October 2 - 4, 2013
Are you attending the Coffee Summit?
| Gale S. Wood, CAE, COMET Consulting & Coaching |
Over the years, Gale Wood, of COMET Consulting & Coaching, has built a nationwide reputation for her facilitation and for her creativity in designing opportunities for people to engage deeply in conversations that are important to them, such as is the purpose of the Coffee Summit, which she also facilitated last year.
Now in its 15th year, COMET Consulting & Coaching focuses on strategic thinking, organizational and leadership development, and governance. Wood’s special expertise is in planning and facilitating large group meetings for a range of stakeholders to explore issues that are meaningful to them. Prior to establishing her consulting practice, Gale was the executive director of two national associations, a senior associate at an organizational development consulting firm, a director of employment services, and a teacher.
Ms. Wood earned her Master’s degree from Assumption College and her BA from Clark University, both in Worcester, MA. She holds designations as a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and an MBTI Master Practitioner.
Ross Colbert, Global Strategist for Beverages, Rabobank Group
Ross Colbert is responsible for developing FAR’s research portfolio and Rabobank’s global view toward the beverage sector including coffee. His extensive career in the beverage industry has been focused on providing consulting, market intelligence and financial advice to firms serving the global beverage industry. Past positions include Managing Director of M&A Americas for Zenith International and Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for Beverage Marketing Corporation.
Colbert earned an MBA from the University of New Haven and completed an Executive Program in Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.
Tracy Ging, Director of Sustainability, S&D Coffee & Tea
Tracy holds a M.A. in Communication and Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and a B.S. in Business from Indiana University. In addition, she has completed executive education at Stanford University in strategic marketing.
Mark Romano, Senior Director of Education, Quality & Sustainability, illy caffè North America
Lynn S. Hambright, CFA, Consultant
Ms. Hambright received her master's degree in business administration from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management and a bachelor of science degree from Florida State University. Additionally, Ms. Hambright holds the Chartered Financial Analyst ® designation and is a candidate for The Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA) Professional Risk Manager (PRM) designation.