Valerie’s passion is developing employees into leaders that help drive a company’s bottom line. With decades of senior leadership experience within corporate America, she shares her expertise locally through Board work with the NO Film Society, National Speakers Association, Opera Association Women’s Guild and the NO Chamber of Commerce.

“Educating and inspiring others to exceed their own expectations and propel themselves to success is by far what I am most proud of in my career—actually, in my life,” she says.

Valerie’s books further her passion: Planes, Canes, and Automobiles: Connecting with Your Aging Parents through Travel offers advice on how to travel with aging parents and Clash of the Generations: Managing in the New Workplace Reality helps managers motivate and engage across four generations.

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