RLF’s facilitators, participants and each of the RLF programs throughout the U.S. are continuously supported by a capable group of dedicated professionals. These Program Support constituents bring together their knowledge, experience and diverse talents to provide a strong support infrastructure contributing to the current and future success of the famous RLF program.
Margot Carleton is an IT executive with over 30 years of leadership at large and small companies, now dedicating herself to leadership coaching and growing the next generation of leaders. She spent 10 years as the VP/CIO at BAMSI, a large human service, non-profit. Prior to that, she spent 25 years working at Kendall/Tyco Healthcare/Covidien/Medtronic where she was VP responsible for applications and acquisition integrations. She’s on the Advisory Board for GrowHope Foundation and on the Board of SIM Boston. She graduated in 2009 from RLF and is currently a certified Leadership & Transition Coach. Reach Margot at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Garlich is a marketing / communications professional sharing the capabilities he honed while leading the successful marketing and communications strategies of major organizations during transformational expansion and change. His experience includes serving as the CMO / chief communications officer at one of Florida’s fastest-growing state colleges, as the VP of marketing and communications for Central Florida’s largest privately-held employer, and leading the marketing and communications areas for two divisions of The Kroger Co. – the largest supermarket chain in the United States. He is an alumnus of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, where he earned his Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising. He is a longtime resident of Orlando, Florida and is actively involved in leadership and community activities in the Central Florida area. Reach Michael at email@example.com.
Mark Griesbaum is the Director of Marketing & Relationships for RLF and the Managing Partner at Affinity4U, LLC. He is a former CIO / COO for higher education organizations with experience in overseeing marketing, admissions operations, instructional design, student management, information technology, and learning management systems for online-blended programs. Mark also has 20+ years of experience in the financial industry in Chicago during which his leadership was acknowledged by Computerworld Magazine as one of its "Premier 100 IT Leaders." Reach Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joann Jackowiec has provided administrative support for all RLF and Executive RLF programs for more than 10 year. She supports the Directors in their day-to-day administration of RLF programs, assists the sales team staff and Facilitators in marketing all forums nationally, and supports each Facilitator with onboarding RLF participants and other activities in conducting each RLF program. Joanne is often the first point of contact for new participants since she handles all RLF and Executive RLF registrations as well as administrative preparations to start each forum. She takes care of participant questions throughout the year and prepares graduation materials at each Forum’s conclusion. Prior to joining RLF, Joanne had many years of real estate and retail experience. Joanne can be reached at email@example.com.
Molly Mahoney is the Program Manager for RLF, and a 2004 RLF graduate. She has also served as President of the SIM Central Florida Chapter and as a facilitator for several RLF programs since 2013. She has extensive project, program, software development and change management experience, and collaborates with senior level company cross divisional teams. Molly is also past President of the Ten Thousand Villages board, a fair trade retailer in Winter Park, FL. Molly can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane Prugh brings her strong customer-focused business development skills and more than 20 years of experience in business development, project management training, leadership training, process-reengineering, and change management. She is currently president of Corporate Strategic Resourcing specializing in IT recruitment nationwide for small, mid-size, and Fortune 500 companies.
Jane is active in the IT community and the greater Chicago area. She currently serves on the Board of SIM’s Chicago Chapter, The Metropolitan Club, and DeVry University’s Advisory Board. She is a graduate of RLF and has been involved with marketing RLF since 2015. Jane is also involved with other Chicago organizations - i.c.stars, AITP, ProVisors, and Executives Club of Chicago. Reach Jane at email@example.com.
Lisa Harper is the West Coast Relationship Manager for RLF, assisting the Pacific Northwest RLF and the Pacific Southwest RLF programs in enrolling participants in these renowned programs.
Lisa is active in the IT community and the greater Portland area. She currently serves on the Board of SIM’s Portland Chapter. She is a graduate of RLF and has been involved with marketing RLF since 2017. Reach Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corky Valenti has 30-plus years of consulting and leadership experience in strategic communications, marketing and technical communications, and training design and development for technology organizations. He recently retired as senior leader of Operations communications for Asurion, the global leader in device protection and personal technology support. He was previously a VP at JPMorgan Chase, where he headed internal communications for Commercial Banking Risk. Before that, he was Assistant VP, IT Communications for Chubb Corporation, responsible for leading strategic internal and external communications and providing support for the Global CIO. Corky became involved with RLF in 2004 and graduated from the program in 2007. He completed the Hartford LDR program in 2009 and received the Friend of RLF Award in 2012. Reach Corky at email@example.com.