Elevating humanity through business

Emily Price


Guided by an inimitable desire to lead human beings to thrive, Emily Price has discovered that Conscious Capitalism is the global path forward. She has learned through both personal and professional experiences how suited conscious business practices are to elevating humanity, empowering communities, and transforming the world. Emily is wholly driven to support individuals and organizations to do just that — leverage business as a force for good.

Graduating from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences and a Master’s degree in Health Promotion, Emily furthered her education with a minor in Nutrition and a Graduate Certificate in Public Health. Her passion for total wellbeing led her to pursue a career in corporate wellness prior to joining the CCI team. Her obsession with organizational culture and development fuels her involvement in the Kansas City community where she and her husband Michael reside.

In her spare time, she loves to uplift others by instructing yoga classes, facilitating workshops, and making personal connections at every opportunity. Backcountry hiking, international travel, group fitness workouts and perfecting her french press coffee help Emily maintain an active lifestyle all while somehow keeping the ‘majority’ of her houseplants alive.

Diane Sutter


Diane Sutter’s career has included radio and television station management, overseeing a television and radio station group, and owning and operating television stations. She currently consults for radio and television stations, media companies, financial institutions and other organizations.

In addition, she conducts management training and development for companies and organizations as a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. Sutter also works with organizations to implement Conscious Capitalism and “Purpose” in their company.

ShootingStar Broadcasting is the media company she formed to acquire and operate television and radio stations. The company owned the CBS affiliate in Abilene, TX (KTAB) and MyTV New England (WZMY-TV) in the Boston, MA market.

Ms. Sutter also served as the Trustee for the KFWB Asset Trust (The Beast 980-All Sports Radio) in Los Angeles, CA and facilitated the sale of the station. Sutter currently sits on the Advisory Board of Media Vista Broadcasting, Naples, FL. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Futuri Media, LLC, Cleveland, OH. Previously, she was a member of the Board of Directors of JW Broadcasting and consulted for the four station TV group in Columbia, MO until it was sold.

Ms. Sutter served as the President of Shamrock Television, in Burbank, CA, a division of Shamrock Holdings, Inc., owned by the Roy Disney family. Sutter oversaw three network affiliates for Shamrock and was responsible for station operations and acquisitions.

Prior to that, Ms. Sutter served as Executive Vice President of Operations for Shamrock Broadcasting, which operated 23 major market radio stations as well as three network television stations. She came to the corporate offices in Burbank, CA from Lexington, KY where she was the Vice President and General Manager of Shamrock’s ABC Television Affiliate there.

Her radio broadcasting career began in Pittsburgh, PA where she held numerous positions in radio, rising from newsroom producer through sales to sales manager, station manager, and general manager. She joined Shamrock Broadcasting and served as Vice President and General Manager of Shamrock’s AM/FM combination in Pittsburgh, PA.

Previously, Ms. Sutter worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. in various capacities for members of both the House and Senate. Her last position was as the Press Secretary for a congressman from Chicago, IL.

Industry/Community Associations

Ms. Sutter is actively engaged in both her industry and community. She currently serves as the Chair of the FCC Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment. In 2008, she was appointed to the FCC Advisory Committee on Diversity for ​Communications in the Digital Age and was ​​​​re-appointed in 2009, 2011, and 2012 by multiple FCC Chairmen. Sutter also is a member of the Advisory Board of Multicultural Media, Telcom and Internet Council (MMTC).

She served as the National Chair of the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) and on their National Board. In addition, she served on the Entrepreneurial Leadership Council of Suffolk University’s Sawyer School of Business, and as a member of the Emerson College National Advisory Committee on Diversity in Boston, MA.

​Ms. Sutter is a member of Conscious Capitalism LA and the All Star for Kids Council of the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. She also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the American University School of Communications, Washington, DC. Previously she was a member of the Alumni Advisory Council for Allegheny College, Meadville, PA.

Broadcast Leadership Training Program

Ms. Sutter created and developed the Broadcast Leadership Training (BLT) Program for women and minorities sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF). She serves as the “Dean” of the executive-MBA style, 10-month program to train women and minorities to become broadcast owners and group heads and teaches many of the sessions. The program is in its nineteenth year and has 307 graduates, many of whom have gone on to ownership or have been promoted to “C” suite level positions in the industry.

Awards and Recognition

Radio Ink magazine named Sutter one of The Most Influential Women in Radio in 2017 and 2018. She was also named one of the 20 Top Leaders in Radio by Radio Ink Magazine. The Broadcasters Foundation of America honored Ms. Sutter as a 2017 Ward Quall Leadership Award recipient in recognition of her career contributions to the broadcast industry and the community at large.

In 2014, Sutter received the Trailblazer Award, from the Mentoring and Inspiring Women (MIW’s) at the NAB Radio Convention, recognizing her efforts to create and serve as the Dean of the Broadcast Leadership Training Program and mentor women and others in the industry. In 2011, she was chosen by the Alliance for Women in Media to be recognized for her contributions to the industry for the organization’s 60th Anniversary.

The NAB honored Ms. Sutter as the recipient of their Leadership Award at their national convention in 2009. Sutter was the 2008 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council.

