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    Sustainable and profitable business growth takes more than just a talented and passionate CEO. Using proven methodologies, tools, and expert resources, CEO Think Tank® ensures success with your people, strategy, execution, and cash. Read More

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CEO Think Tank® Highlights

  • CEO Think Tank® Speakers

    John Ratliff
    Managing Director at STS Capital Partners John Ratliff joined the team in 2012, bringing his own personal experience in founding a very successful entrepreneurial business, leading a series of strategic acquisitions, and ultimately selling to a strategic buyer with the help of STS Capital Partners. John is currently leading a number of deals in a variety […]
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    Brynne Tillman
    CEO, Speaker, Author, Trainer  Brynne Tillman, CEO is a successful sales professional, sales trainer and coach spanning over 3 decades who has unlocked the power of LinkedIn for Sales and Business Development Professionals. Over the last 5 years, Brynne has been teaching Leveraging LinkedIn for Business Development, has authored a comprehensive workbook and guide, LinkedIn […]
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    Mark Hurst
    Author, Founder and CEO, Creative Good Mark Hurst founded the world’s first customer experience consultancy, Creative Good, in 1997. Since then has spent his career writing and speaking about how organizations and individuals can create better customer experiences. In 2003 Hurst founded the Gel conference, which annually spotlights people and projects that create some good experience. […]
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    Chad Williams
    Managing Director at STS Capital Partners Chad Williams joined STS as a Managing Director in 2015, following nearly 15 years as a business attorney, entrepreneur and investor, with deep experience in technology (software) companies, e-commerce and business services. Prior to joining STS, Chad was a partner with Saul Ewing LLP, an AmLaw 200 law firm based […]
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    Randy Nelson
    Author and Speaker Randy Nelson graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1983; completing the Navy ROTC scholarship program and serving as his Unit’s Battalion Commander, in charge of over 100 Midshipmen in his Junior Year. He then served 6 ½ years as an officer in the Navy Nuclear Power Program; completing three years on […]
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    Lewis Schiff
    Author, Speaker, Columnist, Executive Director of the Inc. Business Council Lewis Schiff is the executive director of Inc. Business Owners Council, a membership organization for Inc. Magazine’s top entrepreneurs and owners of closely-held family businesses and maintains a blog about behavioral entrepreneurship on Inc.com. Today, there are Councils in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco-Silicon Valley […]
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    Tish Squillaro
    Consultant, CEO Whisperer, Author. With this goal-oriented and self-confident mindset, Tish creates change. Early on, she developed a great feeling for niche markets and realized her talent in helping business leaders become “unstuck” and learn to make effective decisions. Today, Tish continues driving success by focusing her time and commitment to CANDOR Consulting, the management […]
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    Kevin Daum
    Award-Winning Speaker, Author, Columnist, Entrepreneur & Marketer. Kevin Daum is an award winning and bestselling author of 5 books. He is a marketer, speaker, and columnist for Inc.com and Smart Business Magazine. As an Inc. 500 entrepreneur his sales and marketing techniques resulted in more than $1 billion in sales. Drawing on his background in […]
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    Laurie Taylor
    President of FlashPoint! Having taken a company from $250,000 in sales to over $12 million in sales, Laurie’s perspective on enterprise growth comes from her own experience and the background research of the 7 Stages of Growth enterprise development model. Committed to helping business owners succeed, Laurie’s real-time experience in starting and growing a business […]
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    Todd Cohen
    Speaker, President of National Speakers Association – Philadelphia Chapter for 2012-2013 Todd Cohen works with all professionals who want to create a sales culture so that more sales happen. Since 1984, Todd has coached and led sales teams to deliver more than $700 million in revenue for leading companies including Xerox, Gartner Group, Pensare, Thomson-Reuters, […]
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    David Bernstein
    Principal and Owner of RSL Associates. David Bernstein has worked in the private sector mergers and acquisitions field since 1988. As a result, he has extensive experience in: executing targeted assignments for seller and buyer clients, assisting companies in need of additional capital, and in performing business valuations and serving as an expert witness in […]
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    John Fisher
    President and founder of Unidec. Unidec repairs and supports validated automation, process control and monitoring equipment utilized in the pharmaceutical, electronics and other manufacturing industries. John has spent most of his career in creation and leveraging of innovative software and hardware techniques and technologies including AI and Expert Systems software in business and scientific environments. […]
