Advena World Most Outstanding Speakers

Scholars, Researchers, Experts, and Business Leaders

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 Charles Owen Verrill, Jr.
Partner
Wiley Rein LLP  & 
Senior Lecturing Fellow

International Business Transactions
Duke University Law School​

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 Jeffrey A. Finkle 
President & CEO
IEDC and 
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ​ 

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 Veronique Salze-Lozac'h
Deputy Director General, Independent Evaluation Department

Asian Development Bank

Philippines

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 Thomas Gulledge, PhD 
President
Enterprise Integration, Inc. &
Professor Emeritus 
George Mason University
Alexandria, VA  

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 Dr. Mansur Hasib, CISSP, PMP, CPHIMS 

Global Speaker and Program Chair, Cybersecurity & Technology  

UMUC

 Largo, MD

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 Madelyn Blair, PhD
Founder 
Pelerei, Inc.
Senior Organizational Development Consultant, Facilitator, Designer and Coach of Learning Experience 

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 Soumya Sivakumar, PhD
Assistant Professor of Marketing and

 Director, BBA program 
Marymount University
Arlington, Virginia, USA .

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  Chiquita Howard-Bostic, PhD   

 Assistant Professor of Sociology and Department Chair 

Shepherd University

 Shepherdstown, WV  

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 Dr. Deborah Osgood 
President and CEO
Knowledge Institute for Small

Business Development (KISBD)

Exeter, NH

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 Ken Perez
VP of Healthcare PolicyOmnicell,Inc.

Advisor to CliniCast 
Mountain View, CA

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  Dr. Cliff Cockerham

Chair, TN Environmental Justice Committee

International Outreach Director, The Climate Mobilization President- TN Chapter
Nashville, TN 

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 Sylvia Henderson
CEO
Springboard Training LLC 
Olney, MD  

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 Dr. Naomi Abrams

Chief Ergonomics Officer

Worksite Health and Safety Consultants, LLC andPresident- Women Business Owners of Montgomery County, MD

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 Marc P. Mealy
Vice President
US-ASEAN Business Council​

​Washington, DC

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 Diane Cashin

President ​and CEO

True North Enterprise

​Washington, DC

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 Carolin Goerzig, PhD
Head of Research Group  "How Terrorists Learn"
Max Planck Society

​Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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 Ovidiu Bujorean 
Senior Manager- Entrepreneurship Innovation CRDF Global-The GIST Initiative & Chairman of the Board of Advisors - AIESEC

Arlington, VA 

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 Charles Kestenbaum
President

B&K International Inc. &
Honorary Investment Counselor 
Pakistan Board of Investment
Washington, DC

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 Peter Aiken, PhD
Associate Professor
​​Virginia Commonwealth University

 Founding Director  
Data Blueprint/Institute for Data Research  

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 Dr. Lorenzo Cherubini

Professor     

Faculty of Education

Brock University

Hamilton, Canada 

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 Randy Komenski, CPA
Director Clinical Transformation
& Business Operations
Bon Secours Baltimore Health System
Baltimore, MD 

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 Joseph P. Bailey, PhD
Research Associate Professor
& Quest Executive Director
Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD​ 

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 Dr. Richard Kohn 

Professor of Animal Science

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 

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 Michael Radkowsky, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist 

+20 Years Experience Helping People Grow Stronger in Difficult Times, Create Strong Relationship, and Fulfilling Lives

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 Eva A. Millona
Executive Director
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)​
Boston, MA 

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 Christina Robinson, PhD
Assistant Professor 
and Assistant Chair
Department of Economics
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT 

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 Estrella Durá
Professor 

 ​Fellow Polibienestar Research Institute

University of Valencia
Valencia, Spain

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 Dr. Elmira Ibrayeva
VP-Kazakhstan Academy of Information and Business
Associate Professor
Kazakh American University
​Almaty, Kazakhstan 

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 Amy E. Blitz, PhD
Professor of Management Practice/Bobson Global

Babson College
Babson Park, MA​​ 

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 Dr. Cenker Goker
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law- Ankara University
Visiting Scholar- College of Law
Michigan University, 
East Lansing, MI 

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 Marek Wojtaszek, PhD 

Assistant Professor of Humanities 

University of Lodz, Poland 

Fulbright Fellow ​

University of Illinois 

Urbana-Champaign, IL

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 Angela Franco

President & CEO

The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Washington DC

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 Deborah Froling
Partner

Arent Fox LLP

and Former President

National Association of Women Lawyers (2013-2014)

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 Ravi Chinta, PhD

University Research Chair 

University of Phoenix

Cincinnati, OH

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 Younsung Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor 

Department of Environmental Science and Policy

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

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​​Victoria M. Grady, PhD
President & Principal Consultant
Pivot Point Business Solutions
Assistant Professorial Lecturer
George Washington University

Washington DC

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Dr. Gilda Martinez-Alba

Provost Fellow for Diversity &

Graduate Program Director

Towson University

​Baltimore, MD

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Dr. Nirmaljit Rathee

Associate Professor

College of Education

Delaware State University 

Dover, DE

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 Professor Poonam Saxena

Vice Chancellor

National Law University

Jodhpur, India 

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 Izabella Barati-Stec, PhD

Visiting Professor of Finance and Government

Central European University 

Budapest, Hungary
 

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Imke Reimers, PhD 
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Northeastern University
​Boston, MA

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 André de Waal, MSc, MBA, PhD 
Academic Director
HPO Center
Associate Professor of High Performance Organizations
Maastricht School of Management
​Maastricht, Netherlands  

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 Angela Marshall, MD, FACP
President and CEO
Comprehensive Women’s Health, Inc., 
Silver Spring, MD 

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 Tonya Ladipo, LCSW

Director & Trainer

The Ladipo Group LLC

 Philadelphia, PA

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 Vashti Singh, PhD 
Program Leader
Centre for Education Programmes
The University of Trinidad and Tobago 

Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

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 Mike McGill, PhD
Statistician
AdvancED
Atlanta, GA 

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 Solome Tibebu

Entrepreneur

Technology & Healthcare Speaker ​Cognific- Behavioral Health​ ​Consulting and Online Resource 

New York, NY

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 Hill Krishnan, PhD
Political Science Faculty
California Polytechnic State University
​San Luis Obispo, CA

 

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Najiba Benabess, PhD

Director- School of Business and Management and ​

Associate Professor of Economics 

Norwich University 

Northfield, VT

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 Marco Vincenzi, PhD
Lecturer in Economics
Paul College of Business and Economics
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 

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 Connie Van Guilder
Director of Student Services

Bergin University
San Francisco, CA

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Fatemeh Emdad, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor

Data Science Program
​Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA

 

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 Janice Riley
Manager
HCC Technical Innovation Center
​Hagerstown, MD 

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 Kyung-Sook Bang, PhD, RN

Professor 

College of Nursing

Seoul National University 

Seoul, South Korea

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 Kunter Gunasti, PhD 
Assistant Professor
School of Business
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 

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 Meg Mingchen Lu, PhD

Program Leader/ Asst. Professor

National University of Tainan

Tainan City, Taiwan

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 Shannon Bergman
Business Development Manager
World Wide Technology
Planning Commissioner
San Carlos, CA .

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 Cortney Baker, M.S., CCC/SLP
Owner/CEO
KidsCare Therapy
Addison, TX 

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Lilian de Jonge, PhD
Assistant Professor 

College of Health and Human Services
George Mason University
​Fairfax, VA

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 Dr. Wei Song

Associate Professor of Marketing

School of Business

Black Hill State University

Spearfish, SD



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