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Aleks Merkovich

SEO Expert and Digital Marketer and Consultant

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Aleks Merkovich has been a digital marketer with a specialty in SEO for four years. He has worked with many different types of businesses, including e-commerce, insurance, healthcare, publishing, and real estate, to boost their online presence.

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Angel Chatterton

Senior Instructor of Accountancy, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Angel Chatterton is a senior instructor of accountancy with the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign and has served key roles with the Accountancy Leadership Academy (ALA) and the Accounting Academy for Excellence and Innovation (AAEI). She previously worked in the financial industry as a bank president and CEO, board member, commercial lender, and risk analyst. Chatterton is a licensed CPA in Illinois and North Carolina. She also owns a small consulting practice. Chatterton enjoys free time with her husband, Tony, their four adult children, their spouses/partners, and extended family.

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Carlos Barrozzi

Chartered Financial Analyst

Carlos Barrozzi has invested in and advised on over $3 billion in debt and equity investments throughout his 15-year career. He's worked in a variety of industries including media, telecommunications, consumer, retail, industrial, healthcare, and real estate, across both developed and developing countries. He has spent his career at marquee global financial firms such as Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch as well as rapidly growing companies such as GOJA. Barrozzi holds an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.  

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Carter K.F. Chow

Sports Agent, Yee & Dubin Sports

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Carter K.F. Chow is a sports agent at Yee & Dublin Sports. He is a graduate of BYU and the Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School. In addition to advising clients on various corporate and securities-related transactions while at a New York law firm, Chow has experience working with both professional sports teams and leagues. He has worked for the Houston Texans and as legal counsel for the Arena Football League.

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Cliff Auerswald

President, All Reverse Mortgage Inc.

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Cliff Auerswald began his career right after his high school graduation in 1998. Since then, Auerswald has worked throughout the real estate, mortgage, and financial industries, including spending many years as a top producing executive and manager with Pacific Community Mortgage, Inc. In 2007, Auerswald started All Reverse Mortgage, Inc. He has served as an expert panelist at multiple mortgage industry events and has been a featured guest on major financial YouTube channels. 

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Greg Wilson

Chartered Financial Analyst

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Greg Wilson is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with 22 years of experience in financial services with a focus on investment products. He has degrees in psychology and philosophy. Wilson and his wife run a financial tips website called ChaChingQueen.com He has been quoted in Yahoo Money, Yahoo Finance, USA Today, Realtor.com, GoBankingRates, Authority Magazine, and other publications.

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Jason J. Woldt

Associate Professor, Supply Chain Management, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

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Jason J. Woldt is an associate professor of integrated supply chain management at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Marquette University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in operations management from UW-Whitewater. Since 2018, he has taught a variety of courses in UW-Oshkosh's supply chain management program. Previously, he taught at UW-Platteville in both the undergraduate and graduate supply chain programs. Woldt has also published peer-reviewed journal articles. In addition, he worked at Kohler Co. in Kohler, Wisconsin, for seven years in various supply chain management roles.

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Jon M. Quigley, MS, PMP, CTFL

Project Manager and Product Developer

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Jon M. Quigley holds PMP and CTFL certifications and is a principal of Value Transformation LLC, a product development coaching and training organization. He has more than 30 years of product development experience, ranging from embedded hardware and software through verification, manufacturing, and project management. He has co-authored more than 15 books and scores of articles on product development and project management topics (including agile) and a variety of product development topics. Quigley has a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, an MBA in Marketing, and a MSc in Project Management from City University of Seattle.

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Joshua Holder

Marketing and Communications Specialist, School of Public Administration, University of Central Florida

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Joshua Holder is a public communications professional with a specialization in emergency and crisis communications. With experience in local government communications and emergency management, Holder currently works for the University of Central Florida's School of Public Administration providing marketing and communication support for the school's degree programs. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with a minor in Emergency Management and Homeland Security from UCF, as well as a graduate certificate in crisis communication from Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication.

