Lewis, Jonathan

  Jonathan C. Lewis Jonathan C. Lewis is the founder and chief executive officer of the Opportunity Collaboration – a strategic business retreat and networking summit for 300 senior anti-poverty leaders which occurs annually on World Poverty Day. Jonathan is also the founder and board chair of MicroCredit Enterprises — an innovative social venture which leverages private capital to make tiny business loans to deeply impoverished people, mostly women, in developing countries. A rarity in the non-profit world, MicroCredit Enterprises is operationally sustainable without donations or grants. In his eclectic entrepreneurial career, Jonathan has served as the founder/CEO of a global business knowledge company, CEO of the California Association of Health Maintenance Organizations, Chief Budget Advisor to the President of the California State Senate, founder/CEO of an urban real estate investment company and founder/owner of a contemporary art gallery. Jonathan blogs weekly at the Huffington Post and the Skoll Foundation Social Edge. He is a recipient of the Social Venture Network Innovation Award.   Jonathan contributed one hour of his life story to...
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Wales, Jane

Jane Wales President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Northern California and the Global Philanthropy Forum; Vice President, the Aspen Institute   Jane Wales is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the World Affairs Council and the Global Philanthropy Forum and Vice President of the Aspen Institute. She is host of the nationally syndicated weekly National Public Radio interview show It’s Your World. From 2007 to 2008, she served as Acting Chief Executive Officer of The Elders, chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. In 2008, Ms. Wales also chaired the Poverty Alleviation Track for the Clinton Global Initiative.   Previously, she served in the Clinton Administration as Special Assistant to the President, Senior Director of the National Security Council and Associate Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She chaired the international security programs at the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the W. Alton Jones Foundation, and directed the Project on World Security at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. During her tenure as National Executive Director of the Physicians for Social Responsibility, the organization’s international arm was recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize.   Legacy wishes to express thanks to Jane for contributing her interview....
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Vizcarra Frank

  Frank Vizcarra, President of The Vizcarra Consulting Group A retired professional soccer player, Frank Vizcarra, began his business career with Pizza Hut as a restaurant manager and multi-unit Supervisor. He joined McDonald’s Corporation in 1985 where he worked for over 20 years. While at McDonald’s, he held a number of positions in the field from Restaurant Manager to VP of QSC. Frank Vizcarra also held several Divisional and Corporate positions including: Assistant VP of Franchise Relations, Franchising, Communications, Community Relations and the Ombudsman for the West Division, National Director of Training, National Ombudsman, Corporate VP of Franchise Relations, Strategy and innovation for the U.S. and Corporate VP in the Restaurant Solutions Group which oversees operations around the world. He also worked closely with Sr. Management for 14 years on a variety of areas of the business. After retiring from McDonald’s Corporation in April of 2006, He founded The Vizcarra Consulting Group (VCG).  As the president of VCG he focuses his time to help CEOs to define their strategies and leadership platform to drive their business. He also helps them create alignment and integration through collaboration to ensure that everyone in the organization knows and understands what they need to do to execute the strategic plan. Mr. Vizcarra currently serves on the The Salvation Army National Advisory Board and Father Joe Villages Board of Directors. Mr. Vizcarra and his wife Anita co-founded with the Barrio Logan College institute the “College Success Program” which provides four year college scholarships and a comprehensive support system to underprivileged students to help them break their cycle of poverty. He is a graduate of...
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Engstroem Martin T:son

  Martin T:son Engstroem Executive Director   Martin T:son Engstroem is the founder of the Verbier Festival and Academy in Switzerland.  As the Executive Director since 1994, he has built the annual classical music festival in the Swiss Alps into one of Europe’s leading events with its own resident orchestra, the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra, which he co-founded with UBS in 2000.   Prior to 1994 he worked as an independent music consultant for clients such as EMI France and Erato Film Productions.  From 1975 to 1987 he helped launch and develop the Opera et Concerts agency in aris, representing artists such as Barbara Hendricks, Jessye Norman, Birgit Nilsson, Renator Bruson, Kari Bohm, Bernard Haitlink and Guiseppe Sinopoli.  In November 1999, he was appointed Vice President Artists & Repertoire at Deutsche Grammophon.   Martin Engstroem contributed one hour of his life story to Legacy.   This biography was inspired by the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra...
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Zetzsche Monica

Monica Zetzsche   Monica Zetzsche resides in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is electro-mechanical engineer, enterprise manager and a leader formed mainly within the YWCA. Monica, has been active in the YWCA movement for more than 25 years, as member of her local association, National President of the YWCA of Argentina, World YWCA Executive Committee member since 1995, World YWCA Vice President (1999 – 2003) and World YWCA President, from 2003 – 2007.  She also served on the Jury for the Foundation for TV Education and as a columnist for Keys for a better world. Monica is married and has one son.  She contributed one hour of her life story to Legacy....
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