22 Oct October 22, 2020 – Leadership’s 4th Evolution Edward Marshall, Patient Advocate Cynthia Fisher and Líderes Program Winner Richard Montez
Dr. Edward M. Marshall – Lifetime Top 15 Trust Thought Leader and Author
When I became transparent and had open book management, and gave employees a voice in the decision making process, they kicked into gear!
Edward M. Marshall, Ph.D. Edward teaches leadership at Duke University, is an executive coach, and manages a consulting firm. He has received a Lifetime Top 15 Trust Thought Leader award. In the 21st century digital age, leaders face challenges of market volatility and uncertainty, accelerated technological change, demands of the Millennial and GenZ workforce, and existential threats from pandemics and climate change. Our leaders, however, are still using a 20th century industrial age paradigm—hierarchy based on power, control, and fear. This approach has failed to meet our pressing challenges. Marshall’s Leadership’s 4th Evolution: Collaboration for the 21st Century equips students and leaders with a principle-based, award-winning methodology that recognizes people want to be trusted, respected, engaged, and supported.
Cynthia Fisher – Founder of ViaCord and PatientRightsAdvocate.org
There is positive momentum for patients to able to see prices in
healthcare and be able to shop for the best quality at the lowest price.
Cynthia A. Fisher is a life sciences entrepreneur, best known for her pioneering work as Founder and CEO of ViaCord, Inc., a leading umbilical cord blood stem cell banking service which she started in 1993. In 2000, she co-founded ViaCell, a cellular medicines company that became the parent of ViaCord and the subject of an HBS case study. She took ViaCell public in 2005 and sold it to PerkinElmer in 2007 for $300 million. In 2011, she founded WaterRev, LLC to invest in novel technologies that enable sustainable practices in water use. She serves on the public company boards of The Boston Beer Company (SAM) and Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (DEA). Apart from that, Cynthia is also the Founder of FitMoney, providing schools and teachers curriculum for K-12 financial literacy, and PatientRightsAdvocate.org, a non-profit 501(c)(3) advocacy organization for the American public seeking to greatly reduce the cost of healthcare and coverage through systemwide price transparency and creation of a functional and competitive marketplace in healthcare. The wry encapsulation Cynthia uses to describe her professional activities is “If I look back at my career, I’ve focused on liquid assets: blood, water, and beer.”
Richard Montez – Director of Member Services at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
For 14 years, the Coors Light Líderes program has recognized, highlighted and honored the achievements of emerging Latino leaders through an online public voting competition, a national campaign, and robust community outreach. Richard Montez was named the 2020 Coors Light Líder of the Year and his award included a $25,000 grant to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), a non-profit whose mission is to champion and cultivate Hispanic talent and success by developing creative and innovative practices currently implemented by college campuses across the nation through HACU. Richard Montez has always believed that true leadership only happens when love and empathy are paired with real world experiences. He was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He grew up on the west side, in one of the poorest areas of the city. While his family struggled economically, Richard gained a keen understanding of the hardships facing many in his community. Today, he spends his time and energy focusing on solutions to the many challenges plaguing underserved and underrepresented groups. Since 2017, Richard has served as Director of Member Services at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), a national nonprofit whose mission is to Champion Hispanic Success in Higher Education. Additionally, Richard plans and coordinates the organization’s annual Dean’s Forum on Hispanic Higher Education, now in its ninth year.