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                                   Marques Ogden - Athlete / Author & People Empowerment Leader

Growing up in a single parent home with a father that inspired perseverance and fairness, Marques Ogden learned how to define his values and set goals. Ogden attended Howard University from 1998-2002 where he played Division I football. He then followed his dream and his brother Jonathan's footsteps, eventually getting drafted into the NFL in 2003. Overall, he played for 5 years as an offensive lineman with the Titans, Bills, Ravens and Jaguars. Marques loves to create value for the people he comes into contact with, to help them live their best lives both personally and professionally!  
 

NFL Corey Jackson

                                           Corey Jackson - Athlete & Fortune 500 Advocate for Athletes   

In 2003, Corey joined the Cleveland Browns as a defensive end and played two and a half seasons with the Browns. In 2004, Corey earned defensive player of the year in NFL Europe while playing for the Frankfurt Galaxy. In the Fall of 2005, Corey signed a two-year deal with the Denver Broncos. Corey is an entrepreneur at heart. While playing in the NFL, Corey, along with a partner, started areal estate company that they exited after several years. As well, Corey began speaking professionally while playing in the NFL. In 2016, he published his first book, Think Different. BeDifferent. Live Different., and he started a recruiting company called Qwerkz. His company connects former professional athletes with new career opportunities. Qwerkz partners with Fortune 500 Companies, Universities and large organizations to provide them with top talent from world class athletes.

 

Dowell Stackpole
 
Dowell Stackpole - Financial Executive
 
Dowell Stackpole is Former Managing Director of Trading Technology and Quantitative Analytics for Barbnet Investments, an investment firm owned by the Bass family of Fort Worth. Dowell studied engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington and theology at Liberty University. He and his wife, Beth, live in Fort Worth and have three grown children.
Michael W. Massiatte

 

Michael W. Massiatte - Attorney at DLA Piper

Michael W. Massiatte focuses his practice on labor and employment matters, including employee relations, employee benefits and obligations arising in connection with mergers and acquisitions. He also counsels clients on litigation, commercial transactions, corporate compliance and ethics, and risk management matters and he frequently conducts high-level internal investigations.

 

                                                           Jaime Chapman - Military & Veteran Advocate 

Jaime Chapman is a passionate military community advocate, published author and the Founder and CEO. She first provided employment assistance to special needs adults at a non-profit and has personally helped over 1,500 veterans and military spouses find employment. She currently serves as the Career & Employment Advocate for the Military Spouse Advocacy Network (MSAN) where she provides career advice to over 9,000 military spouses and actively influences policy to reduce the 24% military spouse unemployment rate. Most recently, she was recruited to appear as a career advisor for a TV show that will broadcast live to over 400-Million viewers.

Jeffrey Matsen

Jeffrey Matsen -  Estate Planning Attorney

“America’s Top 100 Attorneys”, Worth magazine. Jeff has been practicing in the area of Estate Planning and Business Transactional law since 1971. He has nurtured and developed a dedicated team and staff with over 100 years of combined experience in Trust and Estate Administration and Litigation. 

Jeff is a nationally sought after lecturer and speaker in the areas of Asset Protection, Estate and Business Planning, and LLC business formation; dedicating his time and knowledge to provide continuing education to thousands of attorneys, CPAs and planning professionals each year. He is the author of the American Bar Association publication, “ABA Consumer Guide to Asset Protection A Step-By-Step Guide to Preserving Wealth”. He and his wife, Susan, reside in Newport Beach, California, and are the parents of seven children and seventeen grandchildren. 

 

Mayur Vyas - CPA / CFO

Mayur Vyas, CPA is a chief financial officer, tax advisor, and business consultant to startups and small businesses. His firm, Finconoso, specializes in advisory services including business planning, financial projections, investor relations, due diligence, and entity structuring. He worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for over 10 years in a variety of management consulting, financial services, auditing, risk management, technology, and training roles. Prior to PwC, he worked as a cost and project accountant across engineering, construction, and technology-focused organizations.

Jonathan Silk - Veteran Advocate

Jonathan Silk serves as Veteran Liaison Officer to help the organization understand how to leverage the talents of their Veteran workforce population.  He is the founder of Bridge 3, LLC and is an experienced leader and organizational leadership coach with a proven record of leading and developing others to perform at higher levels and improve their overall effectiveness. He has a passion for learning and developing others to improve as leaders, and has expertise in team dynamics, leadership coaching, design thinking, organizational leadership and development, learning technology, and corporate training.

 Jonathan brings lessons from experiences serving as the Executive Director of Leader Development at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) where he oversaw the leadership development and design thinking programs for faculty, staff, and students to prepare members of the UNTHSC team to lead effectively in higher education and collaborative healthcare team environments. He has experience leading in U.S. Army Infantry, Cavalry, and Armor units in a wide range of assignments, to include leading soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. As a U.S. Army officer, he established a record of high performance in complex, volatile, and dynamic environments. He is a decorated veteran, awarded the Bronze Star with "V" for Valor and Purple Heart, and a recipient of the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. Jonathan served as a faculty member in the Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY before transitioning from the Army in 2015.

 

Don Canada Jr. - Employee Benefits Guru

Canada is a successful entrepreneur, accomplished triathlete, and Employee Benefits Consultant. Canada founded Silicon Benefits and offers 25 years of wisdom, experience, and transparency in the Employee Benefits marketplace.

After the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Canada saw a big change in the health care horizon which inspired him to read H.R. 3590 and H.B. 4872 aka the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act. When Nancy Pelosi uttered the words "we have to pass the bill so we can see through the fog of what is in it" - this sentence motivated Canada to read what was in it, become an Ironman and help employers stop the noise within their Employee Benefits program. Canada is now writing and speaking about the DOL's Final Ruling on Trump's Executive Order 13813 - He has distilled 198 pages to 198 words...just ask for a copy of the article.

The Guy Who Read Affordable Care Act & Executive Order 13813 
Technology | Employee Benefits | HR Support | Professional Services

 

Eric Mitchell - Media

Eric L. Mitchell is a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Eric is also the founder of Eric Mitchell Media and is one of America's leading advocates for veteran entrepreneurs. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Eric began his career in Silicon Valley as a Communications Director in the tech industry. He has worked with brands like the NFL, NBA, MLB, Facebook and Twitter. Since launching Eric Mitchell Media, Eric Mitchell was selected as a HillVets 100 Class of 2017 honoree and is a member Public Relations Society Of America, The National Press Club and The Forbes Agency Council. Today Eric continues his mission to advocate for the brave men and women that have served and continue to serve the United States military.