Laurie leads the global organization focused on delivering a differentiated experience for Intel’s customers. The team defines the desired customer experience through voice-of-customer initiatives and delivers personalized customer engagement efforts including digital channels, executive briefing centers, social sales, customer privacy and corporate action plans, CX measurements and employee engagement including a customer excellence program to ensure we are “moving the needle.”

Prior to her current role, Laurie has held a variety of marketing, sales and IT roles inside Intel, touching strategy & execution for lead generation, digital marketing, geo specific go-to-market, external social media and transformative social collaboration.

In her life before Intel, Laurie worked for Forrester Research and Gateway, Inc. She is currently chairwoman of the Board of Directors for Experience Matters, a Phoenix based non-profit. Laurie holds a degree from The Ohio State University.

todd Todd leads all aspects of community life operations in DMB’s Verrado and Marley Park communities. Todd serves as chairman-elect for the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce, immediate past chairman for West Valley Arts Council, board member of Surprise Sundancers and leadership council member for ASU’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation. He holds a Masters’ Degree in Human Services Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health Education. Todd resides in Buckeye, Arizona with his wife, Shelly, and their two sons, Tryndon and Trevin.


Ellen Babby is an independent consultant in the Phoenix area. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Future of Arizona. Babby also serves as a Senior Fellow at the American Council on Education in Washington, DC. Past clients include Parchment, a Scottsdale-based education technology company;; and the Council of Graduate Schools. Babby moved to Phoenix in 2012 after serving for several years as Vice President, Advancement & Strategic Alliances at the American Council on Education (ACE) in Washington, D.C. ACE is the major coordinating organization in higher education representing the presidents of colleges and universities nationwide. Through ACE’s Center for Lifelong Learning, she began to work on issues related to older adults. She has a keen interest in “encore” careers and channeling the talents of “retiring” baby boomers toward societal needs.

Babby has been in leadership positions in non-profit organizations for over 30 years. The focus of her work has been on organizational development, strategic planning and fund raising. Prior to joining ACE in May 1999, she served as senior director of Planning and Development at NAFSA: Association of International Educators and as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the National Foreign Language Center at The Johns Hopkins University. From 1982 to 1991, Babby served as the first Executive Director of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, an organization that promotes the study of Canada at colleges and universities in the United States. She built this start-up and led it for 10 years.

Babby is the author of several articles and the book The Play of Language and Spectacle in Selected Works of Gabrielle Roy. A native of Montreal, she holds a doctorate degree in French from Yale University.


John has over twenty one years of experience in investment management and brokerage services. Prior to joining Northern Trust, John was a Vice President and financial consultant for distinguished clients in the Paradise Valley and Scottsdale area. He has also held positions in management and has directed curriculum for investment professionals on topics ranging from economics to financial planning.

John earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University; a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Arizona; and a Master of Science in Financial Services from The American College in Bryn Mawr.

Mr. Campbell is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Greater Phoenix; the Market Technicians Association; the Global Association of Risk Professionals; the Association of Financial Professionals; and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts Association® among other organizations. He is also an active member of Scottsdale Rotary and the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations. He holds over twenty-five financial industry designations all currently in good standing.

In her position at John Deere, Emerson is responsible for a broad range of external, internal, and brand management communications activities, as well as community relations and philanthropy.

Prior to joining Deere & Company in April 2005, Emerson was Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, MassMutual Financial Group. Prior to that position, she was Vice President, Corporate Communications, Honeywell, Inc., where she earlier served as Director of Communications for Industrial Automation and Control. Emerson also served as associate instructor of business and technical communications at the University of Arizona, as well as associate instructor at the University of Utah. From 1971-72, Emerson taught English as a Peace Corps volunteer in Yap, Western Caroline Islands, Micronesia.

Emerson is author of the college textbook Technical Writing, published by Houghton Mifflin. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from Hofstra University and Kansas State, respectively. At Honeywell, she completed the Advanced Program for Directors offered by the Harvard School of Business.

