Leadership Conference 2013 - Panel Discussion #1: Minding the Message
NORVAL REECE is President of Reece Communication, founded in 1988 to develop cable television in the USSR and Eastern Europe, Founding Chair and CEO of Polska Telewizja Kablowa, the largest cable TV company in Poland, and Chairman Emeritus of Kane Reece Associates, a global appraisal and consulting firm for media and financial companies. He served on White House Conferences on Small Business, Economic Development, and Business Opportunities in Eastern Europe under Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush. He is the former Secretary of Commerce in Pennsylvania and was a candidate for the US Senate in the PA Democratic Primary. He is a member of Newtown Friends Meeting (PA), where he has served as Meeting Clerk, Financial Oversight Clerk, and on the Newtown Friends School Committee. BARRY CROSSNO is the General Secretary of Friends General Conference (FGC). Barry brings to FGC a focus on making the Quaker way more visible and accessible for seekers. Before arriving in Philadelphia, he was a marketing director and professional fundraiser. Barry holds degrees from the University of Dallas and Southern Methodist University. BETTY TONSING has extensive experience in international development, education, nonprofit executive management and high end fund raising. She has lived and worked overseas for over 13 years, in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. She has worked with the United Nations, USAID, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, and Catholic Relief Services. Betty has also been a Fulbright Scholar in Lebanon and Senior Fulbright Specialist in Kyrgyzstan. She has been invited to Rhodes University in South Africa as a Senior Fulbright Specialist to present a series of programs comparing US segregation with South Africa’s apartheid period. She has written extensively, including a published study by Mellen Press on Quakers in South Africa: a Social Witness Against Apartheid. Betty is currently the General Secretary of Right Sharing of World Resources. CHRISTINA REPOLEY is the founding Executive Director of Quaker Voluntary Service, a new year of service program for young adults in the Quaker tradition with programs in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Portland. She is a member of the Atlanta Friends Meeting (Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association). She has served on staff of the American Friends Service Committee and has worked professionally for several faith-based nonprofit organizations. She is a graduate of Guilford College and received her Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University where she was a Woodruff Fellow.