In this episode of Avenicast, Scott sits down with our very own CFO of Avenica, Angie Swatfager to talk careers, goals, and motivations. Angie is a values-based financial and operational executive with expertise in innovative and high-growth organizations and was named CFO of the Year by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in 2018.
Avenicast | Episode 18: Spotlight on Corey Welch of Aflac
In this episode of Avenicast, Scott sits down with Corey Welch, Appeals Director and Disability Product Lead at Aflac. He is an experienced leader with 35 years of claims expertise but what many people might not know is that when Corey graduated from college with a degree in Marketing, he had his sights set on becoming a writer. Listen now to learn about how his career journey led him to a job he loves, even if it wasn’t in the original plan.
Avenicast | Episode 17: Spotlight on Ari Vafaei of T-Mobile
Scott sits down with Ari Vafaei, Sr. Manager, Military & Diversity Recruiting and Sourcing at T-Mobile. As a knowledgeable leader with over 10 years of professional experience in sourcing and full life cycle recruiting, Ari shares his incredible life story and the impact it had on his career.
Avenicast | Episode 16: Spotlight on Amber Rainge and Tamara Reed of Triad Bank
In this episode of Avenicast, Scott interviews Amber Rainge and Tamara Reed of Triad Bank. Amber’s unexpected career journey led her to become Assistant Vice President of Triad Bank where she manages the lobby of their recently opened second location in Creve Coeur. Tamara has been in the Banking industry for over 20 years and is the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Treasury Management for Triad.
Avenicast | Episode 15: Noelle London of Illoominus
From Peace Corps volunteer to CEO & Founder of Illoominus; Noelle London shares her inspiring story and important lessons learned along the way. Her entrepreneurial journey started from a young age with a jewelry business and ever since she worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua for 2.5 years with female founders, she was hooked.
Over the years, she’s been immersed in and helped entrepreneurs grow their companies in roles across startups, public sector, corporate, academic, and nonprofits. Noelle is the CEO and Founder of Illoominus which helps companies proactively manage their diversity commitments and retain and grow diverse employees into leadership positions.
Avenicast | Episode 14: Stephen Baier of Sapper Consulting, LLC
In this episode of Avenicast, Scott sits down with Stephen Baier, Vice President of Demand Generation at Sapper Consulting, to talk about his current role, what it means to be hyper-competitive, and the best advice he’s received in his career.
Stephen is a dynamic business strategy and development professional with more than a decade of experience building innovative strategies to achieve aggressive goals, deliver sustainable financial results, and help organizations accomplish their vision.
Avenicast | Episode 13: Stacy McMurray of Bi-State Development
In this episode of Avenicast, Scott speaks with Stacy McMurray, a dynamic professional with more than 20 years of leadership, talent management, and diversity, equity, and inclusion experience. In her current role, Stacy is the Director of Culture and Change Management for Bi-State Development (BSD) in St. Louis, MO.
Avenicast | Episode 12: Spotlight on Lewis McKinney of A Caring Plus
From professional basketball player, to sales, to non-profit founder, Lewis McKinney has done it all.
In this episode of Avenicast, Scott Dettman chats with Lewis about career transitions, his experience growing up being one of 12 children, and how his competitive nature has guided his career path resulting in the founding of A Caring Plus, a non-profit focused on enhancing the quality of life for seniors.
Avenicast | Episode 11: Spotlight on Michael Cleveland of Brown & Brown Absence Services Group
Join Scott Dettman (CEO, Avenica) as he chats with Michael Cleveland about how he discovered the world of insurance, the learned lessons of his early career journey, and how it led him to be the President, Advisory Services of Brown & Brown Absence Services Group.
Avenicast | Episode 10: Spotlight on Dan Feller of Rocket55
On this episode of Avenicast: The First Job Podcast, Scott chats Dan Feller, Director of Account Management of Rocket55, who Avenica actually matched with his first professional role many years ago. Listen to hear about Dan’s incredible career journey!