Active ESC Consultants
Mary is a retired management consultant and former Director of Data Management at American Airlines. Mary
has 35 years experience in developing and implementing information technology solutions to solve business
problems with an emphasis on organizational effectiveness. Mary is a Director on the Board of the Orange
County Literacy Council and is Co-Chair of their Writers for Readers annual fundraiser.
Mary holds an MS in Information Technology (Stevens Institute of Technology) and a BS in Mathematics (City
University of N.Y.)
As an ESC consultant, Mary’s expertise is in Strategic Planning, Coaching, and Organization and Board
Jennie was the Executive Director of three non-profit organizations including a health clinic for the uninsured, a
child welfare organization, and a training and job placement service. Her volunteer community service has
included multiple boards of directors while residing in central Illinois. Most notably, Jennie chaired the
Foundation board of the Children’s Home of Illinois. She oversaw the largest fundraiser of the Junior League
and also the League’s Race for the Cure. Rounding out her volunteer efforts, while overseas with her family
(15 years in 4 countries), Jennie chaired the annual charity auction for Women in Continuing Education in Paris,
France, and annual fundraising events for her children’s international schools.
Jennie is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a psychology degree.
Today, Jennie enjoys mentoring the development director of a local charter high school. Her expertise consists
in Board Development, Fundraising/special events, and Community Relations.
Diana retired from IBM as the Corporate Director of Enterprise Learning where her programs and initiatives
won numerous awards from prestigious organizations such as ASTD, Brandon Hall and SHRM. Her career with
IBM encompassed extensive worldwide managerial and executive experience in sales, marketing, coaching and
service delivery. Her positions at the company included stints as: Director of Industry
Marketing/Communications, Director of Retail Solutions/Applications Solutions, Executive Assistant to the GM
and Corporate VP of the Application Solutions Division; Branch Manager of a Manufacturing and Distribution
Branch Office; and a Regional Manager for Product Marketing Programs.
Diana earned her Master of Arts in Psychology and Counseling, as well as a Masters in Education, from
Columbia University, NY. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and co-author of Intelligent
Mentoring: How IBM Creates Value through People, Knowledge and Relationships.
Diana’s experience with ESC has been primarily with Board Retreats and Coaching, although she has assisted in
Board Development and Organizational Assessment engagements as well.
Dick spent much of his career in the education sector. He was the Director and Assistant Director of
Undergraduate Admissions at UNC for 26 years. During his tenure the University increased size by 50%.
Dick also served as Director of College Counseling and Academic Dean for the Flint Hill School in Oakton,
Virginia. As this was a new institution Dick developed its college counseling program.
Dick earned an AB in Economics from UNC Chapel Hill, a MAT in History from Duke and is a graduate of the
Executive Program at UNC School of Business. Dick also has credits towards a doctorate from Duke and UNC.
Dick’s ESC experience includes consulting on Strategic Plans, Board Developments, Board Retreats, and
Perry retired from AT&T in 1992 as Senior Vice President – Financial Management. He is a community
volunteer from Chapel Hill. Perry’s activities include serving as board treasurer for the NC Museum of Life and
Science, board member and past chair for the Center for Child and Family Health, board member and interim
chair of the National Advisory Board for the Ackland Art Museum at UNC. He has also served as board member,
treasurer and chair of Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina, and as a member of the Board of the
Chapel Hill Library Foundation.
Perry has also been active in the Executive Service Corps of the Greater Triangle for a number of years as a
board member, past chair, project manager and consultant. He received the Governor’s Award for
Outstanding Volunteer Service in 1998.
Sheila D. Creth
Sheila spent her career in universities including Columbia, Connecticut, Michigan and Iowa, beginning with
positions in the computing center and then to management positions in university libraries. Sheila’s last
position was as dean of the University of Iowa Libraries for thirteen years, one of the largest university library
systems. In this position, she was responsible for reorganization, technology implementation, outreach on
campus and state-wide, participation in regional and national programs as well as fundraising among alumni
and in the larger community.
In 2000, she resigned her university position and established her own consulting business addressing human
resources, reorganization, strategic planning and team building. She worked on projects throughout the
United States including major projects in North Carolina.
Prior to relocating to North Carolina, Sheila served on the Boards of professional associations as well as
community nonprofit groups. She currently is a Board member of the Freedom House Recovery Center in
Her undergraduate degree is from Columbia University in cultural anthropology; her graduate degree is in
organization theory from the University of Connecticut.
