Our Team

Stuart LevineMr. Stuart R. Levine is Chairman of the Board and CEO for STUART LEVINE & ASSOCIATES. Mr. Levine has significant board and executive leadership experience across multiple disciplines including financial services, technology and healthcare specializing in strategy, strategic communication, board governance, leadership development, customer focus and large-scale change management. He was the former global CEO for Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc. operating in 72 countries.

STUART LEVINE & ASSOCIATES has 20+ years of successful CEO-C-Suite organizational strategic organizational consultation, building strong cultures through strategic thinking, execution, best-practice governance models and increasing leadership capacity at companies including Verizon, Barclays Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Howard Hughes Corporation, Juniper Networks, MasterCard, Saatchi & Saatchi, Montefiore Medical Center and many others.

He is an international best-selling leadership author of The Six Fundamentals of Success and Cut to the Chase, and the co-author of Simon & Schuster’s international best-seller The Leader in You. Collectively, these books have sold over one million copies and are published in 40 languages.

Stuart R. Levine has been delivering speeches around the globe for over 20 years on the subjects of leadership, change management and organizational transformation. Stuart is known for bringing passion and insight along with strategic solutions to his audiences, whether delivering a keynote or working with a board of directors to strengthen their governance structure.

He is a monthly contributor for Forbes as well as other publications such as Agenda, Directorship and The Credit Union Times. He is a sought-after commentator on TV, in print and via social media for his views on challenging issues, including governance, innovation in complex environments and strengthening the culture of organizations through trust, engagement and strategic communication. He has appeared numerous times on top-rated global television programs such as NBC’s Today show, ABC’s World News This Morning, Bloomberg, Fox News and many others.

Mr. Levine is the recipient of awards from several prestigious national organizations, including Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Ernst & Young and Inc. Magazine. The National Association of Corporate Directors recognized him as part of The Directorship 100 in both 2011 and 2012 and appointed him to serve on their 17-member Nominating/Governance Advisory Council. He presently serves on the Nominating & Governance Committee, Audit Committee, Broadridge Financial Solutions.  He previously served as Lead Director, Gentiva Health Services, Lead Director, D’Addario & Company, Inc., Vice Chairman Northwell Health and director, member of Audit Committee, European American Bank.

At age 25, Mr. Levine was the youngest elected member of the New York State Assembly, serving on the Health Committee. At Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc., he built the organization from a family-owned and operated corporation to a professionally managed team that was eventually able to take their product development cycle from 36 months to 18 weeks.

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Harriet LevineHarriet Levine is Founder and President of Stuart Levine & Associates LLC and EduLeader LLC. In addition to overseeing the operations of both firms is a board member, communication & media expert, an author and content creator, leadership aggregator, global marketing collaboration and entrepreneur & strategist. Ms. Levine is a global management consultant to sectors such as professional services, healthcare, financial service/credit unions and technology. She has over 20 years of hands-on experience in general management, operations and business development with public and private corporations.

As founder of STUART LEVINE & ASSOCIATES, she is responsible for the creation of significant value for shareholders and strong organizational cultures through best-practice governance models, strategic thinking and execution with increased CEO/C-Suite leadership capacity at companies including Verizon, Barclays Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Howard Hughes Corporation, Juniper Networks, MasterCard, Saatchi & Saatchi, Montefiore Medical Center and many others.

As Founder of EDULEADER, she created a digital online learning company to evolve corporate culture and improve productivity & engagement in a dynamically changing market. These enterprise-wide learning skills and strategies, create forward-thinking, innovative cultures that have the right leadership capacity and pipeline for the future. EduLeader drives results in the most cost-effective, convenient and fastest way to create strong individual and team performance.

Her accomplishments include the following:

Ms. Levine formerly worked in Account Management at Benton & Bowles and was hired by J. Walter Thompson to launch the new family of film products for Kodak.

She currently serves as an Associate Trustee of Northwell Health, and is a member of the NYU Stern School of Business Alumni Council, serving on the Philanthropy Committee. She is a former liaison from the Alumni Council to the Dean’s Executive Council at NYU Stern. She formerly served on the Board of Family Service Association, The Long Island Philharmonic and was an active fund raiser for The American Cancer Society. Ms. Levine also petitioned the CDC to investigate water and pollution issues while working on the creation of public policy.

She holds an MBA in Marketing from NYU Stern School of Business and graduated magna cum laude from Union College with a BA in Economics and Studio Art.

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Kelly Bloss is a member of the Operating Committee and is a Managing Director with Stuart Levine & Associates.  She has over 30 years of entrepreneurial and corporate business experience. Her work remains at the leading edge of the changes permeating the highly complex industries of healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and telecommunications. Creating an exceptional record of accomplishment, she is an expert in delivering strategic business solutions that drive revenue growth and cost management.

Kelly has served in several capacities for Alteva, a NYSE traded firm. She has acted as Director, Chair of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee, and a Member of the Compensation and Audit Committees.  She served as Director for WVT Communications Group a NASDAQ traded firm where she chaired the Governance and Nominating Committee and served on the Compensation Committee.

As Vice President at Verizon Communications, Kelly led the history-making start-up of Verizon’s Long Distance business division and delivered 1M new customers and revenues that reached $200 million by the end of year one. She has extensive merger planning and implementation experience.

Kelly received a MS Telecommunications and Computing Management from Polytechnic University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Union College. She has completed numerous executive education programs in financial management, leadership and strategic marketing at The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, The University of Virginia Darden School and Harvard Business School.

Chris Clark is a Senior Consultant with Stuart Levine & Associates. He has over 30 years of entrepreneurial and corporate business experience. His expertise ranges across a broad variety of disciplines including corporate governance, strategic communications and digital content creation. Chris is an experienced strategist with a proven ability to deliver customer solutions in the areas of Board Governance, Content Development & Publishing, Event Design, Sponsorship Sales, Project Management and Industry Partner Development.

