Jacquie L. Kay
Jacquie L. Kay, founder and CEO of WPI, Inc., is recognized as an
expert in leadership development and developing linkages and partnerships
in the public and private sector.
addition to her role as head of WPI, Dr. Kay managed several education
projects, led training sessions in grants development; designed
study tours; developed curriculum; identified systems' requirements,
conducted executive development programs; executive searches; worked
on policy reform and revenue generating for countries; and speaks
on a range of issues involved with international development, Asia,
Kay received her doctorate in education (planning) from Harvard
Graduate School of Education in 1978. She was formerly involved
in regional planning for local governments; lectured at Harvard
University, Boston University, and Lesley College in the States,
in Thailand at Chulalongkorn and Thammasart Universities; and addressed
conferences in international issues of workforce and policy reform.
Kay has served or serves on boards such as Massachusetts Business
Development; Women's Institute for Housing and Economic Development;
Cambridge Center for Adult Education; Health and Development International;
Asian Community Development Corporation and Conservation Law Foundation
Sears has nearly 20 years' experience in international economic
development, working in project management on numerous USAID projects
and providing direct services to projects in the areas of government
contracting, financial analysis and systems analysis.
spent nine years as Projects Manager and Chief Financial Officer
for WPI, Inc., managing various USAID and private sector projects.
Working with WPI's President and field staff in Russia, he developed
and implemented a series of training activities for organizations
across Russia to learn about bidding on donor-funded projects and
ways of collaborating and networking with national and international
assignments on USAID projects in the areas of management training
and local network development where he has been Chief Advisor, were
in Ukraine, Algeria, Jordan, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia,
and Bolivia in addition to long-term residency in Morocco. Domestically,
Mr. Sears works with various small and medium-scale businesses in
the U.S. providing management consulting services in the areas of
business planning and financial management.
recently, he has founded a company which has developed an internet-based
database of consultants in international economic development and
has expertise in web design, programming, and marketing/outreach
for web sites. Mr. Sears received his MBA from Harvard Business
Felton has established a strong presence and is a recognized leader
in strategic planning and marketing throughout the world. He is
with the Global Utilities Institute at Samford University and has
had extensive experience in management training overseas in both
the public and private sectors. He has completed numerous assignments
for USAID in management consulting and training, and developed training
materials, case studies, and group assignments.
Professor of Management at Samford University, Dr. Felton teaches
international marketing and conducts research. A former Dean and
Professor at Wake Forest University, Dr. Felton has also taught
at he University of Virginia, and Harvard Business School. He has
spent years living and working overseas developing management education
institutions such as the Asian Institute of management in the Philippines.
Felton has authored three books and over 100 articles and case studies.
His consulting clients include Pan American Airways, Citicorp, Digital,
The World Bank, Champion, Arthur D. Little, and The Rockefeller
Foundation, to list a few. Dr. Felton received his Master's degree
and Doctorate from Harvard Business School.
O'Connor is an experienced marketing and management specialist,
with extensive experience leading complex international projects
and associated multi-national staffs. As Export Marketing Advisor
in Jordan, he assessed the Investment Promotion Corporation and
the Jordan Loan Guarantee Corporation, developing plans of action,
and mobilizing technical assistance.
Director of the Jordan Design & Trade Center, he established
the first significant export markets for home furnishings, accessories,
and garments in North America, Europe, and the Persian Gulf. Also
in Jordan, he was Special Advisor to the Minister of Tourism &
Antiquities where he developed and managed the implementation of
a national strategy to improve tourism services and enhance visitor
satisfaction. As Executive Director of the Jordan Tourism Board,
he developed a strategy to target specific international markets
through participation in trade fairs, familiarization tours, joint
regional marketing, print and visual promotion, and media events.
As Director of Craft Programs for Save the Children, he created
and managed an import business that established markets for exporters
in 40 developing countries. He developed an international business-to-business
resource exchange and an active market linkage system for exporters
in Asia. He conducted workshops for international business leaders
in penetrating US markets. O'Connor has undertaken long and short-term
assignments throughout South Asia and speaks fluent Urdu and Nepali.
He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.