She has been a volunteer consultant with the Executive Service Corps since 2007 working with a variety of
nonprofits in the Triangle on Fundraising, Board Development, and Strategic Planning.
Paul retired after 25 years with the Gillette Company in Boston. From 2000-2004 he was director of global
procurement – indirect goods and services, responsible for some $2 billion in purchases of indirect goods and
services. Previously, he was manager of central purchasing for the Gillette Stationery Products Group. He was
accredited as a Certified Purchasing Manager by the National Association of Purchasing Managers (NAPM) in
Paul earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Tufts University in Medford, MA, and his MBA from
Northeastern University in Boston, MA
Paul has been with ESC since 2006 and has been active as a consultant on numerous Strategic Plans and Board
Bob retired as group vice president from ChemDesign Corp. after many years with Polaroid Corp. as Plant
Manager/Division Manager, and Union Carbide. Bob has run his own consulting business and provided service
to nonprofits for over 20 years.
Bob holds a Ph. D. in chemical engineering from the U. of Illinois and a B.S.E in chemical engineering from
Since joining ESC Bob has helped several nonprofit clients with Strategic Planning, Board Development, and
Gail is a Vice President of Sales at Sallie Mae, Inc. Prior to her industry experience, she was in management
consulting at KPMG, specializing in marketing and strategic planning consulting to financial institutions and
with Arthur D. Little, Inc. where her focus was in mergers and acquisitions. Gail volunteers with a number of
nonprofits including those supporting medical research and higher education.
Gail holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing and an AB in Economics and Sociology from Boston College.
Since joining ESC Gail has helped several nonprofit clients with Strategic Planning engagements.
John is currently a licensed broker for Prudential York Simpson Underwood Realty in Raleigh. Prior to that John
was president of Contractors Career Centers, Inc., the Executive Director of the Friends of Santa Ana Zoo in
California, a loaned executive for Orange County’s United Way in Irvine, CA, Vice President of Marketing and
Corporate Relations for Tech Coast Corporation also in Irvine, CA, Founder/President/Broker-In-Charge of The
Smithville Company in Southport, NC, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Alpha Cellulose
Corporation (now Buckeye Technologies, Inc.) in Lumberton, NC.
John earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Wake Forest University and attended Elon College
Graduate School of Business and Case Western Reserve University for his MBA. He earned a Certificate in
Fund-Raising from the University of California, Irvine.
John is currently attending NC State University in the Business Coaching Certificate Program
John has executive experience in management, marketing, fund development, communications, and strategic
analysis. Key competencies include the ability to initiate and cultivate strong interpersonal relationships, to
build strategic alliances, to analyze problems and generate workable and cost-effective solutions.
In his corporate career John was a sales and marketing manager and director of several electronic information
companies, including the New York Times Information Bank. He serves on the board of Family Violence and
Rape Crisis Services in Chatham County.
John earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism at NYU. He also possesses some non-degree graduate
coursework at the NYU Business School.
As an ESC Consultant John has held a number of Board Retreats, has been involved in strategic planning work
with clients, and is a trained and active executive coach. He has served on ESC’s Board in the past, and
currently serves as ESC’s Director of Quality.
David F. Gettles
With over thirty years of business experience, Dave has held a variety of executive positions in the insurance
industry with profit and growth responsibilities, including Regional Vice President in two different branches.
He has taken an active role in talent development of individuals and teams throughout his career. Dave
helped design and implement several leaderships programs, with an emphasis on personal accountability and
Dave is a graduate of Ohio University and has completed executive education programs with the Center of
Creative Leadership, UVA's Darden School, Harvard and the University of Chicago.
His work with the Executive Service Corps includes Board Development, Board Retreats, Strategic Planning,
Organizational Assessment and as an Executive Coach. Dave has served on a number of non-profit and
industry boards and committees over the years including the Triangle United Way, Junior Achievement, and
Appalachian State University. He is a management consultant with professional training in business coaching
and currently teaches in the North Carolina State Business Coaching Certification program.
Sharon Graham (Sherry)
Sherry has over 30 years experience in management, primarily in information technology. While working at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she served as Acting Assistant Vice Chancellor for User Support and
Sherry earned a BA in Journalism and a MBA from UNC.