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    Edward Sullivan
    Executive and Entrepreneur Edward Sullivan founded ExSull, Inc.(Acquired), Solas, Inc (Acquired), LaserLink (Acquired by Covad), Aria Systems and most recently, G2Link.com – a risk management platform for small businesses. An accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience building and managing technology driven companies, Ed is a serial entrepreneur and investor having started 5 companies […]
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    Dave Power
    CEO of Power Strategy Dave Power has guided growth companies as a CEO, board member and advisor for over 25 years. Earlier in his career, Dave was a Partner at Temple, Barker & Sloane (acquired by Mercer Management, now Oliver Wyman) where he co-founded the firm’s technology industry practice, advising Apple Computer, Lotus Development and […]
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    Greg Charbeneau
    VP/New Business Development of Herschend Family Entertainment Herschend Family Entertainment is considered the largest family-owned theme park corporation in the United States that operates entertainment, tourism and hospitality properties with more than 10,000 employees spanning 26 locations in ten states. In September 2012, Greg Charbeneau was appointed to New Business Development/Aquarium & Zoo Strategies corporate role […]
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    Aldonna R. Ambler
    Owner & President at AMBLER Aldonna R. Ambler has earned the right to be called The Growth Strategist®. She has won over 2 dozen national and statewide “entrepreneur of the year” awards for the resilient growth of her own international busineses across 4 recessions…but more importantly, her clients get on, and then stay on, the […]
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    Peter Colella
    Chairman and CEO of the Colmen Group. Peter Colella has been active in corporate finance activities on a national and international level over the course of his 32 year career. Since 1981 when he founded Colmen, his areas of specialization have involved all aspects of Colmen’s services: Investment Banking, Turnarounds, and Management Advisory. Mr. Colella […]
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    David Griffith
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    Greg Crabtree
    A speaker, author, entrepreneur and financial expert. After spending five years in regional accounting and three years as Vice President of operations/controller for a local bank, Crabtree used his entrepreneurial skills to develop Crabtree, Rowe & Berger, PC, a CPA firm dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build the economic engine of their business. In addition to […]
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    Ami Kassar
    CEO and Founder of www.multifunding.com. Ami is a nationally renowned small business advocate and leader. He’s committed to ensuring that small business owners have the best possible access to the capital they need to help grow and manage their businesses. Kassar appears in the national press on small business issues and blogs regularly on these […]
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    Mike Carroll
    President and Founder of Intelligent Conversations As President and Founder of Intelligent Conversations, Mike Carroll brings over 22 years of sales and marketing experience to Intelligent Conversations to deliver sales systems that drive remarkable revenue growth for our clients.  Mike works hands-on with senior executives, sales leaders, and salespeople to change behaviors, grow new skills, […]
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  • Think Tank® Members & Alumni

    Chris Dohl
    (Current Member) VP at The Alias Group. The Alias Group grows your business by working with you to establish, organize, advance, or manage any combination of your sales, marketing, planning, and processing. The Alias Group provides a dedicated team whose expertise is designing and implementing custom solutions to augment core competencies. More than consultants, Alias works […]
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    Tim Boulden
    (Current Member) Executive at  Boulden Brothers. The mission of Boulden Brothers is to provide comprehensive and efficient sales, delivery, installation and repair services to our customers in a manner that develops customer retention and loyalty. Our success is directly related to the performance of our staff. We will strongly encourage an environment that focuses on teamwork, […]
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    Curtis Bolander
    (Current Member) Director at MidAtlantic Behavioral Health. Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health combines the expertise of our diverse professional staff of licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists with a comprehensive array of proven outpatient therapy, testing and psychiatric approaches to inspire and support each individual, family or group to reach their fullest potential. We also offer consulting and training […]
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    Joseph A. Hawke
    (Current Member) President, CEO, and Chairman at Uniflight. Joseph A. Hawke is President, CEO, and Chairman of Uniflight, LLC, Grand Prairie, Texas, and founder and Chairman of Hawke Aerospace Group, Malvern, Pennsylvania, a private equity firm that is actively pursuing platform company acquisitions in the aerospace industry, with a special focus on the rotorcraft segment of the market. […]
