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Rod Miller

Founder, CEO & Board Member


Executive Sales Computing Industry, 

Youngstown University (1954-1963) B.S. in B.A. 

Night school Full 9 1/2 year night school "scholarship" via City Loan and Household Finance loans

Picking coal fallen off railroad cards & shovel snow age 8-10

Country Club Caddy, Greenskeeper, age 10 - 18 

GMAC accounting Clerk.

Direct sales, top producer

United States Marine Corps Active and Reserve 1954-1963

Northwestern Mutual Life insurance sales

Chamber of Commerce workshop leader (1954-1963)

Secretary, Fire Dept. assistant

Public office candidate

IBM 1964 first real job post college. Systems Engineering Trainee.

Software Industry Pioneer and serial Entrepreneur

CEO, Computer Data Sciences, sold to UCC, (NYSE)

American Legion & Elks 

Author of Spirit of Freedom: Capitalism vs. Socialism, Baskets of Mulligans, & Short Stories on Kindle Vella. All on Amazon.com.

Founder, Spirt of Freedom Foundation, CEO 2001-2021

100% Feedback Ratings, eBay 18 years & Etsy 8 years settling estate before Plan B goes into effect.

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Thomas McKrill

Board Member

 

Assistant Principal and Dean of Students, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, Akron Ohio 

Notre Dame College B.A., International Business Administration/International Business.

Ursuline College, M.A. , Educational Administration, & pursuing his Superintendents License.

His career includes teaching Theology, serving as a Campus Minister, Assistant Director of Admissions at  Lake Catholic High School and  Enrollment Management at Notre Dame College. 

While completing his internship in Bangalore, India, Mr. McKrill realized his passion was to work in non-profit and mission-based environments. 

Tom is skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Budgeting, Event Planning, Customer Service, and Coaching.

Tom is a strong educational professional handling issues impacting families including those created by social media. His daily interaction with students brings a special perspective to the board.

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Claire A. Scott Miller

Board Member

President, C Scott Miller & Associates

Adjunct Faculty and Master-Mentor Coach at Weatherhead School of Management, Executive Education

BA from Denison Univ.,

M.Ed. from Bowling Green State University,

Studied at Case Western Reserve University

Continuing education at Harvard and Radcliff 

Advanced training from the National Assoc. of Business Coaches (NABC).

Ms. Miller is a Board Certified Executive Coach 

Yoga Teacher at Soul Stretch Mobile Yoga

Claire has extensive experience conducting workshops, coaching and consulting assisting organizations in maximizing the effectiveness of their key employees and enhancing their career-life satisfaction.

Clients include professional services firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies across the United States, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.

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Erika M. Yates, CPA

Business Development Officer

      Independent Consultant

Elon University - Martha and Spencer Love School of Business

University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business Master of Science Accounting 

Ernst & Young Your Master Plan Program

Jefferson Pilot Business Fellows, honors business program and Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows, 4 year leadership development program
Studied abroad in London followed by seven years of increasingly responsible positions with Ernst & Young in the UK.

Business Development Manager - Financial Advisory Accounting Services

EMEIA Assurance Market Operations Leader / Business Development Manager

Business Development Leader - Financial Services Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS)

Board Member, Vice-Chair of Finance, non-profit volunteer

PWC Global Strategic Account Management, Senior Manager - Sales  and Marketing

Mrs. Yates business experience includes seven years dealing with top level executives inclusive of UK's Members of Parliament. Frequently appearing on BBC and Skye News for interviews, she 

holds American and British citizenship,

Mrs. Yates is an innovative strategic thinker, high impact leader in business development and market strategy as well as a financial services consultant.

An Independent Consultant, Mrs. Yates provides expertise to help organizations solve problems to reach their goals more efficiently and effectively.