Mays MasterCast
Outliving Yourself, with Author and Organ Donor Mom Tara Storch

Outliving Yourself, with Author and Organ Donor Mom Tara Storch

October 26, 2020

Are you an organ donor? Do you know someone that was a recipient? ❤️ (RegisterMe.org)

We are joined by Author and Donor Mom, Tara Storch! Tara discusses how there should be visiting hours in heaven, myths, facts about organ donation, and the new state-of-the-art Donor Recovery Center in Dallas, TX by the Southwest Transplant Alliance (organ.org). You can support Taylor's place here: (https://bit.ly/TPlaceSupport)

 

Tara Storch is first and foremost a wife and mom. She is the proud mother of three children - Taylor, Ryan (who is Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2021) and Peyton. She’s been married to her husband Todd for 27 years. They are both Class of '91.

 

While a student at A&M she was an involved Aggie and held leadership positions with the MSC, Fish Camp, Fish Aides, CBA Fellows and her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta.

 

 Tara is a marketing professional, award-winning author and community leader. She and her husband Todd, co-authored the award-winning book, Taylor’s Gift, which was recognized as the ‘Most Inspirational Book’ at the Books for A Better Life Awards in New York City. She was honored with the Legacy Award from the Texas A&M Women Former Students Network for the powerful impact she has made within the nation. She and her husband were also recognized as “Heroes Among Us” by People Magazine.

 Her expertise as a donor mother and leadership expert in marketing and non-profit are regularly sought out by many in the business and medical community. She also has spoken to many organizations, events and classes on campus about her experiences.

Opening up about her journey of finding hope and purpose after the loss of her daughter Taylor, she speaks publicly across the nation about her powerful “Outlive Yourself” message. Sharing her journey on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Ellen Show, People Magazine and other national and international media, she brings a message of inspiration that is touching lives around the world.

Shady PPE with Dima Elissa, Global Healthcare Venture Strategist and CEO of Vis-Med 3D

Shady PPE with Dima Elissa, Global Healthcare Venture Strategist and CEO of Vis-Med 3D

October 19, 2020

Is your protective gear safe and approved by health professionals? 😷

A double check might be in order for your protective gear, we are joined by CEO and Founder of Vis-Med 3D, Dima Elissa! Dima talks about the return of the wild wild west in the personal protective equipment space, her company's new innovative gear and how one size doesn't fit all in most cases. 📺&👂 (https://u.tamu.edu/zwkHRDp1)

 

Check out Dima's Ted Talk! One Size Doesn’t Fit All: bit.ly/31m4DuG

FBI PPE Companies List: https://bit.ly/2HbgLrF

 

Dima Elissa is the founder and CEO of VisMed-3DTM  a global healthcare technology consulting firm focused on the 3D biomedical design of body parts. She is a serial entrepreneur, an adjunct Professor at DePaul University, and board member of numerous women and minority organizations. 

One of the 16 companies she founded was selected to represent the State of Illinois as a trade delegate in Germany, Dubai, UAE, and Johannesburg, South Africa Health Exhibitions. Dima started her career acquiring and running new ventures at NutraSweet. 

Dima was one of Chicago magazine's Top Women in Tech, Chicago Innov’s 50 on Fire, and Chicago Tribune’s BlueSky Vault,Top 100 Entrepreneurs in Chicago. She was named as the technology and innovation lead for AMWA’s (American Medical Women’s Association) Diversity & Inclusion initiative and served as President of Women in Bio. She has also presented a TedX Talk One Size Does Not Fit All, Personalizing Medicine.

Dima is an in-demand speaker as a subject matter expert on healthcare, technology, and diversity. She has spoken at over 150 events reaching an audience of over 150,000 people. She serves as a board member of more than 10 domestic and international community-based organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). She is a founding board member of the first Women in Entrepreneurship Institute at DePaul University and is a member of the Board of Trustees at Hanover College. Dima is fluent in French and Arabic. She holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Hanover College and has an MBA from Texas A&M’s Mays School of Business.

The Development of Century Square and CityCentre w/ Midway CEO, Jonathan Brinsden

The Development of Century Square and CityCentre w/ Midway CEO, Jonathan Brinsden

October 12, 2020

Have you visited Century Square in College Station or our Mays Campus at CityCentre Houston? 