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    Dave Van Horn
    (Current Member) President at PPR Note PPR buys distressed mortgages in bulk and then rehabs them one at a time by working closely with the homeowner in a respectful, compassionate way. Our business philosophy is simple:  we work with the homeowner to develop a strategy that enables them to keep their home. Doing this, we create a “win-win-win” […]
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    Lawrence J. DiSabatino
    (Current Member) President at DiSabatino Construction Lawrence DiSabatino graduated from Lehigh University combining a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Economics. He initially worked with DiSabatino & Raniere Construction Company, developing from estimator and Project Manager to Vice President/Secretary. He addressed the needs for high quality merit shop construction by starting […]
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    Janet Castle
    (Current Member) Co-Owner at The Castle Group Overseeing major bulkhead repairs, removing underwater debris from channel beds and installing steel and concrete pile jacking underneath bridges? These may not seem like typical contracts for a women-owned company. However, Janet L. Castle continues to break the mold, proving that the marine construction industry doesn’t have to […]
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    Traci Bolander, PsyD
    (Current Member) Practice Director at MidAtlantic Behavioral Health  Dr. Traci Bolander earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University. She also has undergraduate and graduate degrees in education.  Traci has had a variety of research, teaching and clinical experiences with both children and adults. Her areas of interest and expertise include psychological testing and […]
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    Mike Albero
    (Current Member) Managing Director at Albero, Kupferman & Associates, LLC Mike Albero is the Managing Director at Albero, Kupferman & Associates, LLC., the result of the merger between two of the area’s most prominent accounting firms – Albero & Albero, P.A. and Kupferman & Associates, LLC. The firm was founded by the two principals, Ira Kupferman, CPA and […]
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    Simon Darlington
    (Current Member) Founder at Darlington Designs  Simon Darlington is the Founder of Darlington Designs. A graduate from the State University of New York with a Bachelor’s degree in Plant Science with a focus on Landscape Design, Simon has a passion for designing inspiring outdoor living spaces that surpass the expectations of his clients. His vision has made […]
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    Carly Ritter
    (Current Member) COO at Creative MediaWorks Creative MediaWorks is a full-service provider of digital media and graphics for healthcare marketing and education. Located in Pennington, New Jersey, we specialize in creating graphics that present your content in the most visually compelling manner. Our repertoire of services includes speaker training, slide libraries, website design and programming, dynamic […]
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    Bill Emerson
    (Current Member) CEO/President at Emerson Group Bill Emerson joined the family business in 1990 as a recruiter in the health care industry and quickly began to learn the business “hands on”.   As his knowledge of the industry grew, Bill diversified his experience by taking on other roles such as outside sales and division manager.  In 1998, […]
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    Alix James
    (Current Member) CEO at Nielsen-Kellerman Alix James‘s first job with Nielsen-Kellerman was soldering Cox Box boards in the Kellerman basement as a senior in high school (founder Richard Kellerman is her step-father). Since her soldering rarely met co-founder Paul Nielsen’s standards, she headed off to Yale University where she studied English, Economics and rowing, winning the Sprints […]
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    Carlo Beuf
    (Current Member) Senior Executive at Cenero LLC As the Senior Applications Engineer and Director of Sales, it is Carlo Beuf’s responsibility to ensure that the very specific functional audiovisual goals of our clients are discussed and understood, then successfully implemented in their design. He does this through a thorough discovery process, extensive dialogue with end-users and owners, knowledge of our clients’ environments […]
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    Mike Howard
    (Current Member) President at American Executive Centers  Mike Howard has worked in the executive-suite industry for more than twenty years in sales, managerial, and executive capacities. After working as a Franchise Sales Associate at Prudential Real Estate for more than two years, he moved to American Executive Centers in 1990. After moving up through positions including […]
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    Lisa Carney
    (Alumna) Agent at Farmers Insurance Lisa Carney is an insurance professional, and has worked primarily as an independent agent for Aflac since 1997. She and her associates provide supplemental benefits, claims assistance, and customer service to her clients, while concentrating on teamwork, compassion and integrity. She has maintained an office in Woodbury since 2006, creating a “home […]