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Kenneth Scott Perry

Senior Project Manager

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Kenneth Scott Perry is a senior project manager working in local government in North Carolina. He earned his Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield, and he is PMP-certified. In addition to his work in project management, Perry is an avid baseball fan who runs the website catchershome.com.

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Kirsha Campbell

CPA/CMA

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Kirsha Campbell, CPA, CMA, is president of Cash Lab, which helps businesses scale cash flow and profits through strategic financial systems and processes. Campell is also an author, speaker, and contributor to Entrepreneur magazine.

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Laurie Ehrlich

Founder, Elevate Marketing Strategy

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Laurie Ehrlich is the founder of Elevate Marketing Strategy. Ehrlich has two decades of experience and expertise in multi-channel marketing strategy and planning, content creation, cross-team collaboration, corporate communications, and digital media. Ehrlich's involvement in the marketing field goes well beyond her internal role. She judges industry award competitions, has spoken at numerous conferences, and is a lay leader for multiple community and charity organizations. 

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Maggie Vlasaty

Social Media Engagement Specialist, Uncommon Sports Group

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Maggie Vlasaty is a marketing and public relations professional in the Twin Cities. She received her sport management degree at the University of Minnesota, holding internships and jobs with the Gophers marketing department, Minnesota United FC, Minnesota Twins, Timberwolves, and Wild. She also gained experience in leadership and event management through assisting with events such as the Men's Basketball Final Four in 2019 and the Super Bowl in 2018. During her time in school, Vlasaty also served as president of the University of Minnesota's sport management association. She now works outside of sports but continues her passion for the industry by providing advice and expertise to those who seek it.

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Marco De Novellis

Senior Editor, BusinessBecause and GMAC Media

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Marco De Novellis is senior editor for BusinessBecause and GMAC Media, with responsibilities across editorial direction and content strategy for BusinessBecause and mba.com. De Novellis is an experienced writer of more than 1,000 articles covering business education, management, and careers. He writes for industry organizations including GMAC and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and speaks at major business education media conferences on content marketing strategies for business schools. 

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Mark Lines

Vice-President of Disciplined Agile, Project Management Institute (PMI)

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Mark Lines leads Disciple Agile at Project Management Institute (PMI). He is co-creator of the Disciplined Agile toolkit and has co-authored several books on Disciplined Agile (DA). Lines has more than 25 years of experience helping organizations around the world be successful with project delivery using agile, lean, traditional, and hybrid approaches. He has a record of successfully transforming entire organizations to business agility so they can rapidly and continuously deliver value to their customers and stakeholders. Lines is a frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences worldwide. At PMI, he leads overall DA strategy and end-to-end delivery partnering with sales, product development, communications ,and marketing.

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May Silvers

Owner, M2 Hospitality

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May Silvers started her hospitality career as a food and beverage trainee at the storied Raffles Hotel in Singapore. It was there that she fell in love with the hospitality industry and decided to pursue her career further. She eventually worked her way up to director of catering and conference services and director of event planning at several luxury hotels. In 2012, Silvers decided to take all that she had learned and start her own event planning company, M2 Hospitality. Today, she is passionate about helping other event planners increase profitability, grow their business, and create on their own terms.

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michael biarnes

Michael Biarnes

Manager, New Products & Business Development, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson; Author of Redefining Success

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Michael Biarnes is a healthcare strategy leader with experience in oncology, neuroscience, and diagnostics. Throughout his career he has prioritized   mentorship and advising, striving to help individuals define success for themselves and take tangible steps towards achieving a happier, more balanced, and fulfilling life while achieving their career aspirations. His book Redefining Success: Stories, Science, and Strategies to Prioritize Happiness and Overcome Life's "Oh Sh!t" Moments seeks to further that passion. Biarnes has a BS in Biology from Penn State, an Master of Science in Biotechnology from Georgetown University, and an MBA from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. 

