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simpson.rob.fwDr. Robert Simpson
Founder and President 

Rob has organized and led global business forums for the past 10 years. He has traveled extensively to more than 35 countries and currently leads the Czech Republic & Israel Bglobal Studies Experiences.

Contact Rob at: rsimpson@globalblc.org

skot-welchMr. Skot Welch
Executive Director, Board of Trustees

Skot is Founder/Managing Partner of Global Bridge Builders, a results focused organization comprised of a team of individuals with extensive experience in the development and implementation of sustainable, process-focused cultural competency inclusion initiatives. Skot currently leads the Bglobal Studies Experience to South Africa.

Contact Skot at: skot@globalbridgebuilders.com

sandra2.fwDr. Sandra Upton
Corporate Engagement Coordinator

Sandra is the Dean of Business for Cornerstone University’s PGS program. She leads the Czech Republic trip and implements CQ Development before participants depart on the journey with Bglobal Studies, allowing students to take the only academically validated CQ Assessment, giving them an understanding of their level of CQ.

Contact Sandra at: sandra.upton@cornerstone.edu

jim..fwDr. Jim Mannoia
Board of Trustees

Jim serves as the Managing Consultant for the Medes American University, a Christian university startup in Iraq. Jim’s background includes leading student groups abroad as well as living and working in higher education in South America, Europe, Africa, and the U.S. for 38 years and leads the South Africa experience.

Contact Jim at: jim.mannoia@gmail.com

mcfarlane.scott..fwMr. Scott McFarlane
Board of Trustees

Scott is the Managing Director for Compass Global and serves customers and partners in North America, Europe, and Asia. Scott also served as the Asia Pacific Program Manager and ultimately as the Global Account Executive of Trax Technologies, serving a Fortune 100 customer. Scott leads the China and India Bglobal Studies Experiences.

Contact Scott at: scott@compassglobalconsulting.com

simpson.claudia.fwMrs. Claudia Simpson
Global Logistics Coordinator

Claudia works close with our oversea contacts to coordinate the logistics for the Bglobal Studies experiences. She has been on over 20 Bglobal Studies immersion experiences and has visited over 30 countries in her travels.

Contact Claudia at: csimpson@globalblc.org