ATLANTA, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leadercast, which produces the world's largest one-day leadership event, Leadercast Live, has tapped Duane Cummings as its new CEO.
Cummings is a co-founder of The Speakers Guild of America, the current CEO and founder of The Sensational Group LLC, and is a trusted advisor to organizations and individuals around the world regarding professional and personal leadership development. Cummings is an author, entrepreneur, coach, and consultant who speaks regularly on a range of topics that include leadership, communication, sales, and finding your purpose. Cummings succeeds Keith Wilmot, who stepped down recently as CEO and will remain as a shareholder of Leadercast.
"I'm passionate about the Leadercast brand and its mission to Build Leaders Worth Following," said Cummings. "I'm truly humbled and can't wait to serve the team as CEO, which to me means Constantly Elevating Others."
"We are thrilled to have Duane as the new CEO of Leadercast," said Jeremie Kubicek, CEO of GiANT Worldwide and one of the founders of Leadercast. "His impact will be felt immediately and his vision for the company is remarkable. We are all extremely excited about the future of Leadercast."
In addition, the company has recently added three new employees:
- Emily Boyle, Executive Vice President – Emily brings two decades of experience in sales, events, marketing, and management to her new role. Previously, Emily was with Atlanta Business Chronicle for 16 years as advertising director, managing the sales, marketing and events team for the nation's largest business journal.
- Anne Reich, Director of Event Operations – With nearly 20 years in the public relations and events industry, Anne Reich brings a wealth of knowledge and relationships from her career in Atlanta.
- Jon Thompson, Director, Leadercast Now – With 20 years in leadership and development design, strategy, and technology solutions, Jon brings an expertise for effectively structuring the Leadercast Now product offering as a powerful platform for both individual subscribers as well as organizations, with flexibility and scalability to fit easily within organizations' existing leadership development programs.
Since 2010, Leadercast has been building Leaders Worth Following through its two main platforms: Leadercast Live, the world's largest one-day leadership event, with more than 100,000 attendees in 700+ locations and 20 countries, which will be held on May 5, 2017 in Atlanta; and Leadercast Now, a digital platform that offers hundreds of interviews with real leaders sharing their true stories, solutions and insights. Leadercast Now wraps up these world-class speakers' content into short, relevant videos and learning actions that members can access anywhere and any time.
Leadercast plans to add events throughout 2017 and provide engaging opportunities for those who want more experiential leadership touch points. In addition, the organization is expanding its subscription platform to offer customized enterprise solutions, tailored to support organizations' core values and competencies.
For more details about Leadercast and its products and expansion, visit www.leadercast.com.