Listee Features — Management

JO ANN JONES-BURBRIDGE

After years in a variety of management positions, Jo Ann Jones-Burbridge decided to branch out on her own. She started an eponymous consulting firm to offer management and human resources services in 2013, and is thrilled to be able to use her skills in strategic planning, organizational development, and training to help people. Some other ways she meets her goals is through community involvement. She is active on the board of trustees of the American Leadership Forum, the Right2Justice committee of the Texas Organizing Project, the planning committee of Sunnyside Neighborhood, and the board of the Gulf Coast Trades Center and Raven School. ​ Prior to her current endeavors, Ms. Jones-Burbridge garnered experience as a juvenile probation officer, a training

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TRACEY KASPER

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

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PETRA SEIDLER

Driven by her desire to help build stability through economic development, Dr. Petra Seidler has spent more than two decades trying to bring peace to countries during or after war or a natural disaster. As change management consultant for JV Grontmij-GOPA-INTEGRATION, a civil engineering company in Wandlitz, Germany, Dr. Seidler provides independent finance and management, consulting services, executive management, utilities and infrastructure development, and public relations and media management. She is working in countries such as Afghanistan, Armenia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Egypt and Syria as a government-level project manager in donor-financed projects. ​ From 2006 to 2010, Dr. Seidler was the project director and change management consultant for the corporatization and commercialization of the new Afghan national power utility “Da

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CORINNE KYLE

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

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BARBARA CROYLE

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

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SALLY GALLOT-REEVES

Set in the knowledge that change is a constant in life, Sally Gallot-Reeves is always willing to accept new challenges. She initially chose a career in health care, and took on positions in hospitals that she knew would allow her to continue to learn and assist others in the delivery of care and services to patients. She became invested in the optimum care of patients and the support of team members, and wanted to find the best use of her abilities in the field. After garnering an abundance of nursing and nursing leadership experience, Ms. Gallot-Reeves began to notice that projects lacked the strategies and tools necessary for the most effective completion of objectives and transitions. She focused her efforts

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MARIANNE SAUNORUS BAIRD

Determined to turn her lifelong passion for helping others into a fruitful career, Marianne Saunorus 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

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CARON MCCRACKEN

Backed by decades of professional excellence, Caron McCracken has earned her reputation as an expert management and information technology consultant. She started her career as a teacher at high schools and junior high schools around Michigan between 1973 and 1975, upon which she took on the roles of instructor at Mott Community College and planning and research specialist at the Flint Fire Department. Ms. McCracken proceeded to become the campus coordinator and programmer for Systems & Computer Technology Corp., now known as SunGard Data Systems, Inc., in 1981. She realized then that she had found her niche, and advanced rapidly through the company, serving as the academy specialist of computing systems from 1982 to 1983, the manager of academy computing systems

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SUSAN PORTER ROSE

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

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ANNSLEY STRONG

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

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