Sessions - Emerging & Developing Global Executives Program

Sessions

October 2, 2020

EDGE Program Orientation

Attend a one-of-a-kind orientation designed to foster team building and collaboration amongst Bowe Fellows through an Emergenetics brain-mapping workshop. Share professional growth with other driven individuals to discover and redefine skills.

Betsy Caine Work in Progress Founder and President

Betsy is the Founder and President, Work In Progress, LLC, a Baltimore, MD based consulting firm that specializes in cultivating and sustaining leadership talent in organizations. She brings over 25 years of senior level experience in helping leaders achieve their desired business results and has clients in the private sector, government, health care, and an array of non-profits organizations. She holds an BA degree in Nursing, a MA degree in Human Resource Development, and is currently completing a Masters from the University of Pennsylvania in Organizational Dynamics. She has Certifications from Georgetown University in Leadership Coaching and Organizational Development as well as certification from Case Western Reserve in Appreciative Inquiry. Her areas of expertise and passion include senior leadership development; senior team development; and helping to shape culture that drives meaningful results.

Betsy Caine

October 28, 2020

Leadership and Communication

Master the key to a successful leadership style in the art of communication. Body language and perception are key in transforming a professional image. Lead and negotiate your way through successful conversations and presentations.

Gerry is an American sports broadcaster. He works as the sports director at WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Maryland, and does radio play-by-play for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. Sandusky is the son of John Sandusky, who played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns and Green Bay Packers, and who later was an assistant coach for several NFL teams, and head coach for the Baltimore Colts. He is a 1983 graduate of Towson University, where he played football and basketball. In addition to his duties with the Ravens, Sandusky broadcasts Towson University basketball games. Sandusky is also the owner of The Sandusky Group, a media and communications consulting firm. He and his wife Lee Ann founded the Joe Sandusky Fund, which operates through the Baltimore Community Foundation and raises money for scholarships to financially needy youngsters in the Baltimore area. The fund is named after Sandusky’s late brother, a football player at the University of Tulsa, who died of septic shock caused by pneumonia in 1978 at the age of 19. In 2014, Gerry Sandusky authored his first book, “Forgotten Sundays: A Son’s Story of Love, Loss and Life from the Sidelines of the NFL. With a foreword by Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh, Forgotten Sundays is Gerry Sandusky’s coming-of-age story about a son’s relationship with his father. It is his story of love, loss, acceptance and living in the shadow of the NFL. On May 24, 2014, Sandusky introduced the book at a public book signing event at Greetings & Readings of Hunt Valley in Baltimore County.

Gerry Sandusky

November 12, 2020

Global Negotiations

Enhance business negotiation skills and techniques provided by a global leading facilitator. Adapt key strategies from expectations, preparation, and listening.

Jeff-Cochran, Shapiro Negotiations Institute, Principal/ Master Facilitator

Over the last 15 years Jeff has coached and trained groups within organizations from 45 minutes to three days in length.  His audience size has ranged from five executives around a boardroom table to 1,000 people in an auditorium. And, he has done all of this in 6 continents across all industries. A few sample clients include Verizon, PwC, Chicago Bears, Sherwin Williams, Bristol Myers Squibb, ESPN, Corporate Executive Board, TEKsystems. Prior to SNI, Jeff was a top salesperson and trainer at Tessco Technologies, the nation’s largest communications infrastructure supplier. Jeff’s first career was a US Peace Corps Volunteer where he was assigned to micro-lending projects in Nepal.

Jeff Cochran

Decemebr 15, 2020

Global Strategy & Economics

Learn to think strategically by examining vital planning and decision-making processes on a global scale. Advantageously predict foreign markets to expand and develop using the experiences of other multinational businesses.

Nick DeSimone is Vice President of Operations for Stanley Black & Decker’s Global Tools and Storage (GTS) business. In his role, Nick oversees the Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing for GTS, which includes brands such as Stanley, Black & Decker, Porter Cable and DEWALT. His role is focused on developing a customer focused supplying strategy to deliver world-class products at competitive costs with the shortest lead-times possible.
Nick has over 25 years of experience in the Power Tools and Accessories business. He began his career working in manufacturing, where he rotated through multiple plants focusing on process improvements. He then held progressive roles from Process Engineer through Site Manager supporting the largest manufacturing facility in the world for Black & Decker, as well as Director of Advanced Sourcing for the DEWALT equipment business working to launch new products sourced throughout Asia. He then moved to the Director of Operations as the global leader for Power Tool Accessories manufacturing.
Nick holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Physical Science from Salisbury University, as well as a Mechanical Engineering Degree from University of Maryland.

