- David Grau
Owner of DG Consulting, LLC and Associate Change Management Consultant with Ascent Advisor
David Grau is a change management consultant and executive coach with 15 years of experience in leadership and management coaching with (both individuals and groups,) and organizations, employee development, conflict resolution, and 360-degree multi-rater assessments. He is the owner of DG Consulting, LLC in Bethesda, MD and an Associate Change Management Consultant with Ascent Advisor, Inc., headquartered in Provo, UT, with a location in the District of Columbia.
- Betsy Nelson
former President of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
Recently retired, Betsy Nelson served as the President of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers from 1990 through 2012. During her tenure, she led ABAG to a leadership role in the region and within the Regional Association of Grantmakers movement nationwide. Her expertise includes facilitating partnerships and collaboration, and enhancing family dynamics through philanthropy. Betsy serves on the boards of the Baltimore Equitable Insurance Foundation and the Herbert Bearman Foundation Advisory Board. She chairs the Governance Board of the Baltimore Integration Partnership, a three-year effort funded by the National Living Cities. From 2001 to 2012, Betsy wrote a bi-weekly column, Adventures in Philanthropy, for the Daily Record.
- Darryl Jones
former President & CEO of Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations
Darryl A. Jones, Sr., is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer, and facilitator with more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit leadership. Mr. Jones is a retired police officer, and has since held senior level positions in nonprofit organizations. His leadership experience ranges from start-ups to national nonprofits, with annual budgets ranging from $200,000to $40 million. During his police career, he worked in Patrol, was an Academy Instructor, a member of the SWAT team, and President of the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police. He has been a trainer and lead facilitator for the Department of Justice and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Mr. Jones is a Kellogg Fellow, and was the first police officer ever selected to participate in the prestigious three-year leadership development program. He is also a Weinberg Fellow, a graduate of Leadership Maryland, and a graduate and former board member of Leadership Greater Washington. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, in Newsweek, rang the closing bell for NASDAQ, and has conducted innumerable radio and television interviews on issues including public safety, leadership, cultural diversity and organizational excellence.
Mr. Jones has received dozens of awards and honors for leadership and volunteerism, including Prince Georgian of the Year, the Brotherhood Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice, and recognition in several versions of “Who’s Who in National Leadership.” Mr. Jones studied Political Science and Labor Economics at Howard University, and Management and Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.