Meet Our Facilitators

Our Executive Exchange and Leader Exchange programs are professionally facilitated by some of the region’s most successful business professionals and customized to meet the individual needs of the members in each group.

Executive Exchange Facilitators

MICHAEL CARDUS has a focused expertise on leadership, organizational development and team building, working with a variety of businesses, teams and individuals. Michael is frequently asked to create pragmatic solutions to address the development of high performance teams, retention of talent, innovation of product and profit streams, interpersonal and intergroup conflict, coaching of leaders, and development of systems to drive positive behaviors. Working primarily with teams and management within these organizations, his role has been to coach, counsel, facilitate and conduct focused group work.

ANNE MORETTI, a former Executive, possesses over 20 years of senior management and consulting experience in organization and leadership development. In collaboration with the University at Buffalo, she led leadership development and change management programs in Hungary, Russia, and Bosnia, including the Ministry of Health, in Sarajevo post-war. Anne possesses nationally-recognized certifications in leadership and organizational assessments, change management,coaching and development, facilitation, training, strategy and other OD processes. Anne is President of Moretti Consulting, LLC based in Buffalo, NY.

JESSICA J. SCHIMERT, MBA, MS is a skilled business trainer, facilitator, coach and speaker. Jessica currently is a business consultant for Performance Management Partners. She creates interactive workshops for organizations, to help enhance employee’s emotional intelligence and “people” skills. Jessica has worked with a wide variety of organizations. She has also served as adjunct faculty member at Canisius College for the past seven years. She moderated the advisory group coaching programs at the Women’s Business Center and served as a trainer for the Center for Professional Development.

Leader Exchange Facilitators

PAMELA SZALAY is a consultant, trainer and coach specializing in Creative Problem Solving, Team Building, Leadership Development and Innovative Culture. In the last ten years, she has worked with international manufacturing companies, universities, schools, not-for profit institutions and small local firms, while also contributing to national blogs such as the Association for Talent Development and Develop Intelligence. Pamela holds a Master of Science degree in Creativity and Change Leadership from SUNY Buffalo State and is certified to deliver FourSight: The Breakthrough-Thinking Profile.

SESHA YALAMANCHILI leverages her extensive background in sales, marketing, operations, and innovation to influence organizations of every size and scope. Specializing in building team effectiveness, developing leaders, and professional coaching, she has an inherent ability to comprehend the many challenges that organizations face. Passionate about empowering others with the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to make an immediate impact, she works with business professionals to sustain long-term results. Sesha is a Certified Everything DiSC® facilitator and completed the CaaP Institute Positive Psychology Coaching Intensive.

Sales Leader Exchange Facilitator

TONY WATSON is a Certified Sales Leader and licensed Sales Xceleration Advisor with more than 25 years of experience driving business growth through aggressive sales initiatives. He is the president of WNY Sales Solutions LLC, an organization focused on building sales organizations that maximize revenue and profits. He expertise in developing and building sales channels and new customer networks while aggressively penetrating new markets. He is also thoroughly adept in all aspects of the sales cycle and is highly skilled in developing and presenting customized, winning proposals. Tony’s expertise also includes building and managing inside/outside sales and sales support.