Nick DeSimone

Anirban Basu Chairman & CEO Sage Policy Group, Inc.

Anirban is a study in contradictions. He has been called an economist with a personality, or alternatively, one with a sense of humor. He has twice been recognized as one of Maryland’s 50 most influential people. He has also been named one of the Baltimore region’s 20 most powerful business leaders. He serves as Chairman of the Maryland Economic Development Commission, teaches global strategy at Johns Hopkins University, and serves the Chief Economist function for a number of organizations around the country. He has read every one of Agatha Christie’s novels, is an avid fan of James Bond, English football, Indian cricket, all Baltimore teams, and lives with his wife and two daughters, Kimaya and Kohena.

Anirban Basu

January 19, 2021

Managing a Global Workforce

Learn about how businesses effectively manage global teams. Discuss the complexities of leadership, decision making, and behaviors within a business and cultural context.

Kewin Gales is Prometric’s Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources. Based in Baltimore and working with a team of HR professionals around the globe, Mr. Gales is responsible developing and implementing human capital and talent management strategies that enable Prometric to recruit, develop and retain highly skilled and engaged employees for all corporate functions. Under his direction, the HR leadership team develops and maintains corporate policies and practices, designs and delivers corporate learning and development programs, and cultivates a corporate culture and work environment that promotes, safety, opportunity, and respect for all employees. Mr. Gales has more than 3 decades of experience in human resources management and remains engaged in industry associations and events.

Mr. Gales holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University, and a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Kewin Gales

A UK national currently based in the USA, for over 30 years Simon has focused on strategy development and strategic marketing in international aviation. Before joining ARINC (now Collins Aerospace) in 2011, Simon had general management, strategy and business development roles in in-flight communications companies such as Inmarsat for 10 years. Previous marketing roles have included the International Air Transport Association, the European Regional Airlines Association and British Aerospace. He has been lucky enough to live and work in 3 different countries as an expatriate and work closely with customers, partners and colleagues in countries around the world.

In his current role, Simon is responsible for leading the Information Management Services business unit headquartered in Annapolis, MD, in areas such as strategic planning, market analysis, country strategies, mergers/ acquisitions and integration activities.

Simon is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Fellow of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Member of the UK’s Institute of Directors. He has a MSc in Transport Planning & Management from the University of Westminster as well as a BSc from Swansea University and post-graduate qualifications in Marketing.

Simon Tudge

Brian Keilson is a the Senior Manager for Talent Development at Abt Associates. He has worked for over 12 years studying and building learning and leadership development programs. At Abt Associates, Brian is responsible for leading the talent development function for all 3500 employees, ensuring programs meet employee and business needs and goals. This includes leadership development, learning programs, performance management, and diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Prior to Abt Associates, Brian worked in higher education in student affairs and in academic research and program management, helping developing future leaders. He was also able to work on State Department grants building women’s leadership capacity in Pakistan, teaching Management Development in Morocco, and supporting business research on South Asia. Brian is a Master of Education graduate from James Madison University and holds a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Virginia.

Brian Keilson

February 16, 2021

Global Marketing

Explore global marketing and branding strategies not only in average advertisements, but also through language and culture. Hear first-hand experiences from senior marketing professionals in leading multinational corporations in developing your strategy.

Colin Clark Global Brand Director USA, Dunlop Protective Footwear A team leader with over 17 years of experience in the sports and marketing industries, with a track record of success growing the brand and the business across all channels through action and innovation.  Goal:  "Stay smart enough, to be naive enough, to not know what [...]

Colin Clark

Tabata Gomez
Tabata Gomez Vice President Marketing Stanley Black & Decker Tabata Gomez is a highly talented, results-producing executive with a wide breadth of international experience. She is an expert brand builder with an exceptional track record of success creating, accelerating and turning around business results across various geographies. She is recognized for her ability to guide [...]