We are joined today by CEO of Midway Companies, Jonathan Brinsden! Jonathan discusses the behind the scenes of both "Community Destinations," and one of the latest projects in the works right next to Kyle Field, Aggie Park! You find out more about the project here:(https://aggiepark.tamu.edu/). We hope you enjoy the episode and we'd like to thank Jonathan for giving his time to talk about some of his incredible non-profits he's apart of such as SEARCH Homeless Services and the Coalition for the Homeless. 

 

Jonathan Brinsden is the chief executive officer of Houston-based real estate investment and development firm, Midway. Brinsden is active in a number of civic leadership and charitable organizations including serving as chairman of Central Houston, on the Executive Committee and board of Buffalo Bayou Partnership, the board of SEARCH Homeless Services, and the board of Coalition for the Homeless. Brinsden is Chairman of the Urban Land Institute Americas Executive Committee, as well as a member of ULI’s Global Board of Trustees. Brinsden is a frequent guest lecturer at Texas A&M University and Rice University.

Jonathan holds a Master of Science in Land and Real Estate Development, a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, all from Texas A&M University.

Creating Success in Your Own Lane With Music Industry Professional w/ Shele Sondheim

Creating Success in Your Own Lane With Music Industry Professional w/ Shele Sondheim

October 5, 2020

How are you creating success in your own lane?🎸🎶 Please welcome the President and CEO of CSM Words and Music, Shele Sondheim! Shele joins us to reflect on the Blues King, B.B. King, his extensive career in the music industry, and how anyone can create their own success.

Get in Touch with Shele! sondheim@pacbell.net sondheim@csmwordsandmusic.com csmwordsandmusic@gmail.com http://www.csmwordsandmusic.com/

Shele Sondheim is a Global Music Industry Professional and the CEO of CSM Words and Music. His company is engaged in the development of competitive materials and artists in pop, r&b, rock, and dance. Shele is a guitarist, pop songwriter, music producer, lyricist, vocal arranger, studio session specialist, electronic dance re-mixer, industry networking expert, and international music business entrepreneur. Shele’s recording and performing credits include Phil Collins, Natalie Cole, Little Richard, Wayne Newton, as well as extensive worldwide TV & Film credits. He also runs a comprehensive master class training & mentoring program custom-tailored for universities, colleges, junior & senior high schools, youth camps, festival panels, and music industry organizations. He has lived all over the country throughout his education and career. Shele graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Difficult Dialogues with the Mays Diversity and Inclusion Director w/ Nancy Hutchins

Difficult Dialogues with the Mays Diversity and Inclusion Director w/ Nancy Hutchins

September 28, 2020

How should colleges help first-gen students succeed? 🤔
Please welcome Clinical Asst. Professor and Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Mays, Nancy Hutchins! Nancy talks on sparking difficult dialogues, helping first-generation students, goats, and swing-sets.

Dr. Nancy Hutchins is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Mays Business School. Nancy earned her Master’s degree in education and her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M, where after graduating, she continued to serve as the Director for the Office of Organization Development and Diversity Initiatives. As a trained mediator and dialogue facilitator, she works with the Center for Change and Conflict Resolution to support individuals and organizations in the areas of effective communication, strategic conflict engagement, change management, diversity, inclusion, and workplace climate.

Overtraining and Outliving w/ CEO of Five Star Global K. Todd Storch

Overtraining and Outliving w/ CEO of Five Star Global K. Todd Storch

September 21, 2020

Please welcome the CEO of Five Star Global and Mays Advisory Board Member, K. Todd Storch! Todd joins us to talk overtraining, grief journeys and outliving yourself. We appreciate Todd coming on and sharing his story with us and urge you to visit https://www.organ.org/sta-foundation to learn more.

Todd has over 25 years of business management and consulting experience in bringing digital and interactive initiatives to fruition through leadership, strategic alliances, processes, and technologies in industries such as media and entertainment.

 
Just this summer, Todd was appointed as the CEO of Five Star Global, a U.S. residential mortgage market, real estate, and mid-market mergers and acquisitions organization. He’s also held roles as CEO of Kindrid and as co-founder and President of Taylor’s Gift Foundation until 2014, a 501c3 non-profit focused on organ donation following the loss of his oldest daughter Taylor, that now continues at the Outlive Yourself Foundation. 

He began his career in accounting at Arthur Andersen and holds a degree in Accounting from Mays. He serves as an advisory board member for the Master of Science in Marketing Program at Mays. He has completed an Iron Man and is an active member of his community and church. He and his wife Tara have three children, Taylor, their oldest daughter, who was nearly 14 when she passed away in 2010; Ryan, and Peyton. 

