Jenny Vance – Entrepreneur & President at LeadJen
Jenny Vance is a leading entrepreneur in Indianapolis where she is the founder of LeadJen, a lead generation company that she has grown to almost 100 employees. LeadJen serves hundreds of companies across the US, including startups, Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between. Jenny is also the co-founder of Salesvue, a CRM software solution, and in 2012 she founded PlanSoon, a social network aiming to help people form new relationships and try new endeavors. Jenny has won awards like the 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management and was recognized by SLMA as one of 20 Women to Watch. She has also been recognized by Direct Marketing News and the Indianapolis Business Journal named her to their 40 Under 40 lists, and she received the McDermond Medal for Excellence in Entrepreneurship in 2013. LeadJen earned a Mira Award from TechPoint in 2013 and was recognized as one of the 2012 Indiana Companies to Watch.
Jason Flake – President of Game Shows Rock
Jason Flake is the President of Game Shows Rock, an interactive entertainment company that builds and hosts live TV-style game show productions. His clients at Game Shows Rock include corporations seeking interactive innovations and opportunities to promote development and team building. Jason’s company specializes in high energy, live, television-style game productions and they customize the format for each specific client and event. They have worked with clients from AT&T, Merrill Lynch, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Food Network.
Eugene Cornelius -Deputy Associate Administrator For Field Operations at the U.S. Small Business Administration and Justin Nelson – Co- Founder of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, led by Justin Nelson, is working with the U.S. Small Business Administration to improve LGBT business relationships. Eugene Cornelius of the SBA and Justin Nelson are here to tell us about their efforts.
Eugene Cornelius is a member of the Senior Executive Service for the U.S. Small Business Administration and is a highly accomplished professional. He carries with him extensive experience in program management across a wide range of national networks. He focuses on results and has a proven track record in building strategic alliances and partnerships and has exceptional interpersonal skills and insight into Congress, senior Federal, State, and local officials, and economic development leaders.
Justin Nelson is the Co-Founder of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. He studied at the University of Wyoming and served as the Director of Federal Affairs and External Relations for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In 2006 Justin was named one of the 25 Leading Men by Instinct Magazine, and he has served as a volunteer coordinator for the WY Special Olympics, as a Capital Hill Chair for the March of Dimes Walk America, and on the Advisory Board for the First WY Race for the Cure.