Advisory Board



Anna CaryAnna Cary 
Partnerships and Engagement Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation

Anna Cary is the Partnerships Manager at the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation working with their open online learning initiatives, and Drawing from her background in workforce development, human resources, and learning & development, she works with the Foundation’s nonprofit and INGO partners to develop and implement engagement strategies designed to build organizational capacity.

Anna holds a B.A. from New York University’s Gallatin School for Individualized Study with a focus in Cultural Anthropology and Latin American Studies, a certificate in Management Development and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina, and a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.


AliciaAlicia Cho  
Owner, Alicia Cho Photography

Alicia is food, product and lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. Her clients include Crafted Hospitality, Jackson's Honest, Blue Bottle, Thrive Market and Wolfgang Puck. She worked over 7 years in film and TV production and is a member Directors Guild of America as a 2nd Assistant Director. She has worked on scripted television such as The Office, Castle and 90210 and also feature films such as Oliver Stone’s Savages. Alicia graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Finance. 

Alicia is an industry advisor for the Gladeo League where she lends her expertise in production management to our video production interns.  




TeriTeri Geske 
Financial Software Consultant, TG Consulting

Teri Geske is currently a senior member of the Applied Research team at Wilshire Associates, where she produces original research on investment and risk topics, and does model review and validation.  She also assists the product and data management teams that develop the firm’s analytics platforms, covering multi-asset class attribution, risk management and performance measurement.  Ms. Geske spent five years as an adjunct professor and Executive-in-Residence with the UCLA Anderson Master of Financial Engineering Program, where she managed the master’s thesis aspect of the curriculum and delivered weekly lectures on developments in financial markets to the MFE students. She was also an adjunct professor for the Mount St. Mary’s MBA Program for five years, where she taught Corporate Finance.  Prior to joining Wilshire, Ms. Geske spent 16 years with Interactive Data’s Fixed Income Analytics division (previously known as CMS BondEdge). During her tenure there, she managed business development, product management and quality assurance for the firm’s fixed income analytics software platform.  Ms. Geske blogs occasionally on matters related to financial literacy at  She holds an MBA in Finance from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a BA degree (summa cum laude) in Rhetoric/Communications from Duquesne University.


Jo KwonJo Kwon  
Reporter, CBS 2 & KCAL 9 News

Jo is Reporter/Anchor/Fill-in Host for KFI AM 640 since February of 2012. She also is the station's first multi-media journalist producing videos stories for the station's website. She started her career as the Morning Anchor and  Reporter at  KVTA Newstalk 1520 in Ventura. Then she went online to become the VJ/Host and Supervising Producer of 20th Century Fox's "Atomic News", a daily online news show aimed at 17-24 year olds.  The next stop was KNX 1070 Newsradio.  After about a month as a News Assistant, she was promoted to Producer of Money 101 and special features.  

She won two Golden Mikes for her work with KNX. But her true passion is on-air work. Thanks to a few mentors who truly believed in her talents, she was hired to be the General Assignment Reporter at KABC 790 in March of 2009.  She has won two Golden Mikes for her stories at KABC Radio. When she's not reporting, you can often find her surfing in the Pacific and beyond or running miles along the coast. 

Jo is an industry advisor for the Gladeo League where she lends her expertise in journalism.


Charles LeeCharles Lee
Founder and CEO, Ideation

Charles is the Founder & CEO at Ideation , an idea- execution company that specializes in helping brands scale their business by effectively integrating their strategic plans into day-to-day implementation. Ideation fills this gap between strategy and implementation with innovative approaches to idea execution, business strategy, brand (re)development & effective storytelling, and creative services that bridge concepts into the real 
world. He is also  the author of Good Idea. Now What?: How to Move Ideas to Execution, a practical book designed to help people move  ideas to implementation.

Executive leaders from brands including Toyota, Wells Fargo, Google, TOMS, NBCUniversal, WME, Caterpillar, Sequoia Capital,  Vanguard, ONE Campaign, (RED), and many others have benefited from engaging Charles on various projects and events. In addition to advising and speaking, Charles has served as host and/or facilitator for numerous events with NY Times best-selling authors and executives from brands including Google, Twitter, Groupon, Starwood, Disney, CAA, Toyota, TOMS, charity: water, United Way, World Vision, and many others. 

