We are grateful for the continued service and support of Gathering of Games Practitioner Council. These business professionals volunteer their time and effort to help develop the conference sessions for The Gathering. Their dedication is critical to the success of the conference and ensure high-level, applicable and appropriate content is provided to attendees. We would like to acknowledge all their hard work and participation in shaping our event in 2016 and are looking forward to growing even bigger and better for 2017!
3 year Gathering veteran, 3 year OBM practitioner Associate Veterinary Clinic / Beamsville, Ontario
Jen started her career in the veterinary field at the age of 15. After attending college, she moved her career from a focus on veterinary medicine into the people end of the business. After spending time in the industry and growing in her speaking/lecturing skills, she joined Associate Veterinary Clinic. Her current role as an operations director allows her to be in veterinary clinics and coach/develop people. She currently runs 13 small animal practices in Ontario.
“My first exposure to the GGOB opened me to a new way of leading my team. The part I was missing in my role was finding the fun in the great industry I work in. My employer has supported my journey! I feel I can help those starting out, offering insight to what worked and how to engage a team!”
2 year Gathering veteran, 5 year OBM practitioner Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks / Springfield, Missouri
As a former SRC Electrical employee, Tyler is a three year veteran of The Great Game of Business. He is excited to utilize the GGOB in order to help strengthen his new organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks. Tyler says he was drawn to BBBS by seeing first-hand the impact that a positive adult mentor can have on a child’s life. He is thankful for the support he received from a positive male role model and feels it has shaped him into the person he is today. Tyler is an alumnus of the University of Central Missouri, and has served as board member of both The Springfield Sertoma Club and Hola Sertoma Club, and currently serves as an ambassador for the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
3 year Gathering veteran, 4 year OBM practitioner Global Industries, Inc. / Grand Island, Nebraska
Steve has been a leader in organizational development and human resource development for over 30 years. He has experience in the healthcare, manufacturing and consulting industries, including building and then selling his own consulting firm.
2 year Gathering veteran, 2 year OBM practitioner Woodward Communications/TH Media *2014 All-Star Award Winner* / Dubuque, Iowa
“I am delighted to join the Gathering of the Games Practitioner’s Council. For the past 25 years, I have held various positions in the printing and publishing industry. I’ve been at the forefront of growth with production initiatives, customer service and product support. I was a non-traditional online student and completed an associates in Business Administration from Northeast Iowa CC and then bachelors in Management (minor in Marketing) from Upper Iowa University. I have a passion for learning, continued growth and leadership. I’m currently working toward completing a Masters in Higher Education Administration with a Leadership emphasis. I have embraced the Great Game and continue to instill that spark in the teams that I lead.”
3 year Gathering veteran, 3 year OBM practitioner SRC Logistics *2014 SRC Owners Cup Winner* / Springfield, Missouri
Rinnie received her BS in Construction Engineering from Missouri Western State University and is currently seeking her MBA from Webster University. Her experience with Core Management began during an internship for Logistics making core round-up calls, but soon moved on to an Account Management position with SRC. Rinnie has had the opportunity to take advantage of tuition reimbursement provided by SRC, present at the Sales and Marketing Conference for SRC’s Board of Directors, serve on committees to help the community. Rinnie has had an exciting year as an Owner of SRC and looks forward to many more.
The Great Game of Business UK / Bristol, United Kingdom
Arend leads the Great Game UK organization, and is the UK’s leading expert on open-book management and The Great Game of Business. A challenging and engaging coach, facilitator, and speaker, Arend has a reputation for designing and implementing performance strategies that generate results and challenge conventional practices. He works with CEOs and executive teams to implement effective business performance acceleration programs. His last three strategic business realignment assignments have seen him designing and leading major change programs in Lisbon, New York and London.