Linda Gabbard with Vistage International is the Vistage Master Chair leading Chief Executive, Senior Executive, and Vistage Inside Peer Groups and coach and trainer for other Vistage Chairs. Vistage is an international membership organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness and enhancing the lives of CEOs and Executives. Vistage Works – Become better leader, make better decisions, achieve better results. She is the President, Framework Initiatives Company, Inc. specializing individual and team leadership development, change management, and executive coaching. She is known for driving positive change, growth, and results in her own ventures and those of her clients. She’s worked with mid-sized privately held businesses, large global companies, start-ups, and turnarounds. She leverages 25+ years experience in the manufacturing space, with experience in product marketing, sales, general management, leading international business units, and change management. She has a passion for excellence and learning, and is dedicated to the success and impact of each individual client. She loves bringing a creative strategic approach and a wide diversity of experience and worldview together to resolve complex issues in dynamic environments.
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Jane Gentry with Jane Gentry and Company has had a successful 30-year career in Sales, Sales Management, Consulting, Executive Coaching and Keynoting. Since forming her practice in 1999, Jane has partnered with her clients to improve sales, profitability, client retention, employee retention and leadership capabilities.
The world’s most successful organizations have brought Jane on board, including Assurant, The Home Depot, Milliken, Philips, Coca-Cola, Leidos Healthcare, Mercedes Benz, Stryker and GlaxoSmithKline.
Today, Jane is bringing her expertise to leaders in mid-market organizations and providing them the resources they need to drive growth. She uses rigorous, data driven, validated diagnostics that provide a clear strategy and results and her clients often experience 10x return on their investment.
Jane is also a regular on the speaking platform at high-profile meetings from Canada to the Czech Republic. She addresses topics from Relational Intelligence to Inspirational Leadership to Selling Value. Audiences and clients have described her as “a woman with a vision,” “energetic” and “inspiring”.
Jane holds a BFA from Kent State University and an MFA from The University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a CPI (Certified Professional Innovator) distinction from GA State University. Earlier in her career she was a professional stage actress. Jane lives in Atlanta, GA.
Mindy Godwin is the president of her family owned and operated company, American Reprographics Corporation. ARC opened it’s doors in September 1978 when her father Steve Hamburger saw an opportunity in the toner and ink industry when Xerox lost an antitrust suit and had to divulge all of their patents and secrets about toner. At the time Xerox was in control of all of the ink on the market and this gave way to other companies to come in and market Xerox’s technology with a private label, saving company’s upwards of 40-60% on printer, copier and fax ink. Now this also opened the doors to a lot of inferior products as well and if you know the phrase toner pirate, this is where that came from. Bad products came out, ink that would open in your machines causing damage and it really gave so many companies who were doing the right thing, a bad name. Frankly people were scared to buy toner that wasn’t OEM, (Original Equipment Manufacture). Luckily American Reprographics always stayed ahead of the curve and they kept their name free of any bad publicity. Let’s face it, talk is cheap so for many years, and even today when they need to, they offer free evaluations on all of their compatible toner cartridges to prove that their word is valid. They not only have compatibles available but all name brands as well. They want companies to save money on ink when they can so ARC always offers an alternative if one is available for their toner. They steer clear from compatible color toner and never suggest buying compatible inkjet cartridges, even more they don’t ever suggest buying remanufactured toner unless you’re an environmentalist but if you are just wanting to save money, this isn’t the way. You’ll end up spending more on replacing your printers. They can thank Xerox for all of the printer and copier technology out there. HP, Lexmark, Canon, Brother, you name it, all the technology stems from Xerox.
Michaela Underdahl was born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic and joined Nimble, a social sales and marketing CRM company shortly after moving to the United States three years ago. She started her journey in a customer care department where she gained profound knowledge of the product. She quickly moved onto a new role as a Community Engagement Manager which involves managing all of Nimble’s online communities. She leads Nimble community nurturing by managing the Nimble blog, all editorial content — including extensive advocate, author, and influencer outreach programs.
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Corey Rieck is the President and Founder of The Long Term Care Planning Group, a firm that specializes in delivering Long Term Care education and coverage to companies, high net worth individuals and large organizations. Since 2001, Corey has devoted his career to Long Term Care as a result of multiple personal experiences. A neutral provider of Long Term Care Solutions since 2001, Corey brings a unique and comprehensive consultative perspective to this issue. Since 2003, part of his commitment to the Long Term Care Industry includes his having trained over 3,500 advisors from San Francisco to Wall Street on how to properly position Long Term Care to clients through the CLTC organization. (www.ltc-cltc.com) Additionally, he has authored dozens of published industry articles on Long Term Care and has assisted many of the nation’s leading LTC carriers on operational and educational matters.