Kwang is a strategy and competitiveness advisor to cabinet ministers, the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), and Fortune 500 companies in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He is currently based in the World Bank Group’s private sector development network. Kwang’s recent engagements include developing risk management strategies to Mozambique’s agricultural sector and leading a team of advisors on economic growth strategies to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Mr. Kim’s recent publications include the Pakistan Competitiveness Report and authoring a chapter in the World Bank’s Central America Trade and Competitiveness Report (forthcoming). Mr. Kim is a member of ICAP, a leadership network affiliated with the Aspen Institute.
Graham is a consultant with Cambridge Associates, a global investment advisory firm. Previously, Graham worked for Barclays and was an aide to a former Majority Leader of the United States Senate. Graham received an AB from Harvard University and a MBA from the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.
Evan cofounded and launched TreeHouse, the “Whole Foods version of Home Depot.” Before that, he helped launch the Wedgwood Circle, a national angel investment group that seeks to inject truth, beauty, and goodness into the art and entertainment industries. He has worked on Wall Street as an investment banker for Citigroup, organized efforts to map villages on the Chinese-Tibeten border, and worked with Former President George H.W. Bush in Houston, Texas. Evan is a fellow for the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, was selected to be one of Citigroup’s representatives to the Council on Foreign Relations. Currently, he serves as the Director of Corporate Strategy at Corinthian Health Services, lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Brandi, and enjoys discussing foreign affairs, new business ventures, big ideas, and anything outdoors.
Curtis Eggemeyer is the CEO of Envirocon Technologies, Inc., a family held consumer products company focused on innovation and sustainability. Currently focused in the automatic dishwasher detergent aisle, Curtis has led the company to unprecedented growth in the past 5 years. In 2011, Envirocon appeared on INC 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in the US at 1,738 and to a new spot on the charts at 1,229 in 2012.
Curtis is passionate about his family, leadership and equipping others to succeed. He serves locally as an Area Director for Student Community Bible Study. He is married to the love of his life, Shannon Eggemeyer, and together have a son, Ian. Curtis graduated from Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University with a degree in Management, and is a recent grad from Stagens Integral Leadership Program, Stagen Academy. In his spare time, Curtis enjoys cycling, snow/water skiing, cultivating friendships and traveling.
Deirdre Modesti is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Falls Church, focusing on individual and marital counseling. Deirdre’s studies had her shuttling between D.C.and NYC (Georgetown University B.S. and Fordham University Ph.D.). She currently makes her home in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and two teenagers. After working in a number of state psychiatric hospitals, Deirdre made her way to the Georgetown University Counseling Center where she helped launch the first counseling clinic at the Georgetown University Law Center. She and her family attend Falls Church Anglican, and have been particularly active in the Fellows program. Since its inception, (with a couple year break) Deirdre has helped chair the committee that hosts the annual International Justice Mission’s Washington, DC fundraising benefit. She is also an active volunteer in her childrens’ schools.
John Lankford is the Founder and President of the Parnassus Group, a healthcare company in Birmingham, AL. Other executive leadership positions in healthcare companies have offered John the opportunity to develop first person perspectives on the needs of business of all sizes. John’s interest in career planning draws from decades of experience in executive leadership roles within large and midsize businesses, from sales and marketing to CEO of a manufacturing company. His passion lies in igniting communities of value and growth, as evidenced by the three organizations he has launched over his career, one of which has reached a 25-year impact milestone. He is active internationally in outreach initiatives in Northern Ireland, Russia and Belize and has engaged in leadership training within each of those countries. Until recently he was on the board of directors for one of the fastest growing schools in the State of Alabama as their Board Chair and works to advance the initiatives in classical learning on a regional basis.
John graduated from Samford University with degrees in Finance and Economics that included study abroad with the London School of Economics. He currently resides in Birmingham, AL with his wife Laura and three children Austin, Sally and Peter.