During the last 4.5 years, as Jabil's CMO. Joanne brought 30 yrs of product management expertise, marketing know-how, & sales excellence; surrounded herself with brilliant people to help this 180k person company move from contract manufacturer to manufacturing solutions powerhouse! And one that leverages digital to deliver incredible customer experiences, superior product outcomes, and attract/retain/keep safe, the worlds best talent. Joanne says, "I feel gratified to have helped Jabil move from 15 billion in 2014 to 22 billion in 2018. My years at CA, Dell & HP were equally gratifying & exciting!"
Today, she helps a handful of companies as a board member, board adviser and run a growth consultancy called JCurve Digital. Joanne and her partners focus on bridging the gap between digital innovation and commercialization to ensure returns are realized. Because innovation is nice, but execution is better, and frankly results are the best!
Owner, J-Curve Digital
Emmy Award winning journalist Jeff Crilley is CEO of Real News Public Relations, Author of Free Publicity, and Former TV Reporter.
In 2008, Jeff created a PR firm dedicated to delivering publicity at the speed of news! Jeff retired from TV news after 25 years in the business. He is the author of best selling book, Free Publicity. In 2008, Jeff left TV to build a PR firm unlike any other firm- staffed exclusively with award winning journalists!
During his news career he made hundreds of national news appearances including CNN, CNN Headline News, FOX News, The Discovery Channel, Good Morning America and The CBS Early Show.
He has been recognized by his peers with dozens of national and regional awards including the Emmy, the National Headliners Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Thurgood Marshall Award and in 2004 was named by the Texas Associated Press, "The Best TV Reporter in the state."
Owner, Real News PR Firm
Gerritt is a partner at Pronske & Kathman, P.C. where they specialize in bankruptcy, insolvency, restructuring and bankruptcy related litigation and represent clients in a broad spectrum of industries, including automobile dealers, real estate, oil & gas companies and many others.
Mr. Ponske is a frequent speaker and author on the subject of Recent Developments in Bankruptcy. Author of the 1000 page book, Pronske’s Texas Bankruptcy, Annotated 2017 (currently in its 18th edition) published by American law Media/Texas Lawyer.
With over 33 years experience, Mr. Pronske is the former president of the Dallas Bankruptcy Bar Association, past Chairman of the Dallas Bankruptcy Bar Association and past Chairman of the Bankruptcy Section of the Federal Bar Association. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the John C. Ford Chapter of the American Inn of Court.
Pronske & Kathman P.C.
As an experienced seasoned sales executive with a proven track record of success, Karen strives to deliver innovative solutions to her customer’s business problems. In her management of large enterprise accounts in retail, IT outsourcing, insurance and financial services her clients see her as a” trusted advisor” and the role model for other vendors and business partners.
Throughout her 30 plus years in information technology and software sales Karen has always achieved her goals year over year. Karen’s success is based on her strong qualities of leadership, communication, problem solving and relationship management.
In addition to her busy work and family life, Karen mentors young women to help them achieve their next level career goals. Karen is also the President of the GTA Grizzlies Football Club, a direct feeder team to our Toronto Argonauts Football team, the 2017 “Grey Cup” winners, and was nominated and awarded the 2017 “CJFL EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR”.
Veteran Sales Executive
Chris Howell is an award-winning journalist, author of "Man Talk," and president & CEO of Chris Howell Communications LLC, a first-rate media and communications agency in Dallas, Texas.
With more than two decades of media experience, Mr. Howell has interviewed Zig Ziglar, T.D. Jakes, Sarah Ferguson (Duchess of York), Joel Osteen, and many more. He has been the subject of features in some of the nation’s leading Christian publications such as "Gospel Today" and "New Man." He has produced and directed numerous video projects for clients such as the City of Lancaster, T.D. Jakes Ministries, Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, and others. Under his leadership, Chris Howell Communications, LLC, has become a trusted company for promotional support on movie and television projects; most recently, CHC provided promotional support on two major motion pictures: Little Boy and A.D.