B&E Speaker Series
Women in Business
Monday, March 2, 2015
6pm, Erickson Alumni Center
Moderator: Aly Goodwin Gregg
Chief Marketing Officer, MVB Bank
A graduate of the WVU Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism, Aly is currently Chief Marketing Officer for MVB Bank and MVB Financial Corp, headquartered in Fairmont, W.Va., with corporate offices throughout West Virginia and northern Virginia.
Aly’s most recent honors include awards as 2014 Outstanding PR Practitioner by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) – West Virginia chapter, as well as the 2014 Best in West Virginia award from the chapter for her work at MVB Bank.
Aly currently serves on the board of directors for the Harless Center at Central Place and the Board of Advisors for the Rosenbaum Family House Advisory Board at West Virginia University Hospitals.
Owner-operator of 25 Little Caesars Pizza Restaurants in WV, KY & OH
Vicki Dunn-Marshall is the franchise owner and operator of 25 Little Caesars Pizza Restaurants in three states including WV, KY and OH. Vicki started her career with Little Caesars at the age of 15, her last position at the corporate headquarters was in franchise sales before becoming an owner of her own. The WV headquartered franchise is consistently recognized for being in the top 10 operators of the brand. Over her 40 year history with the brand she has employed over 10,000 employees and currently has over 500. Vicki’s entrepreneur interests include a real estate development company for commercial and residential rental properties as well as a sock manufacturing operation in NC.
Georgette Rashid George
President Monarch Holdings Family of Hotels, Co-President Affiliate Services,
Co-manager of Monarch holdings
Georgette Rashid George is a principal in a number of business enterprises involved in various retail, office, and hotel development projects, of which she manages the administrative and financial operations. She has been engaged in these businesses for more than twenty years. Previously, she held a position in sales management at the Hewlett-Packard Company where she received the President’s Award, that company’s highest sales achievement award.
Mrs. George has served on the Boards of numerous non-profit organizations, including the Thomas Hospital Foundation, Community Council of Kanawha Valley, and the Convention Bureaus of the cities of both Charleston and South Charleston, West Virginia. She currently serves as a director of the WV Regional Tech Park, Summit Financial Group, Inc./Summit Community Bank, and the Tamarack Foundation. She is also a member of the Fed Reserve WV Advisory Committee for the Fifth District. Mrs. George was a recipient of the Women of Achievement Award conferred by the Young Women’s Christian Association of Charleston.
Mrs. George is a graduate of Vanderbilt University where she earned a B.E. degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering.
Diane Strong-Treister is the President of Manpower, a local franchise of ManpowerGroup with eleven offices throughout West Virginia and Kentucky. Manpower is a major employer in the state with her local franchise employing over 3,000 people in 2014 within the administrative, industrial and professional divisions. ManpowerGroup. is an international company with offices worldwide in 80 countries, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She attended Rio Grande College and West Virginia State College majoring in Business Administration.
Ms. Strong-Treister serves currently on numerous boards: Workforce of West Virginia Investment Council, Commissioner and Vice Chair of Charleston Urban Renewal Authority, Membership Chair for Mountain State World Presidents Organization (WPO), Mountwest Community and Technical Foundation Board, 5 Promises, Trustee of Christ Church United Methodist Church, Charleston Industry Round Table (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond), Co-Chair of Steering Committee for WV State University, WVMA Educational Fund Board, 2014 YWCA Women of Achievement Award and was past President of the Rotary Club of Charleston, Executive Board of AMFO (Association of Manpower Franchise Owners), and Co-Chair of Major Gifts for the CAMC Cancer Center.
Diane was married to the late Loren Treister and is the mother of three adult children: Zachary, Adam and Carly. She enjoys traveling, reading, gardening and cooking.
Co-owner, Epiphany Consulting
Kathleen Walker is a people person. Watch her and you'll quickly see that she derives great joy from interacting and communicating with others. Malcome Gadwall (author of the Tipping Point) would describe her as a "connector". Kathleen knows everybody and enjoys connecting the dots in her world of friends, clients and acquaintances.
This true Type II (ask her about it) has found her calling as co-owner of Epiphany Consulting. In this role, she works constantly with people, providing insights into how they can more effectively communicate and interact. "Self assessment and self awareness can be very empowering. It is such a high to see it working on a daily basis," explains Kathleen.
A native of South Charleston, WV, Kathleen draws upon her diverse career background in the telecommunications, transportation, healthcare, law and personal service industries when working with clients. She often brings direct experience to the table that relates to clients' challenges and needs. Whatever your field, there's a good chance Kathleen speaks your language.
Long time friend and Epiphany co-owner Kathi Richards introduced Kathleen to the world of human management technology and assessments in 1999, when she hired her as a sales representative for a Charleston consulting and counseling practice. Not long afterward, the pair purchased the business from it's former owner and launched Epiphany Consulting in January 2000.
Kathleen's vision: "I am truly committed to making Epiphany a success. I have been blessed with an incredible business partner and friend in Kathi. We both believe in what we do, and know we make a difference in the people whose lives we touch."
Kathleen and husband David are proud parents of two daughters, Kinsey and Karley. A committed community servant, Kathleen is devoted to her work in founding the WV Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure as well as serving on South Charleston City Council. She is a member of the YWCA Women of Achievement Committee and the American Red Cross of WV Women Who Care Committee.