Advisors

“With many advisors, plans succeed” (Proverbs 15:22)

Dr. Tony Dale – Founder/Chairman of The Karis Group
Tony is an author and co-founder of numerous organizations. In his current role as the founder of The Karis Group, he works on behalf of clients nationwide, from employers, insurers and healthcare sharing organizations to benefit resellers, wholesalers and program administrators with programs like their flagship service, Patient Advocacy and Bill Mediation.
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/tonydaleaustintx

Dave Dias – VP/ Board of Directors, InterWest Insurance Services ( http://www.iwins.com/ )
Dave is an experienced insurance executive with emphasis on leadership, strategy and sales. He brings a world-class network of business and personal relationships that create synergies with his multiple endeavors. Dave serves on several boards, including InterWest Insurance Services, one of the largest privately held insurance brokerages in the U.S., Azusa Pacific University Trustees, and is Chairman of the Board of PremierLegacyFilms.com. Dave founded InsuranceThoughtLeadership.com, Time Out Conference, and HistoryInAdvance.com. He is a sought-after business leader and keynote speaker.
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/davedias

Bob Shank – Founder/CEO of The Master’s Program
Over the past 40 years, Bob has layered leadership experience at the senior level in multiple privately-held marketplace entities, in non-profit ministry start-ups and movements, and in an independent megachurch in Southern California. During the last 15 years, he has personally mentored over 1600 Christian leaders across North America who today are living lives characterized by greater balance, increased margin and enhanced focus as they experience life by God’s design.
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/bobshank

Dr. Gerard Buffo – Asst. Professor at University of Hartford
Gerard currently serves as a faculty member and researcher at the University of Hartford in their Health Science Department. Former CEO and President of CT Valley Radiology PC, and Chapter President of the American College of Radiology he remains an advisor and emeritus member to both. He has served on numerous medical boards and is an invited lecturer to both local and national symposia. His recent interests are in elder care, autism and alternative medicine. He is currently enrolled in advanced training in Ayurvedic Medicine to complement his broad knowledge of Allopathic medicine. His recent contribution to the medical literature was on Teleradiology, its current state, future potential and liability concerns. He resides in Simsbury CT.
Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/gerard-buffo/15/13a/13a

Bruce Wrenn, PhD – Dr. Wrenn is the Endowed Chair of Marketing at Andrews University  in Berrien Springs, MI., and a nationally recognized author, professor and marketing consultant for both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. He is listed in Who’s Who in Finance and Business, American Education, Business Higher Education, and America.  Wrenn has consulted with Clients in hospital, bio-medical, pharmaceutical, high-tech,  and  food industries as well as numerous faith-based / NPOs. He currently serves as a Subject Matter Expert in marketing to the American Management Association and a Marketing Mentor in the Harvard Business School’s ManageMentor program.
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bruce-wrenn/13/ab0/10

michael-bessonMichael Besson – Managing Director, ShoutLegacy.com
For the last 20 years, Mike Besson has served clients nationwide as a business development consultant to start up & emerging companies (SME’s) working with entrepreneurs, C-level executives and management teams; coaching clients on how to tactically bridge the gap from their existing results to optimal profitable performance. In addition, Mike Besson is retained to fill key interim executive roles (over the last 20 years) to help turn organizations around during difficult transition times. Those C-level roles provide services in; business development, Sales & Marketing, and business management including multi-unit retail mgt, manufacturers rep groups, direct sales companies, corporate structuring firms, online marketing and more.
Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/michaelbesson

Patrick J. Green – Partner / Attorney, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLC (www.DWT.com).
Named as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in Trusts and Estates Law by Woodward/White, 1999-present. Expertise includes wealth, business succession and estate planning and administration for high-net-worth families and business owners. Pat serves on numerous community and philanthropic boards, and is a past Board Chair for NW Christian Community Foundation.
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/patrick-j-green/9/32a/644