Mark Masters is an award winning creative force in three different forms of media/industries. Mark is often best known for creating “eight of the ten largest syndicated talk radio shows” in the United States. Marks syndication companies' revenues grew at a compound annual rate of 49% per year, each and every year, for 5 straight years in a row. This success was achieved through innovative approaches towards training, marketing, sales and optimizing the customer’s advertising experience. Mark also launched and syndicated the largest “all news” morning radio show in the United States, as well as successfully syndicating his friend, the late Alan Colmes’ radio show, for The Fox News Channel, nationwide, as well.
Mark credits in part, his success in syndication, to key specialty skill sets in the understanding of the powerful presentation of "mission critical" content in context, and utilizing an elegant, nuanced approach in creating programming that has maximum positive impact and recall, which contain key, "memorable moments" for maximum success and profitability. Mark has also built three national news-only operations in the last 30 years. These news operations include:
*The design and creation of an award winning print magazine in the late 80’s that was responsible for breaking the code to “desktop publishing” at that time, while also winning "best new national consumer magazine" in the United States (Ozzie award, bronze category)
*Building of the first “long form”, all news syndicated radio format in the United States (15 hours a day, at its height). Mark has also received multiple national writing awards for journalism as well as covering “Gulf War One” as a print journalist, at that time. Mark is also heavily involved in the "screen industries", and is managing partner in two television production companies, which specialize in acquiring intellectual property rights to unique properties. Through these companies he has both invested in, and with, many of the top individuals that played key roles in creating some of the largest grossing blockbuster movies of the last 25 years. With Mark's input, investment, and entrepreneurial spirit, there are now as many as six television series in progress (several in their second and third seasons). These TV programs range from scripted dramas to children's programming. Mark credits his broad abilities to have carefully navigated and successfully innovated through all of the above by utilizing the "best practices" and proprietary methods famously pioneered by Dr. W. Edwards Deming. Dr. Deming is credited as being the "Steve Jobs" of what the common consumer now takes for granted today as "quality" across most every product and service category that remain dominate today.
As Mark returns to the Washington DC area, he is excited about supporting KDM & Associates, LLC, a well-known business development, government affairs consulting and public relations team. According to Masters, “I am intrigued by the execution of the KDM Team’s core values, demonstration of their command of public policy, and relationship management skills”. “I have seen the firm effectively engage small businesses and helping to construct building blocks that is necessary to transform the culture of leadership at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The firm’s mission to empower underutilized rural and urban communities to create equitable opportunities for sustainable economic development, and real job creation has attracted my interest.”
As current CEO of Be Wealthy With Pamela and past President of the Ramos Group, LLC, Pamela provides wealth ambassador and management success consulting services to entrepreneurs. Pamela is mostly known for serving for almost 10 years as Executive Director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center – Mobile, AL, operated by the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and Federally funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce/MBDA. Pamela’s service with the Mobile MBDA Business Center began in 2006. Under her leadership, the team helped connect Diversity officers and financiers to Minority Businesses resulting in over $2 Billion in revenues and financing, supporting 1,500 jobs created and retained. Also, she helped companies achieve 2 of the 3 top business plan awards out of 80+ applicants Statewide. Pamela led the Center’s team to help the Chamber’s program achieve National honors such as Highest Procurement Award of 40+ Centers Nationally; Centurion Award for performance scores over 100%; the Regional Distinguished Center Award; and recognition for becoming an international business loan and political risk insurance originator for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. More recently, Pamela has helped companies pivot during the pandemic and deliver timely communications to target customers via on-air and digital online marketing. Although brand new to the digital industry, Pamela used her own Sales Success Plan and to achieve 250% of her 1stquarter sales goal. Another achievement amongst others includes helping a local Diversity program achieve a 100% Minority participation increase over its 35% goal in 2018. For over 25 years, Pamela has delivered training, consulting services, and ‘edutainment’, speaking to a wide variety of clients such as churches, schools, non-profits, Fortune 500 companies, Governments, and Small Businesses. Topics have included: award-winning performance, sales success, soft skills, strategic leadership, change management, wealthy solutions, green business & holistic sustainability. With an M.A. in Business Administration and a B.S. in Accounting, she brings a balanced blend of entrepreneurial skills such as financial, management, marketing, and strategic planning.
Mari Coefield is the founder of DM Consulting LLC. She is a former Senior Level Contract Specialist (Federal Government Contractor) who has over 12 years of experience in Federal Government Contracting. She has provided leadership to cross-functional teams on strategic guidance and problem resolutions for contractual matters such as developing RFP specifications. She has also worked closely with program offices and technical experts to develop solicitations, performance standards, evaluation criteria, and quality assurance plans. Over the course of her career, she has worked on various types of Professional Services and Supply/Product contracts some exceeding 600 million dollars in value. While working with Federal agencies Mari noticed that Small Minority Owned Businesses needed help with the Federal Government Contracting process.
DM Consulting LLC was founded to strategically help clients compete for Federal, and state and local contracts. Our company empowers and assists businesses through our Educational, Project and Program Management services for Government Contracting opportunities. We provide various training services to clients who are interested in navigating through the complicated Federal Government marketplace. Our company helps small to mid-sized businesses with many aspects of the government contracting process. We provide assistance by determining what types of contracts are best suited for our clients, then we create efficient individualized client action plans. This dictates how our services are designed, delivered, and measured. Our goal is always to create competitive strategic proposal responses for our clients during an (RFP) request for proposal process. We also think it is important for our clients to gain a functional understanding of the government contracting process. Additionally, we provide guidance and assistance with helping businesses get awarded contracts by actively working with our clients on (RFQ’s) request for quotes and IFB's (invitation for bids).
Jim Beddows is the CEO and Founder of TDP Data Systems accelerating research and innovation across Lab-to-Market ecosystems around the world to address the most pressing socio-economic pain points. He has over thirty years of intrepreneur leadership and as an innovation operator across various verticals and global 2000 corporations generating over $3 billion in new businesses and services.
Coni Rathbone is a remarkable negotiator and deal-maker. She focuses her deal-making skills in the areas of real estate, tenant-in-common (TIC) workouts, opportunity zones, corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and general business transactions. She leads Dunn Carney’s Opportunity Zone practice.
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