Chip Gross / AKQA
Chip Gross serves as Director of Client Services for AKQA’s Atlanta office.
Chip has over twenty years of experience in mobile strategy, design and development, and digital experience planning through implementation for clients such as AT&T and Delta Air Lines.
Prior to joining AKQA, Chip held several positions at Razorfish, including Client Partner, Senior Account Director and Account Director. Before that, Chip served as Marketing Manager and Interactive Strategy Manager for UPS. He also held positions at iXL and IBM Interactive.
Chip holds an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Lisa Smith / Andere Seminars
Lisa Smith is a public speaker, consultant, and e-learning developer. She is also the founder and CEO of Andere Seminars, LLC and Executive Director of Andere Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)(3) public charity. Lisa endured and survived a 12 year violent marriage. During her marriage, Lisa realized her future was not set in stone. She understood she had the power to change her path and develop a New Future for herself and her children. For years, Lisa worked very hard to educate herself and make the way out to economic independence for herself and the three children born into the marriage. A few years ago, Lisa taught in a career school and saw herself in most of her students. They were all struggling to do the same things she had years ago. Many were unsuccessful.
Creating an online resource for those who cannot break away from an abusive situation and go to school full-time or who cannot afford to enroll in a training program has been a dream Lisa is finally able to realize. With the help of her wonderfully supportive husband, Rick, and the staff at Andere Seminars Lisa is reaching out and telling her story of the fight for survival. Increasing employability by providing survivors with the tools needed to win the interview, get the job, and demonstrate knowledge in a variety of soft skill and hard skill areas will increase self-esteem and confidence, greatly benefiting survivors and their families. Lisa Smith and her team are excited to be helping people change their lives and survive to see the New Futures they desire and deserve.
In pursuit of a greater awareness regarding the impact Domestic Violence has on the workplace and employment law, Lisa also enjoys speaking to employers and business leaders. Many people speak on this topic. Hearing the message from a survivor, who is also an HR professional, is absolutely the best way to truly be moved by the truth of the matter. Lisa would love to speak to your group.