Tabata Gomez

March 12, 2021

Global Supply Chain

Enhance business negotiation skills and techniques provided by a global leading facilitator. Adapt key strategies from expectations, preparation, and listening.

Colin Browne has been Chief Operating Officer since February 2020. Prior to that, he served as Chief Supply Chain Officer from July 2017 to February 2020 and President of Global Sourcing from September 2016 to June 2017. Prior to joining our Company, he served as Vice President and Managing Director for VF Corporation, leading its sourcing and product supply organization in Asia and Africa from November 2013 to August 2016 and as Vice President of Footwear Sourcing from November 2011 to October 2013. Prior thereto, Mr. Browne served as Executive Vice President of Footwear and Accessories for Li and Fung Group LTD from September 2010 to November 2011 and Chief Executive Officer, Asia for Pentland Brands PLC from April 2006 to January 2010. Mr. Browne has over 25 years of experience leading sourcing efforts for large brands.

Colin Browne

Nick DeSimone is Vice President of Operations for Stanley Black & Decker’s Global Tools and Storage (GTS) business. In his role, Nick oversees the Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing for GTS, which includes brands such as Stanley, Black & Decker, Porter Cable and DEWALT. His role is focused on developing a customer focused supplying strategy to deliver world-class products at competitive costs with the shortest lead-times possible.
Nick has over 25 years of experience in the Power Tools and Accessories business. He began his career working in manufacturing, where he rotated through multiple plants focusing on process improvements. He then held progressive roles from Process Engineer through Site Manager supporting the largest manufacturing facility in the world for Black & Decker, as well as Director of Advanced Sourcing for the DEWALT equipment business working to launch new products sourced throughout Asia. He then moved to the Director of Operations as the global leader for Power Tool Accessories manufacturing.
Nick holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Physical Science from Salisbury University, as well as a Mechanical Engineering Degree from University of Maryland.

Nick DeSimone

Trisha McRoberts Director, Packaging and Supplier Integration McCormick

Brian Keilson is a the Senior Manager for Talent Development at Abt Associates. He has worked for over 12 years studying and building learning and leadership development programs. At Abt Associates, Brian is responsible for leading the talent development function for all 3500 employees, ensuring programs meet employee and business needs and goals. This includes leadership development, learning programs, performance management, and diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Prior to Abt Associates, Brian worked in higher education in student affairs and in academic research and program management, helping developing future leaders. He was also able to work on State Department grants building women’s leadership capacity in Pakistan, teaching Management Development in Morocco, and supporting business research on South Asia. Brian is a Master of Education graduate from James Madison University and holds a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Virginia.

Trisha McRoberts

Jerry Garland Former Senior Vice President TESSCO Technologies

Mr. Garland is a highly experienced professional who currently provides consulting and business advisory services in the areas of leadership development and business transformation. Most recently, Mr. Garland served as Senior Vice President of Product and Solutions Development at TESSCO Technologies and was responsible for initiating their Global Sourcing strategy for proprietary products. He also served as Chief Financial Officer at TESSCO from 1993-1999 and was instrumental in achieving a very successful Initial Public Offering and significant growth of the company. Prior to working at TESSCO, he served as Senior Vice President of Asset Based Lending for Bank of America, Vice President of Middle Market Lending for NationsBank, Vice President of Maryland National Investment Banking Company and Senior Credit Officer for Maryland National Bank. He has also served as Financial Manager and Plant Controller for Stanley Black and Decker. In addition to serving on the Board of The World Trade Center Institute, Mr. Garland also serves on the Board of SOZO Children and the External Relations Committee of Kennedy Krieger.

Jerry Garland

April 13, 2021

Thinking Like a Global CEO

Discuss the knowledge and skills required to effectively lead a global organization. Analyze the unique challenges facing CEOs in the everchanging workplace.

May 11, 2021

Maryland Global Resources & Reputation

Discuss Maryland’s most recognizable global companies and analyze why the state is good for global business. Learn how companies have successfully leveraged local strengths into a global market scale. Strategize and capitalize on Maryland’s innovation, location, and education

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EDGE Retreat & Closing Reception

Celebrate the completion of the program with final testimonials detailing Bowe Fellows’ experiences in the EDGE Program. Finalize successful connections for long term bonds and insight from different careers. Reflect on personal and professional growth alongside other Bowe Fellows.