Workforce Wisdom Podcast

In every episode, Dr. Lisa M. Bly-Jones interviews leaders and professionals across the workforce, informing your path to career success.

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Equity is Our Centerpiece Now | Episode 22

Equity is Our Centerpiece Now | Episode 22

In this episode of the Workforce Wisdom podcast, Dr. Bly-Jones is speaking with Lisa Medellin. Lisa serves as Director of Programs for Healthcare Georgia Foundation and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team at the Foundation. She oversees the Foundation’s strategic grant making programs, management of program staff, and programmatic partnerships for the foundation.

You Can’t Sprint All the Time | Manufacturing Month Pt. 2 | Episode 21

You Can’t Sprint All the Time | Manufacturing Month Pt. 2 | Episode 21

October is Manufacturing Month, so in this episode of the Workforce Wisdom podcast, Dr. Bly-Jones is speaking with Andy Bittman, General Manager for IMA Automation North America, who has been with the company since 2017.

Andy has been involved in product development and manufacturing tests and assembly equipment development, including class 3 medical devices, aerospace products, and industrial products for the past 25 years. He has a Business of Science and Electrical Engineering degree from Marquette University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Tapping Into Your Internal Talent / Manufacturing Month | Episode 20

Tapping Into Your Internal Talent / Manufacturing Month | Episode 20

In this episode, Dr. Bly-Jones is speaking with Terry Roche, President of Northern Precision Plastics, which is located in Belvidere, Illinois, approximately 30 minutes northwest of Chicago. Mr. Roche is an operationally focused executive who has led mid-sized industrial manufacturing companies as large as $125 million in revenue. He earned his B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering, cum laude, from Texas ANM University, and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. During Manufacturing month, we hear from Terry about his day-to-day and what he loves about his industry.