Lynden Kidd, J.D. is CEO of the recruiting firm Next Iteration working to place professionals (mostly physicians) into high-level health care positions and Lynden consults as a Career Strategist. She works with companies to retain and keep key employees; to hire well and develop high performing teams. Plus, she works with individuals to become more effective employees and to develop a blueprint or career treasure map to keep them on the path to engaged and satisfying work lives. As a volunteer, she facilitates workshops for PEERS AZ. The nonprofit is entirely designed to assist and keep qualified professionals in Tucson for the betterment of the region’s workforce.
Jodi Netzer is a multi-media communicator with a body of work in performing arts, graphic design, video, event coordination, strategic planning, and networking. She exemplifies the spirit of Tucson as a creative entrepreneurialist with events such as The Water Festival and the teaching artist organization Tucson Arts Brigade, which specializes in community development. Her theatre-inspired workshops help people to raise their confidence and to target and leverage their marketable skills more affectively.
Rabbi Samuel Cohon examines identity from a spiritual and community-based concept. The Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu-el hosts his weekly radio show Too Jewish on KVOI AM 1030; KAPR 930 AM; and KJAA 1240 AM. The Sunday morning show covers and highlights a wide variety of Jewish and general community issues. Under the third-generation rabbi’s leadership at Temple Emanu-el, the annual Taste of Judaism program has introduced more than 2,500 students– both Jewish and non-Jewish– to Jewish traditions. As a Tucson leader, he helped found and then served as chair for the Multi-Faith Alliance of Tucson.
Laura Shaw oversees branding and marketing initiatives for TREO (Tucson
Regional Economic Opportunities). She and the forward-thinking organization are pushing to lead economic and business development for the greater Tucson area and its surrounding regional partners. With a wide knowledge in marketing strategies, she’s responsible for all aspects of communication within and without TREO including publications, web marketing, social media, and media relations. The goal is to maintain the look and feel of TREO–the region’s only true private/public partnership.