Architecture | Management
Experienced in design, architecture and management, Tracey Kasper is highly qualified for her positions at Avison Young. She joined the management company as the vice president of project management when they acquired her former employer, The Walsh Company, LLC, and added the title of principal last year. Her responsibilities include handling business development, marketing, giving presentations, and managing a team of professionals.
To prepare for her endeavors, Ms. Kasper earned a Bachelor of Science in interior design and business administration from Northern Arizona University and became certified as an interior designer. Additionally, she obtained certification in leadership in energy and environmental design and joined the National Council for Interior Design Qualification, Inc. Ms. Kasper then set out to accrue hands-on experience, first with Brenner Business Interiors and then with the Aztec Corporation, which she helped to found. She eventually accrued an arsenal of talents, including project strategy, construction, contract negotiation, real estate development, zoning, and project bidding.
Market Research | Management
Armed with a Bachelor of Arts from Bennington College and a Master of Arts from Harvard University, Corinne Kyle flourished in her decades-long career. She demonstrated a remarkable aptitude for market research and management consulting over the years that served as a strong foundation for professional growth. Although she is now retired, she is still respected as an expert in her field.
Ms. Kyle started working as an associate editor for the Inter-University Case Program in 1956, and she quickly rose to become the co-founder and chief financial editor of Financial Index and a research analyst for McKinsey & Co., all located in New York City. She moved to Philadelphia in 1964, where she began a long stretch that included roles as a senior research associate for the Marketing Science Institute, a founding partner of the Philadelphia Group, a senior associate of Government Studies and Systems, and a consultant in program planning and control for the same company. In 1978, Ms. Kyle joined the Periodical Studies Service as a senior associate, and in 1981, she joined the Total Research Corporation as the vice president and director of research. After a year in that position, Ms. Kyle landed a job as the manager of social research at the Gallup Organization, where she stayed for four years. From 1986 to 1991, she served as the vice president of the Response Analysis Corporation, and from 1991 to 1997, she served as the director of research at the Gallup International Institute. Notably, latter is the leading association in market research and polling with internationally-known experts in public opinion. Using the skills and experiences she acquired along the way, Ms. Kyle was invited to be a lecturer in research methods at Temple University and a visiting professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The final four years of her professional journey were split between her role as an associate at Krog & Partners, Inc., and between her work as a survey research consultant.
Health Care | Management
Over the years, Barbara C. Croyle has built a strong reputation for excellence in the fields of health management and law. She started on track with a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in sociology from the College of William and Mary in 1971, at which time she became certified in corporate tax and securities law by the Institute of Paralegal Training. In 1975, she earned a JD from the University of Colorado, and then received certification in program management development from Colorado Women’s College in 1980. Ms. Croyle went on to earn an MBA from the University of Denver in 1983 and a master’s in gerontology from St. Joseph University in Pennsylvania in 2012.
Skilled in facility administration and management, Ms. Croyle specializes in elder care, health care operations and executive management. Since 2014, she has been the executive director of Stratford House Retirement Community in Danville, Va., where she manages the day-to-day operations. As a licensed nursing home administrator, her responsibilities include working with staff to ensure Stratford House is a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable place for seniors.
Health care | Management
Determined to turn her lifelong passion for helping others into a fruitful career, Marianne Baird has dedicated more than four decades to advancing the field of health care. She is currently the corporate director of the Magnet Recognition Program at Emory Health Care, where she has been since 2016. In her position, she is responsible for the “ongoing development of an evidence-based, goal-oriented, interdisciplinary culture of excellence, using the tenets of the ANCC Magnet Recognition program as a guide, for all hospitals within the Emory Healthcare System.” The job fits perfectly with Ms. Baird’s expertise, which has come to lie in outcomes management, transformational leadership, professional and organizational development, and clinical and critical nursing. She is thrilled to be actively fulfilling her goals.
Ms. Baird prepared for her endeavors by earning a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Loyola University in Chicago in 1975 and a Master of Science in nursing from Emory University from Emory University in 1982, as well as becoming a certified clinical nurse specialist in adult health and a certified ACLS instructor in the state of Georgia. She also garnered experience from previous roles, which include supervisor of surgical nursing at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and clinical associate faculty at Emory University in Atlanta. Additionally, Ms. Baird transitioned between numerous positions at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, such as director of the medical surgical unit, case manager in the pulmonary and nephrology departments, and clinical nurse specialist in critical care and nursing. To ensure that her knowledge remained up to date, she maintained involvement with prominent professional organizations like the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Nurses Association, and the American Organization of Nurse Executives, among others.
Management | Government
Renowned amongst her peers for her expertise in management and governmental affairs, Susan Porter Rose was granted the opportunity to serve in a number of high-profile positions over the course of her career. She started out as a staff assistant to Congressman Richard L. Roudebush in 1963, but left a year to become the assistant dean of George School in Bucks County, Penn. Ms. Rose served in that capacity from 1964 to 1966, after which she joined Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. Her success in these roles led her to be selected as the assistant director of correspondence to former First Lady Pat Nixon in 1971, and to be promoted to director of scheduling to the former first lady in 1972. When Ms. Nixon left office in 1974, Ms. Rose was offered the chance to stay on staff in the same role to former First Lady Betty Ford, which she accepted. In 1977, Ms. Rose advanced again, this time to the position of special assistant to the assistant attorney general in the Office of Improvements in Administration Justice, and in 1978, she became the special assistant to the deputy assistant attorney general of the Justice Management Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She proceeded to serve as the chief of staff to Barbara Bush from 1981 to 1993, throughout her stints as both first lady and second lady. During that time, Ms. Rose also worked as the assistant to the U.S. vice president and the department assistant to the U.S. president. For the remainder of her career, from 1993 to 1998, she worked as the commissioner of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.
Despite Ms. Rose’s busy and demanding schedule, she often found time to put her skills to use in her community. She participated in the Yale Global Alumni Leadership Exchange program in 2009 and 2008, with the latter being the program’s inaugural year, and was a member of the board of directors for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy from 1993 to 2002. Further, Ms. Rose was the president of the alumni association at Earlham College between 1978 and 1981, a member of the alumni council at Earlham College between 1975 and 1978, and a trustee of the Bush Presidential Library.
management | real estate
Doris Mae Beausoleil knows the importance of having somewhere to live. Before retiring in 2006, she worked for many years as a public trust and federal agency housing specialist. She had been with the New York/New Jersey Department of Housing and Urban Development since the 1970s. Throughout her time at that institution, she worked in a number of positions, but always worked to the benefit of the people seeking its services. She has been the women’s program coordinator, an equal opportunity compliance specialist and branch chief in addition to the position she served under before retiring.
Prior to working with the New York/New Jersey Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ms. Beausoleil worked in housing for different organizations, including the Edwin Gould Foundation, the National Committee Against Discrimination Housing and the New York government. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and psychology from Goddard College before receiving a Master of Arts in human relations from New York University.
Annsley Chapman Strong has many interests in her life that fuel her to go the extra mile in every endeavor she undertakes. While invested in art and interior design for much of her career, she has also worked in finance, her interest drawing her to legal and operations of start-ups, health care management and mental health strategies. Her devotion to her passions has resulted in more than four decades of professionalism in multiple industries.
Ms. Strong attended Wheaton College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1969. She received a certificate of design with the New York School of Design in 1969 and a certification with the Interior Designers Guild in 1975.
Heavily involved in volunteer work and charitable causes, Ms. Strong previously held the position of board chair for Verdugo Hills Hospital and Hathaway Sycamores. She is a co-founder of the La Canada Sports Coalition. She became the principal of Strong Studio Designs in 1984.