On Thursday, December 12th, 2019, we had our end-of-year wrap up. It was hosted at Daimler HQ in Swan Island. In accordance with the theme of trailblazing success, both panelists shared powerful stories about how they were shaped into influential leaders. These two speakers, although in very different industries, share the drive and passion to lead.
Libra Forde is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Self Enhancement Inc., the second largest minority agency in Oregon. SEI provides culturally specific services for underrepresented youth and families in the Portland metro area. Libra’s education leadership experience spans over 18 years, including leading the grassroots movement in 2007 for the first hybrid K-12 charter school in Hawaii which is now the largest charter in Hawaii. As a former pro-athlete and business owner, Libra champions elite personal behavior. She uses her education and experiences to cultivate effective goal setting that is manageable and sustainable.
Tracy Mack-Askew has made a name for herself at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), a $15B heavy duty, class 6-8 OEM truck and tractor manufacturer. She was first hired as the Vice President of Engineering of the Thomas Built Buses (TBB) OEM subsidiary of DTNA where she established the strategic mission, vision, and engineering culture of the organization. Under her leadership, she introduced a suite of safety technologies into the TBB product that became a significant enabler in driving increased sales for the business. Her success in this role led to her becoming Managing Director of HD Vocational Platform Development, where she oversees and promotes excellence across the full vocational segment.