Ronald A. Whitham has worked for more than 25 years in the financial services industry. Mr. Whitham began his career as a Securities and Futures Broker at William G. Manning, Co. in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986. While with the firm, Mr. Whitham was responsible for a great deal of client acquisition and growth. After bidding on the coverage for the Massachusetts Lottery, he expanded the brokerage's business in that area, eventually acquiring 12 additional single and multiple state lotteries. Ronald A. Whitham also expanded the Institutional Futures Brokerage division, growing it from the ground up until it achieved $3 million in annual profits. In this role, Mr. Whitham began studying technical analysis, eventually becoming the firm’s Technical Analyst monitoring in-house trading. After seven years with William G. Manning, Ronald A. Whitham left to establish RAW, Inc./Alaric Corporation in Weymouth, Massachusetts. As the company’s President, Mr. Whitham served a wide range of international and U.S.-based money managers. As the exclusive interbank broker for the currency overlay manager, Mr. Whitham grew his business from $10 million to $500 million in notional value per month. Since 2003, Ronald A. Whitham has worked as a day trader, deriving 100 percent of his income from his success in trading on the world's markets. Over the eight years he has worked as a day trader, Mr. Whitham has seen a return of greater than 30 percent. In his spare time, Mr. Whitham dedicates himself to promoting girls’ athletics around Weymouth. From 2000 to 2009, he served as the President of the Board of Directors of Weymouth Girls Basketball, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization overseeing a 500-participant league of girls' basketball teams. From 2004 to 2009, he also served as the Vice President of the South Shore Girls Basketball League, a similar organization serving 1,000 players in the South Shore area. Since 1995, Ronald A. Whitham has coached several youth sports teams, including Notre Dame Academy Girls Basketball and a number of other youth teams, including soccer, softball, and basketball.
A Registered Dietitian and marketing manager, Lea Shappee now adds Sponsorship Chair to her list of credentials. With a degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Master of Business Administration, Lea Shappee belongs to half a dozen professional dietetic organizations. Working on the Executive Committee for the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, Lea Shappee is responsible for locating contributors to fund the organization's functions. Two of her most recent partnerships have netted $10,000 for a leadership retreat and $2,500 to be applied to the company database. Lea Shappee also was employed by Tampa General Hospital as the Director of Community Development. There she was responsible for the tactical implementation of the hospital's outreach program and for identification and appreciation of outstanding community supporters. Furthermore, Lea Shappee employed the assistance of hospital physicians to design educational curricula. Also responsible for events, Lea Shappee organized a celebration for the hospital's 75th anniversary and a Women's Health Symposium. Tampa General Hospital honored Shappee's efforts, presenting her the Managerial Recognition Award in 2003. Prior to her work in the community, Lea Shappee spent considerable time in sales with Mead Johnson Nutritionals. Working for the company for 11 years, Lea Shappee led the sales team as Territory Sales Manager after a promotion from Senior Medical Sales Representative. Lea Shappee also developed business relationships with medical doctors to design and produce medical products, negotiating contracts and pricing. While launching 14 products during her tenure and repeatedly placing in the top 10 percent in district and regional sales, Lea Shappee received a multitude of sales awards. In just over one decade, Shappee was promoted three times. Lea Shappee is affiliated with several dietetic associations on regional, statewide, and national levels and has performed community service on behalf of the American Heart Association.
Morris Kalichman attended The City University of New York’s Baruch College, where he studied business administration and earned his Bachelor’s degree. After he graduated, Morris Kalichman enrolled in one of the biggest private universities in the United States, Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York, where he earned his Master’s in Public Administration. Putting his solid education to good use, Morris Kalichman joined a real estate company, where he remains today as President. Morris Kalichman oversees the daily operations of a corporate and residential property that offers luxury one- and two-bedroom apartments featuring spacious layouts, wall-to-wall carpet, modern eat-in kitchens, and an abundance of closet space. In addition, some units boast dens and balconies. As President, Morris Kalichman takes part in every facet of running the property, including collecting rent, arranging for maintenance, obtaining credit reports, and managing employee payroll duties. Licensed as a real estate practitioner by the New York Department of State Division of Licensing Services, Morris Kalichman brings both experience and professional certification to his position. He takes pride in his property, which features amenities including a health and fitness center, concierge services, a jogging trail through lovely landscaping, ample parking, and a maintenance team that stays available for residents 24/7. Morris Kalichman also acts as a developer and currently strives to prepare raw land for construction of a large housing project, obtaining the necessary building permits and installing access roads, landscaping, and utilities. Morris Kalichman belongs to a number of professional organizations, which helps him keep current in his field. In addition, he donates generously to several charities. Morris Kalichman also participates in the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, which helps local businesses realize their potential and contribute to the economic and civic development of the Rensselaer Gateway communities.