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Morgan Martin

CEO and Founder, CoApt Projects, LLC

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Morgan Martin is CEO of CoApt Projects, a network of on-demand project managers across various industries who help organizations achieve more. Martin herself is a project management professional with more than 12 years of experience in resource management, non-profit administration, international qualitative and quantitative market research, and municipal marketing development. She is energized by reinventing the future of work, with human-centered teams and processes.

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Nathan Hein

Managing Director, Forensic & Litigation Consulting

LinkedIn

Nathan Hein, CPA, CFF, is a forensic accountant and managing director in the forensics and litigation services group at FTI Consulting. He assists clients during internal investigations, financial statement disputes, litigation, and compliance matters across jurisdictions nationally and worldwide. Hein has significant experience conducting investigations involving forensic accounting, financial reporting, whistleblowers, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, sanctions compliance, regulatory inquiries, and various white-collar crimes. Additionally, Hein conducts proactive anti-fraud/anti-corruption due diligence during mergers and acquisitions and assists clients during high-stakes litigation in connection with various breach-of-contract disputes and executive malfeasance claims.

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nebil buyurgan

Nebil Buyurgan

Director, Project Management Master's Program, Missouri State University

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Dr. Nebil Buyurgan is a professor and the director of the Project Management Graduate Program in the Technology and Construction Management Department at Missouri State University. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey; and Master of Science and PhD degrees in engineering management from Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri–Rolla). Buyurgan's research interests include project management, optimization of supply chain operations in manufacturing, retail military, and healthcare. 

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Ralph Jagodka

Professor of Business Management, Mt. San Antonio College

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Ralph Jagodka is a professor of business management at Mt. San Antonio College and teaches international business and small business management (entrepreneurship). He is vice chairman of the United Abacus Arithmetic Association. His private sector experience spans multiple industries and countries. Dr. Jagodka was a member of the Industry Manufacturers Council for 27 years, and chairman of their Management and Operations Committee for 14 years. He was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the District Export Council of Southern California (DECSC) for a four-year term. Dr. Jagodka developed ConsultaPedia.com to provide meaningful free resources across careers, international business, entrepreneurship and investing.

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Rue Dooley, SHRM-SCP

HR Knowledge Advisor, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

​Rue Dooley, SHRM-SCP, has been a human resources knowledge advisor for the Society for Human Resource Management for more than 16 years. He has decades of HR experience as a practitioner (generalist and specialist) and has consulted for many organizations in different industries. Dooley has authored and co-authored numerous articles on a variety of subjects; conducted webcasts and podcasts; created videos; and been quoted in many different media outlets.

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Stanford Nix, MBA

COO, The Nix Organization

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Stanford Nix is the chief operating officer at The Nix Organization. He holds an undergraduate degree in entrepreneurship and finance–as well as an MBA with a concentration in finance and business intelligence and analysis–from Dallas Baptist University. Nix is a venture capitalist mainly focusing on d2c commerce and technology startups. He's also an identical twin and coffee addict.

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Tait Lane

President and Founder, Triad Financial Services

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A graduate of Seattle Pacific University, Tait Lane worked for Principal Financial until 2010, when he started Triad Financial Strategies, based in Issaquah, Washington. He works closely with clients to help them achieve financial independence through ongoing financial planning and tactical active asset management. He and Randy Kim created Triad Investment Management (the RIA portion of the firm) in 2019 in order to keep clients on track with their financial goals and help see them through the finish line. Tait serves on multiple boards locally for non-profits and within his local church. Married to Sunday and a father of five, Lane enjoys skiing, hiking, spending time with his family in their RV, and experiencing the outstanding opportunities the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

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Tyler Copenhaver-Heath

Entrepreneur and Business Owner

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Tyler Copenhaver-Heath is a successful serial entrepreneur whose first start-up, Apex Customs, is now a multi-million-dollar car customization company. He holds a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and an MBA from Arizona State University, as well as several certifications in data analytics and digital marketing. Currently, he mentors other small businesses through his personal blog, Tyleruriah.com, and runs a brand-new startup, called Glaive. 

