The AIM2Flourish Story Stewards are a passionate, committed group of people globally who are helping to raise awareness about Business as an Agent of World Benefit. They provide an essential review of all stories before publication, to ensure that the stories meet AIM2Flourish’s publishing criteria. We are so grateful for this volunteer community, who among them include a former member of The New York Times Editorial Board, Emmy-winning journalists, a First Amendment attorney, business executives, and a 21-year senior producer for the PBS News Hour.
AIM2Flourish Story Stewards volunteer 1-2 hours a week to review stories online. To learn more or to join the Story Stewards team, please contact Megan Buchter at Megan@AIM2Flourish.com.
AIM2Flourish Story Publications Coordinator. Member of the AIM2Flourish Core Team.
Ellen is a senior human resources consultant with 30 years of experience in HR strategy, talent management, executive communications, and business analytics. She received her MS in Positive Organization Development and Change from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, where she first became intrigued by AIM2Flourish.
Stephanie is an experienced, eagle-eyed editor, who understands and fosters the relationship between writer and editor. She can explain the different uses of hyphens, en dashes, and em dashes… although it's not a very popular topic of conversation at parties.
Maura is a journalist and editor with 33 years of experience working for four newspapers, including the editorial page of The New York Times.
George grew up in grew up in Acton, MA and since 1970 has lived and worked in Puebla, Mexico. Once he discovered and began to use the Appreciative Inquiry approach, it became an integral part of his work as an organization development consultant. For George, AIM2Flourish is an opportunity to showcase businesses contributing to the challenges the world faces as expressed in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. George is an AIM2Flourish Professor Ambassador who supports our Spanish-speaking professors globally and professors in Mexico, translates Professor Resources, and also runs our monthly Professor Workshop calls.
Andrea is an award-winning video producer/writer and former on-air reporter with more than 25 years’ experience in broadcasting. She also creates projects for non-profits and has worked as a media coach and consultant. Andrea's work has aired nationally on ABC News 20/20 and World News Tonight, in addition to PBS, NBC, CBS, CNBC, OWN, and Investigation Discovery.
Rose is a writer, editor, calligrapher (RoseFolsom.com), collector of cool license plates and founder of VirtueConnection.com. She is also Executive Secretariat for the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Kathleen graduated from Weatherhead School of Management with a Masters in Organization Development and Analysis. She learned Appreciative Inquiry directly from Dr. David Cooperrider while working in Engineering at General Motors. In her new business she continues to focus on growth and thriving for both the individual and the organization. She’s integrated eastern and western approaches to personal and organizational growth and development.
Katherine Gullett is Senior Director for the Fowler Center. In this role, she supports the Fowler Center staff, faculty, advisory board and student researchers. She joined the Fowler Center in 2014 and has been a part of the CWRU community since 2009. A born and raised Clevelander, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and French at Baldwin-Wallace College (now Baldwin Wallace University) and an MBA with a concentration in sustainability from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
Stephanie Hagen is an MBA candidate at Weatherhead with an interest in problem-solving on a global scale. She has a BA in International Relations and a minor in Spanish from Wheaton College. During an internship with the U.S. Department of State in Skopje, Macedonia, she worked with the Embassy's Political Office to explore the promise and limits of government solutions. She followed this interest to Washington, D.C., where she spent 3 years as a technical editor for a government contractor.
Valerie strengthens democracy through journalism training, coaching, and executive consultation. Among her accomplishments, she is the founding director of the broadcast journalist program at The Poynter Institute.
Katelyn is passionate about storytelling as a medium to engage people on complex issues. She is personally interested in the intersection of water, energy and urban systems. She currently lives and travels often from her home in San Francisco.
Olumuyiwa (Muyiwa) Oni is an MBA candidate at Weatherhead with interests in Sustainability, Design & Innovation, and Positive Organization Development. Originally from Greenbelt, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC, Muyiwa earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and afterwards worked in research & design first at MIT's CSAIL and later with multi-national bio-instrumentation companies.
Kevin Payne is an MBA candidate at Weatherhead. A proud Cleveland native, Kevin received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining Weatherhead, Kevin designed energy efficient lighting at General Electric, including work on the first generation of Energy Star LED light bulbs. While at GE, Kevin experienced how innovative design can drastically reduce global energy consumption. Assignments in China and Canada strengthened his appreciation for cultural diversity and highlighted the need for global collaboration to solve environmental and social challenges.
Patricia has been a magazine writer and editor as well as an award winning consumer investigative television producer. She has also done documentary work, is involved in philanthropic giving circles and does pet therapy, visiting assisted living and Alzheimer units with Ozzy, her Shihpoo.
Alec Simon is an MBA candidate at Weatherhead. Born and raised in Cleveland, Alec graduated from the Ohio State University with a BS in Business Administration with specializations in Logistics and Operations Management. Prior to coming to Weatherhead, he spent three years in Richmond, Virginia working as a business analyst for Capital One. Alec is passionate about the responsibility and capability of businesses to add value to society.
Florence is a corporate and First Amendment lawyer.
Elizabeth Somsel is an MBA candidate at Weatherhead. She graduated from The College of Wooster with a BA in Communication Studies and minor in Environmental Studies. In Fall 2013, she studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark where she studied a European perspective of sustainable development, focusing on the roles of government, society, and business in shaping a sustainable future.
Ashley Stanley is the Department Assistant for the Fowler Center. She is new to CWRU and is enjoying getting to know the community and University Circle. Ashley earned her undergraduate degree in Film at Vassar College. Prior to joining the Fowler Center she worked for the David C. Jansheski Trust in Avon Lake cataloguing the work of printmaker David Jansheski and organizing exhibitions. Before that, she lived and worked in Big Bend National Park, which is located in the beautiful and remote desert area of West Texas. While Ashley misses the warm winters of West Texas, she is very glad to be back in her birth state of Ohio and located within easy driving distance of her family. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys reading, traveling, and trying new restaurants.
Jim brings to AIM2Flourish a diverse and successful 40 year career in broadcast journalism and corporate communications. Following stints as a local news producer in Chicago and Washington DC, Jim spent 21 years as Senior Producer for Politics for the PBS NewsHour where he received honors and awards for his writing and producing. More recently, Jim served as Senior Director of Communications for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) developing corporate strategies and messaging.
Argerie creates value with communities that are up to big things. Her work is to bring about flourishing enterprises through the connectedness of community members to each other, to each one's own life calling and to impossible-to-ignore shared visions. Argerie is the Fellow in Organization Development at GOJO and leads several OD communities of practice focusing on sustainability, innovation and organizational thriving.