100 WOMEN POWER CONNECT 2018 Speakers


Jocelyn Giangrande, President & Founder, SASHE, LLC

Jocelyn Giangrande (YOUR HOST):  Featured in Women’s Day, HR Magazine, and author of  “What’s In Your Sandwich? 10 Surefire Ingredients for Career Success, career expert Jocelyn Giangrande, helps professionals build the confidence to unlock their potential.

Launching her company SASHE, LLC in 2008, Jocelyn left the corporate world to help professionals learn how to use what they have to get what they want. Through career guidance, training and coaching, hundreds have used her strategies to advance their careers.

The strength of her expertise is based on over 20 years of corporate experience with a career spanning industries such as higher education, hospitality and healthcare.

Known for helping professionals develop strategies to find dream jobs, transition into new fields or turn passions into businesses, her style is fresh, new and effective. With over 10 years of mentoring and coaching, Jocelyn has a reputation of helping professionals navigate careers with confidence.

A certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and a graduate of Cornell University Diversity Leadership Program, Jocelyn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Colby College, a Masters of Arts degree in Human Resources Management, from Marygrove College and is a graduate of Inforum’s Center for Women’s Leadership program. View full bio:  Jocelyn’s Bio


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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.

In her current role,  Johnson leads the planning, developing, and monitoring of all programs to ensure contractual compliance and quality services to consumer groups  while leading a team of over 100 employees. Under Ms. Johnson’s leadership, COTS’ services has grown to include permanent supportive housing through Shelter Plus Care, the OMEGA project and the Buersmeyer’s Manor facility. 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


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. His core philosophy is that the customer is king, and that the service does not end with recruiting. Once outstanding talent is in place, Mark continues to act as an advisor on matters of staffing and talent management. He works closely with clients, representing them in the marketplace in order to help them grow their business.


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