Southwestern Company college student dealers buy educational texts from the Company at wholesale prices and sell the products at retail door-to-door during the Southwestern Internship. Working as independent contractors over the duration of the Southwestern Internship, thousands of students have participated in Southwestern Company’s program the past 140 years. Student dealers do not have to buy materials up front. They can sell samples from Southwestern Company to customers while ordering new products they then deliver at the end of the summer Southwestern Internship. Student dealers’ success during Southwestern Company’s Southwestern Internship depends on how well they prepare during training, how hard they work independently during the day, and how well they listen to others who have earned success. The most successful students in Southwestern Company’s internship program make 30 or more sales presentations daily. Students do not need previous experience in sales. Southwestern Company cautions that the Southwestern Internship is not for everyone. The Southwestern Internship is designed for students who want growth and challenge. Students often work 12 hours a day, six days each week, and Southwestern Company does not guarantee income. In 2008, the average North American first-year student working in Southwestern Company’s Southwestern Internship all summer earned more than $8,000. A second-year North American student earned an average profit of $14,500, a third-year student made an average $19,700, and students in their fourth year or beyond made an average $26,700 that year during the Southwestern Internship. Southwestern Company does not charge for the 80-plus hours of training it provides students preparing for the Southwestern Internship. Students should bring money for the trip to Southwestern Company Sales School in Nashville, Tennessee, and their expenses for the week, such as food, gas, and lodging. Lodging is subsidized so that students only pay as much as $100 while Southwestern Company covers the rest during the Southwestern Internship.
Feliciano Serrano, MD
serves as President and Medical Doctor at the Serrano Kidney and Vascular Access Center
in Huntington Park, California. A graduate of the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Feliciano Serrano, MD has undertaken numerous courses of work and years of study to specialize in kidney and vascular health. After completing his residency in internal medicine at the White Memorial Medical Center for example, Feliciano Serrano, MD entered into two research fellowships at the University of Vermont College of Medicine: one focused on thrombosis in kidney disease, the other on nephrology and hypertension. After completing those fellowships Feliciano Serrano, MD undertook yet another, this time the fellowship focused on interventional nephrology and vascular procedures at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. As early as 1992, Feliciano Serrano, MD was also gaining work experience that would aid him as a doctor. Feliciano Serrano’s experience includes teaching biology and mathematics at Compton Avenue Elementary School, and performing cell cultures and molecular biology procedures as a laboratory technician at California Hospital Medical Center. Feliciano Serrano, MD
also coordinated transplant patients at the American Red Cross, evaluated and stabilized emergency department patients at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, and treated emergency room patients at Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.rnrnrnrnCarl T. Hayden VA Medical Center posted at azmec.med.arizona.edu
rnrnA diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine
and member of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology, Feliciano Serrano, MD has not only worked with patients, but also contributed to research in his field through presentations and published studies. In 2009, Feliciano Serrano, MD was mentioned in the Guide to America’s Top Physicians, another moment of recognition for a health professional who is dedicated to improving wellness in his community.
As CEO of the leading Turkish manufacturer and design house Karaca, Demir Karaca oversees general operation of factory and sales. In this capacity, he has guided the firm to multiple Turkish Trade Organization textile awards. Earning a degree in Textile Management from the Istanbul Teknik Universitesi in 2000, Mr. Karaca took the helm of a company with a history of textile knitting experience dating to 1700. Growing into one of Turkey's leading textile companies throughout the mid-20th century, Karaca had achieved trademark status by 1910. rnrnA decade later, Demir Karaca's company broke trade barriers as the first Turkish textile firm to export abroad under its own trademark. By 1935, Karaca products were available in 85 countries spanning the globe. Demir Karaca maintains operations at a dedicated 60,000-square meter production facility that features modern equipment and 100 percent Italian thread. Mr. Karaca's factory produces a diverse selection of fashions utilizing in-house design and textile selection principles. rnrnThe Karaca clothing line is designed to appeal to fashion conscious throughout Turkey and Europe, and features trend-setting men's and women's collections. At the heart of Demir Karaca's enterprise is a passion for unsurpassed quality, with jackets and pants knit of 100-percent pure thread. Demir Karaca's firm has maintained a network of retail stores and outlets throughout Turkey since the 1930s, expanding to 3000 locations nationwide. rnrnMr. Karaca maintains close affiliation with other branches of the Karaca corporate family, including Karaca Holding, Karaca Nakliyat (transportation), and Karaca İnşaat (Construction). Currently residing in Istanbul, Demir Karaca enjoys football, volleyball, softball, and basketball in his free time.rn