Advisory Board

QuarterCompany’s Advisory Board is comprised of a group of distinguished executives and entrepreneurs with diverse experience and expertise. QuarterCompany looks to its Advisory Board for knowledge and guidance as we work to achieve excellence as an organization. To learn more about the members of our Advisory Board, click below.

Robert H. Bailey

Robert Bailey has been involved in cultural resource planning, management and research since 1972. His arts consulting has brought professional planning, management and coordination to the development of scores of projects. Prior to establishing AMS in 1988, he operated his own arts management consulting firm in Canada and California.

Some recent planning projects that he has directed include: a new performing arts project in Shanghai, China, a cultural facilities master plan for Salt Lake County, feasibility studies and project planning for the Museum of the West in Scottsdale and an arts campus at the University of Virginia, business plans for the Pasadena Kidspace Children’s Museum and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon and an arts funding strategy for the City of Long Beach, California.

Bob has a particular wealth of experience in the area of historic preservation and adaptive re-use of buildings for the arts. He is the author of the widely acclaimed ENCORE: Recycling Public Buildings for the Arts, which details historic preservation and renovation projects throughout Canada. He was a contributor to Conversion Frontiers: Military Bases and Other Opportunities for Artists (1997) and is a frequent speaker on arts facility planning at conferences and seminars nationally.

Bob is a graduate of the MBA Program in Arts Administration at York University in Toronto. Upon graduation, he worked in project management positions at the National Ballet of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario. He was Assistant Director of the York University Arts Administration program from 1974 to 1976. He continues his academic involvement at Sonoma State University, where he lectures on arts planning and management.

Barbara K. Boxer

Barbara Boxer is General Counsel for PDM Bridge, LLC, one of the nation’s largest fabricator of steel bridges. In Barbara’s role as General Counsel, she manages numerous attorneys and cases nationwide for PDM. She also directs the government relations activities for PDM. She was chair of Government Relations for a large Milwaukee, Wisconsin law firm Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. before joining PDM Bridge, LLC.

Barbara’s success depends heavily on her ability to find proactive, unique and creative solutions to help her clients achieve their business objectives. Examples of Barbara’s recent successes on behalf of her clients include:

  • Forming a statewide coalition of low-income housing owners to overturn a Wisconsin Supreme Court case detrimental to the Section 8 housing industry
  • Developing internal Governmental Relations departments for Fortune 500 companies and quarterbacking a national network of lobbyists to carry out their objectives
  • Through certification of minority- and women-owned businesses at the federal, state and local levels forming unique joint ventures and mentor-protégé relationships with large companies to increase both the minority and large corporations’ bottom lines
  • Developing the vision and implementing a women’s angel network, an organization of women investing in women-owned businesses with a view to promoting women’s economic development

A long-term advocate for minority and women’s economic development, Barbara was recruited by Lieutenant Governor Lawton to serve on the steering committee for Wisconsin Women’s Prosperity. In addition, Barbara has developed an annual conference for women leaders which addresses topics to help women excel in their business pursuits. The conference regularly attracts the leading women professionals in southeastern Wisconsin.

An active participant in her state and local community, Barbara’s opinion is frequently sought by the media. She appears regularly on WTMJ’s Sunday Insight morning television show. She also appeared on PBS’s Fourth Street Forum and is a frequent commentator on WUWM, an NPR affiliate. Her community efforts have been recognized by Marquette University Law School, which named her pro bono lawyer of the year, 2003. Barbara sits on the boards of numerous local nonprofit organizations including the Launch Pad of the University of Miami, The Common Wealth Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin, YMCA, Jewish Home Foundation and Westside Healthcare Association. In addition, Barbara sits on numerous start up business BOD’s or advisory boards. Barbara is increasingly in demand as a speaker on Women Angel networking. She has spoken at the Women’s Congress and Latina Style.

Earlier in her career, Barbara earned a Masters in Public Administration degree but postponed pursuing the law program to which she had also been jointly accepted. Barbara’s value to her clients is rooted in her own business experience and success. For 20 years she ran her own mail order business, importing small medical diagnostic equipment. This business, which Barbara initially formed to raise funds for healthcare student organizations, quickly grew to a multi-division company with a work force of 25 people. Later, determined not to leave any business unfinished and having received several unsolicited offers to purchase divisions of her company, she sold and returned to school to earn her law degree from Marquette in 1994. Barbara brings the same creativity and perseverance that she illustrated in her business career to solving problems and seizing opportunities for her clients. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Wisconsin State Bar and the Milwaukee Bar Association. In addition, she is a member of the Association for Women Lawyers and the Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists.

When not working for her clients, Barbara pursues her real passion as a single handicap golfer and club champion on the links.

Donna L. Ginn

Donna is a Founder and Managing Partner of Crossroad Consulting Group. Prior to establishing Crossroad, she was President and CEO of Ginn Scroggins & Associates, an international organizational development consulting firm. She is an accomplished executive Organizational Development professional with broad-based experience leading organizational development and divisional OD/HR organizations in Procter & Gambles’ US and international business. She is an innovative and caring leader who drives change and achieves business results by building sustainable relationships with senior leaders, and others, through an understanding of their business and personal needs.

