Presented by the Center for Professional Development
Brigadier General (Ret.) Carol Eggert is Vice President, Military and Veteran Affairs at Comcast NBCUniversal. She leads an eight-person team and provides strategic leadership to all aspects of Comcast NBCUniversal’s programs and outreach to the military and veteran community. Carol completed her distinguished military career in 2014 as the Assistant Adjutant General for the Pennsylvania National Guard and the Deputy Commandant for the Army War College. She served in a variety of command and staff positions and completed numerous overseas deployments, including a 15-month combat tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as Chief of the Women’s Initiatives Division and Senior Liaison to the U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, and received numerous military awards and commendations, including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart. Carol holds master’s degrees in instructional design and strategic international studies and recently earned her doctoral degree in organizational leadership.
Tara Jaye Frank
As Founder and CEO of TJF Career Modeling LLC, Tara Jaye Frank helps leaders, groups, and companies define their vision and develop strategies to advance their culture and leadership goals. Tara also works part-time at Hallmark Cards, Inc., where she holds the newly identified role of Corporate Culture Advisor, reporting to the President. In this position, she collaborates with executives to strengthen the corporate culture and enable Hallmark’s long-term success.
Prior to her current position, Tara chartered and led Hallmark’s Multicultural Center of Excellence, whose work inspired a more holistic approach to leveraging culture as an innovative path to relevance. Tara was first hired by Hallmark as a greeting card writer in 1996. At the time of her promotion to executive management a decade later, she became Hallmark’s first Black female VP, and the youngest person to rise into senior leadership in Hallmark’s history. A sought-after thought leader and writer on cultural intelligence, Tara has been featured in Diversity Woman Magazine, Racing Toward Diversity Magazine, Uptown Professional, PGA Magazine, MediaPost, and is frequently republished in expert leadership blogs. She has spoken across the country on a variety of topics including vision, inclusion as a business driver, emotional intelligence, and advancing women. She has also functioned as a knowledge partner and experience design consultant for Working Mother Media and the Network of Executive Women.
Tara has dedicated more than a decade of her career to helping leaders reach their own professional high grounds. Her first leadership book, Say Yes: A Woman’s Guide to Advancing Her Professional Purpose, was written as a practical guide to crafting a career leaders can believe in and achieve.
Jen Groover has been tagged by SUCCESS Magazine as a “One-Woman Brand”, a “Creativity and Innovation Guru”, and a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur Magazine. Jen Groover’s name has quickly become synonymous with innovation, entrepreneurship and evolution. She has gone from guest hosting television spots, to inking deals with some of the industry’s biggest heavyweights. Jen recently made history at the New York Stock Exchange, as member of the first all-female group to ring the opening bell, representing women’s leadership and economic independence. Her influence and leadership has aligned her with amazing brands, such as USANA Health Sciences, Avon, Verizon and SkyMall, for which she acts as a spokeswoman. The success and momentum of Jen Groover’s empowerment movement has led to the development of Jen’s upcoming, highly integrated tech platform, “Empowered for Purpose,” which will serve as a foundation for further expansion of the “Empowered by Jen Groover” brand. Jen is a top business and lifestyle contributor and content creator for major television networks such as ABC, CBS, CNBC, NBC, Fox News, Fox Business News and The CW. Jen also contributes editorial pieces to several prominent business magazines and online resources including The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Positively Positive, The Daily Love, and HealthyStyle NY.
Stacey Miller is a dedicated Diversity and Inclusion professional with Ahold USA and experienced professional across the CPG, Retail and Building Products industries. Stacey devotes her energy to supporting the associates and business leaders across the Ahold USA operating companies to drive Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives. She draws upon 25-plus years of corporate business experience and 29 years of military service. She is a former Professor of Graduate Studies from Delaware Valley College and today continues her passion to support students through her work as the college outreach lead for Ahold USA andthe NEW Greater Philadelphia Chapter, supporting partnerships across local universities.
Stacey earned the distinction of one of the Top Women In Grocery in 2015, and accepted the award on behalf of NEW Greater Philadelphia as College Outreach of the Year 2016.
Dr. Felice Tilin
Dr. Felice Tilin is president of GroupWorks Consulting and is the Director of Graduate Organization Development and Leadership programs at Saint Joseph’s University. She is a change consultant, facilitator and executive coach with fortune 500 and non-profit organizations. She works in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Dr. Tilin’s approach combines her research background with 25 years of experience working as a coach, consultant and educator. At the heart of her work is the fundamental belief that an organization’s most important asset is the collective hope, passion, and brainpower of its work force.
Felice has been instrumental in the design and facilitation of multiple experiential leadership transformation programs that are grounded in emotional intelligence. She co- created The Coach Capacity Building, an ICF ACTP accredited coach-training program. Earlier in her career she held positions as the Managing Director and Senior Consultant at Teleos Leadership Institute, Director of Leadership Development at the University of Pennsylvania and the Director of Training and Organizational Development at the Cigna Corporation. In addition to her graduate teacing at Saint Joseph's University, Felice has taught graduate level courses at The University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Temple University and Thomas Jefferson University.