Laura Palmer NooneLaura Palmer Noone possesses more than 26 years of experience in for-profit higher education including serving as the Chief Academic Officer and President of University of Phoenix.  In 2006, Laura was named President Emerita of the University of Phoenix.  She then became President and CEO of Saras Education, Inc, where she provided professional management and consultation to institutions of higher education, including enrollment and retention support, technology and distance learning capacity.

Dr. Noone teaches for the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the MLE program on the topic of non-traditional higher education models. Dr. Noone’s legal experience includes 10 years as an attorney in general civil practice, licensed to practice in Iowa and Arizona, and serving as a Judge Pro Tem for the city of Chandler, Arizona.

Laura lives in Arizona with her husband and two children. Noone received her doctorate in higher education administration from The Union Institute. She received her juris doctor degree and master’s degree concurrently from the University of Iowa and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa. She was named the Outstanding Alumnae for the institution in 2001.

Blake has 28 years of experience with Intel in Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain.  He spent 20 years in various roles within wafer manufacturing including engineering, manufacturing and planning.  He spent his final 8 years as a Director of supply chain in the equipment and construction areas.

He holds a chemical engineering degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Master’s degree in education from Central Michigan University.

Blake retired from Intel in December of 2013.  He spent 18 months as an Encore Fellow with Science Foundation Arizona focused on the AZ STEM Network.  He currently is an adjunct professor of Chemistry.

Paula Satow is Director of Client Relations for School of Advanced Studies, the doctoral arm of University of Phoenix. She develops programs that  foster engagement with education and business partners, doctoral alumni and regional campuses and communities. Paula has been with the University and its parent company, Apollo Education Group, for four years, and also served their Marketing and Internal Communications groups, developing faculty, alumni and B2B marketing and communications programs.

Paula is a brand marketing guru and founder of Satow Strategies LLC brand marketing consultancy. She has helped large and small companies and non-profits build world-class brand names, strategies, positioning, messaging and to develop an effective web presence. Paula is also founder of, a website to help people and companies craft their 30-second elevator pitch based on brain science and marketing best practices. Paula also enjoys spending time with family, exploring nature, writing and practicing tai chi.

Henry Seduski joined the Company’s Board(Ambiant) in December 2002 . He also serves as the Chief Financial Officer of The Learning Team, a software publisher, since December 2001. From 1982 through March 2000, Mr. Seduski was employed by J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc. as the Chief Financial Officer of its Private Banking Business Group servicing senior business managers. Mr. Seduski was also a Vice President in Private Banking’s Risk Management and Control Group and held various other positions in Morgan’s Financial Group. From 1976 through 1982, Mr. Seduski served as a Manager with Price Waterhouse & Co., a leading audit and accounting firm. A CPA in New York State, Mr. Seduski holds a BBA in accounting from the University of Notre Dame.
As Associate Vice President of University Initiatives at Arizona State University, Jacqueline provides operational and strategic leadership in support of Arizona State University’s charter and design aspirations. She has designed projects related to leadership development, student success, mindfulness and well-being, workforce innovation and online learning communities. She also cultivates early-career higher education professionals through a one-year university innovation fellowship. Jacqueline was a Cross Sector Leadership Fellow with the Presidio Institute in 2015. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics and law degree from Georgetown University.
Bre ThomasBré Thomas is currently the CEO of the largest Title X (ten) Grantee in Arizona, Arizona Family Health Partnership. Title X is the federal government’s only dedicated funding source for family planning services. Previous experience includes, two decades of management experience with State Agencies, the Governor’s Office, nonprofits and electoral campaigns. Specifically seven years working in state government in a variety of areas, most notably in behavioral health, human services and as the Women’s Health Policy Advisor in the Governor Napolitano’s Office. Her background includes working at the Arizona House of Representatives; various Congressional, Senatorial and Gubernatorial campaigns in New Jersey, Alabama, and her home state of Arizona; as well as internships for the Arizona State Senate and for a Member of Parliament for the British House of Commons.