Stephen Nalley is the owner and Managing Partner of Black Briar Advisors, which is a small business administration and Veteran’s Affairs Certified-Disabled Service-Connected Veteran-Owned Company. He has owned and operated over 200 hotels across the United States and has managed over $2 billion in Hotel & Resort assets. He is the author of the book, Relentless Pursuit.
Mark Deutschmann is an entrepreneur and community builder who has worked with neighbors, city leaders and social profits for 30+ years to help shape Nashville development, revitalizing its most sought-after neighborhoods. He is founder/chair emeritus of Village Real Estate Services and president of Core Development Services. His Village Fund and CoreFund nonprofits have granted millions to organizations helping to enrich and strengthen Nashville. Deutschmann is the author of One-Mile Radius–Building Community from the Core.
Phil Randazzo is an MBA professional, leveraging multiple sustainability disciplines within health care, financial planning and education industries of civilians, veterans, and current military individuals. He’s the founder of American Dream U. and Clarity Council. His organizations bring the world’s top entrepreneurs together to help those making potentially difficult transitions. He was given the key to the city of Las Vegas in 2003 and testified in front of the U.S. Congress.
Chuck Cooper is the Founder of WhiteWater Consulting. He sets the Mission, Vision and Values for the company. Over the past twenty-five years, he has had the experience of starting, acquiring, building, and selling businesses in multiple industries. His passion for WhiteWater Consulting is to help enable employers and HR practitioners to drive their organization to: realize an improved company culture; enhance employee engagement; grow revenues; control expenses; maximize profits; and all the while taking care of the greatest asset: their people.
Kevin Newell is a retired C-Suite executive of a Fortune 500 and Dow 30 Company. He began his career in the advertising industry in Chicago before joining McDonald’s Corporation where he spent 27 years, rising to the position of Division President and Global Chief Brand Officer. Upon retirement in 2016 he became the Executive Advisor for tech company HubKonnect. He also serves on the boards of the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, the Off The Street Club and Louis Carr Internship Foundation.
Nina Jackel is an activist and journalist affecting change for animals through her non-profit media organization, Lady Freethinker, dedicated to exposing and stopping the suffering of animals, humans, and the planet. Nina believes that humans can evolve for the better through reason and compassion and feels that the issue of animal rights is among the most important social justice issues of our time, one that is centuries behind and overdue for advancement.
Scott Sunderland found himself going from a 35-year-old athletic father, husband, and business owner to lying in a hospital bed unable to move in 2001. Using visualization techniques over the course of a year, Scott was able to heal himself. However, limiting beliefs, past traumas, and disempowering mental habits came back to haunt him when, in 2012, he saw his best friend drown. Blaming himself, he was broken once again. He knew he had to make some drastic changes in his life, but what?
Louis Carr has been with BET Networks for 35 years, serving as the President of Media Sales for the last 19 years. During his tenure with the company, he has transformed the multicultural space for some of the world's biggest brands. He also founded the Louis Carr Internship Foundation (LCIF) 18 years ago to help improve diversity in corporate America through paid internships. The foundation has provided 188 paid internships, in which 50 alumni now have full-time jobs within the industry.
Tami Simon is the founder of Sounds True, one of the world’s leading
wisdom-based multimedia companies whose mission is to wake up the
world. Sounds True publishes groundbreaking authors and teachers
with topics ranging from mindfulness, neuroscience, psychology, trauma
therapy and more. She also founded The Inner MBA, a collaborative
effort between Sounds True, LinkedIn, Wisdom 2.0 and MindfulNYU to
train conscious business leaders on the inner skills required for success in today’s environment.