PMI Lunch & Learn
Monday, March 17, 2014
PMI and TI (Toastmasters)
Partnering for your success
Location: MTC NE Campus, 151 Powell Road, Columbia, SC
Date: Monday, March 17, 2014
Mr. Louie A. Dicks, MBA MSME MIR
Ms. Ann Elliott
Mr. Victor Gascon
Louie Dicks is the Founder and CEO of PMG Inc. a leadership development firm specializing in Self-Leadership, Leadership, Communication and Mentoring. He is a retired lieutenant colonel in the United Stated Army, who brings with him a wealth of leadership experience ranging from the leader of a platoon, to the commander of troops, to the president and CEO of his own company.
Louie has received numerous awards for both military and civilian service and holds membership in the American Management Association, the American Society for Quality. He is a Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute, and a Distinguished Toastmaster with Toastmasters International.
A graduate of South Carolina State University, Louie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Boston University, a Master's Degree in Systems Management and Engineering Technology from Murray State University.
He also earned a Master's Degree in International Relations from the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College.
He now resides in Columbia, SC., with his wife, Betty, and is the father of two children.
Ann Elliott is the founder and President of The Berkana Company LLC. Ann has more than twenty years experience as a business consultant and leadership strategist. Successful companies hire her to help them find profit draining leaks. She helps her clients improve efficiencies, save money and keep happy customers.
An experienced trainer, facilitator, professional speaker, and business coach, Ann has delivered keynote presentations and high content workshops from coast to coast.
Ann is the author of "What Successful Women Know about Leadership," a study of women business leaders in the male dominated construction industry and of "Recovery Ready: 27 CEOs Reveal Their Strategies," a survey of business leaders who built stronger businesses during the Great Recession. Her monthly electronic newsletter, "The Leadership Strategist", is a concise, pithy commentary on leadership.
She is past President of Capital City Rotary Club and was Rotarian of the Year in 1999. She is a member of 7 A.M. Toastmasters.
Ann is the chapter chair of the Columbia SC chapter of the Women Presidents' Organization. WPO is an international membership organization for successful women of multi-million dollar companies.
Ann is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Her goal is to be so much fun and so interesting that her grandchildren want to take HER to school for show and tell!
Victor Gascón is a two-time recipient of the "Toastmaster of the Year" award, an accolade that demonstrates his dedication to serving others.
Victor has lived his life around a powerful four-letter word: HELP. From being a Boy Scout to a volunteer Paramedic/Firefighter, Victor has always strived to be of service to others.
Victor graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Printing Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. He finished his degree in three years, working very hard through summers and holidays to accomplish this goal.
In his senior year, he decided to abandon a childhood dream of taking over his family printing and publishing business to make his own way through life. He calls that occasion the "unmillionaire day."
Victor is a Cyber-Security Infrastructure Analyst for SCANA Corporation, Cayce, SC, and owner of a technology-based business.
Victor is a motivational speaker that gives dynamic presentations on a variety of topics ranging from health and fitness to life management and self-improvement.
Victor loves talking with audiences of all sizes and backgrounds. He has conducted presentations for the last 35 years with topics as varied as goal setting and achievement to first aid and rescue operations.
This month's delicious luncheon selections:
- Boar's Head Ovengold Turkey with Vermont Cheddar, Spinach and Tomatoes
- Boar's Head Londonport Beef with Lacey Swiss and Horseradish Spread
- Boar's Head Classic Chicken with PepperJack cheese, Mesculin Greens and Tomatoes
- House Potato and Pasta Salads
- Cookies and Brownies
- Tea/Unsweet Tea/Bottled Water