Features Region: Southeast

Diana Abril – Ilumno

Growing up in a remote area in Latin America, technologically detached from the world—and where one’s friends and relatives may have never received a formal education—might make getting a college degree out of reach and low on the list of life’s priorities. But underserved populations, historically without access to education, in Latin America have been […]

Rahn Gatewood – Morehouse College

Commencement day is here. After years of textbooks, papers, equations and theories, the next stop is the real world. So put on the gown, slap a fun message on your mortarboard, settle down into a folding chair for the speeches, and then strut on up to the stage for a handshake and a degree. But […]

Michael C. Canseco – Main Squeeze Juice Company

Quite the good call Michael C. Canseco and Thomas Nieto made in 2017 when the brothers-in-law were called upon to boost the fortunes of a cellphone repair franchise after completing a merger with their former franchisor just weeks before. For the founder of Fix My Phone just happened to have a sister who had recently […]

Golin Kosowitz – Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS)

When Golin Kosowitz joined Honeywell in January 2019, one of her first orders of business was to don a safety hat and glasses and venture out on one of the company’s plant floors. But the general counsel for procurement for the multinational company didn’t just want a cursory tour—her intent was to solicit input from […]

Ling-Ling Nie – Georgia Institute of Technology

You don’t have to let your career define you—in fact, your profession shouldn’t be the most important or interesting thing about you. So stresses Ling-Ling Nie, the general counsel and vice president for ethics and compliance at the Georgia Institute of Technology, who spends a lot of time outdoors, mountain bikes whenever she can, supports […]

Elizabeth Bowles – Aristotle Inc.

She can’t lay claim to the study, but Elizabeth Bowles eagerly cites Purdue University agricultural economists who last year concluded that every dollar invested in broadband brings a long-term, four-fold economic return to Indiana. The formula brings tangible benefits most everywhere, Bowles says, including her home state of Arkansas where she serves as president, chairwoman […]

Jenny Kim – Koch Industries

With 7.4 million unfilled jobs in America, Jenny Kim of Koch Industries is working to get one of the nation’s most marginalized populations, people with nonviolent criminal convictions, to fill them. But, she’s quick to say, this project isn’t for charity; it is a mutually beneficial second chance. “It is about businesses making economic decisions […]

Antigone Davoulas – Shake Collaboration LLC and Shake Extractions LLC

The story started out on a quiet southern afternoon, Antigone Davoulas says, when three women met up at a local Proposition 7 campaign event in Arkansas to collaborate over crawfish. But they weren’t swapping recipes, the general counsel at Shake Collaboration remembers. They were talking about cannabis and hemp—even though it wasn’t “that” kind of […]

Doug Balyeat – Pratt Industries Inc.

Asked to elaborate on what it means for a company to have an “entrepreneurial spirit”—a term he frequently uses to describe his current employer’s overall philosophy and approach—Doug Balyeat could’ve leaned on any number of tired clichés: thinking outside the box or dreaming the impossible. You know the lines. Instead, he takes a moment to […]

Allyson Guy Krause – Promethean

Students have taken personalized tours of the White House, spoken with a park ranger halfway around the world on the topic of adaptation, and even tinkered with protons, neurons and electrons—without having to worry about blowing anything up. Those are just a few examples of how Promethean’s interactive educational products are being used in classrooms […]

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