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Bringing you Information in Business, Leadership, and Marketing in Anticipation of the Summit!

2015 Speaker: Patrick Ryan General Manager Magnum Broadcasting

Patrick Ryan, General Manager of NEWS TALK 1037FM and Corporate Brands Strategist for Magnum Broadcasting, has confirmed that he will be speaking at the 2015 Scotland Summit. Magnum Broadcasting has holdings in Chambersburg, State College, Philipsburg, & Lock Haven Pennsylvania plus Watertown, NY. Patrick Ryan started his radio career at 12 years of age and, aside from a brief visit to the insurance category, has focused on nothing else One of the youngest DJ’s in the country at one point, Ryan moved on to manage and program multiple radio formats across New York & New England. By the early 2000’s Ryan stepped away from the microphone and into the sales-management/ownership side of the business. To his friends and clients Patrick Ryan is known as The Great Connector. “I enjoy meeting new people and new businesses everyday but the real joy I derive is connecting business people that never would have connected before,” Ryan remarked. Amazon Prime Credits Radio More Than Digital Or TV For Sales! From Forbes.com, Doug Schoen notes “…radio dominated other mediums including digital for driving traffic.” Patrick Ryan will show you from the inside how to use radio, the questions to ask of your sales representative, the realistic expectations of your campaign, and how to connect it with ease to all of your digital...

2015 Speaker: Michael DelSignore, President of Manufacturing Management

An accomplished, seasoned, manufacturing management professional with an excellent track record helping domestic and international private and public companies achieve operational excellence through initiatives designed to improve financial performance. Michael has held executive-level, general manager, operations, quality, technical, and sales support positions with measurable positive results in all critical areas of the business. Throughout his career, he has have turned around four metal casting, machining, and manufacturing assembly operations; restoring profitability within several months. He has an excellent working knowledge of lean manufacturing, quality and environmental control systems, and proven problem-solving methodologies. His proven experience allows him to be very comfortable with shop-floor improvement projects and equally effective in executive-level leadership roles and in board room environments. Michael has more than ten (10) years experience as an independent consultant helping companies in key critical business areas; e.g., supporting M&A initiatives, developing sales and marketing plans, performing due diligence analyses, and developing action/improvement plans designed to achieve operational excellence. A critical strategic thinker who also has the skill set to effectively implement the plans; while working in complete harmony with all...

2015 Speaker: David Newell President & CEO Scotland Campus

The Scotland Summit is proud to announce that David Newell, President & CEO of the Scotland Campus and founder of The Academy for Global Leadership will be speaking at the event on September 25, 2015. David Newell grew up in Huntington, Indiana. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served with the USAF Security Police. David graduated from Anderson University with a BA in Business Management. He holds a Masters in Christian Ministry and a Masters in Christian Education from Huntington University. He completed a DMin. in Leadership from Regent University. David started and managed three successful businesses and spent several years in ministry, having pastored both in Indiana and Pennsylvania. Other work includes sales, financial services, energy, and higher education, where he continues to teach undergraduate and graduate business classes. He currently serves Scotland Campus as the President and CEO, and is the founder of The Academy for Global Leadership. David and his wife Linda, have three children and...

Official Scotland Summit Hashtag

As the Scotland Summit is growing and buzz is starting to generate, be sure to communicate using the hashtag #81milesperhour.  This hashtag represents the collaboration of businesses and forward thinking that the Summit is trying to foster along the 81 corridor from Hagerstown, MD to Harrisburg, PA. Our mission through this hashtag, along with the efforts of the Scotland Summit’s collaboration that we can provide an enhanced and engaging experiance. As you post on social media, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and others be sure that we are moving our business leadership and creativity...

2015 Speaker: Laura Schale and Joe Trace from ProArts

The Scotland Summit is excited to announce that both Laura Schale and Joe Trace will be presenting at the Summit.  They are from ProArts Media, a creative visual marketing company! Laura Schale joined ProArts in 2012 as a Videographer and Editor, and has since added Marketing Director to her role in the company. She has the creative vision to capture a brand and piece it together through her editing and visual storytelling skills.  Laura graduated from Shippensburg University with a degree in Communication/Journalism. She enjoys working with our various clients to understand the message they want to convey and how to best share that message through video. ProArts considers Laura’s knowledge of current trends in digital media one of her strongest attributes.  She is involved the Chambersburg Chamber Connections Group, the 11/30 Young Professionals Network, the B2B Expo Committee, and various volunteer opportunities in both the Chambersburg and Shippensburg communities. Laura can share a wealth of knowledge to anyone who shows interest, and also enjoys learning more herself! Joe Trace joined the ProArts Team at the beginning of 2015. Joe’s experience in Business Development has brought increased opportunities to the company, and he is always looking to make new connections open to increasing their marketing reach. Before joining ProArts, Joe has had several years experience in being responsible for business development and multiple levels of account management.  A highlight of Joe’s marketing career has been obtaining Creative of the Year for consecutive years during his time at an advertising company, and he is looking forward to creating more award winning work for his clients. Joe is part of the Chambersburg Chamber...

2015 Speaker: Nathan Neil COO and Co-Founder Purple Deck Media

We are excited to announce that Nathan Neil, Co-Founder and COO of Purple Deck Media will be speaking at the Scotland Summit on September 25th, 2015.  Be sure to get your tickets! Nathan Neil is COO and co-founder of Purple Deck Media, Inc. Purple Deck Media (PDM) is a revolutionary company that is changing the way our society looks at user interaction. PDM has developed a wide array of mobile tools using mobile applications, beacons, geofences, and near field communication to facilitate an interactive experience. PDM has been recognized as a finalist in the PA BIG Idea Competition and as finalist in the Governor’s ImPAct Awards. Nathan is a graduate of Shippensburg University, where he graduated with a BSBA in Management of Information Systems. While he was at Shippensburg, he was awarded an undergraduate research award for one of his earlier software projects. In addition he was a three time award winner of the Grace Murray Hopper Prize and Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award, along with many others. Neil has formed a specialty in development projects and cyber security. A member of Infragard and one of 103.7 News Talk FM’s Most Interesting People, speaking every Thursday at 7:10am. Neil works hard to inform the public about security concerns and how to avoid them. This security background is built into Purple Deck Media’s platform, further providing a secure way to deliver information. In recent months, Nathan has presented workshops to Shippensburg University students. “It is hard to find a student who isn’t fascinated with our technology and what we plan to achieve with it”, said Neil. At the Scotland...

2015 Speaker: Shaun Donovan Economic Specialist

Shaun Donovan has confirmed that he will be speaking at the 2015 Scotland Summit on September 25th, 2015. Shaun Donovan is the Economic Development Specialist for the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corporation. His role includes helping businesses start, expand and locate within the Harrisburg Metropolitan area. Additionally, I am the administrator for the Harrisburg Technology Corridor Enterprise Zone and Keystone Opportunity Zones in South Central Pennsylvania. He also coordinates the Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) and Jobs1st programs for the eight county South Central Pennsylvania region. his goal is to provide resources for businesses to be successful and build the local economy. Prior to working for the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & Capital Region Economic Development Corporation, he worked as an executive for the Boy Scouts of America in York, PA, and spent 2 years working for Giant Food Stores in the corporate offices in Carlisle, PA in the accounting department. Shaun is also a small business owner and owns an online retail store of natural and organic goods called Appalachian Organics....

2015 Speaker: Tracey Jones, Tremendous Life Books

We are very excited to announce that Tracey Jones, President of Tremendous Life Books will be speaking at the Scotland Summit on September 25, 2015.  Be sure to click the “Get Tickets” link to reserve your seat! Tracey C. Jones is the president of Tremendous Life Books. Her father, the late Charlie “Tremendous”  Jones, started Executive Books for the purpose of changing the world one book at a time. With an exceptional leadership background, Tracey became the company’s new president in 2009 in order to carry on her father’s legacy.  Tracey was born and raised in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. As a high school graduate anxious to see the world, she attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, earning an associates degree and an appointment to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 1988, she earned her degree and commission and entered the Air Force as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Her first assignment to Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina took her overseas, where she participated in the first Gulf War. Upon her return to the States, Tracey moved to Bitburg Air Base, Germany and then RAF Lakenheath, UK where she honed her operational skills and filled command roles of increasing responsibility.  After twelve years as a commissioned officer, Tracey left the Air Force in 2000 and moved to Austin, Texas working for a top manufacturing firm in the semiconductor industry. There, she continued to develop her skills, this time in the civilian workforce as a project manager. While there, she earned an MBA in Global Management. Tracey recently moved back to Pennsylvania from St. Louis where she...