Wayland Myers, Chairperson
Wayland Myers is the CEO of Myers Media Group, LLC (MMG). Mr. Myers has over 28 years of experience in traditional and digital marketing and has a deep knowledge of the online landscape. He founded MMG, which was his third company, in 2007. Over the last 13 years, MMG has become a unique multi-million-dollar marketing technology company that offers Macrotrend , an advanced audience acquisition and growth platform, to Fortune 5000 clients like Expedia, Advance Auto Parts, Sears, GrubHub, and Travelocity. With his innovative approach to audience acquisition and novel view of the online landscape, he forged long-lasting partnerships, resulting in millions of dollars of incremental revenue for clients.
As Google is moving toward artificial intelligence results, Mr. Myers has been a consistent champion of helping businesses by innovating technologies capable of reacting to and predicting the swiftly changing online market. He fully understands the complexity and breadth of challenges that enterprise-level domains face today, and he consistently strives to solve them in distinctive, scalable ways.
Laura Barreiro, Member
As Director of Acquisitions and Dispositions at The Gildred Companies, Laura is responsible for site selection, financial modeling, and all stages of execution of a transaction, whether it is an acquisition or disposition. Responsibilities include strategic planning, identifying and analyzing opportunities, negotiating transactions and purchase agreements and all facets of due diligence whether on the buy side or the sell side. Additional responsibilities include assessing tax implications and structuring sales with 1031 tax-deferred exchanges.
Laura has been a licensed real estate Salesperson since 2005 and achieved CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation in 2017. Laura has worked in a variety of capacities connected to commercial real estate since 1999 making her a true utility player within The Gildred Companies.
Laura has a child that attends an Audeo charter school giving her firsthand knowledge of the potential benefits afforded students utilizing this educational option.
Chris Gordon, Member
As Founder and CEO of RE3 Gifts, Chris and his team help organizations recruit, reward, and retain their best people with thoughtful, timely gifts. Through RE3’s trusted program, business leaders enhance the quality, design, and impact of the apparel and gifts they give to employees and clients, helping to foster a great brand and culture. After a decade of experience in the branded products space, Chris founded RE3 to circumvent the common pitfalls, problems, and waste that many companies experience when it comes to their corporate “swag” program.
As the father of four young children, Chris believes in great options for quality education, like Audeo, and is honored to serve on its Board of Directors.
Jim Herr, Member
Jim has been active at Parron Hall for over 40 years but, in fact, he has been involved in the business his entire life. As he says, “having been born into it, I learned a lot sitting around the kitchen table growing up.” His education didn’t end there however – he graduated Magna Cum Lauda with a degree in finance. While highly qualified to own and run Parron Hall which was founded in 1947, the business enjoys continued success due to Jim’s loyalty and philosophy about working with his team of 45 people: “I really allow people to work for our customers with great support from leadership and I reward outstanding performance. We are very team-oriented. We allow people to excel at what they are good at.” Looking at the 12-year average tenure of Parron Hall’s staff, the longstanding list of loyal clients, and years of successful ownership, it’s clear that Jim’s leadership style creates a winning environment for everyone.
Cristina Stevens, Member
Cristina has worked in various capacities with Hydraulic Controls, Inc. for over 25 years. She and a team of senior leaders work to set performance standards in a manufacturing environment. She is responsible for motivating an efficient team of technicians, assemblers, and customer service associates in a safe and positive workplace environment. As a service-oriented leader, Cristina champions process improvement practices that generate impactful business results. Compassion for her workforce is always a priority as she manages aspects of the training and retention process.
Cristina joined the Audeo Board of Directors as the parent representative because she has experienced the benefits of Audeo’s educational program in her own family. She is committed to sharing her personal knowledge and professional expertise to ensure that the Audeo schools continue to be an exceptional educational option for students.
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