Lauri Perdue has spent 25 years in higher education leadership. She is the Campus & Academic Director for University of Phoenix. Perdue represents over 75,000 students nationally and is a partner and consultant for industry leaders and national organizations: addressing higher education needs, opportunities, and workforce development. She has experience working with highly successful women and help them transform, gain insight and power to reach past their known potential, achieve well-being and balance in their lives. She partnered with behavioral experts, philosophers, and well-being professionals helping executive level women thrive.
Chris Plasterer is a Certified Public Account and serves as senior manager for tax services with RSM US LLP. As the 5th-largest accounting firm in the US, RSM US is the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. Middle market organizations, which make up the “real economy,” are too big to be small and too small to be big. They have distinct challenges and opportunities around resources, labor, technology, innovation, regulation and more.
Shelley is an EOS Worldwide Franchisee, Certified EOS Implementer, and EOS Implementer Coach. EOS is the Entrepreneurial Operating System™, based on the book Traction, by Gino Wickman. She works with entrepreneurial leadership teams as their EOS trainer, facilitator, and coach, helping them get what they want from their business. Shelley was trained by EOS Worldwide in 2019, and has been helping EOS Teams "Get a Grip on their Business." Shelley previously led ad sales for Cox Communications in Nevada and California. Shelley incorporates speaking as a member of the Vistage Speaker's Bureau, sharing EOS with CEO's and their leadership teams.
Melissa Kaiser has more than 30 years of career experience at significant organizations in the non-profit sector. With expertise in fundraising, partnership building, and strategic planning, Kaiser has raised over $100 million in capital funds for the organizations she has served in executive leadership positions. She serves on the boards of the Nevada International Women’s Forum and the Association of Children’s Museums in Washington, D.C., and as an officer of the board of RAIR Philly, an environment, art, and industry non-profit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Under her leadership, DISCOVERY secured a $250,000 IMLS grant for the ‘Desert to The Stars’ project, part of a $25M campaign to help the Museum accomplish three key goals: replace and update exhibitions and facilities, increase the endowment and operating reserves, and expand educational programming. Melissa is a well-entrenched civic leader in Las Vegas, Nevada, and a Summerlin Las Vegas Rotary Club member.