Insight_2nd Edition

Letter from the Editor Marquis Who's Who Insight is published by Marquis Who’s Who Ventures LLC 350 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means – including, but not limited to, electronic, photocopying, recording or otherwise – or used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without the prior written permission of the publisher and, if the publisher deems necessary, execution of a formal license agreement with the publisher. Manufactured in the United States of America. Chief Executive Officer Erica Lee Executive Vice President, HR and Organizational Development Deborah A. Morrissey Director, Editorial Services Renée Dutcher-Pryer Director, Print Production John Sartoris Assistant, Editorial Jaclynkelli Kronemberg Technical Administrator, Editorial Charles Varriale Manager, Transcription Jamie Daniels Director, Compliance and Quality Assurance Iris Cannetti Director, Branding Services Nikki Masih Director, New Memberships Michael Swinarski Senior Graphic Designer Carlton Ramsey Welcome to the second edition of Marquis Who’s Who Insight and the latter half of the 2020 year. We are truly living in a strange and unsettling time — navigating each day with a degree of trepidation that we never anticipated, and pushing forward with hope toward a future that – with any luck – may prove better, brighter and happier than what we have endured in recent months. As we continue to bob about in a stormy world reeling from a pandemic and the effects of systemic racism, it is harder than ever to track down consistency in the news, media, government and science. Every day, we seem to be swirling in a maelstrom of conflicting information, unsure of whose voice is the most educated, trustworthy, grounded and accurate. We grapple for good news, hoping against hope that someone somewhere will share a glad story that will uplift our spirits or provide the insight we need to make the best choices for ourselves, our loved ones, and our society. Indeed, now more than ever, we are searching for quality insight from real experts with balanced knowledge. Also important are the stories and voices of vetted professionals, all of whom have made valuable contributions to their specific fields of endeavor, and who have important information and advice to share from which we can all benefit. The second edition of Insight includes carefully curated Q&As with some of the world’s most seasoned and esteemed professionals. This edition speaks heartily to the power of women in business, the importance of science and technology (and their drawbacks), the significance of education, the impact of the creative arts, and the fighting strength of the human spirit that we all share. We hope you enjoy thumbing through the latest edition of Insight to meet the listees profiled within, and trust that their voices will be just the tonic you need to see you through to better days. As you read this unique content, we welcome you to reflect on your own adventures and consider the power of your own voice. Most sincere regards, Renée Dutcher-Pryer Editorial Director Second Edition | Marquis Who ’ s Who Insight 3