CEO Global USA TWTS Mentorship Program features training from respected executives with the professional experience to really impact your career.
Current and former TWTS Mentors
Henry Ho- co-founder and chief business developer of Field Agent
Michael Dodd- Associate Buyer- Walmart
Clint Cunningham- Replenishment Manager- Tyson Foods
Jeff Posey- 14 years of experience working with Chemical Engineering in China.
Iris Posey- Extensive Cross-cultural training and experience, lived and worked in foreign countries for over 18 years.
Sarah Grace- Years of Experience in Merchandising, currently Associate Product Manager at Dayspring Cards.
Arkom Chollopand- PhD from Colorado State University, 10 years at Tyson foods, currently in commodity risk management.
Housseine MHeimid- Sr. Financial Business Analyst in Walmart.
Chad Manning- 14 years experience with Walmart, currently Walmart's Global Sourcing of Sporting Goods and Automotive.
Jordan Difani- 5 years of experience working with Walmart Vendors. Senior Account Manager at The Harvest Group.
PREVIOUS AND/OR POTENTIAL PROGRAM PRESENTERS
Dr. Jim Crupi biographical sketch
Dr. James A. (Jim) Crupi is President and founder of Strategic Leadership Solutions, Inc. Jim is a recognized authority in international business, future trends, and leadership development and is an internationally popular speaker. His leadership workshops are world renowned. Jim works with executives for the purpose of aligning strategy, enhancing productivity and competitiveness, and training of the management team. Jim has been featured on CNN, Fox Business etwork with Neil Cavuto, National Public Radio, served as a TED speaker and quoted in many publications throughout the world.
He received his B.S. degree from North Georgia College, M.S. from the University of Southern California, and Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He has completed advanced work at the London Business School, Oxford University, and the International Management Institute in Geneva.
Jim has served as a consultant to the Office of the President of the United States and does work for many Fortune 1000 corporations, including Coca Cola, Turner Broadcasting Corporation, AT&T, HP, Siemens, Intel, and IBM among others. He served in the armed forces as a company commander and instructor at the elite Army Ranger School and founded the International Business Fellows [SIBF] and the Middle East Leadership Academy [MELA]. Jim serves on the following boards: Global Network Foundation, University of North Georgia Foundation; Triad - Dallas Foundation; and Middle East Leadership Academy [MELA].
Henry Ho biographical sketch
Henry Ho is a local entrepreneur, co-founder and chief business developer of Field Agent, which is a local and fast growing business that leverages the power of crowdsourcing and mobile technology around the world to provide real-time business information to large corporations. Henry has over 30 years of business development experience, including almost 20 years with business development in the Asia Region for Procter & Gamble. He is also closely involved in numerous businesses in Northwest Arkansas and around the world.
Kevin Pate biographical sketch
Kevin Pate worked 13 years in a Certified Public Accounting firm as an expert in the areas of accounting, tax, auditing, and business consulting. He then worked for 7 years as the Chief Financial/Operations Officer for two organizations that each had annual receipts over 1 million dollars US. Kevin currently serves as the Executive Director of an international organization, where the mission is to train and equip business leaders worldwide in the best business practices.
Under his leadership, over 130 international training events have been carried out in over 30 nations. He graduated from Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. Kevin Pate serves as a financial advisor on the board of several organizations. He has been married to his wife, Diana, for 25 years and they have three children.
Chad Manning biographical sketch
Chad Manning is an experienced senior manager at Walmart having worked the company since 2002. He is responsible for all Global Sourcing for Walmart Stores US Sporting Goods and Automotive. Chad has extensive experience in China and overseas through his business experience with Walmart and has regularly trained up and coming leaders in leadership both in China and around the world.
Elaine Kung biographical sketch
Elaine Kung’s career at AT&T spans 28 years, from technical R&D at Bell Labs and business and marketing in a wide range of telecom products and services to service delivery and operations. She has achieved several millions of dollars in revenues and delivered significant profitability initiatives. Her recent career moves went from wire line to mobility services and fiber broadband services, leading the program management office. She has been elected numerous times to AT&T's high-potential programs and received AT&T-sponsored executive education training at Columbia, Cornell and Wharton.
