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Apple Watch Executive Takes Over Secretive Car Project
"Apples always pushing the edge. And i thought apple kind of watched walked away from from cars but the apple watch executive is taking over secretive car project now. Just two days before hideaway. Doug field ahead of apple secretive car project that tech china's tap apple watch exact former adobe. Co kevin lynch to take his place so in the latest changing of the guard for the project known as project titan which is rotated leaders about as much as reporting shifted focused They replace individual so he's been working on this since july when he was brought in to help develop the vehicle software. He's been with apple since two thousand thirteen. Curiously bloomberg rights at lynch still reports to apple's cheap chief operating officer jeff williams and not to john daria the company's head of ai. So we'll keep a watch on what's apple doing anything apple build some apple bands will
"chief operating officer" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast
"For for that technology in the yelich you're saying that the wealth of information that can come from that is really cool And just being plugged into what's going on Twenty seven is a kind of the enabling piece of migrants. so if you've got you know landscaper. Who's just be used to do. Some things are certainly they've obviously. I think everybody's been forced to pivot over the last year with a covert school. More take become more take savvy but you know if you've a typical company who's been used to do a lot stuff five minute earlier by spreadsheets. Another being hit with all different angles of different technology. H- how do you. what would you see. Somebody like that. In what they need to do to move into that take play. Yeah interesting question. i think that's where like a company like ours. I provides a lot of value We're we're not assuming that we know everything about landscaping or or what was the best way to cut the grass like that's a pretty big part of our strategy as well but We are really good at At learning how to provide the right information at the right time Such status not overwhelming. And maybe that's like an opportunity to yes a little bit about about us but the the way that we position our offering is as robotics is a service So there's a lot of constraints to that we re could identify for for people to to get started with something like this And with our our product offering. There's no upfront cost. It's all op ex. No cap super lot of small business owners. That's a it's a big deal You have to pay like tens of thousands of dollars for machine just to get started with it And i think like as far as how do you prepare yourself for something like this That term of Equipment utilizations probably familiar one to a lot of landscapers. And that's obviously a big piece of this too. Is you know getting getting your workflows or is such that. You're really use utilizing the equipment that you have such a sitting sitting on a trailer sitting in your office. are key components to this too so i think we'll be a pretty pretty good position to help with them early customers identifying those but starting out in the simple areas and then working together in lockstep to kind of progress this into the tail of of mowing over the next few years. So give us your quick elevator. Pitch your your product and then people wanted to find out more about you in your company Just to give us your content information as well but what was your elevator pitch Companies electric sheep robotics We automate outdoor equipment. I'm.
"chief operating officer" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast
"Isn't that robust yet. That it can can make a decision whether to proceed with cutting because this branch in front of it. The more is not big enough to worry about Or the simple navigation of more from one site to another. These are really cool. use cases for For remote supervision. But there's all kinds of it just you know you could talk for hours about the the potential benefits of putting a computer on a outdoor piece of equipment The amount of information that can be gathered and capitalized on a as a is a landscaping company. is pretty pretty massive. So so what's in store for potential roles in the future or or value to be extracted beyond like the actual task at hand. I think is swear where it gets. Really interesting. Even gauging with your customers I think it's a lot lot of possibilities that are opened up and on up point you just touch. You know another thing that was discussed earlier this week where you know between whether it be. Moore's where the earpiece systems wherever type of software app you're involved in. I mean not. That clicks of datino is huge. And you know. I think it's already at a point where you know pretentious overwhelming. That people don't really know how to deal with that. Especially if you know if you've if you've not necessarily grown up around technology and suddenly you're presented with all this data you know. What do you do with that. How do you see that again shaping. How many people run business. Yeah i completely agree that can be On a hide put it like a. It can be overwhelming if you let it His when she turn that on. It's hard to stop like the again. I think i know. You're an ironman athlete. I i am as well Just having like the wealth of data like on my watch maybe too much at times But but to your point yeah like the the the amount of information you can pull out of a computer in the field is pretty insane..
"chief operating officer" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast
"I've yet to meet person which is wild. But there's people who are really excited about it. They can see the future and they just don't want to delay getting started Because the there's the technology but then there's all these operational aspects and things that need to be worked on on the ground level with customers so finding those people who don't want to delay those learnings and start wrapping their heads around this. That's the interesting piece. But obviously there's there's people that really want to Evaluate this to see it in person. Kick the tires and that's fine too like there's going to be a ton of opportunity for that Course of the next year or two I'd see the recurring challenge being that in a business Such as landscaping. It's quite difficult to look beyond the next six months and that's really truly what this requires Our some of our early customers were were aligning. I on that future. That's three to five years. Out of of a significant amount of automation in their workforce and working back from there like. Hey can you see this as as a reality Coming down the line. If so let's figure out what the path to get to that is rather than shooting for this really quick near term when that maybe isn't the right thing to steer this towards Behold you see the people that is early. Adopters edgy Bashes the people that. I'm just going to wait for a year or figure that all the you know the fix all the kinks How'd you see see that playing out. Yeah I think that there's a cost in decision to to put it simply The the opportunity to get started with this is is massive in that Like i was kinda getting out that the folks that get started with this early we'll get an opportunity to expose it to their team's probably the most obvious obvious thing Getting to understand how this works in easy environment so that like the learning to To deploy this an easy environment..
"chief operating officer" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast
"Herald jared. Thanks for joining us today. Yeah here our thanks for having me so. Tell me a little bit about your your background. How long have you been in industry in just slobo's but you sure so I've kind of grown up in the landscape in landscaping industry. First working for brickman. When i was in college and then more recently with bright view out in northern california. But i kinda find myself intersection of technology and the green industry which is a pretty fun space to be About seven years ago. I moved out to the bay area Working with the handful of different Early stage startups in length operations in growth World be astronaut now back at landscaping landscaping industry with the in the world of autonomy. So excited to share more about that. None that's what Attracts you to the landscape or green industry jerry. Yeah one it's a it's a. It's refreshing to to work with people who are working in the spaces that's really fun. It's always attracted me And then it's i think the opportunity is what's most compelling. It's an industry. It's been around for a really long time but frankly hasn't changed too much And so let a being in the bay area until valley where there's so much cutting edge tech around But then there's still a lot of things being done very manually in the green industry. It's a it's a lot of value to be created. They're not agree hundred percent know. I'm super passionate about the industry. But when i go to of meetings i think the two biggest things that i hear as being hot topics are always labor constant a challenge for people just find the right labor different levels but the buzzword is just technology with a lot of things coming down the pipeline from all different spectrums of the industry What's your thoughts in. Some of their technology advances coming to our industry. Sure i mean. I think that there is Some of the low hanging fruit like like some of which are just getting getting like an iphone and a lot of our crews hands and seeing what value can come from that The the the world.
Chris Hunniford and Mark Perkins on Trends in Odors and Air Pollutants
"Always something interesting to talk about when it comes to odor odors and air pollutants joined by two guests for this topic. I have mark perkins. He is president and owner of perkins engineering consultants mark. Thanks for coming on the podcast view. And have chris hannaford. He is chief operating officer with vienna consulting engineers. Chris appreciate you coming on as well travis. Bigger so i'm i'm interested in talking to you. Guys i want to mention that Has its odors air. Pollutants conference april twentieth twenty seconds and a lot of the things we're going to talk about today are going to be part of that that content so we encourage folks to take a look and hopefully join us. What are some of the issues and trends that you all are see and when it comes to odors air pollutants these days. I'm may start off in the no hand off to prison. We would probably have both quite a few answers to that One thing. I see quite a bit lately is becoming a bigger issue in getting new treatment facilities permitted. You don't necessarily a numeric limits like you for effluent for odors and a lot of places some sites Too but But the general public is better educated cases of closer to where plant sites with the and other much more vocals of voters or more front and center topic are becoming more funds that our topic than than they have in the best at least in a lot of places. So receiving emphasized and getting a lot more scrutiny.
US hunger crisis persists, especially for children.
"America is starting to claw its way out of the economic fallout from the corona virus pandemic but food insecurity persists especially for children and older adults. Food banks around the us continue giving away far more canned packaged fresh provisions than they did before. The virus outbreak tossed millions of people out of work forcing many to seek something to eat for the first time for those who are now back at work. Many are still struggling paying back. Rent or trying to rebuild savings data from feeding america a national network of food banks in the us shows that its members dispensed far more in the last three months of twenty twenty compared with the same period in two thousand. Nineteen katie fitzgerald. Feeding america's chief operating officer said the networks members are still seeing demand above pre pandemic levels although final numbers for this year's first-quarter anti-eta valuable fitzgerald said she expects the food banks will collectively distribute the equivalent of six billion meals this year about the same amounts. They gave away last year and far above the four point. Two billion meals given out in two thousand and nineteen america's yearlong food insecurity crisis has been felt especially sharply by children who lost easy access to free school meals and all adults who struggled to get groceries or meals that senior centers because they are worried about contracting the virus.
Interview With Dr. Laura Forese, COO, New York Presbyterian
"Welcome to our women's history month series on skimmed from the couch. Where we're telling you about the women who made history. This past year. Dr laura for east joins us on today's episode. She's the chief operating officer of new york presbyterian one of the largest nonprofit hospitals in the country on her leadership newyork presbyterian has been on the front lines fighting the covid nineteen pandemic since last year. Dr freeze thank you so much for joining us and welcome to skin from the couch so much. It's great to be with you. Your resume is very long as as i think. Doctors and chief operating officers at ten to be wants one job or when experience. You've had that means the most you. I started wanting to be a doctor from the time i was a little girl so it really is about for patients. But i really have shifted. After i was in practice for about ten years. i'm orthopedic surgeon. And i moved to become a fulltime hospital executive. Because i thought i'd be able to have more impact in so now is the chief operating officer of big hospital system. My job is really to make sure that the business runs so that our doctors nurses have everything that they need to do what they do best which is care for our patients so in some ways come full circle from where i thought i was going to be when i was a little girl. How did you know that you wanted to be in medicine when you were a kid. You know carly i have no real good answer for that it just from the time. It was a little girl. I thought that would be a great job. Every kid knows what a doctor is. They're going to help you get better and i was say my parents were always very encouraging. I don't have doctors in my family. But i had that as a little girl and i stuck with it when reading about you. What stood out is that you have one of the things that many that stood out was that early on in your residency twins. And i know everything there to know about med school residencies. Because i've seen grace anatomy. So i am very very educated on your fields. I still watch it. So i feel like i'm right in there but i want you to take us back to to that time. What was that time like for you. Especially at a time when there were very few women in orthopedics. Well let me start with there. Were very few women in medical school class. Unlike today where we have more women medical students than men. It was unusual then and i chose a field that had very few women in it.
