Whenever the leadership “baton” of an organization is passed to a new person, we always wonder what does person have in mind for the organization? What is his or her vision for the group? What do they bring to group in the way of experience, etc.?
On May 1st, 2016, the role of president of Greater Phoenix SCORE transferred from Andy Beran to Jay Gladney. Those of you who have been involved with SCORE in the last years is familiar with Andy as he’s hosted many of the large events. Here you get to meet Jay:
Forty seven years of service in the U.S. Intelligence Community—23 as an Air Force officer and non-commissioned officer focused on intelligence collection and analysis—and 24 years with Defense contractor organizations supporting the Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I) mission area (including 18 years with Oracle Consulting up to the position of Regional Vice President). Associate Professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Senior-level information systems engineering professional services executive and project/program manager. Co-founded and served as CEO for a telecommunications consulting partnership. Had P&L responsibility for an Oracle consulting group engaged in support of the Intelligence Community. Managed software development teams for successful commercial software. Developed and taught project management courses. An Oracle University-certified instructor for Oracle Project Manager and Oracle Team Lead courses.
His Vision for Greater Phoenix SCORE:
To make the Greater Phoenix SCORE Chapter better known, more relevant, and more effective in supporting the establishment, growth, and profitability of small businesses. It is our goal to become the primary business advisory and coaching resource for Phoenix small business owners.
Also on the board are Bill Morgan, VP of Operations; Patrick Ingram, VP of Client Education; and Doug Hughes, Treasurer.
Jay, and all of the officers, are a Certified SCORE Mentors.