Business Leadership Series Fall Speakers

Sept. 27:  Chris Turnley

Chris is a 20+ year technology executive and pastor. He is the President of Samplicate Consulting and the Founder of Intersect.Life Ministry. Prior to this, Chris was the Executive Pastor at Expression Church and the Senior Vice President of North America for Iron Mountain. 

Chris is passionate about seeing people reach their full potential, global missions focused on orphan care, and advising non-profits who want to change the world.

Oct. 30:  Deborah Leverett

Deborah is a consultant, speaker, and advisor to executives and thought leaders. Her consulting firm, Entera Partners, has created proven processes that help her clients build innovative and proitable cultures as well as helping them achieve competitive positioning through service excellence.  Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the University of Texas, the University of Houston, and Concordia University are just a few of the organizations who have profited and grown from the unique strategies developed at Entera.

Deborah holds certifications from the Center for Creative Leadership in the most current methodologies in leadership effectiveness and development programs and is proficient and knowledgeable in the area of adult learning.

Nov. 27:  Tam Hawkins

Tam Hawkins  is currently the President and CEO of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce. Prior to this role, she served as the Vice President of Corporate Engagement & Membership. Her background includes a primary concentration in Corporate Sales & Marketing management roles for some of the nation’s most admired companies.

Although well versed in large corporate space, the local commercial real estate entrepreneur is also able to relate to small to medium business owners as well. She also serves on Austin Partners in Education and Ronald McDonald House Central Texas boards.