GameStop Appoints New Chief Operating Officer
"Way from Intel, as well, we flip up the board and well we go cross asset, Gamestop. I mentioned it yesterday. Big news after the closing bell yesterday, hitting made missing. I should say that sales and profit but they're bringing in a new C O. A veteran from Amazon and Google, trying to get those digital sales which were 175% up, year over year.
Gautrain's Vision And The Future Of Public Transport
"Table kobe's my guest to the future cities. Africa is chief operating officer of countering management agency sample. Welcome give us a quick tour of your background. And so major highlights thank. You think it's an thank you for having me on this interview. Tunnel the one thing about me that most people don't know i'm angelina unit. Despite the way you know i and dress and everything else everybody assumes all these things so somebody things. I'm accounting somebody things them in. It and all that are actually a civil engineer qualified. Originally as a as a hydraulics engineer But i went into the as immediately our sponsored by you know the railway companies in my last year my studies i went into the relays immediately being there for the last two years and of discounting the date that the this feb would be lack Two years since. I started my career in the relics. I'll just it out and went into consulting energy and mining Before and also it and technology and everything else in between Probably about six years back. I was called back to come and be part of the longtime expansion of the healthy was yet. I'm one of the very few engineers that we hired on the health rain when it started in two thousand five. I think that's when they prefer. It was announced. I joined the house during dead at the earliest ages. So as they say around. Yeah i know where the bodies buried
Chelsea Joins Call To Baker Administration To Get COVID Vaccine To High-Risk Communities Right Now
"Just earlier this week. Over four hundred. Medical professionals sent a letter calling on governor baker to prioritize vaccinations for high risk communities of color communities such as chelsea so today. We're going to hear from two voices on the ground. In chelsea it was actually a community specifically cited in the letter joining us now is denin yearly paulino the chief operating officer of laco lativa also known as the chelsea collaborative. That's a group that works to empower lat next immigrants to enhance their community social and economic health. Also joining us as dr wanda gonzalez. A pediatrician at m. g. h. chelsea healthcare center. Who signed the letter. Welcome to both of you know. Thank you happy to be here. Thank you and listeners. Talk with our neighbors in chelsea we want to hear from you about whether the commonwealth is getting its priorities. In the vaccine rollout right. What phase are you in. Do you think the phases are being established correctly. The governor's made some changes to who's in those phases recently. Are those good decisions. Eight hundred four two three eight two five five. That's one eight hundred four to three talk. So dr gonzales. I will start with you. Why did you decide to sign onto this letter. Well and. I it seems like a no brainer to me to be honest. I Oh quote my husband while we were talking about this. You know I you know. I was happy when i first heard about a huge Distribution center in gillette stadium But just the you know the look it it makes sense to. I think they were talking about incorrect me wrong about five thousand vaccines day. That's the goal. The goal is to go indeed But my concern was its location. You know for You know someone like me and my family the same family. Since i'm a healthcare worker. I get it differently but you know to go to foxborough to receive it. It's it's sort of one of those You know what a drag to have dry there but for my patients and chelsea most a physician for some people in the surrounding communities that is quite a barrier. You know many of them don't have cars Or and they also don't often don't work jobs. They have the flexibility to take off. You know and gortat foxborough to get their vaccine and when i was speaking about this with my husband we you know he said well sort of i'm giving credit him. He said well. We know when there a fire you. Don't you know the fire truck. The fire department comes to fire. You don't take fire. The fire department is one of the things that you're concerned about. Dr gonzales is is even if there is a vaccine available. It's not very practical if you can't get to it. Is that what you're saying. Exactly
Transforming Patient Access Through Technology with Emily Tyson
"Welcome back to the outcomes racket saw marquez here and today i have the outstanding emily tyson joining us as the chief operating officer emily. Tyson drives rakes health's efforts to scale rapidly while building a high performance. Culture committed to improving patient access. Emily joined the company in january of twenty nineteen and from a functional perspective. She leads strategy client experience finance and operations in addition to the ever changing category of other. Say that in air quotes that early stage companies demand prior to join and ratings. Emily served as vice president of product for naveh health recently acquired by optum where she was responsible for the vision and direction of naveh health's product offerings across the health plan and health system businesses. Emily began her career in healthcare technology when she joined a fina health after various roles in the financial services industry in new york and hong kong. Emily holds her business. Administration summa cum laude from washington and lee university and our mba from harvard. Business school. today. We're going to spend a good amount of time talking about this digital front door. And what practices and large-scale health systems could be doing to do a better job of addressing the current area that were in healthcare so Emily such a pleasure to have you here with us today. Great thank you. So i'm looking forward to the conversation. Yeah likewise likewise and so before we dive into rate health and what you guys are doing. Why don't you tell us a little bit more about you. And the things that inspire your work in healthcare. Sure i i would say for me personally. There's there's no debate about whether the health care system is broken and it's really not the patient care itself that's lacking it's it's the back end at the administrative side of healthcare. That's really this nightmare of complex regulations and poorly designed incentives and outdated technology all of which actually negatively impact the cost patient experience and ultimately in many cases the outcomes. You know. I never personally wanted to be a doctor. But i've long been passionate about exciting this side of healthcare trying to make the pipes in the information flow in this pieces work by should really does require reaching beyond just technology alone so this desire instead of my focus on sobbing. The complex administrative challenges can be non-sexist ahead of healthcare but that do impact patient cares. What has led me on my career paths and ultimately now terrific celts of it. Yeah you know. There's there's a ton that needs fixing and optimizing maybe even overhauling in some instances and so having a unique approach that is focused on on on making things better on the back. End of the house is key talked to us about health. What exactly are you guys doing. And how are you. Adding value to the healthcare ecosystem. Are we are focused on transforming patient access so Helped mission our mission is to make it easier for patients to see their doctors. It sounds simple but it's much harder in practice on. You know you shouldn't have to know someone who knows someone to know someone to get a quick doctor's appointment and yet that's often how it works in reality today. Deferred care is a really big issue and the industry even setting aside the global pandemic and the dynamics that's created the average. Wait time for someone to see. A provider is almost three weeks in the us at the same time on any given day. Many providers actually have availability in their schedules. So a lot of what we're focused on is how do you bridge that gap and there's a significant amount of complexity underlying yet so it's really idea of improving access. Which is every part of health focused on is about much more than providing digital layer for consumers. That's absolutely part of it. It's also about addressing this underlying operational challenges within a healthcare practice. Your system does that make it hard to manage patient access in the first place so we do both from a market perspective at comes in the form of products around central scheduling work slap locations and self scheduling communication platforms in check in along with best practices for how to think about optimizing patient access in the clinic beyond the technology itself.
Operation Warp Speed chief says Covid vaccine distribution 'should be better' as U.S. misses goal
"The chief operating officer of Operation Warp speed today, defending the vaccine distribution efforts we are really doing well. In my opinion in the distribution over 14 Million doses of vaccine have been distributed today and every day we push more vaccine out Manny States, including ours are not getting as much vaccine or hitting it as quickly as promised, however, and critics, including top health officials, and President elect Biden have called the effort thus far alarmingly slow.
After Shopping And Shipping Crush Come Record Returns
"Beginning of the year is the traditional time for fresh starts. New resolutions and returning gifts. You didn't want its peak season for online returns in this story. NPR's Alina Cell Yoke introduces us to a word that's new to me. Returns. My getting The end of the year. You think it would be the time when stores and retail companies could finally exhale from the crush of holiday shopping? But for many, it's just the beginning. This is the calm before the storm. From our perspective. Marcus Jenna's chief operating officer at B stock, which helps stores resell the returns, and January is when the big wave of those returns comes crashing in. Right after the big wave of shopping, Shin says, returns in the first place give people confidence to buy stuff. Online sight unseen returns really are highly correlated to sales. But then the more stuff we buy, the more of it is likely to get sent back and this holiday season so record setting sales, causing the 2020 ship McGee, Aiden, overwhelming postal and delivery services. So what comes next is a record setting volume of returns, which Twitter mavens of retail have been trying to call returns. My gettin doesn't really roll off the tongue, right? We're all just trying to figure out a nice way to talk about this stuff. Whatever you call it. The phenomenon is real. This year surveys air, finding the majority of shoppers planning to return at least some of their holiday gift. Nerve are which handles shipping and returns for hundreds of brands, predicts twice as many returns this year compared to last here CEO Amid Sharma and I would estimate just in the shipping cost for retailers. To get those items back. It's going to be over billion dollars over a billion dollars. Sharma says. A few trends feed into the surge of returns, and the first is pretty straightforward during the pandemic. More shoppers are buying online instead of in stores and things we buy without seeing or touching. Get returned Much more frequently in general, is 4 to 5 Times higher returns in online channel was his instruction, especially in the apparel and footwear, clothes and shoes. He says 30 to 40% of them might get returned. And there's one thing in particular that online shoppers have been doing a lot, especially during the pandemic by the same item, either in different size or in different color or style, with an intention off, keeping one and returning the other items. This is expensive for retailers who call it wardrobe being or bracketing. My favorite analogy came from Kerry's ate at warehouse robotics company Locus who says it's modern day Goldilocks. I called the three Bears concept. They're ordering a size up in a size down, but they find the one that's just right and the other two items, then our return. This has been going on for us long as online stores allowed free or relatively cheap returns. But This year in a pandemic with fewer opportunities to check things out in person. Even more shoppers discovered this option. Also, more people have been trying new stores, which means shopping at places that never visited before unsure of sizing and quality. And finally, Sharma from Navarre says they're sorry. Found one more reason. Pandemic weight changes almost 40% off. Customers have mentioned that their sizes have changed during covert time. And hence there buying multiple items making sure they fit very 2020 excuse for shopping like Goldilocks. Alina, Sell you NPR news.