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    Rob Richardson
    (Current Member) Founder at Ads-s Ads-s is a premier managed print services provider. Established in 1994, ads-s has evolved from a transactional provider to full service imaging and printing solutions provider. Initially, the company provided toner by way of transaction to clients in the region; the need was then established to provide services to our clients […]
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    William Hoffman
    (Current Member) President at Hoffman’s Exterminating Co.  Hoffman’s Exterminating was formed in 1990 to fill a niche in an already flooded market in the Pest Control Industry. A local, family owned, highly technical and customer oriented Pest Control Business. With dedicated personal, an impressive customer referral program and efficient services, Hoffman’s Exterminating grew into one of […]
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    Dave Dempsey
    (Current Member) CEO at High Exposure, Inc. High Exposure, Inc. is New Jersey based with multiple airports and assets throughout the US. Strategic locations allows High Exposure to be more cost effective and provide services throughout the year. We have over 35 years of flight experience and over 18 years in the industry. Proof of performance […]
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    Casey Price
    (Current Member) Partner & Co-Founder at Price and Price Elder Law Casey Price graduated from Widener University School of Law in 1999 and was admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania later that year. He earned my Master of Laws in Taxation from Temple University in 2002. With his father, Carl, Casey created Price & […]
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    Michael Andre
    (Alumnus) President at Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc. On Dec. 15, 1999, Michael Andre was named the president of Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., succeeding Peter Grumblatt. Mr. Andre, who most recently served as executive vice president of Gateway Ticketing Systems, is a co-founder of Gateway Ticketing Systems and a member of its board of directors. Prior to […]
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    Jill Huentelman
    (Current Member) Founder and President of Lernia. Jill Huentelman is Founder and President of Lernia. Jill has over 16 years experience in development and delivery of training within the life sciences industry. Jill provides leadership to position Lernia at the forefront of the industry, and oversees Lernia’s operations to ensure client satisfaction, quality, service, and […]
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    Claudia Timbo
    (Current Member) Founder and CEO of CompanyVoice. Claudia Timbo is an entrepreneur and foremost expert in helping businesses all over the country improve their marketing position, with a 30 year track record of promoting business growth through call campaigns. CompanyVoice is Claudia’s fifth call center, after the successful growth and sale of four previous business […]
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    Ed Remster
    (Current Member) CEO of SJ Transportation, Inc. Ed Remster brings over 30 years of logistical strategy, executive leadership, and entrepreneurialism to the transportation industry. A dedicated leader and mentor, his commitment to the core values of teamwork, innovation, integrity, service and excellence has positioned him as one of the most respected executives in the transportation […]
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    Chip McAteer
    (Current Member) CEO of Constructure Management Constructure Management provides value-added services to customers by creating successful partnerships with the design and construction team for the duration of the entire process. Constructure Management focuses in establishing long-lasting relationships with customers, subcontractors and consultants by exceeding expectations and gaining trust—through exceptional performance by every member of the Constructure Management’s […]
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    Marty Rosica
    (Current Member) Executive at Hawks and Company In the summer of 1976, Mark Hawks had a vision to provide the Delaware Valley with a fresh approach to mechanical services. With his background in commercial and industrial boilers and burners, Mark developed a niche position in the market place as the region’s expert in this field. In 1980, […]
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    Conni Henshaw
    (Alumna) Vice President of Elmer’s Products, Inc. As a Vice President at Elmer’s Products, Inc., Conni runs the only business-to-business division of the well-known consumer products company. And, in a division that sells products into the picture framing and sign and display markets, foamboard currently accounts for two-thirds of her revenue. Conni recognized a growth […]
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    Dave Raymond
    (Alumnus) Emperor of Fun and Games at the Fun Dept. David is a licensed expert in the Power of Fun. This is “Serious Fun” that he learned as a leader in the mascot world as the original Phillie Phanatic. This fun can deliver unrecognized revenue while increasing productivity, morale and the over all health of your […]
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    Steve Christini
    (Alumnus) President of Christini AWD Motorcycles (Christini Technologies, Inc.)  