Since joining ESC in 2008, Sherry has worked with a number of clients on Strategic Planning, Board Retreats,
and Board Development. She is on the ESC Board Development Committee and has served on a non-profit
Roger is a retired Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and former Vice President for Finance and
Administration of the Organization for Tropical Studies, an international nonprofit based in Durham. He has 15
years of experience in nonprofit accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting. Previously, he was an
academic historian and a diplomat.
Roger holds a master’s degree in public administration (UNC Chapel Hill), a PhD in history (Princeton
University), and a BA in history (Rhodes College).
As an ESC consultant, Roger concentrates on financial management.
Edward M. Haugh, Jr.
Ed worked for over twenty-five years in a variety of senior-level management positions with the Asian
Development Bank’s South Asia Regional Department. He managed ADB's social sector division, designing and
implementing projects in the education, health and water supply sectors. His final assignment was as the
Senior Advisor for Afghanistan Operations where he assisted the government prepare its initial economic
development strategy. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in South Korea and a Program Officer for Catholic Relief
Services in Indonesia.
Ed graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Maryland, and earned a
Masters in International Administration from The School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Ed also has a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of North Carolina.
Since joining ESC in 2008, Ed has helped several nonprofit clients with Board Development, Board Retreats,
Merger Analysis, Organizational Reviews, and Strategic Planning projects.
Marcia’s 23-year management career, first with Philip Morris and then with McDonald’s Corp., focussed
primarily on opening and developing new markets in the international arena. At Philip Morris she negotiated
license and distribution agreements in Asia, developed new products and marketing campaigns for Asian
markets and led trade negotiations with the government of Japan. At McDonald’s, where she retired as
Director of International Purchasing in 1997, she developed local purchasing teams, selected and trained local
suppliers, built regional supply chains and focused on cost and quality management at both the individual
supplier and system levels. Her experience also includes direct profit responsibility for McDonald’s-owned
restaurants in New Jersey and membership on the Board of a $30 million manufacturing company.
Marcia earned a BA degree cum laude from Denison University and an MBA from Harvard University.
She joined ESC in 2001 and has worked on a broad spectrum of assignments including Board Retreats, Strategic
Planning, Organizational and Financial Reviews, Marketing plans and Executive Coaching. She has also served
as a non-profit Board member.
At retirement Judy was Director of Customer Service for Aeroglide. Prior to that she was Vice President of
Research & Development for American Machinery Corp. Judy was also the Manager of Sterilization and
Research & Development for Becton, Dickson R&D.
Judy has earned degrees in chemistry, microbiology, and business.
Judy also has experience in the nonprofit sector where she has held numerous officer positions. Her ESC
experience includes Coaching and Strategic Planning.
Jim is a retired executive and management consultant with over 40 years experience leading organizations
through change and renewal. His areas of expertise include leadership development, strategic planning,
organizational assessment, information technology management and executive coaching.
Jim earned a B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, and an MBA in Marketing from the Kellogg
School at Northwestern University.
Jim has served on boards of for profit and nonprofit organizations, and continues to volunteer in the
community. He joined ESC in May, 2011.
Jane S. Kornblut, M. Ed.
Jane S. Kornblut, M. Ed., is a principal in the firm of Third Sector Services, LLC, a consulting group dedicated to
strengthening the nonprofit sector. The focus of her practice is on organizational assessment and planning,
board development and executive coaching. Prior to joining TSS, she served as the nonprofit professional-in-
residence at George Mason University where she taught nonprofit management courses in the graduate MPA
program. She serves as an executive coach for the Delta Leadership program at Duke University. For eight
years Kornblut served as executive director of Volunteer Fairfax (VF), a regional resource center for
volunteerism and nonprofit capacity building. She also has served as a senior associate of Board Source where
she consulted with nonprofit boards across the nation on a variety of governance issues.
Jane holds a BA degree in music from American University and an M. Ed in educational counseling from George
Jane joined ESC in April of 2011. She has received several awards for her work in the nonprofit sector, including
the Human Services Coalition of Northern Virginia award for advocacy and leadership in recognition of her
dedication to strengthening nonprofits organizations in the region.
Marilyn M. Longman
Prior to being a volunteer nonprofit consultant, Marilyn spent more than 25 years in senior business and
marketing management positions for Kraft Foods in Chicago and General Foods in New York.