Pinterest Settles Gender Discrimination Suit for $22.5 Million
"Has been ordered to pay more than $22 million in a gender discrimination lawsuit, the company's former chief operating officer claims She was fired for speaking up about mistreatment. A settlement brings to an end, one of the most high profile gender discrimination cases in Silicon Valley in recent memory. It is
Pinterest Settles Gender Discrimination Suit for $22.5 Million
"Million to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit brought by a former executive at the Social Media company. NPR's balmy Allen has more Francoise is Broca is a former top executive at Pinterest, the popular online bookmarking sight. She claims she was paid less than her male colleagues that she was given sexist feedback and that she was cut out of important meetings despite being the chief operating officer. It's the latest workplace controversy at Pinterest, whose chief executive, Ben Silverman, has been accused by other former employees of not doing enough to stop race and gender discrimination. Under the terms of Broca's settlement, Pinterest did not admit to any wrongdoing broke over received $20 million.2.5 million dollars will be donated to groups dedicated to supporting women and other underrepresented groups in the tech industry. Bobby Allen, NPR NEWS San Francisco
Pinterest in $22.5m gender discrimination payout
"A half million dollars to settle claims of gender discrimination and retaliation from its former chief operating officer, Francoise Brew over Ruger was fired in April. The company's settled the lawsuit without admitting any liability. That your Fox business
COVID-19 Vaccinations Underway At Methodist Dallas Medical Center
"Our top story is a dallas hospital will be among the first four sites in texas to get shipments of the covid nineteen vaccine today. Methodist dallas medical center will begin immunizations for healthcare workers and other staff members who interact with covid. Nineteen patients wants the shipment arrives said pam stolen president and chief operating officer of methodist health system. She said the team methodist was elated to learn yesterday that its workers would be among the first in the state to get vaccinated more than one hundred twenty physicians clinicians and staff are scheduled to get their vaccines today for the healthcare workers who have spent months caring for patients who are battling virus. The vaccine is a godsend stolen off said
States will start getting COVID-19 vaccine Monday, US says
"Ricky. Now we've got a briefing from the military general in charge of President Trump's operation warp speed distribution, he says. The process has begun. We expect 145 sites across all the states. To receive vaccine on Monday another 425 sites on Tuesday and the final 66 sites on Wednesday. It's general Gus Purna, the chief operating officer of Operation Warp
Interview With Shawn Van Dyke
"John thanks for taking the time to come and chat with us today. How's it. How's it going on doing great man. Thanks for having me. will you give us. I read your bio on your website. But will you give me in the audience of big picture of your background and kind of have to where you are now in. kind of. Give us the backstory. Yeah sir so by education and training or by just sending a lot of tuition money to the university of tennessee. I eventually ended up with a couple of engineering degrees. So i started my career in construction even though that might offend some people when this always used to be an engineer i make fun of engineers used to be one but i got a degree in civil engineering and then a master's in structural engineering and then went out and did the engineering thing for several years and then realized i don't really know how to build anything and i wanted to get out on the job site so transition from i'd say transition from engineering into construction. I really got laid off from the engineering firm. Heart was working for In went and joined project management team for large commercial contractor that. Put me out on large commercial sites Building all sorts of seven are really really like that Did that for a few years than my way. Up working for some architects and then for real estate developer Doing construction management so. I ended up traveling around the country building commercial real estate projects. You know big stores in the out lot developing out lots and all of that kind of stuff in that for several years. And by this time i was married had five kids now so the second kid was on the way my wife was like. I'm glad you're enjoying your job but You gotta stick around mean. I was on the road three or four days a week wherever the projects were so. That was my first business. Started back in. Two thousand five was a construction management and real estate development company. I'm here in knoxville tennessee. So as doing that work here locally then two thousand eight hit and banks were not lending money to real estate developers anymore So i transitioned from there and started a remodeling in general contracting business People these days called a pivot. I didn't realize pivoting at the time. I just time. I had four kids. Three four came back them So put the tool belt on and started a small construction company. Built it up from there and then one of my subcontractors might trim and melwork subcontractor young guy. We went to church together. His business was blowing up because he got into the high end. Trim and melwork work Market here in our area and typical difficult construction business owner great craftsmen horrible business person and he approached me one day and said man. Your i like the way that you run your construction business and everything's always organized I wanna talk to you about how to run a better business. So we met up for lunch and was talking to him about that and giving them some tips and tricks. And and i didn't know he was interviewing me at the time he said. Okay well i think. I need to hire somebody to run my construction business. Much mill work company and He's an acid yeah. I think you should do that. Because you're a horrible business person but you're an awesome. You're awesome craftsmen in great with the guys out in the field and the work was just unbelievable and he just said okay. I want you to do it. And so i thought i was like i got my own thing going on. I'm okay and he's a great salesman and he's like listen. You have a small construction company is gonna take you twenty years to get where you want to be. I'm already in those projects as a subcontractor we've landed some really high end stuff but this business that we just acquired meaning that the projects coming up he said it's gonna put me out of business doing these projects because i don't know what i'm doing and He he so he said I want you to come and run the business. And i thought i bluff bluffing okay. The only way. I'm going to run your business that you let me run the business. You run the field our on the business. But i'm i'm in charge of the business side of it. And he said no problem and he literally pulled out of manila folder with the entire business and it just random paper. Here's the business slid across the table and said you run it and went home talked to my wife and said this is a crazy idea. This is really stupid but my friends gonna suffer and he was right. It was an opportunity to get on some really into high level projects high end projects that i'd already always been wanting to do in such kind of step back and said all right. Maybe we should do this and So bit the bullet went on went. Joined that team as a as the chief operating officer and at the time we had six guys out in the field in within eighteen months we were at twenty two guys in. He was in debt and not making any money. And we kinda turn that around and and that wasn't all me. We had great team a great owner. That had a really good vision and i was just the execute and putting systems in place. Oh did that for about four years and then got another crazy idea saying. Hey what i've done with my businesses and now with this treadmill work business. I think i see the problem here. Within an industry. I can help a lot more business. Owners with systems. All i know construction. It's all i've ever done so after about four years of being the executive there. I left that that job and started writing books and and speaking at industry events and now it's four years later and i've been doing coaching and consulting work strictly for construction business owners since those back in twenty sixteen. So yeah right up for years. We've been doing this Before we move on but are you recommending to your kids. They go to college. You spend a lotta time in college. You said a master's in engineering of some type so talk about that for a second. Are you gonna man. You're gonna make mom hears this. He's gonna get offended. And it. Every time i say but m. i. encouraging my kids to go to college no not specifically i'm encouraging my kids to develop skills in areas that interest them and figuring out how they can make money at it now. Some of those things that some of my kids are interested in now will require them to go to college. But especially as we're seeing in twenty twenty man colleges change. They're still the same tuition rate but they're not allowing you to go on campus and all of the other things that higher said that here's where value is. Now they're saying nope can't come to campus. We're going to do all virtually. So i think the whole world has changed so but to answer your question. No i don't encourage my kids to go to 'cause. I don't discourage them from going to college. The i feel like it's my job as a parent when you're out on your own which i got four boys in a baby girl. I say baby girl. she's five. She's always going to be my baby girl. The boys they're on their own at eighteen. You better figure out how you're gonna make money at eighteen and if that means you're going to college then you know what i took me. I was on the five year plan to get my undergraduate now. Four year plan right but i worked the entire time and paid for most of my most of my college through work. They can do the same thing so And it looked statistically it takes most people at least six years to get an undergraduate degree and only forty percent of incoming freshman even graduate with a degree at all. So yeah do. I encourage them to go that path. Only if it interests them. Only only if that's that's where their future light. Hey you know. One of my kids wants to be a doctor yet. You probably better go to college. I have several of them that are interested in computer stuff in graphic design and other things and got my fourteen year old son this year to start working for a contractor and over the summer and he came home with more money and more cash in his pocket. And said yeah. That's what happens when you go work. And that's what happened with skill so
"chief operating officer" Discussed on Work Inspired - A BOS Podcast
"Kind of impacted your leadership style. I think that this was also like collusion. It replaces frankly. You don't know what you're doing in the fury perceptive leader you recognize sometimes new challenges that you have deals. I think they will apart from you know getting the obvious sort of basic note establishing a new way of doing business. It also getting back to the point that i made one needs to ensure you keep this networking going People need that and it far more than has previously been. The case is that I think leaders have had to deliberately intervene to ensure that employees remain connected and literally endeavour decentralized by and put it that way via zoom or skype or whatever the medium is they use Not only you know from one full meeting to the other bet. We even sit up things like friday afternoon. It's team time. And you know we we get on a caller. We have gaza wine. And everybody's telling stories about the dog. Cat will the kids or whatever the case might be just the kind of stuff you would do at work socializing and it's rich and sometimes it's a bit contrived to be candid but you have to keep pushing and what. I have enjoyed seeing them. And that sort of ignited subgroups form. Where folks do this on their own on my own time. And that's been great. I think jeff. Sorry just a final Is this idea that people will extent the situation to be troop. Some probably do much. Most people wake up in the morning and they wanna do good as job. They want to achieve good results and they want to achieve recognition..
