Showcasing Women-Owned Businesses in Northern Virginia and Beyond!

Jeri Mae Rowley, Speaker ~ Trainer ~ Saddle Maker’s Daughter

Location: Belmont Country Club 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn

Jeri Mae Rowley

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017

Jeri Mae works with organizations committed to empowering employees and delighting customers. Her programs sparkle with “campfire tales” about the precious customer service, leadership and life lessons she learned as third generation of her family business— a world-famous western saddle making company.  Her authentic brand of Western Wit and Wisdom for the Workplace™ has enriched audiences in 39 states, Canada and the US Virgin Islands.

Jeri Mae’s clientele includes an intriguing variety of industries and organizations: from the Federal Reserve to National Wildlife Preserves; semiconductors to pet cemeteries; drill bit manufacturing to tropical island resorts.  She delivers keynotes and seminars with memory-boosting interaction, engaging storytelling and her own unique [dry and quirky] sense of humor to every presentation.

Before launching her speaking business in 2006, Jeri Mae served as a tenured college faculty, instructing courses in entrepreneurship, marketing, travel and human resource management. She also held positions as college internship coordinator, workforce training director and directed a state-wide customer service program for Travel Montana Tourism Division. She has a Masters in Human Resource Management and has completed coursework on a Doctor of Education degree researching Emotional Intelligence in Leadership.

Jeri Mae’s adult children, and precious little grandgirls, live in Montana.  She and her family still own  Ray Holes Leather Care Products, Inc.  The family business, now operated by generation four, has retailers in 14 countries.

She and her husband, Allen … a National Director at the US Forest Service … celebrated their wedding anniversary with a 75-mile mule ride in Montana.  They’ve lived and worked in the Bob Marshall Wilderness; the Salmon River Breaks of Idaho; amid the Red Rocks of Central Utah and now Washington D.C.

Recognition and Service

Jeri Mae received the prestigious “Visiting Scholar Award” from the National Tourism Foundation and has been recognized for her success as a leader and educator with state, regional and national awards. She has served as president numerous organizations including: Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Society for Human Resource Managers, Montana Speakers Association and College Faculty Senate.

She served as President of the four-state National Speakers Association: Mountain West Chapter leading speaking professionals in Utah, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming; and is President Elect of the National Speakers Association DC Chapter board today.  While on the National Chapter Leadership Council, Jeri Mae mentored other association presidents.  She also served on the SPEAKER magazine advisory board.

Please visit her website: www.jerimaerowley.com.

 

 


Angela Fuentes, The Step Sisters

Location: Belmont Country Club 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn

Angela Fuentes

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017

Angela Fuentes is Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of The Step Sisters, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to improve the quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer by funding needed support services in Northern Virginia. The idea behind the Step Sisters was, in part, due to Angela’s own breast cancer journey.

When Angela was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 at the young age of 34, she had the support of family and friends. They rallied around her to help take care of both her and her young family. When Angela finished treatment, she wanted to pay forward the generosity shown to her and her family. She realized that while she had the support and love of her family and friends, not every breast cancer patient is as fortunate. Facing breast cancer is challenging enough, but having to face it alone is even more challenging.  The Step Sisters organization strives to be that family or “sister” to women going through breast cancer treatment, so that no one faces treatment alone.

Angela grew up as a military brat, was born in England and has also lived in California, Seoul, Korea and Florida.  Angela is a graduate of The University of Virginia’s School of Commerce and has a background in business and finance. Her career began working for CSX Transportation in their finance department in Jacksonville, FL, but she ultimately moved back home to Virginia where she continued in corporate finance. After becoming a mom, she chose to put her career on hold to be a stay-at-home mom, which she loves and still considers her primary and most important job.  But her background in finance eventually led her to start her own bookkeeping business, Ashburn Accounting, which she still runs today. Long-time residents of Brambleton, Angela, her husband and 2 boys enjoy spending time with family, participating in sports, mainly soccer, and being involved in the community.  Angela has a passion for dance and even spent a few years cheering on our local Washington Redskins on the sidelines as a Redskins Cheerleader.

 


Paola Moya, Marshall Moya Design

Location: Belmont Country Club 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017

 

 


Terri Stagi, The Stagi Group

Location: Belmont Country Club 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn

Terri Stagi

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017