Wanting to inspire others to succeed, René Nourse, CFP, became fascinated in becoming a stockbroker and realizing that you can learn to invest money and make a living without having to do physical labor. She began doing a lot of public speaking and enrolling people into retirement plans. She was intrigued by the field because growing up, she had never heard of it or noticed it ever being talked about. Obtaining a degree in psychology became useful when dealing with other people who are investing money. Since 2012, Ms. Nourse has been the founder, chief executive officer and financial planning professional of Urban Wealth Management in El Segundo, California, also serving as a guest commentator on CNBC in Los Angeles
An experienced underground utility contractor, working with horizontal drilling and pipes, Melissa Russell was ready for a change and a new challenge for herself. She is the co-founder and president of Cannon Utility Services, LLC in Belleville, Illinois, since 2016. Having been in the business for 30 combined years of experience, the company has grown to a size that has allowed her to build and/or upgrade miles of plant over the past year. They are a diversified HDD contractor that has done work to include CATV, telephone, sewer, water, fiber, HDPE pipe and casing placement for commercial and residential customers. In January 2017, Cannon Utility Services, LLC expanded their services once again to include forestry work for Ameren. This work
With more than 60 years of professional experience, Pauline M. Loewenhardt has excelled as the community nursing coordinator at James A. Haley Veterinary Hospital in Tampa, Florida, since 1992. Prior to her current role, she worked as the nurse manager of the spinal cord unit at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta from 1988 to 1992, having previously held the post of an instructor with the institution since 1987. Ms. Loewenhardt previously served as the executive director of the Visiting Nurse Association of Coastal Georgia from 1985 to 1987 and as the director of home care at Trinity Memorial Hospital from 1982 to 1985. From 1978 to 1982, Ms. Loewenhardt found success as an assistant professor in the division
An acclaimed information systems manager backed by two decades of professional experience, Christine Burns, PhD, excels as a programs and acquisitions task lead manager, IT program project manager and senior information systems engineer for the MITRE Corporation in Kuwait, with which she began in 2010. Drawing on her considerable leadership skills, she competently leads teams in providing information systems, business and technological solutions for government operations. Throughout her numerous positions, Dr. Burns has developed considerable expertise in risk management, project leadership, budget management, acquisition and contracting, and much more. Prior to joining the MITRE Corporation, Dr. Burns gained valuable expertise as a business analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense between 2008 and 2010 and as a requirements manager for
Best known for her work in women’s rights (particularly women’s naming rights), employment and discrimination law, Priscilla Ruth MacDougall initially made the choice between law and journalism. Her father, Curtis D. MacDougall, was a nationally eminent author and professor of journalism at Northwestern University, as well as a social activist, and her mother, Genevieve Rockwood MacDougall, who was initially a print journalist, was an award-winning middle school English teacher in Winnetka, Illinois, and founder of the middle school program at the Center for American Archaeology in Kampsville, Illinois. One of her brothers was a journalist and professor of journalism, and the other a lawyer. From her earliest years, Ms. MacDougall’s aim in life was to make the world a better
A savvy businesswoman with an innate intuition in regards to business technology, Mary Kotch was inspired to enter the business world so that she could streamline services through the use of technology. Prior to pursuing higher education, she helped her father’s small car service shop by developing a simple database to collect information and keep track of important tasks. Throughout her studies, she fell in love with technology and began her career as a senior principal consultant for EDS from 1993 to 2000. Subsequently, she worked for Campbell Soup and BioVail Pharmaceuticals as the global director. With her keen instincts, Ms. Kotch transformed businesses and corporations around the world by way of her innate technological skills. After her marriage, Ms.
Accruing 39 years of industry experience to her credit, Susan Parton Stanard is the director of choral ensembles and vocal studies and a professor of music at Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois, since 2002, as well as a performer in operas, concerts and recitals since 1982. She began her professional career as an adjunct professor of music at Jacksonville University in Florida in 1983, remaining in this position for 12 years. During this time, she also directed the chorus and orchestra at Mayport Junior High School, now known as Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School, in Atlantic Beach, Florida, from 1985 to 1987. Ms. Stanard then taught voice adjunctively at Florida State College at Jacksonville from 1999 to
Colette M. Herrin has loved the Lord all of her life, and has completed intense studying and taught 18 years of Bible study. She had the opportunity to take all of her studies and turn it into credentials, and she is now a pastor. Through this post, she gets to preach and speak on what she loves, which she hopes will help others. Ms. Herrin owns Warranty Enterprises LLC, a family business, where they are painting contractors that paint residential and commercial buildings inside and out; they will paint essentially anything. She is also the bookkeeper of the company and tries to do everything else that she can. Her son is the general manager, and he goes out and gets