Marilyn has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, a Masters in Education and a Masters in Business
Since joining the Executive Service Corps as a consultant in 2001, Marilyn has completed over 40 assignments,
including a number of repeat clients. She has worked with a broad range of organizations in the Triangle in
such diverse areas as social services, education, the arts, the environment, children, as well as faith-based
organizations. Her areas of expertise include Board Development and Retreat Facilitation, Strategic Planning,
Executive Coaching and Marketing. In addition to being a consultant, Marilyn serves on the ESC Client Services
Committee where she manages the Executive Coaching program and Consultant Recruitment. As a member of
ESC’s Marketing Committee, she helped develop their website and marketing materials. Marilyn also serves on
the Board of the Women’s Center.
Beth is retired as Executive Director of the Volunteer Center of Durham. A long-time Durham resident, she has
served on numerous boards, including Durham Regional Hospital, The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North
Carolina, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. She has been president of the Durham United Way, The Junior League of
Durham and Orange Counties, and Pearsontown PTA.
Beth graduated from Westhampton College, University of Richmond and has a Duke certificate in Nonprofit
Beth enjoys consulting in the areas of Governance and Board Development.
Ed retired to our area from New York and is an expert in communications. His most recent positions include
Vice President, Internal Communications and Corporate Philanthropy at MasterCard Worldwide and Vice
President, Employee Communications at Verizon Corporation. Prior to that Ed was an Assistant Vice President
of Public Affairs at GTE Corporation.
Ed earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Journalism) and English from the University of South Florida
Ed joined ESC in the fall of 2010 and will be a valuable asset on Communications engagements.
Alison worked for a large Investment Management company in Scotland for many years, first as an Investment
Manager, then as Business Development Manager. Her last role with the company, before she moved to the
US in 2002, was Head of Marketing Communications. Alison has worked as a non-profit consultant since
moving to North Carolina, focusing on financial reporting, business and strategic planning.
Alison has an M.A. from Edinburgh University in Scotland. She has completed a certificate program in Business
Coaching at NC State University and the Duke Certificate in Non-profit management.
Alison joined ESC in May of 2011 and looks forward to being part of the consultant team.
Thomas E. Medlin
Tom has more than 30 years experience in the financial services industry in both the nonprofit and for profit
sectors. He retired in January 2008 as Chief Financial Officer from the North Carolina League of Municipalities.
Prior to his retirement Tom was Vice President and Controller for the Durham Life Insurance Company. In
both these roles he had extensive experience in auditing, profit analysis, budgeting, expense control, and
internal control assessments. Since his retirement Tom has established Medlin and Associates.
Tom received his BSBA from Old Dominion University and completed post graduate accounting courses at NC
State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Chartered Life Underwriter designation. He is a
Fellow is the Life Management Institute with a specialty in managerial accounting.
Since joining the Executive Service Corps in 2008, Tom has served as a volunteer consultant on a Board Retreat,
an Organizational Review, several Financial Assessments, and an organizational plan. He also has served on
several nonprofit boards.
Vic retired from Durham Regional Hospital as their Director of Fund Development. He was also the CEO of the
Foundation for Better Health of Durham. Vic served as the Local Sales Manager of TV Station WTVD. Vic has
been and currently is still involved in his community. Over the years Vic has served as a volunteer and officer in
15 various organizations. Currently he serves in 6 local organizations. Vic also retired as a Captain in the USAF
Vic earned his Bachelor of Arts from UNC at Chapel Hill.
Since 1997 Vic has consulted for ESC’s clients specializing in Fundraising and Board Retreats.
Rusty was an independent consultant from 2002 to 2006 working in several industries including: financial
services, nutraceuticals, and healthcare. She worked with senior executives on the evaluation, assessment and
recruitment of talent, organizational design and executive coaching. Prior to this Ms Myer worked in the
executive search industry both with Diversified Search as a Managing Director and as the Owner/Founder of
her own firm. Before starting her firm Rusty spent several years in the financial services industry. She was
Senior Executive Vice President of Human Resources, a member of the Operating and Administrative
Committees, Co-Chair of the Benefits Plan Committee and a trustee of the pension plan for Shearson, Lehman
Brothers. Prior to this Ms. Myer was a Senior Vice President and member of the Executive Committee of the
World Banking Division of Chemical Bank. Rusty started her career in consulting with Booz, Allen and Hamilton
where she consulted on organizational design, compensation and executive assessment.
Since 2006 Rusty has been a consultant with the Executive Service Corps. She has worked with several clients
on Strategy, Board Retreats, Operational Reviews and Human Resources issues. Rusty is also a member of the
Board of Directors of The Women’s Center and serves as a coach at the Keenan Flagler Business School at UNC.
For the past 15 years Robert has been and continues to be a book, magazine and newspaper writer. Two of his
works are Retire and Thrive and Switching Careers, and he was a correspondent and columnist for the Raleigh
News & Observer for several years. His Sunday business column focused on workplace issues. Previously he
ran my own public relations firm for approximately 15 years. Since moving to Durham, Robert continues to be
active as a volunteer. He has been a trustee of Durham County Public Library (President 1997-99), a board
member of the Durham Library Foundation, a reader with Triangle Reading Service since 1995 (a trustee since
2001, a past president and now a lifetime trustee), and a past president of Threshold (a former ESC client and a
current board of member of Senior PharmAssist.
Robert is a graduate of Colgate University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Robert has served as a financial consultant for most of his engagements at ESC although he is experienced in
Strategic Planning and Board Retreats as well.
Brenda’s background includes accomplishments in bringing new software products to market, evaluation and
implementation of new technologies, large multi-team project management, extensive customer interaction
and technical team development. As Vice President of Advanced Technologies, ChoicePoint, Inc she managed a
large staff whose responsibilities included selection of infrastructure software, middleware and development
tools. Prior to that Brenda was the Director of Technical Operation Systems for Delta Airlines and a Senior
System Integrator for MCI Telecom.
Brenda earned her Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University.
Brenda joined ESC in the summer of 2010 and has already been involved in two ESC Board Retreats.
Elizabeth retired from The Coca-Cola Company after a twenty-three year career in sales, marketing and
business planning both domestically and internationally. She has served on the Boards of several non-profits in
the Chapel Hill area including The Women’s Center, Orange County Affordable Housing, The Chapel Hill
Museum and The Chapel Hill Historic District Commission.
Elizabeth has a BA in sociology and has done post graduate studies in marketing and finance.
Elizabeth joined ESC in 2001 and has had experience with clients in Strategic Planning, Marketing, Board
Development and Coaching.
Daniel R. Robinson
In 2010, Daniel left Morgan Stanley to become Co-Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Atlantic Regional
Center for Foreign Investment. In this capacity, he is responsible for recruiting direct foreign investment to
rural and targeted employment areas in North Carolina. Throughout his career he has provided a “for-more-
than-profit” perspective to companies, clients & organizations in wide range of fields, including micro-lending,
green building & storytelling. Daniel has been a featured speaker and panelist for organizations such as CIFAL
Atlanta, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, the Council for Entrepreneurial Development
and the Krispy Kreme Foundation.
Daniel received his undergraduate degree in Art History from Duke University, and earned a Masters in
Business Administration from Wake Forest University.
In joining ESC, Daniel assists clients with Board Development, Strategic Planning, Fundraising strategies and
marketing. His work with nonprofits includes serving on numerous boards and consulting on various issues to
regional and national organizations.
Ed is a CPA. He retired as an audit partner with KPMG, the international accounting firm. He was the Partner
in charge of the firm’s Not For Profit and Governmental practices in Northeast Ohio for many years.
Ed has always been involved in community organizations, having served on numerous boards, many as
Treasurer. He was also involved in professional activities during his work life, having served as President of
both the Cleveland Chapter, and the statewide Ohio Society of CPAs. He also served on the Governing Council
of the American Institute of CPAs and received the Gold Medal for meritorious service from the Ohio Society,
its highest recognition for service to the profession in Ohio.
Ed has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Ed has served on the Board of ESC for many years, and has chaired both the Fund Development Committee
and the Finance Committee. He recently retired as Treasurer of ESC. He led the creation of the Triangle
BoardConnect program on behalf of ESC, which is increasingly bringing together Triangle nonprofits seeking
qualified board members with Triangle professionals looking to serve on an appropriate board.
Katherine is a management development consultant with 30 years experience creating effective human
resource environments in various organizations. Her areas of expertise include facilitation, strategic planning,
executive coaching, organizational assessment, personality profiles, and training.
Katherine earned a BS in Education from Southern Connecticut and a M.Ed. in Language Communication from
UNC. She also has advanced work in Education Administration from Tennessee State University.
