martin Bandier
Martin Bandier

Chairman and CEO
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Martin N. Bandier is Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, a position he assumed on April 1st, 2007, and oversees its global music publishing activities, including talent and copyright acquisitions, day-to-day operations and the development and implementation of the company's long-term strategic initiatives. He is also Group Executive, Sony Corporation.

Mr. Bandier's move to Sony/ATV matched one of the most renowned music-publishing executives in the industry with the company that controls some of its most valuable catalog assets and popular current artists and writers. The Sony/ATV catalogues include some of the biggest names in music, including The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Kraftwerk, Joni Mitchell, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Richie Sambora, Sting, Hank Williams and Stevie Wonder as well as the legendary Jobete catalog of Motown songs. Its ever-growing list of chart-topping artists, writer(Show Full Bio)s and producers includes Avicii, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Calvin Harris, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, P!nk, Shakira, Ed Sheeran, Sia, Sam Smith, Stargate, Taylor Swift, Walk The Moon, Kanye West, and Pharrell Williams.

In November 2011, Mr. Bandier was instrumental in negotiating the acquisition of EMI Music Publishing by Sony Corporation of America and an investor group, for which Sony/ATV administers the EMI catalog. The acquisition was a professional and personal milestone, as prior to joining Sony/ATV, Mr. Bandier ran EMI Music Publishing for over 17 years. Under his leadership, it became the world's largest and most successful music publishing company, as he acquired the rights to some of the most famous songs ever written and signed many top songwriters and artists.

Twitter - @SonyATVMusicPub

Episode: 2/22/2018 @7:00 PM

Daniel Coyle
Daniel Coyle

Author; Author of "The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups"

Daniel Coyle is the New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code, The Little Book of Talent, The Secret Race (co-authored with Tyler Hamilton), Hardball: A Season in Projects, and other books. Winner (with Hamilton) of the 2012 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Prize, he is a contributing editor for Outside Magazine, and works as a special advisor to the Cleveland Indians. Coyle lives in Cleveland, Ohio during the school year and in Homer, Alaska, during the summer with his wife Jen, and their four children.

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Episode: 2/15/2018 @8:00 PM

David Kreps
David Kreps

Adams Distinguished Professor of Management
Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

David Kreps joined the faculty of the Graduate School of Business in 1975, after completing a PhD in Operations Research in the Stanford School of Engineering. He has been a full professor since 1980, and today is the Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics. From 2000 to 2009, he served as Senior Associate Dean.

Professor Kreps has been recognized for his research as a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and with an honorary doctorate from Universite Paris IX. In 1989, he was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal by the American Economic Association (see . In 2007, he received the CME Group/MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications. In 2010 he was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Ass(Show Full Bio)ociation (see This year (2018), he, along with colleagues Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson, won the John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science, given by the National Academy of Sciences (see His 1989 Clarendon Lectures, Game Theory and Economic Modelling, have been translated into at least eight languages.

Professor Kreps has taught MBA and doctoral level courses in decision theory, microeconomics, statistics, operations, competitive strategy, game theory, and human resource management. He is the author or coauthor of four textbooks. In 1991, he was awarded the MBA Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2010 he was awarded the Robert T. Davis Faculty Award for his service to Stanford GSB.

Away from work, Professor Kreps enjoys cooking and coaching youth sports. His three children think he has a lame sense of humor, of which this sentence is probably a good example.

Episode: 2/15/2018 @7:00 PM

Stan Silverman
Stan Silverman

Founder and CEO
Silverman Leadership

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

Episodes: 2/8/2018 @7:00 PM, 11/30/2017 @7:00 PM

Heidi Stam
Heidi Stam

Executive Coaching Consultant; Retired Managing Director and General Counsel
Leadership Solutions; Vanguard

Heidi Stam is a versatile, high-integrity legal expert and business executive with three decades of experience. Known and respected for outstanding business judgment, focus on solutions, collaboration, building alignment, and developing talent, her 30 years in the investment industry have afforded her comprehensive knowledge of asset management and capital markets. During 19 years at Vanguard, she became well-versed in all aspects of a high-performing enterprise, as well as the interests of institutional-investor shareholders of public companies. And as an SEC senior executive for a decade, she developed expertise in public policy for protecting investors and maintaining transparent capital markets, and gained an intimate understanding of the workings of government.

