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Title - Executive Director
Company - In Step Seniors
Location - Washington DC, WA
Industry - Non-Profit
Specialty - Adolescents; Counseling; Project Development; Community Development; Health Awareness; Non Profit; Leadership Training; Volunteerism; Sociology
Terrie Williams, MSW is the Executive Director of In Step Seniors, which offers workshops on diabetes, self esteem, sex education, and builds health awareness within the senior community. The company also formulates volunteer workers to do work for the senior citizens to help build community awareness and development. Her specialization is teaching children and teenagers. Terry worked as Executive Director for Non Profit HIPS from 1996-98, and worked as a Consultant and Group facilitator with the Sasha Bruce Youth work. She received her MSW in Social Work and her BA in Sociology from the University of Saint Louis in 1975. She attributes her success to key her mother, who always made and encouraged her to do volunteer work with nuns and that piqued her interest in volunteerism and wanting to genuinely help others. In the next 4-5 years she hopes to start a tutoring company to teach the fundamental basics for PreK, elementary to 8th grade and establish a non profit organization. The highlight of her career has been working with children, teenagers and families, teaching them life skills in groups with a focus in communication, decision making and leadership.
Title - Managing Director CFO
Company - Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG
Location - Karlsruhe
Industry - Nanotechnology
Specialty - Business Development; Business Strategy; Talent Development; Cutting Edge Technology; Management; Leadership; Financial Negotiation
Markus Spanner is Managing Director and CFO of Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG. He has been very successful in maintaining knowledge in cutting edge technology and negotiating international tax deals saving his company thousands of money. His company is an international company focused on nanotechnology where precision and positioning are of utmost importance. He is involved in human resources and talent development. His vision for the next couple of years is to double the revenue of his company. Markus received his Masters in International Business from Bond University in 2005 and studied Japanese at the Tokyo Naganuma Language School. He speaks fluent English, German and Japanese. In his free time, Markus enjoys playing tennis and traveling.
Title - Senior Vice President / General Manager
Company - Gigantic color
Location - Dallas, Texas
Industry - Marketing and Advertising
Specialty - New Business Development; Digital Printing; Account Management; Print Management
Troy McGinnis is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Gigantic Color, a leading provider of a complete range of marketing services including branding, marketing, creative, digital and offset printing, installation, POP program management, warehousing and distribution, web-to-print procurement and web/interactive services to businesses nationwide. Leading the Ideation to Execution model of marketing services. Troy controls all operations for the city of Dallas and Southwest region. He also speaks at seminars on trends in printing, marketing, and better utilization of products and services. He received his BA in Advertising from the University of North Texas. Troy supports the Montague Country Child Welfare Board and The Nocona Senior Citizens Center. He is proud of being able to provide great opportunities for his team and continued growth in the future.
Title - General Manager
Company - Gaman Consulting
Location - La Molina
Industry - Management Consulting
Specialty - Project Analyst; Professor
Jose Petit, is the General Manager at Gamam Consulting, in Lima Peru. He is responsible for creating a brand and a strategy in order to identify Lima throughout the world. He has established and manages feasibility studies related to public infrastructure in different Peruvian institutions, such as Ministry of Transport, Health Care, and more, which involves setting up of cash flows, statistics, site visits, and required knowledge of the law. He creates baseline indicators in order to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of the national public budget. His work as a professor and project analyst uniquely equip him to move complicated projects to successful completion throughout the world. He has had an extensive educational career: Master of Science- Urban Economic Development, UCL London, United Kingdom; Diplomado en Desarrollo de Competencias Gerenciales- Universidad ESAN; Diplomado, Management in Public Investments- Univesidad del Litoral de Argentina; Bachelor in Economics- Universidad del Pacífico (PE).
Title - Managing Director
Company - Golden Coast FZE
Location - Sylvania, OH
Industry - Retail
Specialty - Customer Service; Budgets; Microsoft Office; Outlook; Strategic Planning; Sales Management; Microsoft Office; English; Research; Public Speaking
Saleh Elassadi is the Managing Director of Golden Coast FZE. The company is a retail store selling mens & women clothing, toys, furniture, shoes, and employs over 100 employees. Sales handles the day to day operations and profits as well as loss tracking. He hopes to be VP within the next 4-5 years. Saleh was inspired by the international side of the business and likes dealing with people in high based trade. He attributes his success to always striving to do a great job. Outside of work he donates his time to international orphanages. He also enjoys traveling, reading, and water sports. Sales is thrilled to join the Bristol community and looks forward to networking with other Bristol members.
