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John Corsco, President and CEO, Strategent Corporation
Strategic Management

John Corsco, President and CEO, Strategent Corporation

John Corso is president and CEO of Strategent Corporation, a management consulting and professional education firm located in the Washington DC area. Dr. Corso has achieved impressive results for individuals and organizations from various sectors of industry and service. He holds a Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, with research and practice specialties in performance measurement, evaluation, training, organizational development, team leadership, and interpersonal dynamics. He teaches strategic management at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies and has served as an internal and external consultant since joining the University’s faculty cadre in 2002. He has been a manager, consultant, educator, and coach to other managers and senior leaders for more than 35 years of public and private sector service.
Princess M. Cullum, Senior Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership
Leading with Authenticity in Times of Crisis

Princess M. Cullum, Senior Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership

Princess serves as leadership solutions partner for the design and delivery of custom leadership development solutions at the Center for Creative Leadership. She has more than 15 years of global experience in multiple industries including investment banking and financial services, utilities, healthcare, education, technology, and manufacturing/consumer products. More specifically, she has worked for world-class companies such as Cancer Treatment Centers of America, International Capital and Management Corporation-St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Hewlett-Packard, General Mills, and Hallmark Cards. Princess is a sought-after expert in the areas of Leadership Assessment and Development, Learning and Development, Competency Identification, Diversity and Inclusion, Succession Planning, Performance Management, Organizational Development, and Employee Engagement. Princess is also a scholar-practitioner with experience at colleges and universities in Georgia, Texas, and Nebraska, teaching and conducting research in learning technologies, management, and marketing. Princess holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of North Texas at Denton, a Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
Todd Deal, Senior Faculty & Director, Higher Education, Center for Creative Leadership
Leading with Authenticity in Times of Crisis

Todd Deal, Senior Faculty & Director, Higher Education, Center for Creative Leadership

Todd serves as Senior Faculty and Director of the Higher Education practice of CCL’s Societal Advancement team. Todd’s 30-year professional journey in higher education included rising through the faculty ranks to tenured Full Professor, during which time he also served a 5-year stint as Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs and 10 years as Executive Director for the Office of Leadership & Community Engagement in the Division of Student Affairs at Georgia Southern University. Todd is also founder, president, and chief learning officer of TDLearning, Inc., his company through which he has worked with corporate, nonprofit, governmental, and educational clients to provide professional and leadership development. In this role, Todd has facilitated community leadership development programs, executive retreats, and emerging leaders programs with a focus on developing high-performing teams. Todd earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Southern University and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Todd is also a graduate of The Art and Practice of Leadership Development, an executive education program of Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Gary Steinberg, Vice President, Strategent Corporation
Strategic Management

Gary Steinberg, Vice President, Strategent Corporation

Gary Steinberg is a recognized leader in strategic planning, performance management, and organizational management and a Meritorious Executive recipient of the President’s Rank Award. Currently he is the Vice President of Strategent Corporation and an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University. Over his 28-year career as a federal senior executive he served as Agency Director and Deputy Director at the Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. He served at the Department of Health and Human Services as the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. He began his Federal career at NASA where he was the Director for Strategic Management and Quality Improvement Programs. He led the development of NASA’s strategic and performance plans, the agency’s strategic management system, and many of NASA’s quality improvement initiatives. Mr. Steinberg graduated from the University of Connecticut cum laude, earning a Bachelor of Science degree, and from the University of Hartford with a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
Beth Steinhorn, President, VQ Volunteer Strategies
Setting Yourself Up for Success: Keys to Retaining Volunteers

Beth Steinhorn, President, VQ Volunteer Strategies

Beth partners with organizations and their leadership to increase their impact through strategic and innovative engagement. The author of multiple books and articles on strategic volunteer engagement, she is a popular speaker and trainer, known for her interactive and inspiring presentations. As a thought leader, Beth regularly participates in the national dialogue about volunteerism and engagement. As a Service Enterprise Trainer, she has also trained and supported dozens of organizations to become certified Service Enterprises. Prior to becoming a consultant, Beth worked as an executive director and marketing director for education and faith-based organizations and spent years working with museums as an educator, manager, and anthropologist. She draws upon her anthropology experience still, helping organizations through the culture-shift process—from viewing volunteer management as a program to embracing engagement as a strategy to fulfill mission.
Shelley Thompkins, Leadership Solutions Partner, Center for Creative Leadership
Talent Conversations

Shelley Thompkins, Leadership Solutions Partner, Center for Creative Leadership

Shelley Thompkins works is a Leadership Solutions Partner at the Center for Creative Leadership helping leaders become extraordinary performers, visionaries, collaborators as well as critical and strategic thinkers. Shelley has over 20 years’ experience in market-leading organizations and Fortune 500 corporations. She has spoken on various topics including Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Development, Importance of a Growth Mindset, Agility, Resiliency and Grit, Team Effectiveness, Bridging the Generational Gap, Change Management, Strategic Thinking, Realizing Staff Potential and Unlocking Clinical Excellence. Her collaborative leadership style is used to build consensus to improve skills and knowledge which has led to improved employee performance and engagement, leadership effectiveness and improved organizational outcomes. Shelley earned a Bachelor’s of Arts from Howard University, a Masters of Business Administration from American University and a Masters of Theological Studies from Emory University. She began her doctoral journey at the University of Virginia and completed her PhD in Business Management at Capella University. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation.
Professor John D. Trybus, Professor, Georgetown University
Strategic Storytelling for Social Impact

Professor John D. Trybus, Professor, Georgetown University

Professor John D. Trybus of Georgetown University is a story scientist on a mission to help change makers around the world create and tell better stories that bring their missions and visions to life. He leads Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication in Washington, D.C. where he teaches students to become story strategists. Prior to academia, his work spanned sectors in pursuit of making impact. Within a life changing role, he served as the personal advisor to famous scientist Dr. Jane Goodall, as a strategist at the British Embassy, and as a social innovation consultant at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide working with clients like Coca-Cola and Tiffany & Co. A highly sought after keynote speaker and trainer on the topic of storytelling, he has collaborated with hundreds of groups including the Smithsonian, NPR, United Way, Department of Education and the Knight Foundation among others. Learn more about his work at www.johntrybus.com.
Brook Wingate, Development Director, Center for Creative Leadership
Talent Conversations

Brook Wingate, Development Director, Center for Creative Leadership

Brook serves as Development Director for the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) leading a team that is responsible for business development and philanthropy to increase CCL’s impact in the social sector. Brook has more than twenty years of nonprofit leadership experience including work in independent schools, regional professional theater, United Way, and a statewide child welfare agency. She has built both systems and teams and led several organizational culture-change efforts, creating increased impact both for organizations and the communities they serve. As Executive Vice President, she led United Way of Greater Greensboro’s fundraising, internal operations and culture change efforts. As VP of Philanthropy for a statewide child welfare agency, Brook built a team of calling officers and event planners, creating an environment that both fostered accountability and grew a culture of philanthropy throughout the agency, while launching a multi-million dollar capital campaign. Brook earned her BA from Wake Forest University and her MBA from the Bryan School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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