"chief operating officer" Discussed on Work Inspired - A BOS Podcast
"Especially for luxury brands expands stood me in good stead. I was invited to join the folks logging group and at that time. I'm going back to the early nineties. They had just embarked on this journey of a brand separation to on analogy brits or up until then commingled and handled by common organization. No india on the stature of branded audi is today i suppose my luxury becker was part of the appeal and Kind of continued the journey representing the not only developing audi business said south africa about later on to do the do the same in japan and then moved to the us. More masseuse always you know. There's like a groundhog day. Doing the same thing. Just the magnitude expanded and the complexity. Of course Came to the. Us thousand five and was fortunate. I think to be part of a team. That led to really a dramatic turnaround in the fortunes of audi in this market and help to sort of lay that foundation for the power house brand that it is today then often are associated with. Bwi a little bit with audi. I i left to join Nissan going had been very persuasive. Toss me to to kind of emulate that establishing infinity businesses insipid luxury units from the mainstream nissan brand and then unexpectedly on the journey which i enjoyed very much based in hong kong and was a fabulous experience. I i was invited to join the general motors leadership team working with mary barra and then when the idea was that would take on global leadership over cadillac brandon from sony sort of focus into a global brand required rapid expansion into middle east europe china. Especially that was a very very troubling underwater journey for me. Unfortunately you know. Sometimes these things happen more in girls shall we say. We had a professional and strategic disagreement and general motors company and gm dog being gm. And i returned to my roots. I rejoined the folks love in group on the say. I was made to feel welcome. Was fantastic art rejoining family and today. I'm chief operating officer responsible for the north american region. And i guess it makes for intense day but very exhilarating entry one so automotive big brands global business are these all passions of years. Are there certain things that you did you decide to stay within the automobile industry because you love cars as the appeal that you get to travel. The world lead teams all over the globe What kind of kept you on the path that you're on that you've been on where you're at today. Yeah i think that's that's essentially chairman. Those are important ingredients and building blocks. I will tell you that. I've been Since i can remember my parents call me. I thought i could read it. Because i was going to the newspaper. It was looking at a car ads. I declared that online years of age. That i intended to be the ceo of one day. I just didn't nominate their business even declared the brand and sometimes you get lucky combination of luck and hard work and good opportunities. I guess i could. I could lynn out the dream and then they leave and go beyond all. We're going to get into your leadership style and some of the ways that you've been successful in these organizations here in a little bit. But i wanna i wanna since we came up today and with your current role. I want to acknowledge some of the changes that we've experienced here this year in twenty twenty and kind of going back to the beginning of the pandemic especially with your executive leadership role in and being responsible for so many things within the brand. How did you guys initially react to the crisis when it when it first reared. Its ugly had here earlier this year. We know me candidate. Since it was unprecedented at least in modern living memory. I would have to say. I can't imagine anybody was prepared for we. I had to really come to terms with what it meant. We knew it was serious. But you don't exactly know how serious when the i announce the down started off list. Immediate reaction of course was one to Not underestimated and Do whatever steps. We could as quickly as we could to secure the safety. All about voice that job for us tonight in a broader manufacturing environmental. You've got a lot jobs that require hands on but then also obviously being a major corporation than any jokes actions that Kind of lend themselves through remote work and we had to firstly. Shut down the plant. Figure out how to shut them down. You know you don't just infected you jones lights and go and we didn't know how long the lockdown is going to be so you had to take some steps to systematically used to multiple accounts and then the very next was to ensure that there was a business to come back to We don't know how long walk loss to throw we. Suddenly new the economic impact and disruption was going to be performed and so large corporations. You know you. Cash burn your fixed costs like staggering amounts of millions per day. And even you sitting on top of a fairly sizable a gash. Reserve new gun through that rapidly. Immediate actions to ameliorate cash one preserve liquidity really wanted to ensure that to the fullest extent. Possible we could protect job security for employees. And i'm glad to say we we've come through this not having had to retrain show separate individual. We've downsized that's been important to us the next issue of then as deeper into the old thing to begin to imagine how we would restock had to imagine saying how you have to resume business again. And that built in particularly manufacturing operations a lot of considerations that hasn't been bothering you know what you thought about before. How do you practice social distancing. We shut shutdown canteens. We brought in box meals. We set up transportation services for employees. They would have to use. Public transport remains. We would control the density of of on the buses. We can control the senate of the vehicles and we brought in additional ablution facilities into on so that people had had The free space on them and so apart from the obvious things of setting up testing and checking the health of people as they the sitting up tracking systems and biological these things have been challenging. I would have to say they've been successful for us. In fact the incidence aubin fiction within our plants. Where we speak in uso mexico is infect.
The curse of knowledge and how to follow better internal communications tactics
"Day we wanna talk about internal communication strategies and tactics. So it's interesting to me. Is that we focused so much externally. How do we get more leads. How do we build the brand. How do we get out there. How do we schedule things. How do we automate. Oh my goodness i mean you can just. That's that's all we Spend time focusing on it. Seems like sometimes but internal communications matters as well whether you're small company. Big company whatnot And today's guest trend. Anderson is the chief operating officer pre right dot com and he focuses on growth through storytelling. So he had me right. Right there with that tagline and you may have assumed but what's great about. Trent is i ran across him again on social media. He was sharing something about internal communications. And i thought. I should ask him to come on the show and share his wisdom's with you guys trent. How's it going today. It's going very well christoph. Thanks for having me on today. Awesome Always glad to have experts like you on the show. So let's talk about internal communications. It can't be hard right. Focus on that especially when when we're also gotten hole in the medium sized companies of external communication wide. Why does internal. Why does it matter than what are some tactics. Yeah i think internal communication often gets overlooked like you said because of prioritization is on on external right. How do we get more leads. How do we get more clients. How do we continue to grow. Well it's all fine and well and those are all kind of like leading metrics to look at but the lagging metrics i think is internal comms in the the effects of vision or lack of vision or clarity or lack of clarity with where organization is going. And if you're like me you've probably been in an organization before that was doing everything right externally but internally there were huge huge issues and usually started from top down or Or from a leadership position in wasn't able to communicate internally why we were doing the things that we were doing why we were up. Prioritizing certain Initiatives and all that good stuff so i think a lot of internal communications Really manifest itself through the curse of knowledge and typically when we talk about internal communications. It is driven by leaders. It is usually a top down. Approach and as these leaders are sitting in their war rooms and deliberating strategy in tactics. Really fun corporate buzzwords They usually have the curse of knowledge. And for those that don't know what the curse of knowledge is is Basically they have such intimate knowledge of a given Piece of information that they assume the rest of the organization also understands that and really. It isn't the case so You've probably seen the clip from the office. Where oscar is telling michael what his options are afford utilizing the surplus budget for the year and comes back and says explain it to me. Like i'm eight and oscar tried to do that and then michael comes. Back does now extent like five while the oscars way of explaining what a surplus bunch it was Was the curse of knowledge right. So oscar is an accountant for anybody who doesn't know the office by by the way. Go see that net flex. Because i think there's a lot of business lessons learned their case. Oscar has the curse of knowledge because he is crunching numbers. All day understands how to read a financial report. Michael clearly does not right. So oscar had to simplify his message so much more to get it across and ineffective communication with michael. So i think again drawing this back to the curse of knowledge it really comes down to assumptions that are made about what everybody else understands about the business versus the actual reality.
COVID-19 hospitalizations at record high in Seattle, Washington
"And it seems to be an increase in hospitalizations comes Cole Miller. This time it's the number of hospitalizations due to the virus. 762 people now taking up beds, according to the covert tracking project. I'm very, very worried. About it. Chassie Sour is the CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association in various president State hospitals are beginning to cut back on elective surgeries. We've learned that U W medicine is actively contacting patients to postpone some surgeries, specifically, those that would require a stay of some kind post op over its Swedish. A similar approach is being taken. Just earlier this week, 10 Covert 19 patients were admitted to the First Hill campus in a span of just five hours. Dr. Elizabeth Waco is the chief operating officer. There. We reduced, impatient elective surgeries to allow us to expand our inpatient, urgent and emergent medical beds are teams are tired. They are fatigued, but they are resilient and we will continue to fight Cove it and it's a fight that they cannot wage alone. Your healthcare workers wants you to not get sick and they're so frustrated by people. I feel like people are ignoring the advice and then coming into getting second expecting to be cared for in a high risk situation. More than a million people traveling by
"chief operating officer" Discussed on The Work in Sports Podcast - Insider Advice for Sports Careers
"Is going to be hard for the next generation of contact readers to really get their game to that next to the level. That is when we expected on with those that do big were clearly seeing that there's some of the best we were seen in this next generation of content creators in this little time if if I were in there shoes right now in I was trying to. Do my rollover again, there's no chance of same job at I have. It's cool to have that perspective because I look at it. The same way I look at the generations before later coming in now and everybody always tries to do this. You know paint millennials in a in a certain label and then next generation label and there's these laziness things turn around and I'm like I'm looking at my I don't see it i. think there are really really incredibly talented young people out there that are pushing into new boundaries and not accepting the way things used to be, and you you fit into that category, which is really exciting. I will because I'm older and I can say that. Anyway. The finish up with US I've taken. So much of your time already and I really appreciate everything you've given. You've worked for these ICONIC BRANDS ESPN Dallas cowboys. Now you're in the emerging tech space with influence her and I think it's it's great. It's so fascinating and so interesting but you've around some of the best in the business. Is there a certain piece of advice? It's kind of lingered with you that you could that you were gleaned upon in any of your steps there was somebody kind of gave you something where it's Kinda stuck with you through time that you would share to other young people out there. Want things that I've always believed in you go the extra mile seem someone whether it's you know hopping on thirty minute call to help them understand work on apoe something that might be just like elementary for you. But for them, it's like musical world Nicole that extra step you take that relationship to the next level in rural build that contacts to be someone that would refer you to hurt for something in the future dangling network building. That relationship is really the most meaningful thing that you can do and it really ties back into his I said. Networking comes in many forms. But if you're able to network away, it's meaningful. That's going to help you out in the long run. Even it's an short return, you're not getting impact. On that that has been the most important thing for me. And also. Advice that I tell anyone I speak raucous networking is key away. Doing it. Is, more important. Doesn't mean you go on went in and you send out a bunch of messages to people saying, Hey, I want to do a twenty minute call with you understand what you do know it's when you come across people on whether it's in person the zoom. or You work with them, you WANNA, make sure that they're building that relationship in a way that's going to help you along. Well You promised before we got recording that you were going to Spitfire during this podcast and I say mission accomplished I think he did an awesome and this was great to have you on I. Think for me hearing more about the influence platform is really exciting because I love the direction we're going with content and hear your passion for it and and the way you bring it to the to the organization how you're gonNA drive them into even greater things I think is really inspiring. So thank you so much for coming on today. On Prime Mrs Fun that was awesome I love Nita's vibe perspective energy like literally I know shared this on social media. But before we started recording the interview, she said to me, I said, yeah, you feel ready for real ready to dive into the staff and she goes just you know I've been known to Spitfire during podcasts and right there I was like I love her she's awesome and then afterwards I started. Looking for images of her just. So I, can share you know that we had done some interviews on on on social media. It's like it's a hey, just finished up interviewing Nita. It's going to be on a couple of weeks that kind of thing social media talk and I found this picture of her with Ken Griffey Junior and then Trey Wingo is photo bombing them in the middle and I'm thinking to myself. I've never been photo bombed by drank. Oh, you're the other way around like I'm photo bombing vagueness people. It's Kinda cool that she was the one being photo bombed that Jews hanging out again griffey junior. So she's got some swag doer that was so much fun doing that interview and getting their perspective of somebody that was a student athlete to I. Mean She has the right vision for all this. So thanks for tuning in. Thanks for listening. THANKS FOR CHECKING OUT INFLUENCE ERA. They're really cool brand maybe I can convince them to sponsor this podcast. That idea actually math to talk about that. Okay everyone. Thanks for listening I. Really appreciate all of you. Please remember to rate review, subscribe share all that good stuff. So we can continue growing audience and continue getting incredible guests like. Extra listening everybody put on a mask and be safe out there..
