FEATURED EXECUTIVE MENTOR:
DR. ROSE B. BELLANCA: PRESIDENT & CEO WASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DR. Rose B. Bellanca knows a lot about being first. Dr. Bellanca is the first woman to lead the institution’s organization, administration and strategic direction, while serving more than 100,000 students and community members annually, employing nearly 1,500 employees and an operational budget over $100 million. A strong advocate for the skilled trades, Dr. Bellanca is also the first in her family to attend college. With an unconventional career journey, she has over 20 years of executive leadership. Prior to joining Washtenaw Community College, Dr. Bellanca also served as the President of Northwood University’s West Palm Beach Campus, the President of St. Clair Community College and the Provost of Macomb Community College. She’s the fourth president to lead Washtenaw Community College since its inception in 1965.
CHERYL P. JOHNSON: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, COTS
Johnson serves as the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of COTS, the largest homeless shelter in Michigan. A certified life coach and a Harvard Business School Executively Trained professional, her career in human services began at Lutheran Child and Family Services of Michigan. Mrs. Johnson joined the COTS staff in 1990 and climbed the leadership ladder to become the Chief Executive Officer. Having worked her way up, taking on leadership roles and additional responsibility, Johnson is responsible for earning COTS a distinction as a leader in housing. Ms. Johnson continues to earn accolades for her visionary approach to ending the cycle of homelessness. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kalamazoo College.
MARK ANGOTT: PRESIDENT, ANGOTT SEARCH GROUP
Angott started out in business in 1976, as a young graduate of Michigan State University (BA in Accounting), working as a controller for a small company. In 1981, he joined ASG as an account manager, and nine years later, he took over the company. Soon afterward, he added a Financial Services practice, which now serves as the foundation for ASG service offerings. Throughout his career with ASG, Mark has recruited in the financial services sector. He possesses a wealth of knowledge about the industry and its people, and has led the office in billings for many years. Mark believes very much in the principles of honesty, integrity and professionalism, and takes pride in leading by example, working with a highly-competent team to recruit top-level talent to ASG’s client companies.
MICHELLE FANROY: PRESIDENT, ACCESS ONE CONSULTING
Fanroy is the Founder and President of Access One Consulting, a global strategic corporate mentoring firm. For more than a decade, Michelle has partnered with Fortune-ranked corporations in the U.S. and around the world in their efforts to maximize their human capital through strategic mentoring program design, training and implementation. In 2009, Michelle launched Access One Consulting, a firm dedicated to leadership development, mentoring program design and diversity planning and training. Her past and current blue-chip clientele in the U.S. and around the world have included companies such as Hertz Corp, NASA Johnson Space Center, Pitney Bowes, Trinity Health, Saint Elizabeth Healthcare, Masco Corp, Sears Holdings Corp, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI, McCormick &Co, Cardinal Health, and many others and represents industries as diverse as financial services, automotive, information technology, food/beverage, healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceutical/biotechnology. In addition to designing successful and sustainable mentoring programs, Michelle is often asked to speak and teach to the constituencies of various employee resource groups across the country.
JOCELYN GIANGRANDE: CAREER EXPERT & COACH
Your host Giangrande is Featured in Women’s Day Magazine, HR Magazine, Black Enterprise and author of the “What’s In Your Sandwich? career strategies books; 10 Surefire Ingredients for Career Success, and 7 Savvy Ingredients to Supercharge Your Confidence”, Giangrande, serves as the President and founder of SASHE, LLC, and the SASHE Career Academy for Women (SCAW). Her company provides strategic career coaching, training & development for leaders looking to advance careers. Named one of the Top Ten Michigan Women Business Owners for her words of wisdom, Giangrande’s highly-rated presentations are motivational, engaging and leaves audiences wanting more. Full Bio