Melanie Thomas Armstrong is the Founder and owner of ThroughLine Consultants, where she uses genetic genealogy to generate investigative leads that help law enforcement close cold cases. She is a retired PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) partner and a senior executive with eighteen years of experience at the partner and C-Suite level, seven of those as a Chief Operating Officer (COO). She has been a Partner at four firms: PwC, Guidehouse, Unisys, and Arthur Andersen. She established and led PwC’s (now Guidehouse’s) US International Development practice focused on social impact work addressing critical challenges faced by underprivileged people around the world. She began her career as an auditor and spent two years working in the Czech Republic as it converted from communism to capitalism. She sits on the boards of two international NGOs: Mercy Corps and Leadership Mission International. She is also working on her first book about her time in the Czech Republic.
Lynda Bishop is the Founder and CEO of Summit Alliance Solutions, an international coaching/training/program development firm. As a master’s-level mental health therapist and certified empowerment and executive coach, Lynda has developed and facilitated groups across the United States and China for more than sixteen years. She currently contracts with national women’s leadership organizations and entrepreneurial support organizations in program creation, management, and impact expansion. As Vice President of National Programs for the NAWBO Institute, she spends her energy and talents doing what she loves most: supporting women leaders.
Diana Dibble is the President of Design To Delivery Inc, and Molly's long-time business partner. Prior to co-founding D2DInc, she worked for several companies in a variety of roles in business development, marketing, corporate communications, capture management, proposal management and development, recruiting, human resources, and training. She is a past president of the NAWBO Greater DC chapter and serves as a mentor and competition judge for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). She is also CEO of Tripod Consulting, a coaching and consulting firm that helps companies optimize their corporate infrastrucure operations.
Steve Genn is the Defense Portfolio Manager as well as a Leadership Development and Executive Coach at Markon Solutions. He has served clients across the DoD, Intelligence Community, federal civilian, and commercial healthcare markets. Steve’s expertise includes leadership development, project and program management, strategy, process reengineering and public-sector business development. He co-created and facilitates Markon’s Leadership Development Program and he frequently blogs on leadership. As a management consultant, Steve has primarily supported public sector clients for over 25 years. Prior to consulting, he served in the US Air Force as an Air Battle Manager, flying strike control missions in the EC130E aircraft. Steve retired from the Air Force Reserves as a Colonel. He received a BA from Louisiana State University, where he was commissioned through Air Force ROTC. He received an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and he’s a graduate of the USAF Air War College. Steve is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation, a Board-Certified Executive Coach (BCC) through CCE, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) ® and Myers-Briggs practitioner. He enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, skiing, running, SCUBA diving, traveling and reading. He is a certified USA Ice Hockey Level 4 coach and still plays weekly. He volunteers with Rebuilding Together, a non-profit that provides free home repairs for those in need.
Glenn Richardson is the founder of LeaderSages, a leadership coaching and executive consulting firm. His career journey has included numerous opportunities to lead, influence, inspire and develop – from the US Army, to admission to the partnerships of two professional services firms, to serving as a company president, to advising other companies and organizations, and to his current role through LeaderSages and helping others with their leadership journey.
Kathy Wilson, a former collegiate and professional basketball player and coach, is a speaker, Transformation Coach, and Principal of Coach Kathy Wilson. Balancing the lessons she learned on the court with her knowledge in the areas of change, leadership, and organizational management, Kathy brings a unique perspective on how to challenge and shift mindsets, align behavior with goals and strategy, and help people take their personal and professional lives to the next level. For over fifteen years Kathy worked with clients ranging from government agencies to higher learning institutions to Fortune 100 and 500 companies, as well as with a variety of organizations, speaking, coaching, and delivering training and development solutions that have empowered individuals to transform the way they work and live. Kathy currently works solely with women over 40 who are looking to reinvent themselves, achieve their biggest goals, and create the next level of their lives in her ‘Your Next-Level Life’ coaching program. She also hosts a weekly podcast called ‘For Kick-Ass Women only’.