CARES Program Team

Kasia Johnson

Kasia Johnson is a marketing expert who empowers brands to grow their business and stand out in the digital space through holistic strategies rooted in authenticity and a unique brand voice.

Deagon Williams

Deagon B. Williams, Culinary Business Strategy, is a chef and food business consultant who uses her industry knowledge to realize the next level of business opportunity and success.

Michael Maxwell

Michael Maxwell has over 36 years of hospitality operations and senior management level experience at some of America’s most celebrated and successful restaurant companies.

Kim Merritt

Kim Merrit, The URL Dr, specializes in online marketing, creation of e-learning content, and assists businesses with lead generation tools in order to pivot for maximum profit.

James Talerico

With more than 30 years of business experience, James Talerico has helped thousands of business owners tackle tough business problems and improve their organization performance.

John Jantsch

John Jantsch is known as the world’s most practical small business marketing speaker and expert with his creationof the Duct Tape Marketing System and Duct Tape Marketing Consulting Network.

Dean Ash

Dean Ash is passionate about growing top line revenue. He excels in enabling clients to grow sales revenue, improve profitability and implement comprehensive sales strategies.

John Franke

With over 2 decades of experience, John Franke brings extensive knowledge in menu development, team building, vendor relationships, and kitchen design, to all his clients.

Lorna Kibbey

Lorna Kibbey designs and delivers leadership consulting and motivational keynotes that focus on helping leaders develop their most important, and most complex resources, people!

Sylvester Chisom

Sylvester Chisom has garnered over 20 years of entrepreneurial best practices and business experience which have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, INC., Steve Harvey and more.

Randy Moon
Randy Moon of RMoon Consulting, brings over 34 years of management experience to help build and grow company sales, create stability, and manage employees to greater success.
Jerry LLewellyn

Jerry Llewellyn assists executives and business owners in creating strong corporate cultures characterized by solid accountability, productivity, and high quality results.

Margo Kopman

Margo Kopman of Project Retail is extremely passionate about inspiring clients with her vision and authenticity when tackling the complex business of the independent retailer.

Ed Warmus
Ed Warmus specializes in helping companies cope in a changing business environment so that they can increase profits, improve revenue, smooth operations, and produce high quality products and services.

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