Heidi serv(Show Full Bio)ed the Vanguard Group as Managing Director and General Counsel, reporting directly to the Chairman and CEO, and led a 300-member global legal/compliance division. Instrumental in developing compliance and risk functions, she worked closely with industry trade associations to influence regulatory policy. As Corporate Secretary and Secretary of the Vanguard Funds, she supported the Board as chief legal/governance advisor. She also chaired the Leadership Advisory Council and was committee member for proxy oversight, global investment, public policy, benefits, and remuneration. She also helped found Vanguard’s Women’s Initiative for Leadership Success and served as its Executive Sponsor.

Prior to Vanguard, Heidi served multiple roles over 10 years with the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management . As Associate Director for Disclosure Regulation and member of the senior executive service, she engaged in a wide spectrum of SEC leadership initiatives. She led teams charged with disclosure regulation and plain English for mutual funds, interpreting securities laws, and preparing congressional testimony. Earlier, she was in private law practice with two DC-area firms.

Over her varied career, Heidi developed strong skills in strategic planning and execution, decision-making, leadership development, and executive coaching. Having retired from Vanguard, Heidi has partnered with Leadership Solutions, Inc. of Philadelphia as Director of Executive Coaching. Heidi brings an expertise in leadership development, organizational effectiveness, team dynamics and governance structures to her coaching practice, which is offered to executives of both corporate and nonprofit organizations.

Heidi is motivated to help people advance and achieve their goals. This has forged her impactful leadership style as an attentive listener who understands goals, brings people together, helps them see connections and practical solutions, and motivates them to action. She is always collaborative, flexible, and a powerful team leader. Her strong people instincts, sense of ethics, and respect for others builds trust in her associates.

Heidi’s extensive board experience includes her role as Corporate Secretary and chief legal/governance advisor to Vanguard’s Board for 11 years and as a Director of numerous Vanguard subsidiaries. She also held chairmanships of the FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Investment Companies Committee and the Investment Company Institute’s SEC Rules Committee. She has served on the Board of Advisors for the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Law and Economics.

Heidi earned her Master of Laws (LLM) from Harvard Law School, Doctor of Law (JD) from American University, and B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University. She is an avid reader and lifelong learner, with interests in the social and business applications of technology, conservation, the arts, golf, and yoga. She and her husband take great pride in their four adult children and reside near Philadelphia.

Twitter - @LeadershipPHIA

Episodes: 2/8/2018 @8:00 PM, 11/30/2017 @8:00 PM

Peter Liguori
Peter Liguori

Former President and CEO
Tribune Media Company

Peter Liguori was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tribune Media Company. He was also a member of Tribune Media Company’s board of directors. Liguori previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Discovery Communications. Before joining Discovery in 2009, Liguori served as Chairman of Entertainment for the Fox Broadcasting Company. Prior to assuming that position in 2005, Liguori was President and CEO of News Corp.’s FX Networks since 1998, overseeing business and programming operations for FX and Fox Movie Channel. Liguori joined Fox/Liberty Networks in 1996 as senior vice president, marketing, for a new joint venture, which now includes Fox Sports Net, FX, Fox Sports World, SPEED and National Geographic Channel. Prior to joining Fox, Liguori was vice president, consumer marketing, at HBO. He also held several positions in HBO’s Home Video Division, including vice president, marketing, and senior vice president.

Liguori also has experience as a producer of the wi(Show Full Bio)dely acclaimed independent feature film, “Big Night.” Prior to HBO, he worked in advertising at Ogilvy & Mather and Saatchi & Saatchi.

Liguori served on the Board of Directors of Yahoo! from 2012 to 2014. He also served on the Board of Directors of MGM from 2013 to 2015.

Episode: 2/1/2018 @7:00 PM

Scott Kelly
Scott Kelly

Retired Astronaut; Author of "Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery"

Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut, and a retired U.S. Navy captain. A veteran of four space flights, Kelly commanded the International Space Station (ISS) on three expeditions and was a member of the yearlong mission to the ISS. In October 2015, he set the record for the total accumulated number of days spent in space, the single longest space mission by an American astronaut.

