Roger North- North Group Consultants
Roger is Founder and President of North Group Consultants. In addition to his leadership responsibilities at North Group, he thrives on the consulting work he was “born to do.” His personal interests and skills lie in the areas of executive and team development, as well as organizational transition and growth. Roger holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Messiah College and is a graduate of Leadership Lancaster and the Excellence in Speaking Institute. His professional experience includes over 30 years in leadership and organizational development.
Jerry Murray- North Group Consultants
Jerry combines an operations and finance background with a strong belief in intentional living and its impact on organizational health. He began his career at Ernst & Young and has served at a publicly held technology company, and at privately-owned organizations in the engineering, construction and retail industries. At North Group, he enjoys engaging clients through organizational assessments and team building, one-on-one coaching, and providing advice to business owners regarding thoughtful business sales, mergers and acquisitions. Jerry serves on the Board of Love INC Lancaster and as a little league baseball coach for Manheim Recreation.
Joanne Ladley- North Group Consultants and Kitchen Kettle Village
After over thirty years of collaborating with her mother and two brothers to lead the development of Kitchen Kettle Village, Joanne has decided to make way for the third generation of family members. Kitchen Kettle started as a small retail store with a manufacturing kitchen and grew to become a community of over 35 shops, restaurants and lodging rooms that hosts almost a million people each year. Presently, as the owner of The Inn at Kitchen Kettle Village, Joanne manages to keep her fingers solidly in the business, while having the opportunity to work with North Group clients and partners and still having time to enjoy her children and grandchildren. Joanne currently serves on the Lancaster General Health and Penn Medicine Board of Trustees as chair of the Professional Affairs Committee and as Chair-Elect of Discover Lancaster.
Roger Garber- North Group Consultants
Roger Garber brings 25 years’ experience in his family agriculture business, now GFI Transport, where he learned leadership integrity from his father, then assumed business ownership along with his brother. Together they led the company, transforming it from an enterprise that raised animals and crops and manufactured feed to a thriving bulk transportation company, with storage facilities and a truck and trailer consignment auction joint venture. Drawn to a change of profession in 2012, Roger brings a relational focus to consulting, along with significant strengths in finance, IT, agriculture and family business dynamics
Craig Schloneger- North Group Consultants
Craig brings 20 years of experience as an executive in business, finance and nonprofit leadership. Most recently he was CEO of Ten Thousand Villages, the world’s largest fair trade retailer and recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Craig’s business experience also includes working as a CPA at Price Waterhouse and serving as President of Dutchman Hospitality, a family-owned group of restaurants, hotels and gift shops. Craig enjoys working with business owners and leadership teams and serves on the Board of Directors of Bridge of Hope National and as Chair of the Stewardship Commission at Neffsville Mennonite Church.
Kae Wagner- North Star Marketing
Kae is president and founder of North Star Marketing, Inc., as well as a professional speaker on marketing and branding issues. She is the author of numerous articles on marketing and business, including “The Power Principles of Marketing” and “The CEO’s Little Black Book on Branding.” In addition, Kae is the founder of Real People / Real Results, an Employee Engagement program based on Gallup’s Q12.
Scott Burky- E4 Strategic Consultancy
Scott is a results-driven leader who is passionate about the development of organizations and people. An expert problem-solver, Scott specializes in the strategic development of teams and processes. Scott is most at home facilitating conversations that reveal the core culture, capacity, and competencies of an organization. He believes that when these three elements are in alignment there is little a team cannot accomplish. Scott has a record of building and guiding high performing teams by evaluating, selecting, and implementing tools and processes to improve overall operational effectiveness. Scott has significant experience in the COO role, and he understands the operational aspects to managing change at an organization. Scott believes in giving back to the community and serves on the Penn State Health St. Joseph Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and the Reading Public Library Foundation Board of Directors. Scott volunteers for the United Way of Lancaster County and serves on the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and is Vice Chair of the Resource Development Committee. He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and completed his Masters of Business Administration at Elizabethtown College.
John Mikita – STR Resource & Associates
John has developed professionally through a 36-year career with Armstrong World Industries. He led global operations for 11 years as Senior Vice President of Operations and oversaw engineering, research and development, manufacturing, and quality assurance for Global Operations. Throughout his career, John has forged a global presence, leading improvements for seven plants in North America, six across Europe, and succeeding in the development of a new plant in Shanghai, China. As a consultant, he assists companies through process improvement, and prides himself on providing personal mentorship and professional advice for business leaders.