Dave Landy

Dave Landy is the CTO for the Janus Capital Group. Originally from Rhode Island, he received a BA from Bryant College and an MBA in Finance and Economics from Babson.  Dave has been in the Investments industry since the 1980’s and has worked at several Fortune 100 companies including Wachovia: from which he had a front-row seat during the 2008 Financial Crisis.

Angela Gala

Angela Gala is the founder of Rogers and Gala Creative Partners, Inc., an event design and production firm.  Her company is built upon the foundation that events are vehicles for connecting people to ideas, concepts and products. Finding ways to engage humanity is the highest form of communication, says Angela, and she’s thrilled to have pioneered and pen: Round Table: Responding to the compelling literature of our time.

Michelle Anderson Shail

Michelle Anderson Shail received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Organization Development from Queens University. A Talent Manager at TIAA-CREFF, Michelle believes that Business + Psychology combine to create discussions about the importance of collaboration. Michelle writes to the importance of personal and professional interconnectivity in her column, Sync or Swim.

Emily Valine

A recent graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Emily Valine majored in Communications and is carving out a career in journalism in a day-and-age when traditional newsrooms are collapsing around blogs, Instagram and social media. Emily has featured the Twitter IPO, the phenomena of Snapchat, and is keeping pace with and reporting on New Media. She is proud to have pioneered and pen, #GirlBoss: Spotlighting the Enterprising Young Woman.

Adriana Sharpe

After studying at the Universidad San Gregorio in her native Ecuador, Adriana Sharpe apprenticed with master painter and sculptor Oswaldo Guayasamín: creator of a Pan-American art form of human and social inequities. Her expressionistic oils and acrylics on canvas have been shown in galleries throughout The Americas and she is proud to have pioneered and pen: Treasure Hunter: From Christies to Craigslist, sorting the Art World’s Trash from its Treasures.

Matthew Flacks

A graduate of the prestigious University of Durham, Matthew Flacks took his first job as a Parliamentary Analyst at DeHavilland, a definitive provider of political intelligence in the UK, before segueing to Drama School at the acclaimed Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where he’s been engaged on stage and screen ever since. Mr. Flacks is elated to have pioneered and pen, Posh: Stepping out at the Parties, Soirées and Hot Spots in London.


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Heather Ferguson

Heather Ferguson is a City District Attorney in Roanoke, Virginia. 

She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from The College of William and Mary and received a Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Law. Heather explores why state legislators and activists judges often clash in her column, Commonwealth.