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Episode: 2/1/2018 @8:00 PM

Bob Chapman
Bob Chapman

Chairman & CEO

Recently named the #3 CEO in the world by Inc., Bob Chapman is very intentional about using his platform as a business leader to build a better world.
Chapman is Chairman and CEO of St. Louis, MO-based Barry-Wehmiller, a $3B global manufacturing business with almost 12,000 team members. The company began as a small pasteurizing and bottle washer business in 1885 and, through acquisition and organic growth, has grown into 12 business units serving primarily the packaging, paper converting, sheeting and corrugating industries. Chapman became the senior executive of this private company in 1975 at age 30 when the 80-year-old business had $20 million in revenue, outdated technology and a very weak financial position. Despite the obstacles, Chapman applied a unique blend of strategy and culture over the next 40 years in leading Barry-Wehmiller through more than 90 successful acquisitions.
Over the past two decades, a series of realizations led him away from traditional management prac(Show Full Bio)tices to what he now calls Truly Human Leadership--a people-centric approach where his employees feel valued, cared for, and an integral part of the company’s purpose. At Barry-Wehmiller, they have a unique measure of success: by the way they touch the lives of people.
Chapman’s experiences and the transformation he championed were the inspiration behind his WSJ bestseller Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family, released by Random House/Portfolio in October 2015. The book is co-authored by Raj Sisodia, founder and co-author of Conscious Capitalism.
Chapman regularly writes about the powerful intersection of people-centric leadership and good business strategy on his blog,, and on LinkedIn, where he is an Editor’s pick. Recently, Harvard Business School released a case study featuring Barry-Wehmiller’s unique approach to business.
Chapman’s list of speaking engagements include the Aspen Ideas Festival, Conscious Capitalism events, Fortune Scale Up Summit, TEDxScottAFB, the 2016 US Congressional Retreat, WorldBlu, CEO Global Leaders Forum, International City Managers Association, the AME International Conference, Institute for Healthcare Consumerism Forum, Shingo Prize for Manufacturing Excellence Conference, HERO Forum for Employee Health Management, and numerous others.
Chapman shares his leadership journey and the story of Barry-Wehmiller whenever he can as it is an example of the way businesses and organizations should be: focused on creating value for all stakeholders— team members, customers, communities and shareholders. Not only is it the right thing to do, it creates meaning and fulfillment for team members.
Chapman has a BA from Indiana University and an MBA from Michigan. He spent his early career as an accountant with Price Waterhouse.

Twitter - @barrywehmiller

Episode: 1/25/2018 @7:00 PM

Atul Singh
Atul Singh

Founder, CEO, Editor-in-Chief; Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
Fair Observer

Atul Singh is the founder, chief executive officer and editor-in-chief of Fair Observer, an independent section 501(c)(3) nonprofit media organization in the United States that aims to inform and educate global citizens both through its journal and its teaching programs. Its crowdsourced multimedia journal, with strong editorial processes, provides a 360° view to help readers make sense of the world. The journal is recognized by the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2372-9112) and has nearly 2,000 contributors from over 70 countries.

Fair Observer’s education and training programs for students, young professionals and business executives cover subjects like journalism, geopolitics, the global economy, diversity and more. The 2016 Voices of the World Program in partnership with the United Nations Foundation was Fair Observer’s biggest training program so far, and it involved over 300 youth in six countries: India, Morocco, Kenya, Austria, Mexico and the US. Fair Observer is also a par(Show Full Bio)tner of the World Bank, Knowledge@Wharton and the University of Oxford.

Singh is a renowned public intellectual and educator who taught political economy at the University of California, Berkeley and is a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar. He is reputed public speaker on global issues who has given lectures and talks, as well as seminars and workshops at institutions like Harvard, the United Nations and Google.

Singh writes The World This Week, a column on the most important global developments every week that is read at Wall Street, the World Bank and the White House. Singh also co-writes the highly respected Africa This Month with Samuel Ollunga, a Cambridge- and Harvard-trained Kenyan lawyer. His grasp of the global economy, geopolitics and world affairs is exceptional. Singh’s analyses of the Greek debt crisis, the Chinese stock market crash and climate change are compulsory reading in leading universities around the world. In early 2007, Singh predicted the Great Recession of 2008 in a landmark article titled, “Mountains of Debt, Oceans of Reserves: The Yankee Doodle and Dragon Dance.”

Singh has a diverse background. He studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford on the Radhakrishnan Scholarship and did an MBA with a triple major in finance, strategy and entrepreneurship at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked as a corporate lawyer in London for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, whose clients include the Queen and the Bank of England. Singh served in the border states of Nagaland and Kashmir as an elite officer. He has also been a poet, playwright, sportsman, mountaineer and a founder of many organizations. Singh’s knowledge is eclectic, and his friends often joke that it comes in handy when access to Google is limited. In 2013, the US government awarded Singh a green card for extraordinary ability in foreign policy and international affairs.

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Episode: 1/25/2018 @8:00 PM

Cynthia Schwalm
Cynthia Schwalm

Recent Biotech CEO; Life Sciences Advisor

Company Building Life Science CEO specializing in commercial/operational strategy, with decades of leadership experience developing, expanding, and breathing life into various organizations such as top tier big pharma/biotech (J&J, Amgen), mid-size specialty pharmaceuticals (Ipsen SA) and start-up biotech environments. Forward-thinking leader who advanced from health care provider to CEO while directing nearly every corporate function (Medical, regulatory, all commercial operations, manufacturing, and all corporate business functions). Reputation for taking decisive action and a holistic, maverick approach to inspiring change and adding value from the patient’s bedside to the boardroom. Entrepreneurial mindset and resilience required to deliver innovation to the market.

Board Service: 2 privately held corporate life science boards; two non-profit health care delivery boards; Wharton Women in Leadership Initiative, Harvard JFK School’s Women’s Leadership Board

Currently a(Show Full Bio)dvising Life Science Companies and leadership initiatives (both academic and entrepreneurial start ups)

Episode: 1/18/2018 @7:00 PM

David Heinemeier Hansson
David Heinemeier Hansson


David Heinemeier Hansson is the creator of Ruby on Rails (open source framework), founder & CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), New York Times best-selling author of Rework and Remote, Le Mans class-winning racing driver, public speaker, hobbyist photographer, and family man.

David and his Basecamp co-founder Jason Fried are advocates for work/life balance and focus on allowing flexibility for employees and protecting their 40-hour work week.

Twitter - @dhh; @basecamp

Episode: 1/18/2018 @8:00 PM

Jay Conger
Jay Conger

Henry R. Kravis Chaired Professor of Leadership Studies
Claremont McKenna College

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Jay A. Conger is an expert in leadership development. He has worked with thousands of leaders and is the author of fifteen books and more than a hundred articles on various aspects of leadership. He is the Henry R. Kravis Research Chair in Leadership Studies at Claremont McKenna College and is recognized as one of the world's foremost management educators.

Episode: 1/11/2018 @8:00 PM

Lynn Rosenthal
Lynn Rosenthal

Director of the Violence Against Women Initiative
The Biden Foundation

Lynn Rosenthal is the Director for Violence Against Women Initiative at the Biden Foundation. She leads the Foundation’s work to prevent sexual and domestic violence through cultural change and support for survivors.

From 2009 to 2015, Lynn served as the first-ever White House Advisor on Violence Against Women. She co-chaired the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault on behalf of Vice President Biden and was the key advisor on its recommendations. Lynn represented the Vice President on the White House Council on Women and Girls and co-chaired the Federal Interagency Group on HIV/AIDS and Violence Against Women. After leaving the White House, Lynn was the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at the National Domestic Violence Hotline. In 2015, Lynn was honored as a Woman of Distinction by the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders and received the Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Award.

From 2000 to 2005, Lynn served as the executive(Show Full Bio) director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence where she played a key role in advocating for the Violence Against Women Act and worked closely with corporate leaders to develop new initiatives addressing domestic violence. She was the executive director of state domestic violence coalitions in Florida and New Mexico, and began her work at the grassroots as a women’s health activist and organizer. Lynn was born in New Mexico, raised in beautiful Miami and today lives in Mount Rainier, MD, with her wife Jennifer.

Episode: 1/11/2018 @7:00 PM

Claudia Chan
Claudia Chan

Founder, CEO; Author of "This is How We Rise"
S.H.E. Globl Media

Claudia Chan is a recognized expert on leadership and social entrepreneur dedicated to activating individuals and organizations to lead change in the world and advance gender equality.

She is the founder of the award-winning global leadership conference, S.H.E. Summit, which has made advancing women’s leadership accessible and actionable. Each year, the event connects, educates and activates women’s empowerment champions; speakers have included Deepak Chopra, Kelly Clarkson, Morgan Stanley’s Carla Harris, Sallie Krawcheck, Gabrielle Bernstein, Soledad O’Brien, and UN Ambassador Samantha Power, among others. She also leads S.H.E. GLOBL, a corporate initiative that helps Fortune 1000 companies modernize and accelerate their diversity initiatives with the goal of achieving gender parity by 2030 through various programs and services.

