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November 10, 2017 – Removing Obstacles to Growth and a Better Bottom Line

Dorriah Rogers

Dorriah Rogers

Dorriah Rogers, Ph.D., is the CEO of Autry Industrial, which recently developed a cooling process for industrial applications that consumes no water and requires no electrical input. Autry’s patent-pending technology allows our customers in the manufacturing, power, and data center sectors to significantly reduce operating costs, improve efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and improve plant safety.

As the CEO of Paradyne Consulting Works, Dorriah’s list of more than 50 clients includes the California Natural Resources Agency, Xcel Energy, Black & Veatch, ExxonMobil, Shell, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin, Kiewit, etc.

Dorriah’s recently published book Decide to Profit: 9 Steps to a Better Bottom Line is based on her twelve-plus years as CEO and leadership consultant at Paradyne Consulting Works.

Prior to Paradyne, Dorriah ran an engineering/technology company where she patented and commercialized a catalytic converter for diesel applications. Dorriah has deep experience in experience in start-ups, investment, intellectual property, and technology commercialization.

Dorriah holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Group in Ecology, Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis. She was appointed to the Ambassador’s Club for the Society of Automotive Engineers; She also served on the National Academy of Science Transportation Research Board. Dorriah has served as part-time faculty at California State University Channel Islands, where she taught Business Operations. She has been named “Entrepreneur of the Year” and has been nominated to “Women Making a Difference”.


Decide to Profit
Decide to Profit: 9 Steps to a Better Bottom Line

by Dorriah Rogers

December 8, 2017 – How the Best Companies Continue to Keep their Brand Relevant

Allen Adamson

Allen Adamson

An internationally acclaimed expert in all disciplines of branding and marketing, Allen Adamson has led the creation of practical strategies that generated long-term business value and increased brand equity for many global companies including: Accenture, GE, Johnson & Johnson, FedEx, HBO, Marriott, MetLife, Verizon, Kraft, Mars, and Procter & Gamble, Lever Brothers and other iconic brands.

“Simple sticky ideas drive brand success”  —Allen Adamson

Allen Adamson is the founder and CEO of BrandSimple Consulting. Prior to this he was Chairman of Landor Associates, the world’s first and oldest global brand agency.

Allen is the author of the top-selling books: BrandSimple, BrandDigital, The Edge, and Shift Ahead (see below). He also writes a monthly column for Forbes.com about the impact of general business and cultural trends on branding and, specifically, how brands can break through in a world of communication overload.

Allen has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CNBC’s Squawk Box and Closing Bell, and Fox Business Network and is often quoted in publications including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Advertising Age, USA Today, the Washington Post, and Forbes.

He is a frequent guest lecturer at New York University’s Stern School of Business, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, and the Harvard School of Continuing Education.

Allen received his BS from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.


Shift Ahead: How the Best Companies Stay Relevant in a Fast-Changing World

by Allen Adamson






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—— Meeting Topic ——
Removing Obstacles
to Growth and to a
Better Bottom Line

—— Guest Thought Leader ——
Dorriah Rogers

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