The charismatic Joshua Gunn, President and CEO of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, joins us to discuss his early music career, passion for economic development and vision to grow Peoria into the upper echelon of Midwestern cities.
Marketing industry expert and Managing Director of Mirren Business Development, Brent Hodgins explores the lack of consistency in business development and organic growth efforts. Brent has a pulse on all things agency-world and explores a variety of industry-related topics on this episode.
As co-chair of the DEI committee, Senior Project Planner Megan Gibbons, fosters an environment where everyone feels welcome, valued and free to be their full and authentic selves. Through her work, she empowers others to create the culture they wish to see.
Workforce innovation is a true calling for Amy Volz of Trane Technologies. It allows her to combine her passion for marketing and brand strategy with her love for helping to unlock the potential of women and create opportunity for all.
Leanne Skuse, President of River City Construction, loves the energy of a job site. At the start of her career, she was one of the only females in Central Illinois in her industry. Today, she builds teams diverse in both gender and the way they think.
Keally DeWitt, VP of Marketing and Public Policy at GAF Energy has been an environmentalist and feminist since she was a little girl. Today, she cultivates a DEI-centered organization through servant leadership and celebrating diverse perspectives.
Rakshan Syed, Director of Digital Integration Services at a fortune 100 manufacturer of heavy equipment and author of the book Embolden Women: Unapologetically Me, fearlessly challenges gender biases and leads with optimism and positivity, always.
Karen Jensen, President & CEO of Farnsworth Group has spent nearly 40 years honing her engineering and business skills. She’s learned from experience that focusing on employees leads to better client satisfaction – and that’s a win-win for everyone.
Valerie Duque joined BNSF Railway as an engineer right out of college. Today, she brings a diverse skillset to her role as Director of Marketing – Consumer Products at BNSF, where she strives to lead with self-awareness and positivity.