Elaine graduated from Cornell with B.S. in Electrical/Materials Science Engineering, from Princeton with M.S. in Electrical Engineering. Elaine also holds many leadership roles in giving back to the community at AT&T, at her church, at Cornell and Princeton, such as teaching and mentoring young people, interviewing college applicants, sponsoring the Princeton Prize in Race Relations scholarship.
Elaine has been known to have extensive networking skills in all circles of influence. Elaine recently received the WOC STEM Career Achievement Industry Award. Elaine has been married to Dominic since 1986. AT&T just relocated them from NJ to Dallas. They have two grown children, working in NYC and San Diego.
Mr. Lothar Katz biographical sketch
Mr. Katz is an author, business executive and lecturer. He has regularly interacted with employees, customers, outsourcing partners, and third parties in numerous countries around the world, including many in Asia. Originally from Germany, he has lived in the United States and Europe. He is the author of; “Negotiating International Business—the Negotiator’s Reference Guide to 50 Countries around the World”(2006), “Principles of Negotiating International Business—Success Strategies for Global Negotiators”(2008), and “The Global Business Culture Guide—Hints and Caveats for Doing Business in 50 Countries around the World”(2014). In addition to ongoing academic teaching assignments, he has be a guest lecturer at the University of Washington, Lehigh University, the University of Dallas, and Hochschule Bremen, in Germany.
Mr. Randy Welsch biographical sketch
Mr. Welsch is an entrepreneur and currently the President of Jibu, L3C. Jibu is pioneering a new for-profit businessmodel to deliver safe water to the developing world in a way that addresses root problems of systemic poverty and breaks dependency on western aid. Previously he was CEO of Master Solutions, a software/system engineering company that developed advanced space-based solutions. Throughout his career he has led and managed complex enterprises in many diverse leadership and entrepreneurial roles in the corporate and philanthropic sectors.
Mr. James Yu biographical sketch
James Yu is a life coach, cultural transformation consultant and business development advisor. He has a passion for multi ethnic community development and serves on the boards of numerous organizations that are serving and developing communities around the world. James is from Los Angeles California where he currently lives with his wife and family.
Mr. Dave Anderson biographical sketch
Express Leadership University, University President
Anderson Leadership Solutions
West Point Graduate and Decorated Combat Veteran
20 Years with Fortune 50 Company
15 Years in Leadership Positions
Highest Sales Leadership Award 4 Times in 8 Years Top 9% of Company Leaders- Gallup Employee Survey MBA - Honors in Marketing
Dave Anderson has been training and speaking more than 15 years on topics that include leadership, productivity, strategy and sales.
Dr. Allan Thompson biographical sketch
Dr. Thompson was a leadership professor at ETBU for six years, developed students in leadership and community service. Dr. Thompson currently holds a PhD in Leadership Studies and is considered an expert on Servant Leadership and Values Based Leadership.
Mr. Ming Chaing biographical sketch
Mr. Ming Chiang is the former Vice President of Texas Instruments. Mr. Chiang started his professional career in Texas Instruments, Dallas, as testing engineer to support worldwide manufacturing sites. After building his bandwidth and experience through various job positions such as product engineer, design engineer, product engineering section manager, and product engineering branch manager, he started the mixed-signal design group to address the emerging mixed-signal market in 1985. Through 15 years of tenacious team efforts, mixed-signal design group has become the leader in the industry. Mr. Chiang was responsible for all the advanced process technology development, mixed-signal product development and computing infrastructure with over 1000 mixed- signal design employees in 15 different global design sites. Texas Instruments is currently one of the leading suppliers of broadband communication products in semiconductor industry.
Mr. Craig Holt biographical sketch
Mr. Holt is Vice President of Qualis Health Company. Prior to Qualis Heatlh, Mr. Holt was the VP responsible for leading the sales team, development and execution of the company’s business strategy, and major account management for 21 Tech. Before 21 Tech, he was a Business Development Executive within the Pacific Northwest for Sierra Systems. Prior to joining Sierra Systems, Craig was the National Practice Director for Business Transformation Services with Unisys Corporation. He started with Unisys in 2002 and led the National team that brought Business Transformation Services to the State and Local Government Sector. Craig has provided Consulting Services to a wide variety of clients include the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Washington D.C. - Department of Public Works, State of New York - Department of Taxation and Finance, City of San Jose (CA), City of Seattle (WA), City and County of San Francisco (CA), State of Alaska House Finance Committee, Colorado- Department of Transportation, and Auditor General of British Columbia.