16 Nov November 16, 2019 – Legendary Record Producer Peter Asher, Glass Ceilings Nancy Parsons and Diversity and Inclusion Lisa Brezonik
Peter Asher – 3 Time Grammy Winner and Author of The Beatles from A to Zed: An Alphabetical Mystery Tour
Peter Asher began his music career in the early ‘60s in London as half of a pop vocal duo he modestly describes as “Beatles substitutes.” Today, his voice is known to fans of The Beatles Channel on Sirius XM, where he hosts a weekly show, “From Me to You.” He is a Grammy Award-winning record producer, but owes the launch of his own career to Paul McCartney. In the early 1960’s, Paul, then in his twenties, moved into the guest bedroom of the Asher family’s town house at 57 Wimpole Street. Peter’s duo, Peter and Gordon, released a McCarthy single, “A World Without Love.” It went to No. 1 in the UK, and then in the US. In 1968, Peter became head of A&R for the Beatles’ Apple Records. Taking a chance on a gentle American singer-songwriter, he signed the label’s first non-British artist and produced James Taylor’s debut album. In 1977. Peter won his first Grammy Award for Producer of the Year for JT. He also won a Grammy in 1989 for producing a Linda Ronstadt album, Simple Dreams. He has produced albums for Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, Cher, 10,000 Maniacs, Neil Diamond, and many others. In 2002, he won his third Producer of the Year Grammy for his work on a live comedy album for Robin Williams.
Nancy Parsons – 2019 MEECO International Thought Leader of Distinction in Executive Coaching, President of CDR Assessment Group and Author of Women Are Creating the Glass Ceiling and Have the Power to End It
Nancy Parsons is author of the new book ‘Women are Creating the Glass Ceiling and Have the Power to End It.’ New objective solutions, in this book, based on win-win solutions without pointing fingers or playing the blame game, and that build trust, are essential. Women Are Creating the Glass Ceiling and Have the Power to End It provides breakthrough scientific research and fresh, tangible solutions that will work for women, men, and the organizations they serve to end the glass ceiling within a decade.
Lisa Brezonik – President at Salo and