"chief operating officer" Discussed on The Work in Sports Podcast - Insider Advice for Sports Careers
"Making sure that people knew that took advantage of my time in college in high school and junior high to get me to. That specific moment. Yeah I look back I think about your I like five years of my career and I was at a pretty major sports network and for me. That established a lot of what I believed about the industry like it's Kinda set my foundation Kinda I learned a lot about best practices and I learned a lot about certain techniques and styles whatever else it was almost like my masters class. How did your cowboys experience kind of help form your voice and style and doesn't really relate to where you are now or is it totally changed? The cowboys far is one of the most iconic levels out there regardless of sports or entertainment or. See US star you can if you don't really know what sports is, it gets in your head is not cowboys yeah. Working right out of college with a world class brand You learn a lot about what it takes to maintain that brand in what it really takes in order to. Create Quality. In. So that kind of that experience round of college when I was, I had all these ideas and I was just so gung Ho about just accomplishing and I had. you know. So passionate back then about wanting to push forward and do these things in nominally understanding how corporations or the politics of office really works. It helped me kind of hone in and figure out how do you create an idea? How do you take that two concepts to execution? And do it in a way that is world class. and. So I think you know the cowboys experience really helped me understand what it takes to do that, and also at a level that keeps and maintains enhances upon that star. Yeah I think it's fascinating because in a lot of ways, the bigger brands, the cowboys, ESPN's of the world they do have kind of their style, their way of doing things, and you talked about how important it was for you to be able to not follow the routine and not follow. You know exactly what somebody else is doing or doing it. The way that everybody always has and I would think that would almost be a challenge. How was it when you left you? So you went from the cowboys ESPN and you go from working for a team to a broader media organization. How different was that was that another change and kind of focus and style. Wasn't wasn't when you're working for the team you know as as a stressed out as you are. Ultimately, the the the main season of opportunity is really during football plants. WITH ESPN cranking up. By like a thousand. Because they're always happening every single night there are meetings happening during the day. There are people traveling in all over the entire global where we re programming but also you had to man the feeds and nature content was long always audiences to begin engaged with twenty four hours a day seven days. Entire. Year. And so. You know what I learned that the cowboys was you had to have continente specific quality love in. This is how you to do that. He has peon you had to also maintaining that same level of quality, but the unknown quantity just increased said thousand year. And so you know when you're dealing with multiple shows, personalities and athletes now are coming through. It's really just about organization knowing what isn't content calendar it really took in really honed in on like the organizational pieces. What can I be doing with my time you know before lunch to help getting ready for that live window of programming. Later on, we'll kind of building on a Thursday during Thursday night football that was going to be helping with the Monday night football game. So a lot of coordination what of organization but also just a lot of turning content In to the difference when it comes to like Warren for a team versus working for the entity. Is really just a difference news. When you're working on the team side and content you're not necessarily focused as much on news brand. In Espn, we were primarily focused on on making sure that our judgment was accurate. So we had to make sure we are abiding by the news desk, but also we were not we were not overly trashing any of the teams that we were covering because we didn't go a little a step too far. It was going to put the reporters on that are out there in the field trying to cover the teams in a bad situation. And at a time when social media people can perceive things to be out of context very very easily. In fact, one experience that we had those that was around the time that On, gate spy gate, a lot of those those gates were going. deflategate on Netflix. Sensitive. Emotions when it comes to a single tweet and how can be perceived and we had a lot of I belong. More stories of people to see them things completely out of context than what the actuality was so. A lot of learning lessons on the ESPN side and in the main difference was that everything's just ratchet up. Being time. I think that's the part that people forget a lot or don't realize about jobs and social media is they think it's just in the moment being in the right spot seeing something interesting sharing it taking a picture of it whatever. But there's a lot of planning and strategy and looking ahead that goes into building out your content calendar and having a vision for what's going to happen rather than just acting spontaneously in the moment there's also another layer of it. You know we talk about the creative side, it's social media. There's also the behind the scenes, data animal analysis, respect him, and there's Budgets tracking campaigns. There's evaluating success and failures if somebody wanted to get into the social media world or wanted to get into more of the tech space and where we're headed is that important is that important to really understand not just the storytelling side but also that tracking data and understanding the return on, you know certain stories or you can gather from that from a from a statistical standpoint and Salinas generation of content creators are tough position because now there are specialists. Now, there's like a bar has been raised to a level that's going to be really hard to you know meet. In so not only do you need to know how to edit an after facts and use photoshop to a level that's just better than appears on Lawson understand where am I spending time in one of my creating can move the needle. So understanding sort of like your own content news judgment of what content piece of my creating that's you serve our audience will content piece of my making as going to be the best are alive myself when I'm on the company a clock, right? You need to be able to evaluate like I don't want. I don't want someone spending. You know thirty hours on a highlight video that snow eight minutes long. That is only going to be seen for the first fifteen seconds of it It's just GONNA be a complete flop, right? If, I were going to have someone spending making four. Short form videos and it was GONNA be attacking the topics of like you know Dallas Cowboys New England Patriots. No DENVER broncos in Los Angeles Rams. Bat is going to be more impactful use of your time. and. So yeah, it's it's it's going to be a.
"chief operating officer" Discussed on The Work in Sports Podcast - Insider Advice for Sports Careers
"On our our new and I all suite which are new NFL sweet which sneak peek is July twenty third, but we're going to be announcing something tomorrow morning so. It's going to be out there. But by the time it gets published but. Were relaunching what we're calling DEA services as part of the first offering, our NFL sweet where what we're doing working directly with coaching staffs, athletes, and creative teams at specific university. So the first pilot program apartments that we're working with our Kentucky men's basketball who went see men's basketball women's basketball football, Marquette men's basketball, West, Virginia football this morning I was actually on the phone with the entire coaching staff at West Virginia football and what we're trying to do, we're trying to dig a little bit deeper into their programming understand what is a brand value that they're offering? What are What are they posting on their own social accounts? Not only the coaches, the athletes as well one some tweaks and strategy that they can make because. As anyone that's Menendez Industry knows you spend so much time just trying to like block and tackle the. You don't have time to really dig in and understand the the film of what's happening. In so what we're trying to do is we're trying to look the film. In this case, the film being social accounts, the data go a little bit further in, provide them that coaching in that analysis so that they can understand where they should be blocked whether tackling to build towards the future of were an IRA legislation for net out. So really it's about helping them understand where they currently sit in the landscape helping them understand some of the key things that they should be doing to program their social. Talk about access in a lot of it is really just about taking advantage of the access they have. Finally just putting them on a path to success. The lights turn on and and I. All is actually here on their in a position of power to take advantage of any legislation that gives them. Money in their pockets. It makes so much sense to because if I was a coaching staff for an athletic director or anything of that nature, I'd be thinking to myself. Okay. All of a sudden student athletes are gonNA have a bigger broader voice. They're going to be wanting this because there's revenue which is attached to it How do we set them up for success? What do we do to make this work for them so that we kind of not keep it under control, but like give them best practices at up to succeed and things of that nature. If if you're if you're a coach eighty got to be kind of thinking that way. So is that is that kind of what you're saying is that are essentially. Helping them get kind of jump start in a in a best practices kind of sense for for their future more hoernle yes. Yes. To answer the question. Yes we are helping jumpstart remorse ruling. What you're seeing is this next class of recruits that are coming in they're asking that question. Are you going to help me in an animal in an ideal world, right? Insult from they're having to figure out cozy. There have to figure out how they're gonNA keep their players safe and figure how they're gonNA get practices going they don't have time to think about the future right now. Again more running amounts of corporate because that's what we do. We are near specialists and even my grandma in how these platforms work and have monetize these platforms. We want put together some curriculum that's going to help them take that off their plate in one of the things that we heard from coach is that Alex social media because it takes too much time. If I'm not paying attention to what's happening, I can look really bad on, but also is just toxic in is just too much time commanded army. Perfect coach you can come to us and we're going to be here to help you take that time offer play in. We're GONNA make sure that you're in a position succeed without really bugging you. Let them focus on what they do best and take that off their plate and make it make it work may get into workable scenario. The during secret is right. If you're not paying was happening on social, you're not there to capitalize on that specific moment is timing is everything. You're not GonNa be successful on the problems. No you're right. speaking of platforms I was looking at your linked in profile before we started and. In the about section where people often put their elevator pitch, they explain their value or they have some sort of a you know a pitch for themselves. You had a very simple statement. I'm a leader, not a follower and that's it. And stands out on the page I love that because you're used to seeing like a paragraph and you get kind of used to it. So you almost pass it like when I was looking at your page. My immediate thought was always looks different. My is we're gonNA drawn to it and I saw that and I thought s pretty cool. Why is that statement an important part of? Your. Persona. I turn away when people try to tell me that this is how someone else's done it. When people try to say this is how it's always been done I just WanNa take you know a can of gas in some flames to anyone that I shouldn't say anyone but anything any institution that wants to say that they're too good to adapt to what's currently happening I. and. That's one of the things that attracted me to influence or where is because. No the future direction of where we're headed especially with this stay services program is pretty much you know for us to build. and. I WANNA make sure that we're not offering some sort of cookie cutter service that we're actually giving you the white glove treatment and we're actually focusing in on on the things that matter most and so I want to be a leader, not a follower I don't WanNa follow people in front of me that have said this is how it's always been done I wanna blaze the path of how should. I love that it's inspiring. I. Would also question and wonder when you are a trailblazer in this way, other people are going to try to follow you right. I would also say when you're in a text base, you're going to have other people try to mimic what you're doing or try to enhance upon it or do whatever as you think about influence her where it goes from here how the world develops what are those kind of fears or things that keep you up at night as far as technology changes so fast and everything of that nature what what are you look at the not weaknesses but like potential threats in the future or anything of that nature that kind of keeps you thinking how to evolve? Well I. Mean that's a great question. There's a lot of things that keep me up at night about the future of not only influencer, but in general were headed society. I think the big thing in in this kind of the fear that overrides. All of this is what happens when legislation turns out to the something where we don't necessarily want to or it's not going to be helpful for the athletes empower and the institutions more than it will be the office themselves. While that's not necessarily a big fear is just an overall concern because. Legacy based institutions they tend to have their minds in specific track and where this ship is headed I think it could be a rip the band aid situation or it could be a slow and painful situation, and while we are prepared for it to be a slow. Move towards what it's be headed. On that. That is one of the concerns of what what is going. You know put some fear enemy because. Was An. We want a free market. We want to be able to have the athletes go out and use time to empty advantage of their opportunities. In ultimately, that's helping the most beneficial for us is competent. So. Let's go back in your journey a little bit cal state northridge. Hired. By The Dallas Cowboys on their social media team. That's pretty big dig graduate college and start with like one of the most iconic sports brands in the world. How did you get such a great opportunity starting fresh out of college? So the NFL was a walkout time great NFL NFL PA were having tensions around the collective bargaining agreement and there was a hiring freeze that was going on at the time and actually my first role at the cowboys had to do with their thin marketing around. I was pretty much overseeing their crm database, which was something completely mutiny in an email campaigns must campaigns retail campaigns, direct mail campaigns, and feeling upon some of the campaigns as well with with our defend me fan that they have. So I was you know. I. Feel I don't feel as if like I dot the opportunity as much L. as thousand the best. Place at the right time. In coming into that, you know I was a Balkan for the Dallas Mavericks in junior high through high school for six years up until I left to play college. Then while I was in college I was. Doing Internship Lakers a CBS television even came back to Dallas one summer and spent the entire with the Mavericks Front Office on. So I felt as if I put myself in a position to succeed and it really came down to right place right time having the right network In..
