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How Leadership Delivers for Multiple Stakeholders!


Karen Finger and Vaughn Williams join host Alvin C. Miles to discuss how leadership delivers results for multiple stakeholders!

Karen Finger / President, The National Association of Telecom Professionals (ATP)

Karen Finger has over 20 years of experience in the communications and technology industry.  She has held leadership positions in sales, service and product delivery, customer lifecycle operations, network design, and software development working with the largest enterprise and service provider clients with companies such as Nortel, Sprint, and currently, CenturyLink Business.

Karen is an active leader and “connector” in the Atlanta business community serving as President of the Association of Telecommunications Professionals (ATP), a non-profit industry association.  She has been actively involved with ATP since 2008, and has held various leadership roles on the board including Vice President and Director.   Karen has also chaired the prestigious ATP Awards Gala in 2009 and 2011, which recognizes and promotes leadership, innovation, and excellence in Georgia.

Karen grew up in Memphis, TN where she graduated from Lausanne High School and then went on to the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and business administration.  She is married with two children and lives in East Cobb Marietta, Georgia.

Contact Karen: (404) 964-4688,


Vaughn Williams / Athletic Director & Presidential Cabinet Member, Kennesaw State University

Vaughn Williams brings his extensive knowledge and experience of collegiate athletics to the position of athletic director at Kennesaw State University. On April 12, 2011, University President Dr. Dan Papp announced at the conclusion of a national search that Williams would fill the void created by the retirement of Dr. Dave Waples, who had been the department’s athletic director since 1987. Williams officially took his post on May 2, stepping in for Senior Associate Athletic Director Scott Whitlock, who had served as Interim Athletic Director since Waples’ departure in August, 2010.

Prior to accepting the job at Kennesaw State, Williams has had a prestigious six-plus year tenure at the University of Connecticut. While there, Williams served as Associate Athletic Director, with his responsibilities mainly involving strategic planning, facility master planning and policy and procedure improvement. He also served as chair of the University of Connecticut’s Sportsmanship/Fan Environment Initiative Committee. At Connecticut, Williams directed the operation and management of 11 campus athletic facilities for 24 varsity sports and 600 student-athletes, as well as the university’s recreational/intramural program, which serves 3,500 participants.

He also oversaw the Huskies’ event management team that provides support to varsity sports, including the hosting of Big East and NCAA post-season events. In addition, Williams served as the program’s home game administrator for football and basketball games. Before arriving at Connecticut, Williams had over 10 years of NCAA Division I athletics experience. He was a staple at Boston College in their athletic department as an assistant athletic director for six years from 1998-2004. While working at Boston College, he earned his Masters degree in Administrative Studies.

Williams got his start working in collegiate athletics at the University of Utah. During his two years there, Williams went from the Assistant Director of Finance to the Director of Finance before leaving for the University of Toledo, where he served as the Associate Athletic Director of Business Affairs from 1996-1998.

Williams’ experience in athletics reaches beyond the boundaries of administration. Earning his bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts (UMass) in 1992, Williams was a four-year letter winner in football at UMass.

Williams and his wife, Eileen, have three children.

Contact Vaughn: (770) 423-6284,


Which Business Book Has Most Impacted Your Leadership?

Karen Finger:

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)


Vaughn Williams:

The Servant: A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership

How YOU Benefit When Human Resources Gets It Right!

In this edition of Global Leader Radio, host Alvin C. Miles interviews Lisa Moore. Lisa describes how Human Resources influences business outcomes, strengthens leaders capabilities and can become more of a business partner within an organization.


Lisa Moore / Vice President of Client Services, P2 Excellence

Lisa is an Human Resources leader with broad-based experience in both mid-size and large ($250m – $4.5b) organizations operating in the retail, distribution, manufacturing and service sectors. She has international experience with businesses and projects, specifically in the Americas and Europe. Lisa has had specific responsibility for creating compensation and benefits programs that allow an organization to attract and retain talent, and with building bench strength through management development.  She has spent her career working for Atlanta based companies and has a strong generalist background in HR.

She began her career finding and acquiring the people needed to ensure businesses could meet their strategic goals. Working as a HR Director at small to large organizations, Lisa has had responsibility for designing and managing Performance Management systems to link organizational goals and objectives to each role and to build high performing teams, managing the people side of mergers and acquisitions, and creating more effective HR teams and delivery.


She received her BA in Management from Georgia State University, while concentration on Human Resources subjects.  In addition she has her Senior Human Resources Professional certification.

Contact Lisa: (678) 488-3160,


Which Business Book Has Most Impacted Your Leadership?

Lisa Moore:

The Practice of Adaptive Leadership


Leadership, Food and “Life Well-Lived”

In this edition of Global Leader Radio, Keith Schroeder is host Alvin C. Miles’ in-studio guest. Keith details his perspectives on global leadership, the importance of tenacity and why  food contributes to a ‘life well lived’!


Keith Schroeder / CEO, High Road Craft Ice Cream

After nearly 20 years in professional kitchens, High Road Craft Ice Cream Founder and CEO Keith Schroeder took his culinary prowess into the laboratory, where he crafts exquisite ice cream, gelato & sorbet for luxury retailers and fine restaurants throughout the nation.

After graduating top-of-class from the Art Institute of Atlanta in 1995, Chef Schroeder went on to work for some of Atlanta’s finest chefs and restaurants, including the acclaimed Nikolai’s Roof and Riviera Restaurant. Schroeder took his culinary skills on the road, leading top kitchens in New York, San Diego and Los Angeles, in addition to spending time as Executive Chef and Instructor at New England Culinary Institute in Burlington, Vermont.

Schroeder completed his Executive MBA at Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University in 2010, earning a spot in the prestigious honor society Beta Gamma Sigma. While at Coles, Schroeder and partner Hunter Thornton won the 2010 International New Ventures Competition at the University of Nebraska, earning sufficient seed capital to open High Road Craft Ice Cream.

Since launching the company in October 2010, Schroeder has led the company’s rapid growth, seeing High Road Craft Ice Cream onto the shelves of retailers like Whole Foods Markets, Dean & Deluca, The Fresh Market, and Harris Teeter. High Road’s products are quickly becoming staples at finer restaurants, resorts, and hotels around the world, and at sea as well. The company has been featured in EveryDay with Rachael Ray, People Magazine, USA Today, Southern Living, Cooking Light, Dairy Foods Magazine, and was recently nominated for a sofi™ Award, the specialty food industry’s top honor.

Schroeder is a dedicated and unconventional leader, who always shares his passion for food, culture, entrepreneurship, personal development, and life well lived. He is married to the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, Nicki Schroeder (which makes for a good time), and has two wonderful children, Madison (14), and Jackson (12).

Contact Keith: (678) 701-7623,


Which Business Book Has Most Impacted Your Leadership?

Keith Schroeder:

The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner)