Joni Fedders: President, Facilitator & Leadership Coach, Aileron

March 28, 2018

Some conversations are easier to have than others. I am pretty sure I could talk to Joni Fedders for hours. Insightful, exuberant and quick-witted all come to mind when thinking through the chat we just had. It makes me smile when she talks about coming through the farmlands of Ohio and rolling into Oxford and onto campus. All Miamians can relate to that feeling. Two of her children graduated from Miami and her third is on campus now. She is now the President of Aileron, a national non-profit organization which helps business owners strategically manage and grow their business (almost like an accelerator for the small business community around the world).


Dave Neiswander: CEO, World Bicycle Relief

March 21, 2018

Miamian Dave Neiswander is the CEO of World Bicycle Relief, an organization committed to helping people conquer the challenge of distance, achieve independence, and thrive. To date, they have donated close to 500,000 bikes to deserving and needy children. Prior to his CEO post, Dave spent a decade in Africa building the foundational elements of the organization including program design, partnership engagement, geographic expansion and the Buffalo Bicycle social enterprise strategy. Prior to joining WBR, he had a 15-year career in investment banking in Washington, D.C.  In the pod, he shares a great philosophy of getting “one win a day”, something he learned when living in Africa. To support their efforts, check out


Jon Miller: President, Programming, NBC Sports

March 14, 2018

As Content is King, Jon Miller’s job at NBC Sports as President, Programming is paramount in the media landscape. Responsible for countless hours of programming, Jon has the unique challenge of increasing the value of existing shows while continually looking for the next big thing in his NBC Sports Ventures business. While many often search for the perfect job  Jon explains a different path. Taking jobs to learn and grow and from there, finding your direction. For him it was sales, TV, then sports, and the rest is history. He is incredibly passionate about supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and so am I.


Trish Lukasik: CEO, Luxury Garage Sale

March 7, 2018

Trish Lukasik is a high energy leader (to say the least!) who recently shifted into the fast paced world of technology and e-commerce, assuming the position of CEO at Luxury Garage Sale, a leading omni-channel retailer of high end boutique and consignment merchandise. Prior to joining LGS, Trish transitioned from a career in consumer products to SpotHero, where she served as Chief Operating Officer.  Before joining SpotHero, Trish built a distinguished career over two decades within the Consumer Packaged Goods industry, with significant experience across Procter & Gamble, The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo. She has a thirst for learning and an unparalleled drive that is unmistakable in this conversation.