CB Bowman, MCEC, MBA, BCC, CMC Founder and CEO Association of Corporate Executive Coaches and MEECO Leadership Institute
CB Bowman is best known for bringing clarity and accountability to the world of executive coaching. She founded two change-making organizations, the ACEC, Association of Corporate Executive Coaches™, dedicated to mastery level coaches who are working with the top tier of organizations and, the MEECO Leadership Institute™ that is a think tank/research group of international organizations focused on the future and measurement of employment sciences, executive coaching and culture in organizations, institutions, and agencies. The institute is also a certifying body.
CB’s work with ACEC has introduced rigorous credentialing to the corporate executive coaching ranks and has introduced metrics to underscore accountability. She is certified to serve on corporate boards, and her emphasis on pro bono work and continuing education shows her heart and her brain are aligned on this critical mission.
CB strongly believes that master level corporate executive coaches have to be “enterprise-wide business partners™” with their clients. She is also the force behind the powerful dialogue-based MEECO Leadership Conferences that each year recognizes organizations that exemplify the use of Executive Coaching, Employment Sciences, and Organizational Culture as best-in-class. Ford Motor Company; The Mayo Clinic; MD Anderson Cancer Research Center; L3 Technologies; Rodan & Fields; The Ann and John Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University; The Anderson School of Business, UCLA; and, Hermes Airports, Ltd are some of the past designees.
She is formally head of branding for ready to eat cereals for General Foods where she was responsible for the visual impact of Post Cereals such as the wildly successful Honey Bunches of Oats, Golden Crisps, and Pebbles. CB was also responsible for their classic brands including Post Shredded Wheat, Grape Nuts and Raisin Bran. In addition, she was part of the successful branding for the Birds Eye frozen food product line.
CB is a graduate of New School for Social Research. She received her MBA from Pace University where she served on the Advisory board for Lubin School of Business and as an adjunct professor in the marketing department. She served as an instructor at Rutgers University Center for Management Development and as an adjunct professor at Mercy College teaching organizational behavior, and Human Resource Management. CB is a contributing author in the soon to be released book “Complex Situations in Coaching: A Critical Case-Based Approach” 1st Edition and has published several articles on Coaching.
CB served as Chairperson for the North Plainfield, New Jersey’s Historic Commission for six years.
An inspiring business leader who consistently achieves stellar results through a clear vision, the development of people and executing with excellence. Ann has a penchant for creating growth by challenging paradigms, handling ambiguity and simplifying complexity. She is a team builder who gets the best out of people by listening and appreciating diversity of thought. She is a savvy marketer having both leveraged the positioning and essence of established brands and creating new brands.
Ann’s experiences have been diverse from leading a not for profit trade association reporting to a Board of Directors, to leading for profit businesses with full P&L control and solid line reporting relationships with all functions – from start-ups to $250MM portfolios, domestically and internationally.
Most recently at the Specialty Food Association where she reported to the Board of Directors, she grew the membership by 30% on a base that had been stagnant, expanded the Ann’s shows significantly, increased the net assets five-fold, put in place proper governance of the business, and inspired a staff towards a culture of innovation, accountability and collaboration. During her tenure she also established the Specialty Food Foundation whose mission is to break the cycle of hunger and improve food recovery. A former Board Chairman said it best: “Before you came along, all I cared about was being in the Fancy Food Show (which the SFA owns and operates). You made me and the membership care about the Association.”
Prior to joining the Specialty Food Association, Ms. Daw was with Kraft Foods as Senior Vice President of Business and Marketing Development in the International Division and VP of Global Marketing Resources and Initiatives. She previously headed Strategic Planning for Phillip Morris International and led Marketing and Sales for the Asia Pacific Division of the company out of Hong Kong.
Ann is particularly passionate about causes having to do with children, sports and health, and hunger. She coached and umpired Little League baseball for 13 years and was the President of the Elmsford Little League. Her husband and she have established a Foundation in their son’s name, giving cross country camp scholarships to students from Division One schools in Westchester and Putnam Counties, and through the Specialty Food Association convinced the Board to create the Specialty Food Foundation to break the cycle of hunger and improve food recovery. Ann is also helping her church as Vice-chair of the Parish Council and on the steering committee for the building of a new hall for the children of her parish.
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anndaw
Dr. David Dye
Dr. Mirella De Civita, MCEC, MCC
Eugene has been a trial lawyer since 1989 and has tried cases in state and federal courts as well as in arbitration tribunals. In the past three years he has arbitrated construction cases and won civil jury trials in commercial fraud cases. He has also represented creditors in bankruptcy court in Greenbelt, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia. Gene is a licensed attorney in Maryland, VA, Louisiana, & DC.
His best clients are business and life coaches, consultants and professional engineering and architecture firms. He also has monthly retainer programs to provide outsourced general counsel services affordable for all levels of business and life coaches.