Title - Founder
Company - Chicago Compass Counseling, LLC
Location - Chicago, Illinois
Industry - Consulting
Specialty - Mental Health; Motivational Interviewing; Psychotherapy; Interventions; Group Therapy; Public Speaking; Research; Social Services; Clinical Research; Case Management; Crisis Intervention; Counseling; Substance Abuse
Sarah A. Suzuki founded Chicago Compass Counseling, LLC on September 2012 and joined the Mental Health Care industry after grad school in 2007. She focuses on meeting with clients and doing counseling and therapy while creating relationships. Sarah is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and National Association of Social Workers. Sarah always wanted to be a famous author and wanted to make a contribution to the community and make an impact and change within the mental health industry. Sarah is also currently working on a side project which she is super excited about; a blog to be published by 2016 called "Drink Like a Man: Control Your Drinking and Eliminate Bad Behavior" that she started on May 2015. She is thrilled to join the Bristol community and looks forward to networking with other business professionals.
Title - Senior Advisor
Company - Sykehuspartner HF
Location - Stabekk
Industry -
Specialty - IT Strategy; Pre-sales, ITIL; Software licensing; IT management. business intelligence; enterprise architecture; solution architecture; business process
Mikkel Veum-Søhoel is the Senior Advisor at Sykehuspartner HF. Sykehuspartner provides ICT, HR & procurement services to hospitals in Norway. Mikkel makes and implements the process that enables the company to track of assets. Mikkel received his education at the University of Oslo and BI-Norwegian Business School. He attributes his success to his ability to learn by doing, conceptual understanding, and his determination. In the next 4-5 years Mikkel wants to make the company more efficient and work to lower costs for the benefit of the users of Norwegian healthcare. The highlight of career thus far has been developing and implementing industry standards used by many companies. In his free time Mikkel enjoys being together with wife and children, do political work in the Labourparty, reading, restoring his old house & old boat, reparing the car when needed, cooking and walking and spoiling the dogs. He is thrilled to join the Who's Who community and looks forward to networking with other like-minded business professionals.
Title - Senior Wealth Advisor
Company - Insight Private Advisors
Location - Flemington, NJ
Industry - Financial Services
Specialty - Financial Advisor; Wealth Advisor; Finance; Investment Advisor; Account Management; Client Relationships; Retirement Solutions; Personal Trust; 401K; IRA; Education Planning,; Business Management; Personal Wealth; Life Planning; Investment Products; Investment Tools; Marketing
Eric Lathrop is the Senior Wealth Advisor for Insight Private Advisors. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role as a financial advisor. His background in product management and finance enables him to help clients pursue their long-term financial goals through comprehensive, individualized financial planning. Eric works to help clients develop customized financial strategies that incorporate asset allocation, financial management, retirement planning, college planning and succession planning. His previous work history includes working with Morgan Stanley as a Financial Advisor. In this role he provided financial planning, investment management and brokerage services for individuals and companies to protect and grow their investable assets through Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, a global financial services firm and a market leader in securities, asset management and credit services. Eric also worked for18 years with AT&T as Group Director of VoIP Product Management. He developed and launched AT&T's award-winning consumer VoIP offering. AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company with a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest 3G network, wireless, Wi-Fi, mobile broadband, high speed internet and voice services.
Title - Managing Partner
Company - PPO Standards LLC.
Location - Plymouth, Minnesota
Industry - Consulting
Specialty - Medical Devices; Biomedical Engineering; ISO 13485; ISO 14971; IEC 60601; R&D; Medical Device R&D; FDA; FDA GMP; Capital Equipment; Product Development; Design Control; Design of Experiments; Quality System; Quality Management; Hardware Diagnostics; Biomaterials; Regulatory Affairs; Regulatory Submissions
Charles Sidebottom is a Managing Partner at PPO Standards LLC. He began working for Medtronic in 1980 and was involved with IT and software product development before he was offered a side position within the regulatory affairs committee. After his experience in regulatory affairs, he enjoyed it and decided to take it on full time. Charles is a Technical Fellow and a Distinguished Standards Advisor in Medtronics Global Regulatory Affairs organization. While at Medtronic he was responsible for their corporate standards program. In that role he represented Medtronic at national and international standards organizations on standards matters affecting the medical device industry. Charles has spoken and written on the subject of medical device labeling. He is the author of the book International Labeling Requirements for Medical Devices, Medical Equipment, and Diagnostic products. He attributes his success to having a passion for the work and wanted to continue on after he retired from Medtronic in a consulting role. He sees himself staying active within his current field for the next few years, and will continue to take consulting roles for jobs that appeal to him. Charles is also very active within his church, The Spirit of Hope United Methodist, and also has a scholarship program set up for his alma mater Iowa State.
