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Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts is responsible for marketing strategy and execution for Fiserv’s $600M revenue ePayments Division.  His primary focus is driving consumer adoption and usage of Fiserv’s premier payment products – RXP Bill Pay and Popmoney P2P Payments – through a network of 4000 banks and credit unions.  Mr. Roberts joined Fiserv with the acquisition of [...]

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Dale Herzog

Dale Herzog has over 35 years of experience with United Parcel Service. The majority of his time has been spent in the industrial engineering, product distribution and logistics fields with his last four years specializing in humanitarian logistics and capacity building.  Areas of concentration include warehouse layout & design, operational improvement analysis, information flow analysis, [...]

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Robert Quick, MD, MPH

Robert Quick, MD, MPH is a medical epidemiologist in the Waterborne Diseases Prevention Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In his 22 years at the CDC, Dr. Quick has conducted research on the etiology, control, and prevention of enteric diseases in the developing world.  Recently, his work has focused on water treatment [...]

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Garth Peterson

Garth is a revenue management expert in the hospitality industry. Holding the designation of Certified Revenue Management Executive, Garth has spent the past eight years working in the field of forecasting, pricing, and optimization. In his current role with IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the premier provider of revenue management software, services and consulting, Garth is a [...]

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Maxime Verstraete

A ten-year Hilton veteran, Maxime now oversees sustainability and ADA compliance for the company, based out of the company’s headquarters in McLean, VA. A people person, Maxime’s favorite aspect of this position is that it allows him to work with team members from all departments and brands. A career highlight for Maxime was being responsible [...]

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Derreck Kayongo, Co-Founder

An executive and development expert, Derreck Kayongo has more than 15 years experience developing strategic social campaigns within organizations for cause-related advocacy, public policy, issue management, and community organizing. His work has made a profound contribution in raising awareness aimed at realizing permanent solutions to global poverty. Derreck attained his graduate degree from the Fletcher [...]

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Ned Barker

Ned is a hotel industry veteran and principal of Grill Ventures Consulting, a consultancy specializing in Food & Beverage concepts for hotel and restaurant companies. Previously IHG’s Vice President for Franchise F&B, Ned’s programs remain active today in more than two thousand hotels. Ned served seven years on the board of Samaritan House of Atlanta, [...]

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Beth Penland, Treasurer

Beth Penland is a presentation consultant for m62 Visual Communications, a UK-based consultancy specializing in highly effective sales and corporate presentations. 

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Stephen Robin, Secretary

Stephen Robin is based in Northern Virginia. He is an attorney with over 30 years representing major land developers in zoning and related legal matters. Steve has been County Attorney and currently serves as General Counsel to the Industrial Development Authority for Loudoun County, VA. Prior to moving from Washington D.C. to Virginia, he served [...]

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Jason Bidgood, Vice Chair

Jason Bidgood is a leading Client Solutions Executive for the Corporate Executive Board (NYSE: EXBD)- a best practices advisory firm. Jason develops relationships with and provides solutions-based guidance to Fortune 1000 C-level executives across industries in the areas of Sales, Marketing, Communications, Finance, and Strategy. Jason holds a BS degree in Economics and Marketing from [...]