"Is Language with current generation but it It's kind of like when I look back on my career, what the cowboys in an even in my internships that I did policing college I was one of the first pew interns that basically built out of media relations team when I when I was at CBS my senior year. Where we were programming their social accounts and but top s VP of communications at the time. Just didn't give a shit about what we're doing. Now. The entire thinking has shifted and they're all very preoccupied about it, and the reason I'm making that point is because yes, everyone wants to put the guardrails and they WANNA, put a. Governor on top of what you're posting out there. Right Ultimately. The ones that have like loosened up the leash a little bit the ones that have like had some tough conversations to understand what are the Doodo Allison, what are the guardrails in which she should be operating those are the most effective programs that you'll see. See Pro. Sports for sure so. I you're you're wearing the storytellers t shirt right now I love it. I. I'm jealous of it. I'm hoping that you're going to send me one. I've read in multiple places where you have emphasized and I'm going to quote you directly. The need for athletes to tell their story authentically end organically in non monetize posts featuring editorial storytelling contat. Now of this resonates with me deeply I love this stuff it's where my passions lie to why is this your passion? How did you get to this point where being storyteller and this side of the industry is what just resonates with you so much? Well first of all, you got believe there's any shirt headed jewelry s rocket. and. Dance your question I think. They're. On social media, there's enough people that are fake their box there people that WanNa know who twitter top guys. Hide behind their avatars and ultimately ones that end up breaking through are the ones that are telling their story authentically organically in an editorial form. and. So ultimately I've always believed that authenticity is key to humanizing person. We look at some of the best that are out there like Pat, McAfee he'll tweet things unfiltered all the time postings on filtered all the time. But you love that about him right will broaden. He's starting to open up a lot now in in getting people behind the curtain around Taco Tuesday. About you know some of the social justice issues that are out there that are real. In right now more than ever, you're seeing those athletes that were before. So hesitant to jump into that lane of content influence what we've started doing now, we actually have a team on our side athlete engagement. In we're primarily just creating content in sending it out to the pro athletes to help them guide them to tell that social justice story that they would warnings to share whether it's years registered to vote or justice for we ought to Taylor. The what unfortunately happened with George Swayed. Massacre that that happened. was. Obviously. Incredibly, excruciatingly painful to watch that. But. There's one small small thing that can be taken from that at what it's effectively done for our next generation. Is Now empowered people to stop hiding behind this veil of silence is now foresees Zach to speak up now you're starting to see now The the last name on the back of their jerseys. Now, interchangeable for anything they want in the NBA players going to be able to wear decals on the back of their helmets and the NFL. In. So with this movement with this final acceptance of the fact that the athletes. Are have a voice and they're not going to just shut up dribble anymore I think it's important that. They are authentic they are organic, and they are telling the story of themselves in a way that they want to build the future of their audience for, and you're gonNA see on growing pains with that there's going to come time. What's Matthys you know? Share, things a little too better going to get them in trouble. On who some brands from it, but ultimate in the mountains followers from a to because it's such a divisive platform. But ultimately, I think this is a shift that has been much needed. Necessary. To meet the moment that we're currently in in influenced, her are here power than the name of. What I think is kind of exciting in a way and I it maybe exciting isn't the right word to use in this context, but I remember just three years ago I believe I wrote an article about after Eric Garner was killed in New York City and Kyrie Irving came out with an I can't breathe t shirt that he was wearing in warm ups and I, wrote An. Article, saying I'm so happy that athletes are being treated less like a commodity and more like a bill like a having stance being able to use their platform being able to influence change be able to say things and I got blasted. I got so many emails. I got so many tweets and got so many things for people saying just shut up and stick to sports and yet now. Only, a couple of years later, we're already making progress in that regard where we're hearing less not not. It's not completely gone, but we're hearing less of the shut up and dribble. We're hearing with that where where it's becoming a little bit more accepted that athletes are people they have something to share something to say, and they have a value valuable perspective out there and need allies and need support in this way is that inspiring in a way as a storyteller and having this platform for them to know that there's progress being made in this regard? Yeah I mean. The amount of times over my career when I worked with an influencer or talent or honor personality that they've just been like, yeah. That's probably a little bit too far. Now, you're seeing a completely different shifts it's incredibly motivating. It's about time. Yeah. Yeah so Giving back off of the heavy stuff for a second, the your chief operating officer. That's a big title. That's a big role. There's a lot of things that go into that. You're changing company in a developing market in the tech space with sports explain the main focuses of your role. How does it kind of breakdown and a because looking at what you are responsible for? It looks like you have your hands in almost everything. You sounded tired. That's like, yeah, I do. I think it's been a challenge that's in just one of the best experiences of my life so far on I'm learning so much on the job. There's there's not a day that goes by where there isn't some sort of challenge that comes up that I have to take a step back and think, okay what's the best pushed to attack with? and. So over the past three months specifically under Cogan, my role moment roles of a ball because you placed a little bit less of emphasis on the sales and marketing front and mullet more on Bill swartz future..
"Has Been Talking about some subscriptions and some pre roll mid roll on TV's as well as no youtube youtube is probably the most important. Platform when it comes to monetize ing your social accounts. As long as you have that following and you're going to be programming for it, you will be able to make that organic revenue through the industrial ulcer are are really founded upon and trying to help no athletes understand their value by empowering sports. See I think that's that's the part that really enlightens a lot of us is. So often you think of okay I'm an elite athlete. I can get a sponsorship deal now with Nike With Adidas With Pizza Hut, with whoever and that's going to help me like obviously region and Brandon whatever. But really what you're saying is every athlete develops a following we'll be able to add in advertising and pre roll and mid roll and those advertising spots or Whatever it may be to their audience and it doesn't have to be hey, I'm literally sponsored by Nike. It can be like I'm rolling ads in my content I have a following people are going to get that I'm going to get the revenue back from it. That's the way it Kinda would operate. Yeah. I mean look any account that's right now on youtube where their programming the continent build an audience enough they're able to monetize it by attaching bureau. Going out and selling signing a contract you that is available for top people but. You know the way twitter and Youtube are selling is they're selling the bulk of programming are much thrown into the communal pot, and if an advertiser ends up getting attached to your content because it's moving, you get a portion of that Redman. And if some kid opening up a Lego box can get like a million views and get all his money from it and be like having millions of dollars in their bank account like why shouldn't some pro college athletes able to show behind the scenes video of practice and get and get something out of it exactly in. No we're seeing that right now from the NBA bobble where there's guys that are out there that are shooting contents. They're you know you know Matisse civil he's right now started at ut US butchered his name completely but he started using series where he's burning wish documenting his life inside the NBA bubble right now and he's putting it out there on Youtube and he's able to monetize that. Access that he only has now he's police different than the rest of the but he's also kind of what the next generation athletes that I was mentioning is going be where the guy is literally shooting content on his own camera. He's bringing that content in editing it and posting it himself. He's not a teen that's producing it. He's a one man shop and he's producing it and putting it out there and he's able to monetize off it. Now, the NBA bubble is completely different example because he doesn't really have much else to do beyond. US up entertained. and. It's probably not sustainable outside of the bubble hopefully will be for him because he's getting enough of an audience but. It's not. It's not. It's not fair to expect a collegiate athlete to be able to do the same because they got class study hall now training sessions. Third, fulltime job in collegiate athlete. Ob. So we're just trying to figure out ways that we can help empower them along the way. Okay. So I love that and you also referenced earlier the You're division athlete You Played Basketball Cal State Northridge. So walk me through this pretend that you're back on your playing days. You add access to an APP like this. Now, how would that function for you? How would you actually? Use It, what would you kind of experience be like with the product? So when I was leading call or when I was in college, it was around the time that twitter. was emerging a platform in two thousand nine. I used to tweet by texting or four, oh four. Get messages through that. The application wasn't really built out that way and there was no way to attach media at the time. But. I always loved whenever I would get pictures from practice or any of the photographers were shooting are games out always just like say like get my good side or make some kind of like Jewish. Right. But none of it was really tactically program back then and so if I were in. If our younger and I was in this generation. I would be kind of like tease and be programming. You know fuck out of. On my accounts because. Ultimately, you have a small window of opportunity and especially on the female front. The. Chances of you going and playing crow are much smaller. Now, Nelson emails I was one percent of collegiate athletes at a pro. And nineteen percent go going pro and anything but sports well. For that ninety nine percent I wanna make sure that I have at least a built up in engaged audience enough. So that I am going to go work in my case, I went to go work for the cowboys and a an audience. I'll at least be able to come say like this is what my journey is beyond the collegiate experience. Whenever I get back on campus then I'm going to the alumni game or. You in coming out to a local youth camp to speak. At. least audience will be able to see that I'm progressing in my career beyond the court play show up at some youth camp and Dunk on some bids. A Gay. So I'm one of those hounds for like content to that for me is the it's the behind the scenes stuff. It's stuff something I can't see elsewhere it's stuff that like none of us generally in the in the general public have access to can see highlights we can all see that kind of stuff but those those kind of cut ups where you're seeing more behind the scenes and that kind of special relationship between teammates or whatever. It may be That's what resonates with me. Do you guys find that to be true as well as that? Those are the things that resonate most with the audience out there or is there something different? Is there something else that tells the story better we were speaking with West Virginia speaking with the West Virginia Football coaching staff this morning in one of the points of emphasis that I was trying to tell them in their storytelling strategies. You have to if you can make the connection to the fans and the recruits that you're giving them a peek behind the curtain of how football partners was made. Like that is something that they are not gonna get anywhere else in, it's going to be programmed in their head that to get some of that behind the scenes look at commute and going back to the bubble content I was mentioning. You know that you're going to see some scenes of what's happening inside that bubble that you're not going to be able see anywhere else from him. Right and so yeah. That shift has changed where access easy most premium form of content that you can find out there if you are able to deliver upon that effectively inefficiently and also more regularly. You've got yourself some secret sauce and the shift in dynamic of. Back when I was in college where I used to get in trouble in do six am workouts because I was tweeting stuff that I probably shouldn't have been at the time a now. I'm on this side pretty much telling these coaches and these athletes go go post about it like it's not no longer about what happens with these in the in these wall stays within these walls. It's let's make sure that whatever we are posting outside of these walls is at least following these guidelines now. and. That's been like the shift in thinking and coaches are now realizing that in order to recruit the best athletes that they have to give them at least the roadmap to show. Here's how you can grow your bran and here are the things that we're going to be able to offer you. So you can give people a sneak peek into your life on this campus and so I think tetons your question. Yeah. I, think premium access will continue to be the most you know premium form of currency when it comes to social media. Yeah. I can't get enough of it even still to this day I love the behind the scenes stuff when I was back in the in the broadcast media working for various sports networks. So often the teams would say to us, you can't that you can't do that. You can't show that and it's so great. Now I mean it's I'm a little bit jealous because now you can do all those things and I wasn't always able to do it. So great now to be able to see that stuff, you'd trying to tell people back then like this humanizes your your. Players, this shows them in a different light. This is what's going to build their brand and they just were not having it their PR departments. No stay out of here. You can't show that you can't talk about that. You can't do that. It's it's great to see is changing because this is the language of the current generation, right? Yeah. It is..