Chris served for 20 years at Directorship and the NACD, The National Association of Corporate Directors, an organization empowering more than 23,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom, helping world-class public, private, and nonprofit companies to navigate an increasingly complex business environment.

He was President and Publisher of Directorship Services LLC with responsibilities including revenue development, leading NACD Directorship Magazine, and establishing and running corporate governance forums and roundtables. He was responsible for the programming for NACD’s Leading Minds of Compensation Forum and NACD’s Leading Minds of Governance Conference. He was the architect and day-to-day catalyst of NACD’s Power of Difference Program.

During his tenure, he was founder and creator, editorial curator and former publisher of NACD Private Company Directorship, as well as Senior Director, Partner Relations, for the NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors).

Chris joined NACD after a decade of service at Forbes Inc. serving as Vice President of Sales for Forbes.com, Vice President and General Manager, Forbes Management Conference Group, a leading producer of senior executive meetings. He oversaw P&L, sales, marketing, program development and logistics for all Forbes conferences. Additionally, he served as Forbes magazine’s financial services advertising director.

Chris was a member of Broadridge Virtual Shareholder Meeting Best Practices Working Group and a contributing member of NACD’s Flag and General Officer Advisory Council.

He currently serves on the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives Advisory Board which is a critical global resource dedicated to building their collections, increasing digital initiatives, advancing education, progressing library and archival preservation, creating high-quality exhibitions and programs and securing a financial legacy.

Chris received a Bachelor of Arts from Denison University in Economics and in Urban Studies.

Carrie Austin, Senior Consultant for Stuart Levine & Associates is an accomplished, results-driven marketing and communications professional specializing in strategic planning, project management, training, communications and process improvement.

Carrie has 28 years of experience in the business and consultancy workplace. She started her career at General Motors in Management. In 1988, she joined Novartis Pharmaceuticals and progressed rapidly through the Sales and Marketing Departments to positions of greater authority and responsibility. As Senior Consultant for SL&A, her most recent project includes conducting organizational studies, analyzing data and redesigning workflows to enhance the customer experience for a large healthcare organization. Another assignment involves assessing organizational training needs, and developing and delivering a curriculum designed to close the gaps in the skill sets of a large management team.

A natural leader, Carrie has the innate ability to successfully work with diverse groups of individuals with various backgrounds. She has led numerous cross functional teams comprised of members from a variety of disciplines. Her interpersonal skills coupled with strong oral and written communication skills allow her to function in and between organizations to get the job done.

Carrie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.

Elizabeth L. Perlman is the Director of Global Business Strategy for Stuart Levine & Associates LLC. She is responsible for managing online content, locating strategic business partnerships and identifying new global opportunities. Liz previously worked at Bloomberg LP as a Sales Associate for New York Hedge Funds. Her knowledge of the global financial markets and evolving technology have helped her to re-launch the Stuart Levine brand and co-found our online learning company, EduLeader LLC.

Mrs. Perlman has actively served as a member of the Stuart Levine and Associates Advisory Board since 2008. She is a committed member of the community and has volunteered multiple hours for the board of JBFCS, Everybody Wins mentorship program and Mother’s Choice.

Liz holds a BA in English from the University of Michigan and is currently living in Singapore.

Dr. Theresa Prendergast, M.D., MBADr. Theresa Prendergast, M.D., MBA, is a Senior Consultant with Stuart Levine & Associates. She has more than 20 years of medical, administrative and consulting experience. Her work has focused largely on process development and implementation in the complex environment of healthcare, and she has overseen large scale standardization and process improvement projects in healthcare, quality improvement and telecommunications. She has a consistent record of delivering thorough analysis and insightful solutions to complex challenges.

Terri began her career as a practicing general surgeon with a focus on breast disease and other surgical problems common in women. Her experience in healthcare administration includes responsibility for process development and oversight of standardized order set content integral to the $400 million enterprise electronic medical record project at Northwell Health System, serving as Director of Clinical Trials for a large private medical group, and as Senior Director, Special Projects at White Plains Hospital where she developed and implemented several clinical quality standardization and improvement projects.

Terri holds an MBA from CW Post University, an M.D. from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and a BS in Biology from Bucknell University. She has a certificate in Project Management from Hofstra University and completed Premedical Studies at Columbia University.

Tobie Kranitz Walters, Senior Consultant with Stuart Levine & Associates, works in global marketing, strategic planning, and communication. She has over 35 years of corporate and consulting experience in health care, philanthropy, technology, chemicals, cosmetics, appliances and banking.

She worked with Senior Staff at Montefiore Hospital to refine strategic communications and standardize departmental guidelines, and has been lauded for her participation in numerous Committees at Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

For seven years, Tobie consulted with IBM’s Learning Division on: changing how consultants approach the C-Suite, improving internal communications and developing a training program involving stretch assignments, job rotation and mentoring.

Other consulting assignments include:  strategic communications, marketing and organizational restructuring work with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Juniper Networks, Howard Hughes, J.C. Penney, McGraw Hill, Bank of America and MasterCard.

Tobie was the EVP of Business Development at Folio Z, the first technology-based marketing consultancy and advertising agency in the Southeast.

As the VP of Marketing at Zep Manufacturing Company, Tobie restructured Marketing, providing an analytical, customer-based focus that led to annual sales increases 2-3 times the industry average.

Tobie’s work at Avon included domestic and international marketing and strategic planning.

Tobie has an MBA with honors in Marketing and Multinational Enterprise, from The Wharton School, and a BA (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in French from The University of Michigan.  She is multi-lingual (French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese), and has lived and worked abroad. Tobie spent four years as an administrator at Harvard University.

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