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Cathi Stevenson

Contributing Writer

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Cathi Stevenson is a freelance writer and communications designer who lives on the east coast of Canada, steps away from the ocean (900 steps, to be exact). For eight years she worked as a staff writer, editor, and page designer for a major newspaper. Since going freelance, she has written hundreds of articles for newspapers, magazines, and trade publications, both print and digital. Stevenson enjoys combining her love for research and writing with her love for design and has spent entire weekends creating KPIs, AGM reports, newsletters, and infographics. 

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Emily Price

Contributing Writer

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Emily Price is a writer based in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Fortune, Fast Company, and more. Her book "Productivity Hacks: 500+ Ways to Get More Done at Work that Actually Work" was published by the Simon and Schuster imprint Adams Media in late 2018. 

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Erin Baldwin Draper

Contributing Writer

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Erin Baldwin Draper is a freelance writer, small business owner, social worker, and trauma-informed educator with experience in mental health, healthcare, and healthcare research. She holds a dual bachelor's degree in journalism and psychology and a Master of Social Work (MSW). With 20 years in the journalism field, she is passionate about improving people's lives through empowerment and education. She and her partner live outside of Portland, Oregon, with their two daughters and Husky mix rescue dog. 

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Hailey Hudson

Contributing Writer

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Hailey Hudson is a full-time freelance writer and content marketer based in Atlanta, Georgia. She focuses on the healthcare, digital marketing, education, and pet industries; clients include Healthline, BEE by MailUp, Barnes & Noble Education, Chewy, and many more. In her spare time, Hailey writes YA novels, sings musical theatre, and does advocacy and ministry work in the chronic illness and disability field. 

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Karen Hanson

Contributing Writer

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Karen S. Hanson writes about education, culture, technology, real estate, home improvement, and health. As a journalist, she has worked as a newspaper reporter, editor, blogger, and content writer. She is the author of a book about the Chicago blues. A former college professor, she has a PhD in humanities and teaches online part-time. She is passionate about understanding how people live, work, play, connect with one another, and form communities. A Chicago area native, Hanson spends winters in Florida. 

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MJ Grenzow

Contributing Writer

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Mary Jane Grenzow is a freelance writer and editor based in her home state of Wisconsin. After graduating from University of Wisconsin-Madison, she worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 25 years and taught college-level writing and communications courses. As a freelance writer and editor, she has covered a wide variety of topics, including education, finance, and home and lifestyles. She and her husband have three daughters, two cats, and one dog. She enjoys spending free time with her family, reading, summer afternoons on a lake, and watching documentaries. 

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Paige Cerulli

Contributing Writer

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Paige Cerulli graduated from Westfield State University in Massachusetts with degrees in English and music performance. She works as a freelance copywriter and content writer covering education, health and wellness, and finance topics. Her work has appeared in outlets including Business Insider, USA Today, American Veterinarian, and more. In her spare time, Cerulli works on several novels, plays the flute, and rides horses.

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Randy Woods

Contributing Writer

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Randy Woods is a seasoned magazine editor and writer specializing in business, the trade press, aviation, local news, and the film industry. With more than 30 years of experience, he has written about topics such as global trade, the environment, property/casualty insurance, entrepreneurism, process improvement, photography, and cinema. 

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Stephanie Behring

Contributing Writer

Stephanie Berhing is an east coast-based freelance writer who specializes in healthcare, education, and insurance. Prior to making the move to writing, Behring worked in healthcare and social services for many years. Her experience in the field has taught her how to break down and explain complex topics in a way people can understand and use. She uses this experience in her writing, creating engaging and highly readable content, no matter the subject. Behring is always looking to expand her writing expertise. She's recently completed a journalism certification from Michigan State University and is looking to pursue a grant writing course. 

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