Cheryl Bachelder is a passionate, purpose-led business leader — the former CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. From 2007 to 2017, she led the transformation of a tired brand and discouraged organization into a top-performing quick service restaurant chain. The story of the Popeyes success is chronicled in her book Dare to Serve: How to drive superior results by serving others. Cheryl’s earlier career included brand leadership roles at Yum Brands, Domino’s Pizza, RJR Nabisco, The Gillette Company and Procter & Gamble.
Today Cheryl’s aim is to encourage and invest in senior leaders, helping them to understand and implement Dare to Serve leadership in for-profit and non-profit workplaces.
Cheryl serves as a director and chair of the compensation committee at US Foods Holding Corp (USFD). She is currently the lead independent director at Chick-fil-A, Inc. She is an advisor to Procter & Gamble’s franchising venture, Tide Dry Cleaners. She is a member of CEO Forum, an organization that encourages and disciples Christian CEOs and senior leaders. She is a mentor to ministries that develop future Christian leaders: Spring Hill Camps, Crossroad Farms, and Workmatters.
Jordan Raynor helps Christians respond to the radical, biblical truth that their work matters for eternity. He does this through his bestselling books (The Creator in You, Redeeming Your Time, Master of One, and Called to Create), podcast (The Call to Mastery), and weekly devotional (The Word Before Work)—content that has served millions of Christ-followers in every country on earth.
In addition to his writing, Jordan serves as the Executive Chairman of Threshold 360, a venture-backed tech startup which Jordan previously ran as CEO following a string of successful ventures of his own. Jordan has twice been selected as a Google Fellow and served in The White House under President George W. Bush.
A sixth-generation Floridian, Jordan lives in Tampa with his wife and their three young daughters. The Raynors are proud members of The Church at Odessa.
Sheerah is a seasoned human resources strategist who is passionate about employee engagement and leading through change. Currently the Chief People Officer at dentsu Sports International, she has built over 20 years of experience across various industries including public relations, advertising and marketing, healthcare, and distribution.
Brett serves as the CEO and Co-Founder of New Story, an organization pioneering solutions to end global homelessness. Brett is a Y Combinator graduate, cancer survivor, recognized on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, and New Story was named among Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies in the World” four times in the last five years. Since starting New Story in 2015, the organization has raised over $100M, building 50+ holistic communities, 4,000+ homes — including the world’s first 3D-printed home community.
Brett is also a Co-Founder of Hometeam Ventures; a venture capital fund focused on housing innovation, and a Board Member at Garden City, a purpose-driven holding company. Brett is a follower of Jesus, engaged to the love of his life, Demi, and is passionate about helping people who go after their dreams.
Shundrawn A. Thomas is a corporate executive with extensive general management, finance, and strategy experience. Professionally, he serves as President and Chief Executive of Northern Trust Asset Management, a leading global investment manager with $1.3 trillion in assets under management.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Shundrawn served as a vice president in the equities division of Goldman Sachs where he was responsible for managing several of the firm’s largest institutional relationships. He was also previously employed with Morgan Stanley, holding positions in fixed income sales, trading, and research. Shundrawn is highly respected by professional colleagues and industry leaders. In 2020, Savoy Magazine recognized Shundrawn as one of the most influential black executives in Corporate America. ThinkAdvisor selected him as a member of their Luminaries Class of 2021. And during the same year, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by InvestmentNews.
As a trusted advisor, Shundrawn helps corporations, non-profits and religious organizations achieve their vision and live their values. As a masterful communicator and motivational speaker, he enlightens and inspires individuals in the areas of professional and personal development. Shundrawn is a sought-after media commentator and the author of four books, including his recent release, Discover Joy in Work: Transforming Your Vocation into Your Occupation.
Megan Crozier serves as Chief Merchant, Sam’s Club. In this role, Megan leads the team responsible for designing, selecting, and executing the curated assortment of items offered in all 600 Sam’s Club locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and on SamsClub.com. Megan and her team are constantly looking for new, innovative, high-quality items, at a tremendous value, to offer to Sam’s Club’s growing member base.
Megan began her career at Walmart Inc. nearly 20 years ago as an engineer in the Walmart grocery distribution center in Temple, Texas. In that role, Megan gained a deep understanding of the supply chain and replenishment business – valuable insights that continue to serve her today. Megan became a merchant in 2005 and held a variety of roles in the Electronics, Frozen Food and Dry Grocery categories within the Walmart Merchandising organization. She served as Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, Packaged Goods, Walmart U.S., before joining Sam’s Club as Chief Merchant in 2019.
Dr. Arroyos is the Founder and CEO of SERVE2PERFORM (S2P), a firm that builds human capacity, cultivates talent, manages change and drives growth with a toolbox built on experiential learning with realtime results and a values-based foundation. Services provided include leadership development, executive coaching, diversity and inclusion, and business advisory. He is also a co- founder of the Latino Business Speakers Bureau (LBSB), which specializes in helping companies source top-notch Latino Business Speakers.
Adam is also the author of “PerformanceGPA®: Achieving High Performance through Service,” a book that provides a proven practice for achieving high performance through serving and engaging others and he is a co-author of “Managing Technology and Middle- and Low-skilled Employees: Advances for Economic Regeneration (The Changing Context of Managing People).
Adam has a broad base of experience that includes senior leadership positions in private, public, and non-profit organizations. He is a member of the White River Bancshares (OTCQX:WRIV) Corporate Board, the Signature Bank of Arkansas Corporate Board, the Jones Trust Board, the Junior Achievement USA National Board, and the EforAll NWA Advisory Board. Dr. Arroyos is an experienced board member, a successful business strategist for C-Suite executives, a highly requested leadership and executive coach, advisor, and public speaker, and he’s been profiled in national, regional, and community publications.
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