Title - CEO
Company - Total Choice Tech Solutions
Location - Houston, Texas
Industry - Information Technology and Services
Specialty - Information and Technology
Charles P. Durrenberger is Founder and CEO of Total Choice Tech Solutions, founded in June of 2015, where he is responsible for marketing and financial aspects of the company, including compliance. Charles is also a certified professional speaker, trainer, and coach with John Maxwell Team Independent where he aims to evoke value recognition in individuals and teams thus boosting results of businesses. He is a member Rotary Club of Cypress Fairbanks and enjoys supporting the Polio Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the American Heart Association through the Rotary Club. Charles received a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the University of Houston in 1989. He believes that professional success comes from focusing on the customer and maintaining a high standard of ethics. He is proud to be in a position of leadership and employee development. When he’s not working on writing his books, he enjoys martial arts, reading, and fishing. **Received a Bachelor Degree in Economics from University of Houston in 1989 **Looking forward to producing 3 new product lines **Proud that he changed his profession to provide leadership and employee development
Title - CEO
Company - High Tech Innovations, LLC
Location - Milburn, NJ
Industry - Information Technology and Services
Specialty - Software Application Integration; System Integration; Technical Business Development; Infrastructure Improvement; System Migrations; Disaster Recovery; Business Continuity Plan; IT Planning & Execution
-Javed Uddin is CEO and founder of High Tech Innovations, LLC since 1997 -IT consultant firm providing service for technology efficiencies in the private healthcare community -Uddin's responsibilities include the sales, administration, technology and business development of the company -Uddin's areas of expertise are IT Business Development, Strategic Alliance and Channel Management -Uddin is frequently asked to provide IT seminars to the medical and dental community -Master of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Bahauddin Zakariya University in Pakistan -Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Montclair State University class of 1992 -Uddin and his company have been published numerous times in the "Doctor of Dentistry" journal -High Tech Innovation's geographical area of service is from Boston to DC
Title - Head of Training and Research Modular Service Coordination
Company - National Medical Center "20 de Noviembre", Mexico
Location - Mexcio City
Industry - Medical Practice
Specialty - Cardiology; Cardiovascular Risk Factors; Cardiac Ischemic Disease; Heart Failure; Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension; Healthcare; Internal Medicine; Medical Education; Clinical Research; Medicine; Clinical Trials; Hospitals; Healthcare Management
Dr. Vicente E. Ruiz is Head of Training and Research of the Modular Service Coordination for National Medical Center in Mexico where he specializes in prevention: obesity, diabetes, hypertension, ischemic cardiac disease, valvular cardiac disease, pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, arrhythmia, and more. He is Staff Cardiologist at the Hospital San Angel Inn University, and Coordinator of the Heart Failure Clinic and pulmonary arterial hypertension clinic of the National Medical Center. Dr. Ruiz is a trained surgeon from the the Faculty of Medicine of the UNAM Cardiology in 1997. He speaks at the National Cardiology Seminars in Mexico City. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, reading, running, cycling, and swimming.