Charles is regularly invited to advise and speak to leading brands on topics such as creativity, innovation, idea-making, brand strategy, and ideation.


Steve LuhSteve Luh 
Director of Product Operations, OpenX

Steve Luh is a technology operations leader with expertise in online advertising. He has over 16 years of leadership experience within the internet industry and is currently the Director, Product Operations managing product launch readiness and knowledge management at OpenX.  His responsibilities include developing overall launch plans and go-to-market strategies for advertising technology products.  Prior to joining OpenX, he served as a Senior Director, Operations for Local Corporation, as a Senior Director, Operations for WebVisible Inc., as a Senior Manager, Partner Account Management for Yahoo! Inc. and as a Management Consultant for IBM Corporation. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Hawaii, has completed Project Management courses from the University of California, Irvine and holds PMP, CSM, CSP certifications.


KetiKeti Mehta 
Chief Strategy Officer, HUB International

Keti’s passionate commitment has yielded success and fulfillment as she works with C-suite executives and high-potential leaders in the financial services, IT and insurance industries. In her role as Chief People Officer for Alliance Building Services, she serves as a human capital strategist, culture champion, diversity sponsor and innovative business driver providing trusted HR thought leadership and consultative business partnering to executive leadership.

As a highly skilled leadership coach, avid relationship driver, champion of change and the client experience, she focuses on working with business leaders to develop inspiring visions and build collaborative partnerships across high-performing, diverse teams, while maximizing  talent optimization to drive the organization’s growth agenda, deepen client footprint and increase ROI.

Formerly, Keti has held executive leadership roles at USI Insurance Services, Morgan Stanley, EMC and IDB Bank. She serves as Vice Chair on the National and Tri-State Diversity Councils and holds an Executive Coaching Professional Certification from the International Coach Federation, globally accredited. Keti also holds a Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership Coaching from William James College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Charter Oak State College. Keti resides in Westchester County with her husband of 19 years and beloved daughter, Karina.


Martin Pedersen

Martin Pedersen
CEO, Stellar Agency

Martin has spent the last 18 years in the digital landscape, providing solutions to large enterprise brands in a variety of verticals. Currently he is the CEO of Stellar Agency, delivering flexible and elegant solutions to complex digital challenges. Stellar creates meaningful connections with customers, partners and employees. Prior to his digital journey, Martin worked in Sports marketing for 10+ years, where he was part of organizing and executing some of the biggest sporting events in the world.  During his sports marketing tenure, Martin worked on several World Cups, European Championships, and Asian Cups.  In that capacity his marketing role included working with Organizing Committees, Federations and event marketing teams to deliver world-class results making him a well-rounded sports marketing executive.


RicardoRicardo Santiago 
Public Information Officer, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office

Ricardo is a bilingual spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. He finds it to be an exciting career, informing the press and the public about cases of local, national and sometimes international interest. All this while also helping advice on how to respond to situations and stories that could affect the office. 

Before being with the county, Ricardo was a radio news reporter for 15 years and spent a year producing news televisions segments for CBS 2 and working for KCRW's news and music programs.


EliseElise Stribos
Head of HR, EVelozcity 

Elise is an HR professional. She has worked in consulting and corporate roles finding people solutions for businesses across Engineering, Manufacturing. FMCG, Retail and Technology. Elise is absolutely passionate about HR - particularly helping bridge the gap between school/university and kicking-off a successful career.

Elise most recently co-founded and ran a business supporting start-ups and SME’s in Australia. At the same time she consulted to large, high growth businesses on organizational development, recruitment, leadership and compliance. She has also been published in HR thought leadership.

Elise hold a Bachelor of Economics and Social Science with a double major in Economics and HR and a minor in Psychology from the University of Sydney. She is recognized for her ability to build long-term relationships, identify organizational needs and drive solutions that add value and solve problems.