A sought after speaker on how women and men can and should create a more equal world, Claudia is referred to as the “Richard Branson of Women’s(Show Full Bio) Empowerment” by Fast Company and named one of 2017’s “20 Most Influential Moms” by Family Circle. In 2015, Claudia became an official U.S. State Department Speaker and has visited countries like South Korea for countrywide speaking tours to educate women on how to empower themselves and others in their communities. She was the 2015 global spokesperson for Gillette Venus #UseYourAnd empowerment campaign, a movement encouraging women to celebrate their multi-dimensionality.

Prior to launching S.H.E. Globl Media, Claudia was President & Co-Owner of the popular women’s entertainment company Shecky’s for 10 years. Claudia is a lifelong New Yorker, proud alumnae of Smith College, Mom of two and an equal partner with her husband, John.

Twitter - @claudiachan | @SheSummitWeek | @DaCapoPR
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Episode: 1/4/2018 @8:00 PM

Abigail Marsh
Abigail Marsh

Associate Professor of Psychology; Author of "The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between"
Georgetown University

Abigail Marsh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience at Georgetown University. Her areas of expertise include social and affective neuroscience, particularly understanding emotional processes like empathy and how they relate to altruism, aggression, and psychopathy.

Her work focuses on studies of adolescents and adults that incorporate neuroimaging, cognitive and behavioral testing, and pharmacology techniques. In her lab, she addresses questions such as: How do people understand what others think and feel? How does that relate to what they themselves think and feel? What causes people to want to help or harm others?

Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the John Templeton Foundation and has received awards that include the Wyatt Memorial Award for translational research from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Cozzarelli Pri(Show Full Bio)ze for scientific excellence and originality from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Episode: 1/4/2018 @7:00 PM

Adi Ignatius
Adi Ignatius

Editor in Chief
Harvard Business Review

Adi Ignatius joined Harvard Business Review as Editor-in-Chief in January 2009, and oversees editorial operations for HBR magazine, the 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.

Episodes: 12/28/2017 @7:00 PM, 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

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.

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Episodes: 12/28/2017 @8:00 PM, 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

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.

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Episodes: 12/28/2017 @8:00 PM, 10/5/2017 @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.

Episodes: 12/21/2017 @8:00 PM, 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

Episodes: 12/21/2017 @7:00 PM, 9/7/2017 @7:00 PM

Chris Whipple
Chris Whipple

Owner, CEO; Author of 'The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency'
CCWHIP Productions

Chris Whipple is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, 'The Gatekeepers: How the White House chiefs of staff define every presidency'. Critically-acclaimed (“If you’re a political junkie or just curious, this is the book for you”—Tom Brokaw), The Gatekeepers, published April 4, 2017 by Crown, is the first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the men who have been the president’s closest advisers, whose actions—and inactions—have defined the course of our country.

Through extensive, intimate interviews with all seventeen living chiefs and two former presidents, award-winning journalist and producer Chris Whipple pulls back the curtain on this unique fraternity, whose members have included Rahm Emanuel, Dick Cheney, Leon Panetta and Donald Rumsfeld.

A multiple Peabody and Emmy Award-winning producer at CBS News 60 Minutes and ABC News PrimeTime, Chris Whipple is the chief executive officer of CCWHIP Productions. He is the writer and executive producer of The Sp(Show Full Bio)ymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs, airing on Showtime. For this groundbreaking film, Whipple conducted more than 100 hours of exclusive interviews with all twelve living CIA directors and their top operatives.

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Episode: 12/14/2017 @7:00 PM

Dan Fabricant
Dan Fabricant

President, CEO
Natural Products Association (NPA)

Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D. is Executive Director and CEO of the Natural Products Association (NPA), the nation’s largest and oldest trade organization representing the natural products industry, including dietary supplements, foods, personal care products and more. He is responsible for implementing board policy for the advancement and protection of the natural products industry, while overseeing every aspect of the association’s programs and activities. Most recently, Dr. Fabricant served as the Director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where he directed agency policy, public affairs and regulatory action regarding regulation of the dietary supplement industry for more than three years. While with the agency, he successfully navigated the large, heavily-matrixed governmental organizational structure to bring life to a regulatory function that was non-existent for almost 20 years. Prior to the FDA, Dr. Fabricant was vice presid(Show Full Bio)ent, global government and scientific affairs, for NPA, responsible for establishing and leading industry coalitions dealing with a range of legislative, regulatory and scientific matters. Dr. Fabricant carried his interest in natural products into the classroom, earning a Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he has served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy since 2009. Pharmacognosy is the study of drugs derived from natural sources (plants and animals). He has also published extensively and is internationally recognized for his regulatory and governmental public health expertise and natural products research.

