BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dwight W. Holcomb
President (2019-20) and Chairman of the Board
Dwight W. Holcomb is the author of the Amazon Bestseller, "The Lean CMO" and the host of the business television show, "SaaS CEO Success TV" on the C-Suite TV. The C-Suite Network has global distribution in more than 59 million homes.
Dwight is the CEO of HC Development, providing MaaS CMO™ , Marketing as a Service with "Fractional CMO" Executive oversight to the Software industry. Dwight speaks Internationally on the topic of Marketing Technology & Innovation. Dwight sits on the Board of several privately held companies and is a founding member of the Anderson CEO Forum.
Director and Immediate Past President (2018-19)
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 for 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.
Joel G. Block
Director and Past President (2018-19)
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
Director and Treasurer
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.
Director and Chair of Membership Committee
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.
Robert Grossman founded Black Diamond Leadership in 2016 to provide High-Performance leadership and team development programs and coaching previously available only to Fortune 500 Companies. It is Robert’s vision to bring the same level of employee development programs to small and midsize companies. Robert works with companies to drive peak performance and implement a culture of engagement among employees. With an emphasis on emotional intelligence, communication, and trust, Robert and his company deliver compelling speeches, coaching, workshops, seminars, and webinars and is based in Westlake Village, California.
AJ MacQuarrie is an entrepreneur who has been through it all; from the highs of turning a $20,000 investment into a multi-million dollar business to the lows of sitting in bankruptcy court. He is the former CEO of KarmaBox Vending, one of the world’s first healthy vending companies that expanded to over 80 cities across the United States in just 3.5 years. Currently the CEO of AJ Mac Media LLC, where he is on a mission to equip early stage entrepreneurs with the tools to succeed in launching their business. AJ is the author of the forthcoming book "The Setback Advantage: Crafting Your Comeback After Failures, Flops, & F*ckups," and lives in Los Angeles with his Goldendoodle and Scottish Terrier.
Dean, Speakers Academy
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.