Title - Owner/Principle
Company - McGrath Media Productions
Location - San Antonio, TX
Industry -
Specialty - Corporate Communications; Video, Video Editing and Production; Television; Media Production; Customer Relations
Steven W. McGrath is a charismatic, dedicated, media production and corporate communications expert who has been the Owner/Principle for McGrath Media Productions for the past 30 years. His key responsibilities involve helping Fortune 100 companies have successful seminars and live business meetings He focuses on creating powerful marketing tools and educational messages, while motivating employees and customers. Steven excels in customer service, and has the ability to take an idea from a client and turn it into something tangible and marketable. He is ultimately responsible for all aspects of business operations, including overseeing the budget, planning, employee recruiting, and marketing. Since 2010, he has also served as Managing Partner of Visual Wizards Media LLC, a communication production company working with companies small and large, parlaying his vast experience in corporate communications with Fortune 100 companies in the areas of network news, professional sports, live events, laser and musical entertainment, and interactive webcasting to meet their electronic communication needs. He is also SBE Certified with the Society of Broadcast Engineers. Steve received a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication with a minor in Marketing and Music from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville in 1978. Steven attributes his success to the mantra of keeping his mouth shut and his ears open. He has maximized results for his clients by finding the most effective ways to deliver their message, and once they hire him, people tend to stay with him. Going forward, Steve wants to build up his business, do less advertising and marketing, and further develop his existing client base, while managing the brand.He is keen to network, enhance his branding, and expand the business while exceeding customer expectation. Among the many highlights of his career includes working for ABC Nightline for 5 years, working with presidents, major movers and shakers in the entertainment industry, and many of the major national advertising agencies, but Steve believes the best is yet to come and doesn't want to rest on his laurels. In his spare time, Steve enjoys target shooting, listening to music, and attending concerts and plays. He also supports Ronald McDonald House.
Title - Business Owner / Coach
Company - Quest Swimming, Inc., SwimMetro Management, Inc., SwimMetro Construction, Inc., SwimQuest Ventures,
Location - Midlothian, Virginia
Industry -
Specialty - Swimming Coach; Business Owner; Swimming Construction
Dudley Duncan is the swimming coach for Quest Swimming, Inc. and the owner of SwimMetro Management, Inc., SwimMetro Construction, Inc. and SwimQuest Ventures. He owns pool property that is 25 yards and 6 lanes pools and 3 acres of land to run competitive training. Dudley speaks at conferences annually and recently spoke for The International Swim Coach Association's Conference on: "Why You Should Own Your Own Swimming Pool.” He actually fell into coaching by happenstance, but became quite successful, coaching 2 swimmers on 3 Olympic teams. Dudley attributes the key to his success to his communication skills in teaching and caring for athletes by truly wanting them to succeed. He received his Bachelor’ Degree in Physical Education from Old Dominion University and is also currently pursuing his Masters. In the next 1-2 years Dudley is building and opening a new Aquatic center in Midlithonian, Virginia as the Olympics.
Title - Foreign Service Officer
Company - USAID
Location - Washington, DC
Industry - Government Administration
Specialty - International Relations; Foreign Policy; Policy Analysis; Government; Government Contracting; National Security; Policy; Diplomacy; Government Administration
Lorraine Sherman is Foreign Service Officer at USAID, a leading U.S. government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. Lorraine’s expertise lies in international relations, foreign policy, policy analysis, government contracting, national security, diplomacy, and government administration. Througout her career, she has received the Army Commendation Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, and the Overseas Service Medal. Lorraine graduated with a JD from Boston University School of Law; she received her Masters degree in Military Art and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College: School of Advanced Military Studies and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers. She is on the Board of Governors for the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA.)
Title - Principal and DIrector of International Operations
Company - Wiss, Janney, Elsner Associates, Inc.
Location -
Industry - Civil Engineering
Specialty - International Operations; Civil Engineering
Mr. Petar Plemic serves as Director of International Operations and Principal of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. Mr. Plemic joined WJE in 1989 and has performed over three hundred assignments involving the evaluation of existing structures and the development of repair designs. Mr. Plemic has extensive expertise in building envelope assessment and repair for both contemporary and historic structures. His experience includes concrete, masonry, and terra cotta facades; curtain walls; and windows for buildings of all types including office, hotel, museum, multi-family residential, courthouse, and religious facilities. Mr. Plemic has also provided numerous investigative services, repair designs, repair cost estimates and the life cycle cost analyses for parking structures and plazas. Prior to joining WJE, Mr. Plemic was employed by the largest design-build company in former Yugoslavia since 1981. Mr. Plemic's Practice Areas include Repair and Rehabilitation Design, Parking Structures, Plazas and Terraces, Prestressed & Post-Tensioning Concrete, Historic Preservation, Structural Evaluation and Facade Assessment. His Professional Affiliations include: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and American Concrete Institute (ACI). He earned Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering from University of Belgrade in 1982. He earned Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1990, and an additional Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management in 2003. Petar enjoys tennis, reading, and skiing in his free time. He looks forward to networking with other business professionals.
