Daniel Cahill

Daniel Cahill

Dan Cahill is a marketing and communications consultant with more than 20 years of experience operating campaigns for the world’s top law firms and technology companies – as well as dozens of venture-backed technology companies. Dan began his career in politics, serving as a consultant for a successful gubernatorial campaign – and then as a legislative aide on Beacon Hill in Boston. His passion for political campaigns translated into a career in public relations and marketing.

He began his communications career working for one of the world’s largest public relations firms, BSMG Worldwide, serving on the firm’s crisis and financial communications team in New York City. He was promoted to Managing Director of the firm’s San Francisco office, where he served as lead advisor to 20+ technology and professional services clients in Northern California.

Subsequently, Dan joined Greentarget, where he implemented comprehensive PR programs for leading law firms. For more than a decade he served as the lead PR consultant for the Technology practice at DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest law firms. His extensive experience in M&As, IPOs, restructurings and litigation support served as a deep resource for Greentarget’s clients.

Dan ultimately founded his own marketing firm, Roaring Communications LLC, where he continues to help technology companies grow. A core client is the artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud solutions group at IBM.

Anne Hotte

Anne Hotte

Anne has over 25 years of service and leadership experience with non-profit organizations. Her tenure as Executive Director of the Leadership Broward Foundation (2000-2009) provided her with countless opportunities to understand and appreciate the value and impact of educated leadership in business organizations as well as in the community.

Anne’s next endeavor was her role as CEO of the Greater Hollywood (Florida) Chamber of Commerce (2010-2020) where she used her leadership to build a solid Board of Directors, a productive and effective team and enhance the curriculum of Leadership Hollywood.

Anne’s trained leadership skills also prompted the collaboration of numerous community organizations whom in turn made great strides toward improving the quality of life for Hollywood. With Anne as a leader of the Chamber, City leadership and larger corporate entities were offered a platform for productive dialogue and collaboration which led to unprecedented new developments in Hollywood.

Anne has an extensive track record of building organizations, modeling servant leadership and bringing communities and businesses together.

Anne’s education includes a law degree from Laval University and a Masters in Public Relations from Florida International University. Anne is perfectly bilingual (French-English) and fluent in Spanish.

Courtney Curatolo, Ph.D.

Courtney Curatolo, Ph.D.

Courtney Curatolo, Ph.D. has educational degrees include a B.A. in Political Science from American University, M.A. in Public Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University, and a Ph.D. in Education Research and Methodology with a focus on Adult and Community Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Collier Class of 2007 and Leadership Florida Class of XXVII. She co-founded Leadership Hendry and Glades Counties and facilitated the first three classes of the program.

Curatolo’s background includes experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors working on government and community affairs, issue and candidate campaigns, economic development and leadership training.

Courtney is a published author on the topics of leadership development programs, civic engagement, and developing and maintaining public private partnerships.

She has lived in Naples, Florida most of her life, but moved to Bemus Point, New York in 2019 to become the Director of the Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Lynn University in Boca, Raton, Florida.

Dr. James R. Harding II

Dr. James R. Harding II

As a recognized disability expert with a three-plus-decade track record of shaping public policy, serving as a subject matter expert for the ADA, and contributing his expertise—under Presidential and Gubernatorial appointments—to diverse community-based organizations, JR truly possesses a unique depth of experience in advocating for the disabled community.

With a mission to empower people with disabilities, seniors, and those with special needs, JR works passionately to improve their quality of life, access to services, and financial support. Through advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, JR works collaboratively with federal and state agencies to ensure laws are implemented and enforced.

JR is a two-time U.S. Presidential and seven-time Florida Gubernatorial appointee, an author of two five-starrated books, a widely recognized disability expert, and an influencer of public policies and House Bills. JR offers content expertise and delivers engaging and insightful messages to diverse audiences. From employers to teachers, parents, children, and often, the Congressional and Legislative Floors, JR presents with an infectious, humorous, and honest narrative— a narrative stemming from his personal journey of challenges and triumph.

A two-time quadriplegic, JR survived a brutal attack as a teenager, and instead of changing his hopes and dreams, he found the courage and drive to overcome profound challenges. Earning Master and Doctorate degrees, graduating from Leadership Tallahassee and Leadership Florida, and co-founding the Florida Disability Mentoring Day—considered the best in the country—JR not only reached, but exceeded his dreams. During his journey JR has helped secure hundreds of millions of dollars for transportation, job development, and recreational opportunities. In fact, JR secured almost $9 million in appropriations to fund and develop Billy Joe Rish Park, a 98- acre accessible park and event space in Port St. Joe, Florida. An accomplished speaker, JR is an on-call media expert, providing his insight and thought leadership to FOX News, USA Today, Florida News Capital, and other well-regarded news outlets.

Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D.

Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D.

Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D. is a cutting-edge mindset author, researcher, and consultant. He helps improve organizations, leaders, teams, and employees by improving their mindsets.

Ryan is the best-selling author of “Success Mindsets: The Key to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership” (Morgan James Publishers). He is currently a leadership and management professor at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton (CSUF). He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Indiana University, and a B.A. from Brigham Young University. He also works with organizations to develop their leaders and improve their culture (collective mindsets). He has worked with top leadership teams at CVS Health (top 130 leaders), Deutsche Telekom (500+ of their top 2,000 leaders), and a couple dozen other organizations. As a respected authority and researcher on topics related to leadership, management, and organizational behavior, Ryan has published over 17 articles across a variety of journals including: Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Business Horizons, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and Journal of Leadership Studies. His research has been cited over 2,000 times since 2014. Connect with Ryan at https://www.ryangottfredson.com/.