She is an instructor at Florida International University’s Academy of Strategic Management, a Deans Associate at Miami University of Ohio, and an executive board member of the South Florida Organizational Development Network. Donna serves her community as a Trustee member of the United Way of Miami, a member of the Greater Miami Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, and is a member of the boards of the Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida and the League of Women’s Voters. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum. She is the current Board Chairwoman of the Black Executive Forum, and recently received the Community Spirit Award given by Miami Dade County and the Women’s Commission.

She holds a Master’s Degree of Science in Organizational Development from American University.

Bill Grace

Bill is a social justice activist, a traveling teacher, and an architect of ideas.
From 1976-1991 Bill served in Higher Education promoting ideas related to moral and civic responsibility, service learning and global citizenship.

In 1991 Bill founded the Center for Ethical Leadership. The Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the common good through ethical leadership, civic responsibility and collaborative problem solving. During Bill’s tenure the Center developed a national reputation for innovative and inspired leadership development programs focused on the creation a just society. He served as Executive Director for the next 14 years.

His current research and writing has focused on the development of spirit-inspired leadership, in order to call forth the wisdom, courage and hope needed in these times.

Bill also believes that leadership must be grounded in a global sense of the common good. Therefore he promotes leadership and social action that is grounded in spiritual development, inclusiveness and compassion all of which deepen our commitment to pursue a just and peaceful world.

Bill directs Common Good Works (www.commongoodworks.com) and speaks and leads seminars around the world.

P. Dianne Hankerson

P. Dianne Hankerson most recently served as the founder and managing partner of Crossroad Consulting Group, a Florida-based firm specializing in organization development and executive coaching serving companies listed on the Fortune 500, family-owned firms, emerging businesses and national as well as local not-for-profit organizations. As an executive, consultant, manager and facilitator, Dianne has led, managed or facilitated processes supporting effective business performance and competitive differentiation. Her experiences, successes and insights led her to launch her consultancy where she focused her attention on cultural alignment, strategic clarity, ethical leadership and operational excellence. Prior to establishing Crossroad Consulting, Dianne was with Cummins Engine Company a multi-national manufacturing firm where she “cut her teeth” in first line production management, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida where she led the HR function for one of the two divisions of the company and JM Family Enterprises in Deerfield Beach where, as VP Office of the Chairman, she served as the now retired chairman’s chief of staff. Dianne is on the board of The Commonwealth Institute, a non-profit organization founded in 1997 to help women entrepreneurs, CEOs, and senior corporate executives build successful businesses.

Larry McKinney

A seasoned Information technology executive consultant, Larry McKinney has extensive experience in the management and application of information technology solutions to support business operations, customer relationship management, and achievement of business goals.

Prior to founding the Ursine Group in 2010, Larry served as the Director of Information Systems for Alchemical Courtyard. Alchemical Courtyard subsidiaries included a healthcare services company, a music record label, a book publishing company, and an online store. Larry has held several notable information technology executive roles at Precision Response Corporation (PRC), John Alden Systems Company, and IBM.

At PRC, Larry’s executive assignments included Vice President, Technology Solutions Group and Chief Technology Officer of PRC’s subsidiary, prcnetcare.com, an Internet-based customer service division created to provide customer relationship management services to support PRC clients’ Internet-based business initiatives. In his role as Vice President, Technology Solutions Group, Larry led the deployment of technology solutions and services to support customer relationship management, customer contact channels and customer acquisition and retention programs. Responsibilities included management of telephony platforms, IVR systems, server/desktop systems, client databases, voice/data network infrastructure and IP-based solutions to support domestic and offshore contact center operations. As Chief Technology Officer of PRC’s prcnetcare.com subsidiary, Mr. McKinney was directly responsible for evaluating, developing and acquiring technology solutions for clients’ e-business Internet initiatives. Technology solutions included e-mail management, self-service technologies, knowledge bases and Internet –based sales and marketing support.

Mr. McKinney served as Director, Business Technology Consulting and Marketing Services for John Alden Systems Company, the information services division of John Alden Financial Corporation, a health care and financial services company. Prior to joining John Alden, Larry had a distinguished career with the IBM Corporation. For over 25 years he served in a wide array of sales and information technology positions including Executive Consultant, Industry Director of the Higher Education Sector, Director of Software and Marketing Support, and Director of Systems Engineering Support and Operations. Mr. McKinney is an expert in the application of information technology solutions to enable businesses to improve productivity and operational effectiveness. He completed the IBM Advanced Management School (MBA level), the IBM Executive Seminar, and IBM’s Management Consulting Education.

William M. ‘Bill’ Thompson

Bill has held senior management positions in the Transportation, Infrastructure Development, Communication, Construction, Agriculture, Finance, Venture Capital, and International Trade & Investment businesses, within the public and private sectors. Within the United States, he has built business enterprises and social networks in the Northeast (Massachusetts, New England), the Midwest (Chicago), the Southeast (Georgia and Alabama), and South Florida. Internationally, Bill has done business in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, and South Africa, Japan, France, Germany, The Netherlands, England, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Bermuda.

His skills in problem recognition & resolution, planning & innovation have served him well over his 25-year corporate and business development career. Raised in Newark, NJ, Bill graduated from the Arthur D. Little Management Education Institute (now Hult International Business School) Master of Science in Management Degree Program (1980) and was a Fellow in the Northwestern University Master of Science in Transportation Program (1974). He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration, cum laude, from Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina (1972). Bill has served on Non-Profit Boards of Directors, and brings his experience as a corporate board member together with his service as a QuarterCompany Board of Advisors Member.