San Francisco Chair - Leila Lance
Leila Lance is the Chief Solutions Officer and leads sales and marketing for Future State. Leila has more than 20 years of experience consulting with corporations, public institutions, and non-profits to clarify complex issues and mobilize teams around new strategies globally. Leila is a dynamic change management executive, consultant, and coach with a proven track record of spearheading strategic change in global companies by finding simplicity in chaos, thriving in ambiguity, converting strategy to action and mobilizing people towards results. Leila received her M.S. in Public Health and B.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Southern Illinois University. In addition Leila has completed post graduate work at Stanford University and received multiple advanced certifications in change management and program management.
sacramento Chair - tony oliver
Tony S Oliver is President and Founder of Penny Wise Consulting Group. The company provides project management, business and marketing strategy, public speaking and corporate training services in the Sacramento, CA area. Tony is also a senior sales executive with Business Coaching of Northern California, a coalition of seasoned business professionals providing individualized coaching for growing companies.
Tony has over 15 years of experience in supply/demand planning, pricing, marketing, product development, and project management with stints at Intel, Cisco Systems, and AMS (now CGI). While at Intel, he was recognized as the 2015 Instructor of the Year for his courses on project management, storytelling, and presentation skills.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Georgetown University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) certification from the Scrum Alliance, the Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) certification from the American Society for Quality (ASQ), the Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP™) certification from the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP), and the Competent Communicator (CC) certification from Toastmasters International. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French, Catalonian and Portuguese. He is a contributor to the Sacramento Business Journal and Comstock’s Magazine and teaches the “Fundamentals of Project Management” course at the University of California-Davis Extension.
Tony lives in Folsom, CA with his wife Kristine and their daughter Penny, and enjoys reading, writing, volunteering, and all things baseball. He traces his inquisitive mind to an early love for reading, a flame which has yet to extinguish.
EASt BAY REGION Chair - EMILY HOWE
For 15+ years, Emily Howe has done change management, user adoption, and strategic communications primarily for universities, socially conscious enterprises, nonprofit organizations, arts and community organizations, and philanthropic groups.
Emily has a particular knack for helping clients re-strategize and re-boot initiatives that have experienced issues with user adoption.
As a consultant, Emily has a wide variety of experience. She loves working at boutique consulting firms that focus exclusively socially responsible and nonprofit clients. She has also been a manager with a large, global management consulting firm focused on technical implementations and an in-house consultant focussed on "operational excellence" transformations.
Emily is Prosci certified in change management and she received her MA degree in Gender/Cultural Studies from Simmons College.
Emily divides her time between the Bay Area and Sacramento, CA, where she loves living downtown, doing yoga, eating donuts, making mischief with her family, giving back, reading new books, hosting boss-lady cocktail parties, and searching out good art and design.