Speakers

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Thought Leaders Sharing Innovative Leadership Best Practices With You.

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The Global Leadership Summit is built upon the wisdom of its experienced speakers -- BGS takes great pride in putting exceptionally knowledgeable and insightful thought leaders on the Summit stage.

Learn about the skills needed to become a successful leader. Gain valuable advice on careers, entrepreneurship, mentoring and more.



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Summit speakers will be integrated into an overall learning experience involving the following topics and exercises:

  • Career strategies and entrepreneurism discussions and panelists
  • Mentoring and building relationships
  • Innovative leadership business scenario challenge
  • Leadership assessments
  • Special community service event

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At the GLS, we will discuss the topic of innovative leadership and what it means in today’s business world.

Speakers will impart innovative thought leadership through real-world examples, case studies, successes and failures, and insights on emerging issues.

Sessions will encourage a high degree of interactive audience participation in small groups, team exercises and other activities to interject energy and promote dialogue.

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Marc van der Chijs, Founder & General Partner, First Block Capital

Jodi Weiss, Practice Leader for Nonprofit & Higher Education, Korn Ferry

Daenon Gault-Vasconez, Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor, GEICO

Sameer Somal, CFO, Blue Ocean Global Technology

Traci Brown, Body Language Expert

Tim Joehnk, Director of the Northern Germany Innovation Office, WTSH GmbH


Charles Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean, Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University

Bernie Milano, President, KPMG Foundation

Christina Carosella, CEO, Beta Gamma Sigma


Ana Dutra, Global Executive & Entrepreneur; Author of Lessons in LeadershiT: Detoxing the Workplace

George Swisher, Founder & CEO, LiiRN: People-Powered Transformation™

Alfonzo Alexander, Chief Relationship Officer, NASBA & President, NASBA's Center for the Public Trust

Jennifer Selke, CEO & Co-Founder, WorkStrengths

Thivantha “T” Kurera, Associate Director of Campus Recruiting, KPMG

Marielle Heijltjes, Executive Director of UMIO & Professor of Managerial Behavior, Maastricht University

Glory Enyinnaya, International Business Consultant

Tom Robinson, President and CEO, AACSB International