The Alliance for Women in Media has also honored Ms. Sutter with their National Achievement Award. In addition, she was the first radio industry recipient of the Alliance’s Genii Award from the Los Angeles Chapter.


Ms. Sutter received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, and her graduate degree in Public Relations from American University, School of Communications, in Washington, DC. She is also a certified Gallup Strengths Coach.

Ms. Sutter currently resides in Encino, CA.

Amanda Kathryn Roman


Amanda Kathryn Roman has been called a cultural translator, a catalyst for creativity, an innovative designer, a dynamic high-energy speaker, a rockstar facilitator, a maven network-builder, and a transformational coach. She is a wanderlust woman who travels the world training, speaking, and connecting leaders from a variety of sectors for sustainable impact in their field; an adventure-seeking wife that has enjoyed living on both coasts with her husband and countless joyful road trips; and a fierce momma of three who schedules dance parties and road-trips with her magical children. Amanda lives in passionate pursuit of service to others and for more than two decades has been traveling in planes, trains, automobiles, buses, boats—and even a gondola—while successfully navigating the board meetings of countless service organizations; the green rooms of local and national media outlets; the halls of Congress; the inner sanctums of Fortune 500 companies; the offices of international policy organizations and elected officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Romania, and Germany; the West Wing of the White House and the chambers of state legislatures; as well as the homes of philanthropists to deliver sustainable results imbued with love and legacy. Amanda has trained thousands and is recognized as a trailblazer in the fields of leadership, government, and community engagement having worked in every state in the US. She has undergone extensive training in the science of happiness, the proven strategies of high performance, and holistic lifestyle practices in which she roots her offerings through coaching, training, speaking, and event design. Amanda’s work has been profiled in a variety of outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and New York Post.

At Conscious Capitalism, Inc. Amanda is building on her twenty-five years in executive leadership where she bridged significant divides and created numerous alliances between the public and private sectors by connecting stakeholders from the arenas of business, investment, academia, government, community and media to unleash the potential of each individual in the ecosystem. Now she drives innovation and strategic alignment for Conscious Capitalism while directing the incubation of learning and development experiences that support business leaders in integrating and implementing conscious business principles through mastermind gatherings, on-site workshops, site visits, and online curriculum.

Amanda also leads engagement to support a diversified representation of business leaders in the growing global movement of Conscious Capitalists. Internally, she provides organization-wide coaching and serves as a member of the Conscious Capitalism, Inc. leadership team to support organizational development.

Based in the New York City metropolitan area, Amanda enjoys spending time in the great outdoors; adventuring with family and friends; running marathons; dancing whenever the mood strikes her; practicing yoga every damn day; drinking espresso, red wine & mezcal {not all at the same time}; reading voraciously; traveling to satisfy her wanderlust soul; and listening to classic rock while she is on the go.

Dev Patnaik


Dev Patnaik is the CEO of Jump, a strategy and innovation firm he co-founded in 1998. He is a trusted advisor on strategy and innovation to leaders at many of the world’s most admired companies. Dev is a frequent keynote speaker at major forums, and his writing has appeared in BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fast Company, and many others. He is the author of the book Wired to Care, named one of the best books of the year by both Fast Company and Business Week. Malcolm Gladwell called Wired to Care “just what we need for the lean years ahead.” His forthcoming book, Unleash, is a playbook for leaders trying to grow their businesses in times of extreme change.

When not at Jump, Dev is an adjunct professor at Stanford University, where he teaches a course called Needfinding. In the class, students draw upon methods from anthropology, design, and business strategy to discover insights about people and create new products and services.
Dev holds a B.S. in Product Design from Stanford University.

Tara-Nicholle Nelson


Tara-Nicholle Nelson is the Founder and CEO of Transformational Consumer Insights, Inc., a data, insight and strategy firm. TCI helps brands understand, reach, and engage Transformational Consumers: a hyper-growth segment of consumers that view all of life as a series of campaigns to change their behavior in order to live healthier, wealthier, wiser lives.

Formerly, Tara was the first and only VP, Marketing for MyFitnessPal, now part of Under Armour Connected Fitness. Over 160 million people worldwide use Under Armour Connected Fitness apps to get an around-the-clock view of their food and fitness activities.

In Tara’s first year on the job, MyFitnessPal grew from 45 million to 100 million users, drove a 22 percent increase in user engagement, and went from raising an $18 million Series A to the acquisition by Under Armour for $475 million.

Tara created the Transformational Consumer Insights framework in 2012, and has continued to develop it throughout a career of working with the biggest brands in consumer tech to reach and engage hundreds of millions of consumers by helping them make the difficult behavior changes they struggle with as they aspire to live healthier, wealthier, and wiser lives.

Tara’s exuberant belief that business can be a powerful, transformational force for humanity and her team’s deep expertise in predictive data science, neuropsychology, behavioral economics, content marketing, brand, and digital strategy powers TCI’s approach and offerings.

Tara has developed and executed integrated marketing, content, PR and social media strategies that achieved the traffic, brand, PR, niche marketing, business development and revenue objectives of behavior-focused digital companies like HGTV, Eventbrite, ING Direct, Chegg, Lookout Mobile Security, ModCloth, and real estate search engine Trulia.com.

