Navigating Through the Turbulence

During Disruptive and Monumental Times of Change


Dr. Gerald A. Turner


8:00am – 9:30 am


Zoom Meeting

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  • Understand the nature of the turbulence and disruptive forces in play
  • Evaluate the health of your business
  • Develop a recovery plan to best leverage resources
  • Review and re-invent your business model for the long haul
  • Execute: Set your compass and sextant for the journey ahead

We find ourselves today in the midst of an oceanic phenomenon most often referred to as a Perfect Storm, whereby a variety of unanticipated forces of considerable magnitude converge to unleash a torrent of devastating consequences on our suspecting society. Although we, as a nation may already be well past an economic recession cycle; we will likely not endure the trauma characterized by the Spanish flu of 1918, or even the likes of the Black Plague of the 14th century in which half of Europe would succumb to the deadliest viral infection in human history. We may not know what the future has in store for us or the toll that the Covid-19 pandemic will exact on our society and that of the greater global diaspora. We are, however, a nation of tremendous resolve, innovative spirit, and character that will once again herald a new era of technological and industrial fortitude that will be long remembered as one of the greatest socio-economic and cultural recoveries in U.S. history. Beset by COVID-19 and its magnificent power, transmissibility and the unbelievable characteristics of the Black Swan of yore and navigating a greatly contracted economy with horrendous social implications, we are survivors and blessed with the immense power, acumen and tools that would make Albert Einstein proud as we continue to invent our way through these turbulent times with “different thinking.” Our SND Town Hall panel of experts deeply immersed in the art-science of disaster preparedness, business recovery and continuity will help us reset our business compass and sextant as we successfully navigate the torrential waters of this Perfect Storm.

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Dr. Gerald A. Turner

Gerald Turner is Managing Partner of Dr. Gerald A. Turner & Associates, and an internationally recognized and certified consultant to executive management. He has advised executive leadership teams in over 80+ nations on 6 continents while creating, capturing, and delivering sustainable economic value solutions. He also helps businesses navigate the accelerating Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the Digital Transformation and helps municipalities plan and develop key Smart City processes and infrastructure. For 25 years he has also served on several executive advisory councils and committees to develop analytic models for emergency preparedness, disaster response & recovery and business continuity for natural disasters and infectious diseases including SARS, MERS. H1N1, Zika, Ebola and now COVID-19.

Jim Ratchford

Each business is unique, but the business issues are not.  This C19 disruption will create winners and losers — but that may be determined more by each business leader’s chosen response, rather than the disruption itself.  Jim Ratchford is Executive Director of Texas Consilium, an economic development organization for the State of Texas, focused on growing the Texas economy by helping Texas businesses improve their prosperity and achieve their true potential.  There is no bad time to be the strongest that you can be.

Jim Talerico

James J. Talerico, Jr. is a nationally recognized small to mid-sized (SMB) business expert located in the Dallas – Ft. Worth area, a Certified Management Consultant CMC (c) and the CEO and Founder of Greater Prairie Business Consulting, Inc.

With more than thirty- (30) years of diversified business experience, Jim has a solid track record and an A+ BBB rating helping thousands of business owners across the US tackle tough business problems and improve their organizational performance.

Doug Tobe

Doug is a senior business advisor and financial leader with the Tobe Group who works with startup and emerging-growth companies to dramatically increase realizable enterprise value by creating greater social good through innovative products and services and processes … Doug has a track record that includes generating value propositions and business models that deliver above-average results in collaboration with marketing, operations, and governance … Doug is a CPA with an MBA … Doug is also a student and an educator of accounting, finance, innovation and entrepreneurship, and strategy.