"But right now you're working for a company you're the CEO for influence her which is really exciting. So I, WanNa start there before we get into all the weeds with names and licenses and student athlete evaluations and authentic storytelling all those great topics we're going to get into let's start a little bit broader. How would you define influence their platform to the audience? How does it work? What's the overarching kind of purpose of it and why is it so important in this changing sports world? Yes. So we knew influencers, we provide a tech platform that's pretty much a content management solution where we're connecting the athletes that the creators are capturing content of those producers and social media directors, and the goal is by providing them with the tech solution that helps them. You know send more kinds at that. They're capturing out to the athletes that the overall lift of the program in terms of engagement reach the impact that it has on the recruiting cycle is going to increase because what we found. Is when we do research the collegiate landscape and see what's moving the needle most is not the team social accounts the university program of talent it's it's really the athletes. The athletes have the biggest impact on the future of program or anything. 'cause you all a brand as much as the all the person that you're seeing catching that ball or shooting game three so also. The Tech. Platform that. Makes those producers and creators jobs easier to send content what own snap with the fingers out to the entire Roster and the coaching staff. we feel like we've been empowering what we're what we're pushing for, which is editorial storytelling more on the. So essentially, the athletes are able to share content faster easier put their own kind of story behind it but then it's also somewhat approved by the university to or is it kind of their own their own content? So? The idea is that you're going to be empowering them with a full library of content of themselves of their teammates. And by doing so you're GONNA help empower that than to tell their own story. So we don't believe in sort of. Content with the copy of what's approved. Rubin having that sort of approval process ultimately, even other callers inert dolts on. Them as adults and given that respect. So you want to empower them to tell a story in the way that they want them versus having to go through some approval process. So we're primarily built upon empowering story. In fact, I'm wearing storytellers shirt right now but we are ultimately our company mission is we serve storytellers and. The storytellers primarily the the media are spent Bolton and we'll get into this a little bit but I think the idea of the authenticity authenticity coming from them and being in their own voice and developing their own brand is such a powerful part of where we're headed as a sports industry. So that's why it's just so exciting. So influence was launched in two thousand seventeen but really there is a landmark moment last year just to give everybody some background the NCAA's board of governors unanimously voted in favor of permitting college athletes to financially profit from the use of their names, images and likeness. So you'll hear the NFL policy a lot set to go into effect in twenty. Twenty. One. It's been over a decade since college athletes started saying because I remember when Ed o'bannon was, you know is the image from Ucla was being used in the NCAA basketball game and he was like, Hey, wait a second you're using my picture. Why am I not profiting from this? That's not cool. Finally athletes are gonna be able to capitalize. So influence or started in two thousand seventeen this happened later on in two, thousand, nine hundred and we'll go into effect in twenty twenty one how much did this change? The game for you guys will actually didn't the game as much as this was why Jim Cabal CEO Co-founder Really Watch the company on you know what what was going to be the world he knew it was not a matter of if he was about our when and I always gone to a fact. And so from the beginning I joined will answer back in October of twenty, twenty, nine, hundred. Decade ago my Gosh. This last year, it seemed like a decade. Like. Three months is. Just. Absurd but. You? Know. Japan. jumped. Into influence your insurance billing company and Mrs One of the reasons why I was so attracted to it to begin with started talking. He knew that it was a matter of when not if that this was gonNA be coming. So back in two thousand seventeen. The approach that was taken and I fully agree with it is. Don't know what is going to be in the long run but we do know is that the athletes need of their on distribution strategies they need to understand. What their audiences, what the impact that they can have on socialism, what truly what their voices and get into the habit of storytelling and so by attacking the collegiate landscape I in getting a mother younger, these these kids that are coming into college from high school. Now are the most tech savvy because they've been growing up with phones on the phones been around since two thousand and seven right and so these kids were ten years old at the time so. You. Know I think it's important to realize that the landscape has shifted general of WHO this next generation of athletes is even for me non thirty one now and I was a college athlete now eight years ago and It's just a completely different ballgame. Now, these kids are have been influenced by social, media. From something gecko one over the phone in their hands that. There are the most tech savvy. So building that backing up. Gyms built this entire company based off of the one not s model. And so when we when we started seeing the the legislation started ping pong around and started to take tidbits and served realized that I don't want to call. I don't want to call it a bet or gamble, but it kind of is like that where we knew that this was not long game that we play in here we are in reading rock with whatever ends up being the final relation. It's cool like you have the foundation set. You had the plan in order. You had this strategy ready to roll and so then when it happens, they're like hitting the ground running everything's already done. You don't have to ramp up so I tend to be extremely naive so. But I tend to think of the value of names, images and likeness is being really for the elite athletes, the elite programs like those who can already kind of have an established brand and continue to grow it by their performance on the on the court on the field. But you guys really make the pitch that the the value extends far beyond the power five. The ability of the athletes generate value extends far beyond just the big programs and just the big sports. So that work, how do the lower-profile athletes and in a very tactical sounds like how do they actually? Start to maximize their brand and revenue potential. We'll that's kind of what we're waiting to see where the legislation nets out because currently as it's crafted. It doesn't necessarily. It's. It's a little unclear right now how it would work technically where where I believe it will work from my own personal opinion is that there's going to have to be some sort of a fair play rules that are place because you don't want to see the top cornerback making. The Ferrari and then the rest of the team just not still skateboarding Kassir walking. There's going to have to be some equal equality when it comes to that legislation and even you know we're filming this on July twenty third..
"Meanwhile. You video of your most recent training session on Youtube generates thousands of US tons of comments, and by mistake, you had on the option to include ads on the video so it generates some revenue for you. It's your brand. It's you. But now, you are penalized threatened with losing your eligibility over generating revenue on yourself and for yourself. So everybody else can profit off of you but you can't. Just to clarify with some real numbers, the NCAA generates over a billion dollars yearly injust rights deals the ability to broadcast their events. And the athletes upon who's back this has generated receive a good old fashioned opportunity to gain an education. Not without value but not exactly equal either. This scenario doesn't have to be relegated to the elite One Percent Zion Williamson's and Trevor Lawrence's who end up on video games. Literally, any student athletes should be able to build a brand and monetize it. They have access stories, fan bases, and if they work to cultivate and grow that reach, they should reap the benefits period full stop point made drop the MIC. Is there nuance to my dream scenario that we overlooking sure but stick with the overarching scenario? The Big Bird's eye view is far from equitable for student athletes. Now, it took fifty or so years, but we may finally be reaching a point that makes more sense for everyone without getting too litigious and into the weeds the NCAA for a longtime has forbade athletes from profiting off their name image or likeness forever. They've done this. Now that's an I l. name image and likeness if you hear that and I L. Legislation and I l rules that they're talking about the image and likeness. But California who knows how to party. Signed a law last year saying in our state student athletes can profit off of their name image likeness. It's called the fair pay to play act basically telling the NCAA you don't hold all the power. You don't set all the rules kind of like that push back a little bit myself. So well many college coaches and administrators started clipping their pearls decrying the coming downfall of American civilization if athletes are allowed to. Make money. Thirty. Other states passed the fair pay to play act and that really forced the NCAA's hand. The NCAA is now backed into a corner. You know they're like, oh, very well, if all these states are going to say that they can do it. We don't really have another play here. So they sat back and said, sure sure sure. Yeah, we love that idea. No of course. Yeah. We totally agree we universally and without fail we agree to allow student athletes to profit off their names images likenesses starting in two, thousand, twenty one. Now we can get into the. Details of that decision and the PR spin and some of the ways they've turned this story to be something they have always been in favour of, but we don't really need to stay on topic here. We have a good plan moving forward, which is great. Guy. Put this in perspective again, according to research company. Kicks Influence or marketing is a five to ten, billion, dollar enterprise and growing. Now. Let's put this through the Sports Lens a little bit and break down a little further. fivethirtyeight a wonderful sight gang. They did what they do best a massive data and projection project and put actual names evaluations together to come up with potential annual revenue numbers for athletes, student athletes here, some of the highlights and this list that fivethirtyeight put together, which is really interesting is just based on a combination of twitter and instagram followers with based on their following, but only as it relates to twitter and instagram. So there are other ways to monetize. It aren't even taking into account here. Okay. So let's get into this. Page EUCHRE's uconn women's basketball. Who I believe is still in high school is this is again, this is a projection, her brand yearly annual revenue numbers six, hundred, seventy thousand dollars Trevor Lawrence four hundred fifty four, thousand dollars, Haley crews, who's a University of Oregon softball player one hundred seventeen thousand dollars to see these are annual projected revenue numbers based on their brand name image likeness K., but it's not just these high profile players, right. We can get into the other big names in the world but let's talk about some this morning's to Spencer Leigh Iowa Wrestler could make twenty, six, thousand dollars a year leveraging his following. I did a little research into Spencer leaks. Pique my curiosity five, foot three, hundred, twenty, five pounds of pure muscle like. Do I think I by sixty pounds and he would absolutely kick the crap out of me. Okay. Back on track. Has a little over one hundred and twenty thousand followers. He should be able to monetize what he's created Dana Ricky Wisconsin volleyball. Player could make twelve thousand dollars annually. Again, we're not just talking about the elite of the elite. We're talking every student athlete that builds a brand, put the effort into it could make something of it. The list goes on and on this is just a sampling show. It's not just as who make dollar bills. All athletes who build a brand and create and distribute interesting content to grow a following. So what is this conversation all leading up to? What are we talking about here? Well, the future period. The Future of sports and student athletes up in the air the windsor changing the shift in power has begun and there is one company at the forefront of this change. influencer. NFL. CR WHO needs of right? Can I buy them all Dwayne Avowal apparently not in brand nowadays unless their brand name is I n. f. l. c. are. And their pronunciation is influenced if you couldn't figure that out. influencer is currently working with over five hundred college sports teams to assist the student athletes with curing content managing workflows and following best practices to build their brand and monetize their very existence or as UC, deputy athletic director Paul, Potpourri put it or could be perio-. Perrier spelled like the water but it could be perio- I don't know I didn't get a pronunciation guide with this. His testimony. USC student athletes have incredible stories to tell our partnership with influence or will empower all of our student athletes to share their experiences and give our community of fans and recruits a look behind the scenes at their journeys. As trojans love this these great testimonials I like that they want to empower all of their student athletes. It's fantastic influence worse collectively with the schools and. The athletes to create, win, win scenarios the student athletes monetize or the schools build their reputation and brands concurrently. Win Win. We Love Win Winds K now I don't WanNa, steal all the glory. I'm just trying to wet your appetite for today's guest. So I'll let her explain the rest and it's really good stuff here is chief operating officer for influence or needs to recant. Hi Nita today no one flow. Brian Real I. I'm doing great and I'm really excited to talk to you because it's always fun when we talk to somebody who's in a cutting edge part of the sports tech and the way the world is going rather than where it's always been I. think that's Exciting part of the conversation. So really really appreciate you coming on. Well, thanks. Did start digging in. It's cool. You have a background with the cowboys and with the SPN. So in like connick brands..
