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PATRICK MCCREESH, PH.D.

Patrick is a visionary in analytics who passionately leads teams to build data-driven cultures and analytics centers of excellence for federal and commercial sectors.   With 15+ years of advisory service, Patrick successfully leads teams to develop strategic plans, performance management programs, and change management programs, and he is a leader in the global change management community.   As a Certified Change Management ProfessionalTM, a Prosci Certified Practitioner, and a Project Management Professional, Patrick meticulously ensures conformity of products to industry standards.  He also teaches change management at George Mason and Georgetown Universities, and serves on the ACMP Global Board.  Patrick completed his Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Mason University, earned a Master of Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and he holds a BA in Foreign Affairs and History from the University of Virginia.

Patrick’s work with the Department of Homeland Security earned him the Innovation in Analytics award from INFORMS, an analytics professional organization.

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MYRON RADIO

Myron J. Radio is a four-time author and President of The R Group, a consortium of seasoned professionals who believe in the power of people and teamwork to drive results. The R Group specializes in client transitions through their Leadership, Team, and Organizational “Pivot Points.”Prior to serving as President of the R Group, Myron was an executive with Mobil Corporation, now ExxonMobil.  His leadership skills and management abilities led to heading groups in finance, information systems and project development, and organizational effectiveness across multiple global business units. He has been widely known for developing and executing successful strategies, revitalizing organizations and delivering impressive bottom-line results.

 

Myron’s clients represent a broad range of global Fortune 500 companies and industries, including:  PricewaterhouseCoopers, Balfour Beatty, Microsoft, DOW Chemical, Clark Construction, ExxonMobil, Constellation Energy, McKesson, Quintiles, ManTech and Northrop Grumman. Federal clients include the Departments Homeland Security, Commerce, and Transportation. Myron received a BA from DeSales University and an MBA from Amber University (Abilene Christian). He holds several coaching and behavior analyst certifications. He also acts as an Executive Development instructor to both UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and to the Center for Creative Leadership.  

 

Myron co-authored the books Change at the Core – Unleash Your Team’s Energy to Drive Results, Plugging Into Passions : How to leverage motivators at work to Mobilize Energy for Change, and Inside Out, a book on personal and professional development.  He most recently published his first inspirational novel,  Dream Makers : Escape from the Shadows of Fear.  He has also published numerous position papers on organizational engagement, fulfillment, and effectiveness.

Since 2003, Myron has been a member of Duke Corporate Education’s Global Learning Resource Network. The Financial Times and Business Week ranked Duke CE number one in the world for Custom Executive Education from 2003 to 2013. 

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AMY RICCARDI

As a Chief People Officer, Amy works with CEOs and executive teams to increase their bottom line by identifying employee strengths, creating a culture that attracts and retains the best talent and increases employee engagement.  Amy shows her clients how to increase their bottom line revenues and profit by creating a strong human capital focused organization.

 

Amy brings more than 20 years of senior executive experience serving well-known public and private companies, federal and state governments, associations, and non-profits. Her experiences focus on strategic human capital, education and professional development, and marketing and communications.

 

Riccardi is a guest lecturer on change management at Georgetown University and George Washington University.   She is often found gaining inspiration at northern Virginia wineries where she has started her newest venture, Love VA Wine, a Virginia vineyard marketing firm. Riccardi is also moderating a Lean In circle called “Reston Rocks!” inspired by Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In.”

Amy Riccardi is a widely-published author on human capital and e-Learning topics and frequent industry speaker on the workplace of the future and women in leadership. 

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JINNIE LEE SCHMID

Jinnie is a career consultant with 20+ years experience specializing in improving individual and organizational performance through customized solutions including training, coaching, team building, and talent management.  Jinnie began her career by designing, developing, and implementing the first computer-skills training and support program for the nation's third largest bankruptcy court.  Over the years, she has facilitated change initiatives for many multinational corporate clients such as Kodak, Coca Cola, BellSouth, US Cellular, and Cingular Wireless.  Her professional presence and excellent communication skills help her interface well with executives, subject matter experts, and other key stakeholders. 

As a Change Management Consultant for Accenture she developed performance improvement programs for Bank of America, Chase Manhattan Bank, PeopleSoft, United Way, and the United States Air Force.  As Training Manager for PRGSchultz she managed the nationwide rollout of new business skills, customer service, sales, and leadership training programs. In her long-term contract with GLISI she helped the not-for-profit start-up develop all their performance programs including training, talent management, coaching, performance consulting, and program evaluation.   You can view samples of Jinnie's facilitation and training skills at www.youtube.com/user/JinnieLeeSchmid.

Jinnie is credentialed by International Coach Federation as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC).   She is also certified to offer, analyze and debrief Harrison Assessments for use in talent management and employee development.

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IAN NOAKES

Based in the Derbyshire Dales in England, Ian is a business consultant with specialisms in change management, product development, and product marketing. Ian’s organizational experience ranges from start-ups to multinationals and has managed multi-functional, diverse teams to address change drivers, then identify and deliver business solutions. He is highly adept working with clients, private and public sector partners and suppliers, combining change management skills with a blend of marketing, product development, business process, and IT systems skills and knowledge.   Ian’s industry knowledge includes the technology, media and telecoms, manufacturing and rail sectors, with geographical experience of working across Asia Pacific, Europe and the USA.

Ian is co-author of newly-released book, "Workplace Attachment:  Managing Beneath the Surface."

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