Tara holds a Master’s degree in Psychology and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. Tara is the Board President of City Slicker Farms, a non-profit community farming and food security organization in West Oakland.

John Hope Bryant


John Hope Bryant is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE, Inc.; chairman and chief executive officer of Bryant Group Ventures, and co-founder of Global Dignity. His work has been recognized by the last five U.S. presidents, and he has served as an advisor to the last three sitting U.S. presidents. He is responsible for financial literacy becoming the policy of the U.S. federal government. In January 2016 Bryant became the only private American citizen to inspire the renaming of a building on the White House campus, when the U.S. Treasury Annex Building was renamed the Freedman’s Bank Building. The Freedman’s Bank legacy has become the narrative of the work of Operation HOPE—to help all people become fully integrated into our nation’s economy.

Thomas Eckschmidt


Thomas Eckschmidt is an engineer who holds an Executive MBA in finance from Business School São Paulo, Brazil. His corporate journey included work in twenty different countries before he launched a successful entrepreneurial career that includes ten business awards, four patents filed, and six books published.

A strong believer that business leaders and organizations can do well by doing good, Thomas has been promoting Conscious Capitalism since 2010. He launched a Conscious Capitalism chapter in Brazil and supported the launch of chapters in other countries. Thomas teaches Conscious Capitalism classes in major business schools and in Corporate Governance programs. He also runs workshops that teach the fundamentals of Conscious Capitalism.

Thomas is a Partner at Reframe Consulting, working as a trusted adviser to help organizations implement conscious practices. He cofounded a few conscious businesses along the way, and he also serves on the boards of several different companies.

Coauthor of “Fundamentos do Capitalismo Consciente (Brazil 2016) and Coauthor of Conscious Capitalism Field Guide (HBR 2018). International speaker has a TEDx Talk on conscious capitalism, presents in Portuguese, Spanish and English

Amanda Bogorad


Amanda truly believes that business can be a force for good in our communities. It is with that belief that she passionately leads the charge in the Midwest Region’s three chapters in Columbus, Indianapolis, and Kansas City. The best part about her job is working with the Advisory Boards and volunteers whose passion for Conscious Capitalism brings phenomenal speakers, events, and partners to the engaged participants of the Chapters she serves.

With a goal of “make the world a better place,” Amanda has spent the last thirteen years working for nonprofit organizations, governmental organizations, political campaigns, and higher education.

Amanda is passionate about hanging out with the menagerie she keeps at home: her husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 6 chickens. She loves being a part of the community and is currently involved in Seeds of Caring, a volunteer organization for kids 2-12 and serving on the PTF at school. At night you can find her teaching ShaktiRize, an empowering all women’s yoga/dance class.

Doug Levy

Doug Levy


Doug Levy’s passion is leading companies that change things. He is Founder and CEO of sharing economy start-up, TapGoods, and Cloud management leader, Technology Spa. He’s also co-author of Can’t Buy Me Like: How Authentic Customer Connections Drive Superior Results.

Doug’s start-up, TapGoods, enables people to rent what they need and return it when they’re done — savings lots of money and space — or earn some easy money by renting out what they’re not using. TapGoods helps its users get more use out of the goods that so often sit idle in garages, storage closets and attics.

Technology Spa supports its clients in fully leveraging the benefits of the private, public, and hybrid Cloud. We help clients plan for, move to, and operate in Cloud environments that maximize the potential of business systems for uptime, cost savings, and, perhaps most importantly, peace of mind – hence, our company name, Technology Spa.

Doug serves as co-Chairman of the Board of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., and chair of the organization’s annual CEO Summit.

Amanda Conley Ayers


Amanda Conley Ayers believes in human exceptionalism – the idea that ordinary people are capable of doing extraordinary good things. She sees business, particularly conscious business, as one of the most efficient vehicles for the expression of human exceptionalism. Amanda believes that Conscious Capitalism provides a framework that creates opportunities for ordinary people to access authentic happiness by utilizing their unique talents and experience, challenging themselves to be better than expected, working with people to create strong relationships, participating in a goal that is bigger and more important than themselves, enjoying the experience of hard work and competition, and experiencing the joy of accomplishing great things.

Amanda is a graduate of the very first Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied the science of well-being under the tutelage of Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman. Her work to date focuses on the impact of emotional skills, engagement, resilience, and leadership on individual, organizational, and community excellence. An editor of the Oxford University Press’s The Oxford Handbook of Happiness, Amanda possesses a comprehensive understanding of the psychology of happiness and its many applications. She has worked with organizations across the country to help empower individuals with the practical and emotional skills necessary to be flexible, creative, and active in their communities, so that they may achieve authentic happiness.

Amanda lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children. When she’s not enjoying time with her family, you will find her living out her childhood fantasy of being an actress, singer, dancer, and director of The Washington School Show – a local tradition of more than 70 years. She entertains herself with obscure DIY projects, attempting to write the next great American novel, and doing her part to re-build social capital by enticing her neighbors to participate in monthly bridge games with the promise of reasonably good wine and an assortment of unhealthy snacks.