LEADERSHIP LOWDOWN Ross Dietrich with Price Kong and Gay Meyer with USAA
Price Kong is a local CPA firm. The firm provides tax, consulting and financial statement and financial planning services to a wide range of industries and client. Price Kong currently has 50 team members and helps clients large and small.
Ross Dietrich is the managing partner of Price Kong. Ross is originally from Michigan and has been in the valley for more than 20 years. Ross has been with Price Kong for more than 13 years and has been a partner with the firm for 6 years. Ross also is the audit partner for Price Kong and leads the construction services group for the firm.
Ross’s number one passion is his family. He and his wife Tara have 5 children including 8 year old twin boys that keep them on their toes.
The mission of USAA is to facilitate the financial security of its members, associates and their families through provision of a full range of highly competitive financial products and services; in so doing, USAA seeks to be the provider of choice for the military community.
Gay Meyer is the AVP of HR Regional Operations for USAA and is responsible for HR operations for the Phoenix campus and the development of an integrated strategy across all USAA regions to include Colorado Springs, Tampa, and Dallas.
Based on USAA’s strong commitment to attract, develop and retain the best talent available for their growing company, Gay seeks to develop a unique employment brand for each market and ensure every employee that joins the company has an incredible employee experience.
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ABOUT YOUR HOST
Jodi Low is an accomplished corporate trainer, inspirational speaker, and the Founder and CEO of U & Improved. Jodi has trained thousands of entrepreneurs and executives on how to build a booming business, master a mindset for success, and achieve the lifestyle they desire through heart-fueled leadership.
Through U & Improved—an award-winning personal and professional leadership development company based in Scottsdale—Jodi has redefined traditional leadership training by creating a sustainable and actionable model that is personal, challenging and meaningful to each and every individual who enrolls in any of the two-and-a-half-day experiential training classes. She and her elite training team have advanced the charge in heart-based leadership
development and empower U & Improved graduates with knowledge, tools and awareness to immediately be more effective and responsive leaders at work, home and within their communities.
Among her many accomplishments as a Valley leader, Jodi launched a teen leadership program in 2014 to empower young adults to become more confident, motivated and focused stewards of our future. In 2016, she founded a non-profit arm of the company—the U & Improved Leadership Foundation—that makes the program more accessible to deserving teens.
Jodi has been recognized by industry publications and organizations for her work in leadership development and serves as a source of inspiration within the community. In 2015, she was honored as an “Outstanding Women in Business” by the Phoenix Business Journal and by the Phoenix Suns and National Bank of Arizona with the “Amazing Women” award. She has received both the prestigious “Diversity Leader of the Year” and the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce’s “Sterling Award.” She was also awarded a Silver Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 and was a finalist for the Junior League of Phoenix’s Valley Impact Award. Jodi is a devoted single parent who volunteers her time at her daughters’ school programs and with organizations such as Angel Mamas, where she’s served on the board for three years.