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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Oniang’o Ruth

The Hon. Ruth Oniang’o Ruth Oniang’o is a Professor of Nutrition at Great Lakes University of Kisumu, in Kenya. She is  the founder and leader of the Rural Outreach Programme, a Kenya-based non-governmental organization that supports resource-poor farmer groups engaged in production and agro-processing at the community level. As a member of Kenya’s Parliament (2003-2007), she worked to alleviate poverty and hunger, with special focus on science and technology, agricultural research and productivity, food security, nutrition, bio-safety legislation, fertilizer and other input use, HIV/AIDS and gender issues.  She also served as Shadow Minister for Education for 5 years. Oniang’o served as a lecturer and professor of food science and nutrition at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Nairobi, Kenya. She holds a doctorate in food science and nutrition from the University of Nairobi. She also received her first and second degrees from Washington State University (Pullman, United States). Oniang’o has served on a number of national and international boards such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Agriculture Strategy Advisory Committee, IFDC, the International Rice Research Institute and the International Food Policy Research Institute. She is often Africa’s “voice” on food and nutrition issues at international forums and African Capacity Building Foundation. She is currently a member of the Sasakawa Africa Association Board of Trustees, advisor to the University of Leeds Africa College Initiative, has just been asked to join the Australian Centre of International Agricultural Research and chairs Kenya’s Food Security Programmes and Nutrition Thematic Group. Prof Oniang’o is a strong advocate of Capacity building, mentorship and Good Governance for effective Development of Africa. Prof. Oniang’o...
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LaRose Tim

Tim LaRose Tim LaRose is the Founder and Executive Director of The Global Lesson Foundation. He has twenty years of experience in social organizations and a strategic intuition honed by earlier reconnaissance training in the Canadian military. He is Executive Director of Rudyard Kiplings Youth Services, a company he founded in 2000 to provide homes to disadvantaged youth. In response to the challenge of integrating those youths into formal school systems, Tim has become an advocate for improved programming in non-traditional educational environments. As founding Executive Director of Kidzstep Vocational Preparatory Centre, he has developed curricular programmes, and in 2005 began TaskPark corporation to create web-based tools to enable this programming to reach each of his homes and beyond. Keenly perceptive of possibilities and with a contagious enthusiasm for building social capacity, Tim founded The Global Lesson Foundation (formerly Help the World, Help the World Foundation) in 2006 as a vehicle to provide educational programs, collaborative networks, resource libraries, and communication tools for youths and adults the world over. His vision is a global virtual network with the power to raise living standards and the quality of life for those without previous access to literacy programs and educational resources Tim donated one hour of his life story to Legacy....
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Murphy Jocelyn

  Jocelyn Murphy   Jocelyn Murphy Executive Director, YWCA NSW, Australia   Jocelyn Murphy is the Executive Director of YWCA NSW which provides community programs and services to create better lives for women, families and young people. She has held this position since 1991. She also serves as Director, Corporate Partnerships for the World YWCA. Jocelyn is also the founder of the YWCA’s Big Sister/Big Brother Program in Australia. Formerly Branch Director of YWCA of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Jocelyn brought back global perspective and a valuable network to YWCA NSW. She has practical experience in corporate governance of non-government organizations. In addition Jocelyn is actively involved with the Rotary Club of Sydney. She was elected Vice-President for 1996-97 and President for 2002-03 (the first woman elected to these positions in the Club’s history). Jocelyn donated one hour of her life story to...
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