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    Larry Waddell
    (Alumnus) COO of SEER Interactive. Larry Waddell is the COO of SEER Interactive, a digital advertising agency located in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia.  SEER was recently recognized as the 25th fastest growing inner-city company, nationally, in Michael Porter’s 2012 Inner City 100.  Mr. Waddell is responsible for channel partner relationships, resource forecasting, accounting and […]
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    Valoria Cheek
    (Alumna) President of The American Baptist Extension Corporation. Valoria Cheek, Esq., is excited about The American Baptist Extension Corporation’s (ABEC) mission to help churches through loans made possible by other American Baptists. “ABEC allows churches, church-related organizations and individuals to participate in the ongoing mission of American Baptist churches while earning an attractive rate of return […]
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    Chris Burkhard
    (Alumnus) CEO and Founder of the CBI Group. Chris Burkhard is a 4th generation entrepreneur. He is a husband, a father, and an avid outdoorsman. Within each of these roles, he continues to emerge as an effective mentor and coach. He is a proven leader, lecturer, and expert on building sustainable organizations through the distinctive […]
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    Rob Gilfillan
    (Alumnus) CEO of Cenero. Rob Gilfillan has been involved in entrepreneurial activities for the better part of 17 years.  Rob grew up in Delaware County attending both the Haverford School and Ursinus College.  In the 1990’s, Rob was instrumental in building a technology focused business in Baltimore, MD before moving home and co-founding Cenero, A […]
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    Lara Coviello
    (Alumna) MA CFA, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Auctus Wealth Management Ms. Lara Coviello began her career as a research and statistical analyst in 2004. She started in the financial services industry doing risk assessment and market analysis, and researching public and privately held companies, and soon expanded her role to include portfolio management. As lead […]
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    Diane Connor
    (Alumna) President of Modern Strategic Branding and Communications, Inc As the President of Modern Strategic Branding and Communications, Diane helps businesses and organizations express who they are, what they do and why they do it. Diane became shareholder as she acquired Modern Graphics with two business partners in 1999. Modern Graphics was founded in 1972 as […]
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    Alice Dommert
    (Alumna) CEO of Deliver Me Wellness Alice Dommert, CEO of deliver me wellness, knows first-hand the stress and rewards of running a company from her career as an exhibit designer, architect, and business-owner in Philadelphia over the last 20 years. She also knows first-hand how yoga and meditation can ease that stress. Alice is a registered yoga teacher […]
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    Eric Janson
    (Alumnus) Founder of Parallel Edge. Eric Janson founded Parallel Edge first as a part time venture and, beginning in May 1996, as a full time business. Having come to IT support and CAD Management from the design side, Eric brought a unique perspective to IT support for the AEC industry.  Rather than focus on the products, as […]
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    Joseph Ellis
    (Alumnus) Executive at CBIZ  With over 20 years of experience in employee benefits consulting, Joe provides his clients with the necessary insight to attract and retain employees and control costs.  His practice concentrates in the area of Health & Welfare benefit cost control, with special emphasis on broad-based Cafeteria Benefit Plans and consumer-driven healthcare.  His special skills are in […]
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    Bob Paulus
    (Current Member) Vice President at Partners for Payment Relief   Partners for Payment Relief (PPR) buys distressed mortgages in bulk and then rehabs them one at a time by working closely with the homeowner in a respectful, compassionate way.  PPR’s business philosophy is simple:  “we work with the homeowner to develop a strategy that enables them to keep […]
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    Les Vail
    (Alumnus) President and CEO at The Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce  Les Vail is the President and CEO of the Chamber.  The Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce has always had a special place in Les’s heart. He has been a member of the organization since it’s infancy in February 2001; from there he quickly became active, chairing […]
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