The Turnaround Expert and Change Agent w/ Bridgette Chambers

The Turnaround Expert and Change Agent w/ Bridgette Chambers

September 14, 2020

Please welcome an American Business Association award-winning executive, turnaround expert, growth strategist, educator, and author, Bridgette Chambers! Bridgette talks, culture, strategy, and the impact mindset makes and breaks our teams and businesses. We thank Bridgette for joining us and hope you enjoy the episode!
#WLI #maysbusiness #womeninleadership

 

Bridgette Chambers is an American Business Association award-winning executive, turnaround expert, growth strategist, educator, and successful business author. Chambers has been recognized more than a dozen times by the American Business Association, including Turnaround Executive of the Year, Maverick of the Year, and Female Executive of the Year. 

Chambers is a proud Aggie and Executive Professor with the Management Department of Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. She received her MBA from Texas A&M.

Chambers serves as an advisor and strategist to leading growth firms, where she works with board members, investors, and employees on strategic initiatives.

Chambers released the Amazon bestseller, Profitable Problem-Solving in 2015, and co-authored “From the Court to the Boardroom” in 2017 with four-time gold Olympian and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member, Lisa Leslie.

Women in Action | Leadership, Reversals, and Moonshots w/ Leasa Neaves

Women in Action | Leadership, Reversals, and Moonshots w/ Leasa Neaves

September 7, 2020

Women in Action 🏃‍♀️
Please welcome the Director of Diversity and People Programs for Dell Technologies, and Executive MBA Class of 2006, Leasa Neaves! Leasa joins us to talk on her one-of-a-kind position at Dell Technologies, reversing mindsets and "what it takes" to be 2020's new leader in the workplace. We appreciate Leasa for coming on the show and hope you enjoy the episode! 
#WLI #maysbusiness #womeninleadership

 

Leasa Neaves is the Director of Diversity and People Programs for Dell Technologies. Leasa is an accomplished marketing professional who has a passion for developing and mentoring employees through the growth of their careers.  She has held a variety of roles in Sales and Marketing, across multiple divisions, spanning her 22+ year career at Dell Technologies.  She has extensive experience in strategy, field and vertical marketing, marketing communications, partner management, training, direct sales, and sales leadership.  She has held a variety of leadership roles including serving as Chief of Staff to both Sales and Marketing Executive Leadership teams.

A&M in the 1940s, the Birth of the Aggie Network, and Love at the Bumper Cars w/ TK Condron

A&M in the 1940s, the Birth of the Aggie Network, and Love at the Bumper Cars w/ TK Condron

August 31, 2020

One of the last of a great generation. Reflections from a life well-lived that we can all use to reflect on what is most important to us in our pursuits of a life well-lived. We'd like for you to meet TK Condron. TK joins our Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs and his grand-daughter, Shannon Deer for an episode full of personal stories and a glimpse of Aggieland back in the 1940s. 

 

TK shares his life as a "cotton patch kid" and how an open home served him and his family well. TK knew the value of giving through his elders and has not skipped a beat as he's turning the corner on 98 years of age! We hope you enjoy these streams of stories and would like to hear your words of wisdom from your elders! 
#oldag #oldarmy #tamu #podcast #storytelling

The Social Media Scientist, the Star Wars Prequel Debate, and Flawed Marketing w/ Brandon Wainerdi

The Social Media Scientist, the Star Wars Prequel Debate, and Flawed Marketing w/ Brandon Wainerdi

August 24, 2020

Your business does NOT need social media! 

Please welcome an award-winning digital marketer and social strategist, Brandon Wainerdi! Brandon joins us to talk on Star Wars (we encourage you to check out his podcast, Talking Bay 94) the intricacies of social media marketing and why Acie Law bobbleheads were essential to all A&M alum! 

Brandon received both a Bachelor's and a Master’s in Marketing from Mays. While he was here, he worked with the athletics marketing group. After graduating, he worked in digital strategy, winning awards for work on both platforms that your grandparents use, as well as platforms that your younger siblings use.

He has a Star Wars podcast called Talking Bay 94 where he has interviewed over the winners of 23 Academy Awards and was recently recognized by Apple Podcasts as one of the Top Star Wars podcasts.

Non-work-wise, he reads a book a week and can solve The New York Times Crossword (as long as it’s Monday-Thursday). He has also written for SB Nation’s Texas A&M blog, Good Bull Hunting.

Outside of work, Brandon collects vinyl soundtrack records, Criterion blu-rays, comic books, old sci-fi paperbacks, and movie posters.

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