Twitter - @NPANational

Episode: 12/14/2017 @8:00 PM

David Barnes
David Barnes

Associate Professor of History & Sociology of Science
University of Pennsylvania

David Barnes teaches the history of medicine and public health at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is Associate Professor of History and Sociology of Science and Director of the Health and Societies Program. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. His first book, The Making of a Social Disease: Tuberculosis in Nineteenth-Century France (University of California Press, 1995), explores the social transformations and anxieties which colored and constrained responses to the industrializing world's leading killer. His second book, The Great Stink of Paris and the Nineteenth-Century Struggle against Filth and Germs (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), investigates how scientific developments, political imperatives, and shifting cultural values combined to reshape perceptions of health, disease, and bodily substances during the Bacteriological Revolution.

Barnes is currently writing a history of the Lazaretto quarantine station ((Show Full Bio)1799-1895) on the Delaware River outside Philadelphia—the oldest surviving quarantine station in the Western Hemisphere and the seventh oldest in the world. He is actively involved in the effort to preserve and restore the Lazaretto historic site. In recent years, he has also taught and written about strategies for presenting history to the public, and about the ways in which historical perspectives can change the way we confront health and illness today.

Twitter - @historyof

Episode: 12/7/2017 @8:00 PM

Kaleb Thornhill
Kaleb Thornhill

Director of Player Engagement; Co-Founder of APEX Academy
Miami Dolphins & ATU

Kaleb Thornhill enters his seventh season with the Dolphins as the organization’s Director of Player
Engagement. In his role, Thornhill engages, educates and empowers individuals to reach their full potential
both on and off the field. He also helps players in the transition process both into and out of the NFL?through
continuing education, financial education and providing assistance in dealing with family matters through
player programs.

Since joining the Dolphins, Thornhill has been selected to participate and completed the NFL Athlete
Develop Professional Certification Program conducted by the Wharton School Executive Education
program at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2013, he has served as a member of the NFL’s Steering
Committee for NFL Player Engagement, which provided advice and opinions in matters related to off-field
development of players and their families. Additionally, Thornhill has fostered a holistic approach to the
overall deve(Show Full Bio)lopment of Dolphins players built upon Gratitude, Respect, Integrity, and Trust (G.R.I.T). He
also developed and created the Veteran Executive Education Program (VEEP), which aims to continue to
develop the veterans and families in all areas of their lives.

Thornhill joined the Dolphins from the Detroit Lions where he worked in the team's football operation and
player development departments. Prior to his time in Detroit, Thornhill served as graduate assistant to the
athletics director at Michigan State University while earning his master’s degree. During his time, he
created player development/mentor presentations that were shown to the athletics director and head director
of student athlete support services and helped to develop a transition program for student-athletes.

Charitable Contributions:
Kaleb Thornhill is the co-founder of APEX Academy, a 501c3 non-profit organization. APEX Academy
will provide under-resourced student-athletes with access to education, mentorship, and leadership
development empowering them to reach their full potential. We were founded to guarantee that an
individual’s current circumstances DO NOT indicate their future circumstances. APEX Academy will
enforce a culture that continues to challenge the status quo by ensuring student-athletes can have personal
and professional success long after they finish playing football. Our purpose is to engage, educate, and
empower each individual we encounter to ensure they reach their full potential both ON and OFF the
football field.

Collegiate Career:
A four-year letterman with the Spartans, Thornhill started three years at middle linebacker. He was also
named a four-time All-Academic Big Ten selection and was elected team captain in 2007. Thornhill
recorded 227 career tackles with 20.5 yards for losses in his collegiate career and was named Michigan
State's Potsy Ross Scholar/Athlete Award in 2007. The award is given to the team's top senior scholarathlete.
A native of Lansing, Michigan, Thornhill received his bachelor's degree from Michigan State in inner
disciplinary studies in human resources in 2007 and earned his master's degree from the university in
kinesiology, with a concentration in sports administration in 2009. Thornhill's late father, Charlie, played
on Michigan State's back-to-back Big Ten championship teams in 1965-66, while his brother, Josh, was a
four year starter at linebacker for the Spartans from 1998-2001.

Educational Background:
Master in Business Administration June 2013
Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL

NFL Athlete Development Professional Certification Program May 2012
Wharton, University of Pennsylvania

Master of Science in Kinesiology, Sports Administration July 2009
Bachelor of Arts, Human Resources December 2007
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Twitter - @KT_PlayerEngage

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