Lori Giovannoni

Lori GiovannoniLori Giovannoni has consulted with numerous professional leadership programs throughout the United States. During her career she has addressed more than 250,000 professionals, focusing on issues such as the changing face of leadership, the evolution of leadership, and women as leaders. Her company, Lori Giovannoni and Associates, is a member firm of EWI of Salt Lake City. Through her association with EWI, she has designed all of EWI’s Academy of Leadership modules since its inception in 2001.

Lori is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including the Athena Leadership Award given to women who demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession; contribute time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community; and actively assist women in realizing their full leadership potential.

Kristi Emmons

Kristi EmmonsKristi’s career includes over 20 years of working with major corporate brands such as Gaylord Entertainment, TNN/CBS, McGraw-Hill and FedEx.  In her current position as Executive Assistant, she and her colleague, Dan Mullally, Senior Vice President of Sales, lead the largest of three sales divisions at FedEx Services with nearly 4,000 team members to provide customers with the best solutions from a broad portfolio of transportation services. She is a graduate from the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and also studied Communications at the University of Memphis.

Kristi has been a member of EWI since 2001 and is a two time President for EWI of Memphis.  Outside of FedEx and EWI, Kristi loves music, traveling and is an avid Zumba Fitness fan.

Dr. Heather Williamson

Heather WilliamsonSpecialized in performance management and organizational development, Dr. Heather Williamson heads Transformation Group, LLC, a leading growth and performance firm. For the past eight years, she and her team have worked with a diverse array of clients across multiple industries in an effort to provide the highest quality executive coaching, strategic planning, managerial development, and team leadership strategies. Dr. Williamson, who has worked in the business sector for an excess of 17 years, is a recognized expert in the development of communication and interpersonal skills, as well as employee and leadership enhancement.  She earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology with a focus in Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007. She holds a Master of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the same institution. Dr. Williamson has been active in many associations including the Rotary, Executive Women International, Powhatan Chamber of Commerce, and Powhatan Crime Solvers.  She serves on several boards and is active in the community.  Dr. Williamson serves as an adjunct faculty member for Virginia Commonwealth University in the areas of leadership, business management and psychology.

Dr. Williamson lives in Powhatan, VA with her husband, Kent, and eight year old son, Temple.  For further information about Dr. Heather Williamson and the professional services her company offers, please see www.transformationgroupllc.com.