Katherine joined ESC in 2010 and has consulted on Organizational Assessment, Board Retreat, and Human
Linda is highly knowledgeable in Public Affairs. Her leadership experience in public relations, issues
management, and corporate communications including crisis communications, corporate identity and
branding, employee communications and philanthropy is extensive. Linda was the primary corporate
spokesperson at HSBC North America in New York where she served as Executive Vice President of Group
Public Affairs. She was also Vice President of Corporate Communications at First Union Corporation, and Vice
President, Corporate Communications at CoreStates Financial Corp, both in Philadelphia, PA.
Linda earned her BS in English and History at Temple University, her MA in Humanities at Arcadia College, and
from the University of Pennsylvania a MA in Communications at Annenberg School for Communications and
select marketing courses from Wharton School of Business.
Linda joined the Executive Service Corps in 2006 and has developed ESC’s Communication Plan, has conducted
several Communications projects, as well as led Board Retreats, Strategic Planning sessions, and Board
Development projects. Throughout her career, Linda has worked with nonprofit organizations. She served as
the director of the Arts Council of Philadelphia, and was vice chair of Leadership America, a national
organization dedicated to women’s leadership.
Donald L. Tiedeman
Don retired from ATT in 1997 as Vice President of Information Management Organization of the Consumer
Communications Services business unit, where he had responsibility for a $490 million budget and 2100
professional employees. During his 35 year career with ATT, Don held numerous executive positions in finance
as well as information systems. After retiring from ATT, Don served as a Senior Consultant for Fujitsu
Consulting for five years.
Don earned a BS degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. In
addition he attended the MIT Senior Executive and Aspen Institute Executive Programs.
Don has been a member of ESC since 2001. During that time he has been a consultant in over 60 assignments
spanning virtually every category of client services that ESC offers, including Board Development and
Assessment, Strategic Planning, Executive Coaching, and Fundraising training. In addition he has served ESC in
multiple leadership roles, chairing both the Education and the Client Services Committees.
George is a retired information technology director. His career with two companies (Du Pont Company and
GKN Automotive, PLC) took him to assignments in the US, UK and the Middle East. When not living overseas,
he has lived, for the most part, in the Carolinas. George has studied Confederate financial history and
collected Confederate States paper money for over forty years. He has written two award winning books on
the currency of the Confederacy as well as a number of articles on the subject. George's newest book
Confederate Treasury Certificates was published in June 2010.
Originally from Atlanta George graduated from Marist HS in 1960 and Georgia Tech in 1965. In 1975, he
received his MBA from the University of South Carolina.
George has been a consultant with the Executive Service Corps since December 1994. In his years with ESC,
George’s major assignments have focused on Board Retreat Facilitation, Board Development and Agency Self-
Assessment. George’s expertise is in information technology, financial management and strategic/long range
Julian retired in 2004 as CIO – E-Commerce Technology for Wachovia Bank. His expertise is in business/
technology integration and E-business. Julian currently heads the ESC Client Services Committee.
Wachovia, CitiGroup, Booz, Allen and Hamilton (business strategy consulting); 25+ years experience including
business and technology roles, domestic and overseas assignments, traditional line management/executive
roles as well as significant consulting experience, including: P&L, Team Building, Rebranding, etc
After twenty years with IBM in systems engineering management, Gary left in 1990 to join the Cerner
Corporation, a clinical information systems provider. He served as a Group Vice President also on its executive
board that developed company strategies. For next five years he worked in Hungary in Christian service.
Before coming to the Triangle area he served as Director of Operations for his home church in Leawood,
Gary earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kansas University and served in the US Army
in Mannheim, Germany.
Gary joined ESC in 2009 and has assisted with Organizational Assessment, Board Retreat, Board Development,
and Organizational Strategy Development engagements.
Stephan is a retired management consultant and former CEO of an industrial, commercial and tourism
conglomerate in Central America. He also worked for over ten years at an economic development institution
sponsored by the United Nations Development Fund. During the past fifteen years he has advised and
consulted with private, academic, public, international and non-profit institutions. He has also been active as
an entrepreneur and has taught and consulted at various universities. He has been a Board Member and has
organizational, managerial and coaching experience in non-profit and non-governmental organizations
(NGO’s). Stephan is fluent in Spanish, German and English.
Stephan holds AB and MA degrees in economics and management from Cornell University (Ithaca, New York)
and participated in training programs at various corporations in Holland.
Stephan joined ESC in June of 2011.