17 episodes

Connecting today’s most inspiring business leaders from the region with Rowan University’s business studies and entrepreneurship community. Join us as we talk to top leaders across industries about their career journeys and explore important strategic business topics.

The Simply Dynamic Podcast Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University

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Connecting today’s most inspiring business leaders from the region with Rowan University’s business studies and entrepreneurship community. Join us as we talk to top leaders across industries about their career journeys and explore important strategic business topics.

    Working the Game Plan for Sports Communication and Social Impact with Neil Hartman

    Working the Game Plan for Sports Communication and Social Impact with Neil Hartman

    Neil Hartman, a 35-year Sports Broadcast Veteran, Senior Director of the Center for Sports Communication & Social Impact at Rowan University, and Camp Director of Play By Play Sports Broadcasting Camps joins Joe and Christina on this week's episode. A storyteller at heart, Neil shares invaluable insights on leadership, broadcasting, public speaking, media training, and cultivating relationships, and speaks to the role he believes sports broadcasting has in generating social impact. Don't miss a minute of this episode, which also features an expert tip from Greg Payton, Lecturer in the School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Lead Faculty Mentor of the MBA Fellows Program, and Director of Experiential Training Programs at Rowan University's Rohrer College of Business, and Fresh Perspectives from rising business leaders. 

    • 43 min
    Beating Bankruptcy to Build Bigger and Better than Ever with Toni Pergolin

    Beating Bankruptcy to Build Bigger and Better than Ever with Toni Pergolin

    On this episode, we are joined by Toni Pergolin, President and CEO of Bancroft, one of the largest human services providers in New Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia region. Toni shares her extraordinary journey, taking Bancroft from the brink of bankruptcy to doubling its size and creating a state-of-the-art campus for those they serve. Toni is a highly regarded strategic leader with acute financial acumen who has successfully grown companies organically and through mergers and acquisitions. Her ability to lead nonprofit organizations with a focus on delivering excellence with a healthy margin has resulted in a decade of profitable returns enabling reinvestment in the organization’s mission. Tune in to discover how her leadership and financial expertise transformed the Bancroft organization, providing access to countless children and adults in need.
    Jordan Howell, Co-Founder of Double Albatross Designs, Associate Professor of Sustainable Business at Rowan University's Rohrer College of Business, and Director of the Rowan Center for Responsible Leadership also joins this episode to offer an expert tip alongside some Fresh Perspectives from rising business leaders.

    • 37 min
    Role Models, Mentorship, and Leading Culture Change with Michael Renna

    Role Models, Mentorship, and Leading Culture Change with Michael Renna

    Today, Joe and Christina are joined by Michael Renna, President and CEO of South Jersey Industries. Listen in as they find out who made an impact on Mike's career and how he used the lessons learned from his academic preparation and time in college and professional athletics to make him the leader he is today. They're also taking on the tough topic of corporate culture change. Don't miss Mike's meaningful insights on leadership in this episode, which also includes an expert tip from Jerry Maginnis, Certified Public Accountant and Executive in Residence at Rowan University's Rohrer College of Business, and Fresh Perspectives from rising business leaders. 

    • 33 min
    Academic Ascent: The Path to Provost & Elevated Impact with Dr. Tony Lowman

    Academic Ascent: The Path to Provost & Elevated Impact with Dr. Tony Lowman

    Don't miss this insightful conversation about leadership in academia and the future of higher education as Dr. Tony Lowman, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Rowan University, joins Joe and Christina to discuss:
    What it means to be a Provost Recent advancements in campus communication technology  The significance of VR classes in modern education  Rowan University's medical school affiliations  The vision for affordable higher education in NJ His career journey and lessons learned from seasons of redirection
    This episode also includes an expert tip from Tanika Wilson, Staff Vice President of Market Solutions at Elevance Health and Rowan MBA Alumnus, who shares how embracing adaptability and flexibility can propel your leadership skills and give you a competitive edge, and Fresh Perspectives from rising business leaders.

    • 36 min
    Driving Change: Transportation's Role in Infrastructure Development and Access with Stephen F. Dougherty

    Driving Change: Transportation's Role in Infrastructure Development and Access with Stephen F. Dougherty

    Stephen F. Dougherty, Executive Director of the South Jersey Transportation Authority joins Joe and Christina to discuss the significance of transportation in South Jersey's communities and the need for improved infrastructure to support access and economic growth. Stephen joined SJTA in 2010 and is responsible for the overall operation of the Atlantic City Expressway, Transportation Services, and the Atlantic City International Airport. Between full and part-time personnel, he oversees close to 400 employees at SJTA. Don't miss his meaningful insights on leadership and mentorship in this episode, which also includes an expert tip from Sandra Gubbine, AVP of Revenue Cycle at AtlantiCare, and Fresh Perspectives from rising business leaders. 

    • 48 min
    Advocating For Trades and Economic Growth with Kate Gibbs

    Advocating For Trades and Economic Growth with Kate Gibbs

    In this episode, Kate Gibbs, Deputy Director of Business Development at ELEC 825 joins Joe and Christina to discuss the future of trades and their impact on our region. Gibbs is at the nexus of economic development, business, and organized labor, spearheading efforts to promote economic growth and advocate for infrastructure investments. With a robust background in politics, public affairs, and organizational management, she is uniquely positioned to drive ELEC 825's mission of creating jobs for Local 825 members and its union contractors. Don't miss this wide-ranging discussion that also includes an expert tip from serial entrepreneur and business builder, Paul Litwack, and some Fresh Perspectives from today's rising business leaders.

    • 36 min

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