Leadership Team 2018-2019
DEBORAH JOHNSON, M.A., international award-winning music artist, author, and speaker, helps others get unstuck with mindsets to reinvent their lives and reach expansive goals. Up to multiple GRAMMY Awards and spending over 20 years in the entertainment industry, she’s an expert on how to constantly reinvent yourself in a gig-economy. Deborah is the author of Stuck is Not a Four Letter Word and Bad Code and speaks and performs in both live and virtual events.
Dwight W. Holcomb
President – Elect
Dwight W. Holcomb is the host of the business television show, “SaaS CEO Success TV” on the C-Suite TV Network which has global distribution in over 1.5 billion homes.
Dwight is the CEO of HC Development, providing MaaS CMO™ , Marketing as a Service with Executive oversight to the Software industry. Dwight speaks Internationally as a Technology Futurist and on the topic of Sales & Marketing Innovation.
The Author of “The Lean CMO” and a serial entrepreneur, Dwight launched several start-up companies in very diverse industries. He is the founding CEO of LifePet Organic, iBuyBaby.com, and Millennium Entertainment, earning executive producing credit and pilot work with Robert Downey, Jr., Jon Lovitz, and Russell Peters. Committed to helping other executives to excel in business, Dwight sits on the Board of several privately held companies and is a founding member of the Anderson CEO Forum.
Joel G. Block
Immediate Past President
Joel is a long-time venture capitalist and Hedge Fund manager who addresses audiences from Silicon Valley venture firms to Wall Street bankers on matters of capital formation and most recently, on Investment CrowdFunding. Twice each year, Joel hosts and headlines the standard-setting Real Estate Syndication and Hedge Fund Symposium program, educating and advising CPAs, attorneys, investment bankers and asset class specialists on organizing and running investment pools. Having organized and invested in over 40 deals, and has advised on hundreds more, Joel is a valuable resource not only to the private securities industry but to attorneys and courts of law who seek his expert opinion. And though he doesn’t admit often, Joel is also a CPA.
Reiner S. Roeske
For more than 20 years Reiner has been inspiring audiences with his engaging communication and speaking. From youth-pastor, university instructor, to corporate leader, trainer, and coach, Reiner uses personal and professional experiences as a former C.P.A. and current Healthcare Executive to inspire, equip, and empower through corporate keynotes, small group workshops, one-on-one coaching and even preaching.
Gena Yuvette Davis, MBA, CCP, BCC
Gena is a board certified executive coach, corporate trainer, organizational development consultant and author. As founder and chief potential officer at True Synergy, Inc., Gena is authentically committed to empowering and inspiring others to be their best selves. She is a transformational change agent for organizations who wish to turn their companies into diverse, collaborative and thriving workforces. Her drive and energy are infectious as she can elevate her clients and help them live to their true potential.
Gena speaks to audiences throughout the US and Internationally, sharing her message that is rich in strategies and skills attendees can put to use the day they return to the workplace. She is passionate about helping people become their best selves, and her enthusiasm quickly spreads to those fortunate enough to hear her speak.
Irené Turtle is an ICF certified Executive Coach, speaker, workshop and retreat facilitator and is an expert in using Emotional Intelligence to develop and strengthen leadership skills for entrepreneurs and business executives. She also specializes in the CoreClarity methodology which builds on and interprets the Clifton Strengths unique Talents Assessment.
For over 25 years, Irené worked in consulting and Human Resources management with a range of companies spanning the Fortune 50 to start up internet companies. She now works with technology and high-growth organizations in the U.S and Europe and helps her clients develop confidence and build on their communication, conflict resolution, delegation and team development skills so they can increase sales and profit as well as employee retention and engagement.
She loves international travel and exploring the effects of diverse cultures socially and in the workplace and has volunteered for many years with organizations whose clients are in career transition.
Special Advisor – Membership Director
is an expert on bridging the gap between technology and business serving business as a consultant, corporate executive, speaker, and educator. He speaks and serves clients internationally in U.S., Europe, India and China, and across the industry landscape including Tech, Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Media & Entertainment. He teaches MBA programs and executive education at The Wharton School and UCLA’s Anderson School of Business. He is active with NSA GLAC; as past President 2014 term, 2015 Dean of the Speakers Academy, and currently serves as the Director of Membership.
Tod Novak, CSP
Tod is referred to as America’s Sales and Motivational Expert and is CEO of The Novak Group. Tod has appeared on national TV and radio. His compelling new book is called “Has Technology Left Us Speechless?” Starting his first business at the age of 9, Tod has a lifetime of “real world” business experience. Tod is Founder and Past President of NSA New Mexico and has been a proud member of the National Speakers Association for over a decade.