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"Chief operating officer Dr Andrew Zuckerman our elementary runners who have different zones around the county but as needed could be pulled into address specific situations and Darien president to make Emery county association of administrators and principals says these positions should be a priority since elementary schools do not have security personnel administrators have had to serve in this capacity with little to no training or expertise the school board's expected to finalize their budget at the February tenth meeting then send it on to the county council Michelle Morello WTOP news in time where nurses will be coming to Montgomery County schools the county council has given the green light to just over a hundred sixty four thousand dollars for six new positions advocates tell profess to be it's a start to resolving an emergency shortage of school nurses that has current employees over work well they say it's not even close to the twenty six total positions needed to provide a dedicated nurse in every high school middle school and elementary school in the county with more than eight hundred fifty students Herndon middle school could soon become the latest in our area have security cameras installed parents can learn more about the potential move at any information informational meeting tomorrow afternoon at five thirty PM is being held at the school a Fairfax county public schools spokeswoman says the move was not prompted by any specific event and all high school and middle schools are slated to install security devices in the near future a Rockville man has been sentenced for his role in building a company out of nearly two million dollars and thirty say he didn't act alone for his part sixty six year old were cash to show all of Rockville was sentenced to three years in jail the scam involves one point seven million dollars in fake Billings sometimes the work was done sometimes it wasn't done at all the U. S. attorney says because Cheryl and a partner sent the fake invoices to an unnamed company in Maryland the partner would take the money and send kickbacks took a shawl when they got caught to show the clear chapter seven bankruptcy telling the court he use some of the money to buy a condominium in India for a family member and that he lost a hundred thousand dollars at a casino the truth is he wired the money to an overseas account in his own name and try to cash in before getting caught del Walters WTOP news the accomplice sixty five year old Ivan Thrane of Dickerson Maryland pleaded guilty last summer and has yet to be sentenced the crux keep calling it every so often someone falls for it the Stafford county sheriff's office says someone claiming to be from their office ended up swindling forty five hundred dollars from the county residents that happened on Monday morning the woman was told there was a warrant out for her arrest for missing jury duty and she had to pay a fine it right away by purchasing a specific kind of money card only after buying that carting giving the creek the information did she suspected it was a scam she then called police yes six fourteen.
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"Is that right? Yes. So the next person in order succession is the chief operating officer. But that position is vacant now right? Yes. So if there's no general counsel in no CO, the next person in the order of succession is the chief financial worker chief financial officer. Is that position filled that fitness position is not filled? We do have a different person with a different title doing our finances right now, you'll under you have to look at the policy says, when there is when there are no commissioners, so that succession policy would not be an effect in October. Because all the commissioners will be there. Presumptively. I'm not sure that's the way I'm reading it. But I'll go back and check it out. So just to get it straight. So there's no general counsel. There's no COO there's no CFO the next person in line to run the would be the communications director, is dot right under the that's right under the communication under that policy. But in my opinion that policy, I would have to check with our general counsel, but that policy would not be in effect because we still retain commissioners, so that succession policy goes into effect when there are no commissioners, no executive director, no general counsel for what happens if there are commissioners under your reading of it. Well then we'd have to have either a vote to retain the current leadership. Or we maybe possibly could put them in an acting status. I'm not sure we'd have to talk to general counsel about that. Well, you know, it just sounds like it's not fully staffed up, again, my reading of it at MIT cursory was that you would go down the line of succession, you end up with the communications director, as the possible acting executive director of the election assistance commission going into the twenty twenty elections. Could could you do you view the current statutory formula as preventing you from establishing a search committee now? Yes, sir. I do. Can you can you cite from me the part of it? Which you think it's hobbit in front of me. But it does say upon a vacancy or something of those of that nature. Right. But we don't have a vacancy right now, and I'm confident that the commissioners can work in a bipartisan manner to assure that we have continuity at this time with our leadership and moving into the presidential election in two thousand twenty but I mean the term is up regardless. So there would be a vacancy, even if it's momentary..
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"Well, here's that Elon Musk score. I was telling you about this happened some time ago to but I- Parenti the Pentagon is reviewing the Pentagon you on Musk's federal security clearance. Wait a minute after his after his. Smoking marijuana on Joe Rogan podcast Moscow's refiled, his S F Eighty-six security form which requires a federal employee or contractor seeking clearance to acknowledge any illegal drug use over the previous seven years. According to the official who asked not to be identified. Mosque has a secret level clearance because of his role is founder and CEO space exploration technologies corporation, which is certified to launch military spy satellites space x official who has not to be identified said. The review hasn't had an impact on the company. Spacex his day to day operations are run by president and chief operating officer Gwynn's chartwell. The company has won contracts were national security space launches since Musk's podcast incident, including one four three launches on February nineteenth for two hundred ninety seven million. But the refiling and review underscore the continuing ramifications from the chief executive officer's decision last year to smoke marijuana on the podcast which quickly went viral, and it highlights the legal discrepancies between federal and state policy on marijuana use well as do that. Yes. While about three dozen states have taken steps to decriminalize pot. It still remains a federal crime. It totally would make sense for the defense security service to ask musk to update his application and to investigate the situation. Further said, Mark Zayd, a Washington attorney who specializes in federal whistleblower cases and representing clients facing clearance. Challenges aide doesn't represent mosque and isn't aware of all. The details in the case James Gleason, a spokesman for closely held space x declined to comment. I mean, it's it's it's it's ridiculous. It really is ridiculous. But as you as you said, it points out, the differences between the federal opinion versus opinion, we need to get this federal thing. Yeah. Cleared just needs to be. Deregulated? Well, we'll see what happens. I mean, it it's probably inevitable that it will at some point. But we'll see I like many people in Utah tamra Boyle has emergency food supplies in her basement. Each one of these is five gallons of drinking water. She said, well pointing to the cardboard boxes filled with containers of water. However, it wasn't till past month. When Boyle started thinking about her emergency supplies. I was lying in bed. When it happened. The earthquake out here in Harriman, and I was just lying in bed. When it happened. I woke up my husband, and I said, I think we had an earthquake. And then she started thinking about emergency preparedness and. The director of operations in Herrmann. Monte Johnson said. Start thinking about having some preparedness classes and people in Heron are ingredients. And there is part of the preparedness preparing for the wildlife that's been wandering around here. Well, they've been they've been telling Harriman residents to make sure that their children when they go to school don't have treats in their pockets and make sure that they don't smell like bacon. Yeah. But there but heroin is having they've been having classes and a lot of people have been attending on how to make sure that you're prepared for the earthquake. But you know, what you know, what they say about the big one it strikes without warning. I'm a little paranoid. I'm a lot paranoid. About real quick. All kinds of things, and I've been since we've been having all these little earthquakes, which is a Tori Amos album every time I say that I think about it. Like if my car gets down a quarter of a tank, I fill it up. Because you don't want to be caught. No. Because that's one of the things when the big one happens. Well, I'm gonna have a hard time getting. Yes, that's true. And if you're driving when the big one has a lot of people just mistake that for car trouble, and they pull over. Yeah. Yeah. Car. I've been really weird about keeping my car filled with gas, which is a good thing. Anyway, if your car, my my dad, always told me, you should treat your half a tank as pretend that's empty pretend half a tank happened to any never let your car get below a half a Tanka gas just pretend that's am. Sure. Wasting a lot of time at a gas poem. What I think you know, what I do. You know, how my emergency preparedness is lock and load baby. That's why emergency preparedness. All right. Let's see here got another story or two for you. The Utah Senate committee has. Oh, I don't want to do that one right now there. Oh, the tax Bill that they were talking about doing where they were gonna they're gonna lower taxes, but then raise taxes on things like haircuts and raise put tax long, your put taxes on them long yard care and all them not doing a good. Not yet. They decided they decided that there was there were too many details that they couldn't get done. And so they're shelving it for the time being, but it'll come back next year. I just have a thought 'cause we're one of the few states that has just a, you know, a short run of our legislature. You know, they meet for only a certain period. Carey don't suggest this. I know it's crazy. Okay. With this all the time fulltime legislature. No, I was just thinking we could weed out some of the weirdoes if you just you just have them around longer, and they and the end you'd pay more to do it. All right. So no, don't forget. We switch daylight saving time. Weekend. It's spring ahead. Remember, not fall back. Spring ahead. Set your clocks ahead. You know? I saw a tweet this. And I I am with him on this. Why why don't they do it on a Friday? So you have all weekend to get to adjust. Yeah. Why is it always on a Sunday? You know, before you go to know, it's a Saturday or what? But I mean do it on Friday. So you have a couple extra days doing it on Sunday. You're really I mean, but give you give you the whole weekend to adjust a Dr Kelly baron, an associate.