On Success Panelists

Allison Miner

Expert and public speaker in child, teen and adult nutrition; professor at Prince George's Community College.

Ashok Bajaj

Owns seven restaurants in the District, including the four-star Rasika and the recently opened Bibiana.

Catherine H. Tinsley

Associate professor at Georgetown University's business school and the executive director of the GU Women's Leadership Initiative.

Celeste Owens

A motivational speaker and licensed psychologist with a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Cleve Francis

Cardiologist; President, Mount Vernon Cardiology Associates, Alexandria, Va.; musician.

Daniel A. Domenech

Spent seven years as superintendent of Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools before becoming executive director of the American Association of School Administrators.

Eric Schaeffer

Co-founder and artistic director for Signature Theatre in Arlington, which won the 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award for sustained artistic excellence.

Fred Malek

Founder and chairman of Thayer Capital Partners, and former adviser in various areas to four U.S. presidents -- Richard M. Nixon, Grald Ford, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Garrison Wynn

Founder of Wynn Solutions, this keynote speaker is a former stand-up comedian and author of "The Real Truth About Success

Hile Rutledge

CEO and owner of OKA (Otto Kroeger Associates), a training and consulting firm specializing in leadership and team development.

I. King Jordan

The former professor and dean was the first deaf president of Gallaudet University from 1988 to 2006. He earned his PhD in psychology from the University of Tennessee.

James S. Gordon

Founder and Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in D.C.; author of "Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression," and an expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety and psychological trauma.

Jan Scruggs

Founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

Jean Crowder Drummond

Founder and president of HCD International, a management and technology consulting firm.

Jeanine Cogan

Heads Cogan Coaching and is on the faculty of the Center for Continuing and Professional Education at Georgetown University.

Jennifer Tucker

Consulting director, Otto Kroeger Associates. PhD in science and technology studies from Virginia Tech. Author of "Type and Project Management."

Kelly Harman

Vice president of sales at TriNET Systems in Herndon.

Kristina Bouweiri

Owns and operates Reston Limousine, one of the D.C. area's largest limousine and shuttle services.

Manil Suri

Author of "The Death of Vishnu" and "The Age of Shiva," and mathematics professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Active in mathematics outreach efforts geared towards children and adults.

Marissa Levin

Founder and CEO of Information Experts, a 15-year-old strategic communications, human capital, and training consulting firm. Nationally known speaker and writer, and an expert on how to build a successful business while building a fulfilling life.

Marshall Brown

Certified career and executive coach, entrepreneur coach and personal brand strategist.

Michael J. Berland

A strategic adviser and communications consultant who co-authored "What Makes You Tick? How Successful People Do It -- And What You Can Learn from Them."

Michelle Singletary

Her Post column, "The Color of Money," is syndicated in more than 100 newspapers; her new book, "The Power to Prosper: 21 Days to Financial Freedom" will be available in January.

Misti Burmeister

Misti Burmeister, author of "From Boomers to Bloggers," founded Inspirion Inc. and specializes in speaking, executive coaching, and generational diversity in the workplace.

Nell Minow

Editor of The Corporate Library, and 'Movie Mom' for Beliefnet.com and radio stations across the country.

Nicola Goren

President and CEO of Washington Area Women's Foundation. Previously chief of staff of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Patricia McGuire

President of Trinity Washington University.

Raul J. Fernandez

Chairman of ObjectVideo, a private technology firm, and part owner of the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics.

Russ Ramsey

Founder, chairman and CEO of Ramsey Asset Management; also chairman of the George Washington University board of trustees.

Seth Kahan

Change expert and author who has advised executives in 50-plus organizations, including Shell, World Bank, Peace Corps and NASA. He can be reached at visionaryleadership.com

Sherri Y. Geng

An analyst at Audax Group, an investment firm in Boston, and a former 2005 Intel Science Talent Search finalist.

Susan Lacz

CEO of Ridgewells who also serves on the board of directors for the Washington Board of Trade.

Tamara Darvish

Vice president of Darcars Automotive Group and chairwoman of the board of the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association.

Tanya S. Chutkan

Partner in the D.C. office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner law firm, specializing in litigation and white-collar criminal defense.

Tom Heath

Business reporter and Value Added columnist for The Washington Post.

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

Executive director, Year Up D.C., which provdes urban young adults with the skills, experience and support to propel them into higher education and professional careers

Virginia Bianco-Mathis

Business department chair of management programs at Marymount University and author of two books on executive coaching.

Willie Jolley

Award Winning Speaker and Singer, Best Selling Author and host of "The Willie Jolley Motivational Minute" daily on WUSA-Channel 9 and WHUR-FM and The Willie Jolley Show, weekends on XM Radio, Channel 169.

 
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