Episode #22 with Dr Charles Redd on how he overcame juvenile illiteracy with the Bible, excel at higher learning and pursue a higher calling in civic ministry that has added value to those in need
Dr. Charles Redd, Jr. is a nationally recognized Fortune 500 business leader, adjunct professor, speaker, and ministry founder. With more than 30 years of exceptional performance in both business and ministry, Dr. Redd has a profound approach to developing successful leaders. His track record of transforming underperforming sales teams at The Hershey Company, PepsiCo – Frito-Lay, and Coca-Cola Enterprises has made him a national leader in operations, sales leadership, and sales revenue. Dr. Redd’s approach to building exemplary leadership teams has resulted in record-breaking sales in major retailers including Wal-Mart, Kroger, Publix, and convenience stores, as well as high rates of retention and increased morale.
Episode #21 w/ MaryAnn F Jackson, on transitioning from urban beginnings to becoming a Senior leader @Prudential w/ an “insane network” and her perspective on the importance of finding value in others
Mary Ann Jackson
Vice President, process Management | Prudential Financial
Mary Ann is Vice President of Process Management with Prudential, focused on organizational design and operational compliance. With Prudential since 1997, in her first 16 years, she held several positions in Group Insurance. In September of 2013, she transitioned to the corporate Financial Management Project Management Office and began working on large organizational redesign and regulatory implementations. Mary Ann graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and minor in Cultural Studies from Bentley College in Waltham, MA, then completed her MBA in 2005 from the University of Phoenix.
Mary Ann is a member of The National Association for Female Executives and BDPA, is an INROADS Alumni, lifetime member of The National Black MBA Association, and a Leadership Newark Fellowship Alumni. She serves as the CFO for The Girls Action Network, a nonprofit that focuses on the empowerment of young women, as the executive vice chair of the board for United Way of Greater Newark and is COO for the Black Leadership Forum. She recently joined the Advisory Board for Apex Solutions Group LLC., a minority-owned business management consulting company.