Title - Corporate Compliance and Privacy Officer
Company - Dimensions Healthcare System
Location - Hyattsville, MD
Industry - Public Policy
Specialty - Healthcare Management; Policy; HIPPA; Healthcare Compliance; Medical Coding; Government Regulations; Policy; Medicare; Medicare; Hospital; Policy & Procedure; Leadership Development; Managed Care; Non-Profit; SEC
Meredith Yancey Harrison, JD, is the Corporate Compliance and Privacy Officer for Dimensions Healthcare System, which is the largest not-for-profit provider of healthcare services in Prince George’s County. Dimensions and its member institutions (Prince George’s Hospital Center, Laurel Regional Hospital, Bowie Health Campus and Glenridge Medical Center and its affiliate facilities) provide comprehensive quality healthcare services ranging from prenatal care, behavioral health, rehabilitative services and more. Meredith oversees the organizations regulatory compliance efforts to ensure all policies, procedures and general operations comply with the growing regulatory requirements as well as the ethical standards set forth in Dimensions Healthcare System. She also reviews all areas of possible noncompliance within the organization. Meredith provides strategic advice on all regulatory issues involving business administration, clinical activities, coding, billing, reimbursement, risk management and reports on a regular basis to the CEO and compliance committee on the progress of implementation, and will assist in establishing methods to improve efficiency and quality of services. Meredith has considerable private practice and government experience in her prior roles. She worked as Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer for Howard University Health Sciences for over 10 years. Her interest was in Government relations and the impact on healthcare industry as well as patient care. She sings with the Heritage Signature Chorale in her free time which is committed to preserving at the highest possible level, to the performance tradition of African-American music.
Title - Owner President
Company - Redwings SA de CV
Location - Arcola, TX
Industry - Aviation & Aerospace
Specialty - Aircraft; Helicopters; Commercial aviation; Flights; Aircraft maintenance; Operations management; Business strategy; Charter; Customer service
Bernardo E. Moreno is Owner and President of Redwings SA de CV, a Mexican boutique airline. He graduated in 2002 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with an ABA in Aviation and is a member of the Entrepreneur's Organization; he always knew he wanted to work in the field. Knowing that it was incredibly difficult to start an aviation business from scratch in Mexico, Bernardo was determined to accomplish what others said was impossible. In the next four to five years, he plans to have helicopter operations in every state in Mexico and continue to grow within the field. He credits the key to his success to his education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he received the knowledge necessary for starting his aviation business. The highlight of his career has been getting farther than he even dreamed in the aviation industry in Mexico. He is looking to connect with his fellow professionals and emerging aviation professionals to share his knowledge and experience.
Title - Global Business Services Partner and U.S. Banking lead
Company - IBM
Location - Dallas, TX
Industry - Financial Services
Specialty - Retail Delivery; Enterprise Performance; Measurement M & A integration; Risk Management Program Management; Business Architecture; Core Banking Transformation;
Steven Reiter is Partner at IBM specializing in retail delivery, enterprise performance measurement, M & A integration, risk management, program management, business architecture, and core banking transformation. Steven actively pursues excellence, which has led his career in banking markets, software, and technologies to span internationally. He has a Bachelors degree from the University of Montana and a Masters degree from the University of Minnesota. Steven is actively involved in a two-year internship/college fast-track mentorship program through IBM and actively supports Compass, a family child abuse prevention center in Dallas. He is also a supporter of the Metropolitan Opera, considering his work giving back to the community a highlight of his life.
Title - Assistant Headmaster/Director of Athletics
Company - Piedmont Academy
Location - Monticello, GA
Industry - Education Management
Specialty - Athletics; Educational Leadership; Curriculum Development; Public Speaking
Jeffrey Beggs is Assistant Headmaster and Director of Athletics a Piedmont Academy, a private, K-12 school in Monticello, Georgia. He is responsible for operations, discipline, and athletics. Jeffrey is a member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) and speaks at the NIAAA National Conferences. He teaches leadership training classes regarding the legal aspects of athletics and is on the board of directors of the Georgia Athletic Directors Association. Jeffrey has three Masters degrees in Sports Management, Educational Leadership and Administration, and Health and Physical Education/ Fitness. He has been named “Region Athletic Director of the Year” and “State Athletic Director of the Year.” Much of the work he does with the students as Athletic Director is volunteer work. Aside from athletics, Jeffrey enjoys gardening in his free time.