LEADERS in Action     

LEADERS in Action is just one of the Forum's leadership resources. We collaborate with executive coach and author Jason Womack, who interviews a leader representing the public, private or social sector and inspires great ethical leadership in Q&A format. Our hope is that these interviews will reveal values-based leadership insight from diverse leaders in diverse sectors.


  • As you read the interview, consider how you would answer each question.

  • Consider sharing this interview with other leaders you know.


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Brig Gen Troy E. Dunn is the Director of Military Force Management Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, for the U.S. Air Force in Arlington, Virginia. 


Chief Master Sergeant Todd M. Simmons (Ret.) served as the Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.


Sasha Dichter is the Chief Innovation Officer at Acumen, a global organization changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. 



Lieutenant General Christopher F. Burne (Ret.), The Judge Advocate General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, served as the Legal Adviser to the Secretary of the Air Force and all officers and agencies of the Department of the Air Force.



Jimmy Lee is the Executive Director of RESTORE NYC, a non-profit working to end sex trafficking in New York and restore the well being and independence of foreign national survivors.



Jason Womack is an executive coach, author and expert speaker focusing on the psychology, sociology and technology of productivity. He has worked with leaders for almost two decades in both business and education sectors.

Jocelyn Mangan Snagajob’s COO, is a proven, forward-thinking executive with nearly two decades of experience building iconic global mobile apps, marketing-leading software products and relevant marketplaces. 



Eva Tansky Blum 

is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the University of Pittsburgh, the first woman chair in Pitt’s 228-year history. She retired from PNC Bank where she was executive vice president and director of community affairs; and former president of the PNC Foundation.



Colonel Joseph William "Bill" DeMarco (Ret.) had a 28 year career in the United States Air Force. He understands effective leadership, developing leaders, and continually learn from others. 

Mike Brady serves as the President and CEO of Greyston Bakery and is building on the organization’s nearly 40 year heritage as a leading social enterprise.



Commissioner Ann M. Ravel is one of six Commissioners of the Federal Election Commission, elected by President Barack Obama in 2013. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Ravel served as Chair of the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).



Bernadette McGlade is the Commissioner of the Atlantic 10 and One of the most well-respected and experienced leaders in Division I athletics. Her progressive guidance has created unprecedented new opportunities for student-athletes.

Josh Taylor is a groundbreaking social entrepreneur who collaborates with influential business leaders, creates dynamic opportunities and coaches clients on social impact in business.  



Joanne Rencher served as the Chief Business and Talent Officer at the Girl Scouts of the USA. With her passion for developing business leaders across the HR field, Joanne founded Who’s Got Next in HR?, Inc. 



Valerie Egan is responsible for Girl Scouts of the USA's Talent Acquisition, providing strategic direction to enhance candidate experience.



Nilofer Merchant is a corporate director, business writer and speaker. Her approaches to innovation, creativity and leadership are regularly featured in the WSJ,BusinessWeek, Forbes and Harvard Business Review.