Secret Millionaires Club Launch Event : October 20, 2011
Samuel Casey Carter, SVP Global Corporate Social Responsibility for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Executive Director of the HMH Foundation
Samuel Casey Carter is SVP Global Corporate Social Responsibility for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Executive Director of the HMH Foundation. HMH is a leading global education company committed to addressing education's dynamic challenges through individualized content, innovative technology and a holistic approach that inspires achievement and a lifelong love of learning. Carter is also the author of On Purpose: How Great School Cultures Form Strong Character published by Corwin Press/SAGE International and No Excuses: Lessons from 21 High-Performing, High Poverty Schools. Previously he was the president of National Heritage Academies, a charter school management company that operates 67 schools in eight states where he oversaw corporate strategy, communications, and the implementation of the company’s educational program. His articles, essays, and columns have appeared in more than 180 newspapers and magazines.
Andy Heyward, Co-Founder and CEO of A Squared Entertainment
Andy Heyward is the co-founder and CEO of A Squared Entertainment (A2), a
full-service brand entertainment company that creates, develops, produces, programs, markets, merchandises and distributes content across all channels: online, offline, on-air and at retail.
As the former Chairman and CEO of DIC Entertainment, a publicly listed company which he founded and ran for 25 years, Heyward has produced over 5,000 episodes of award winning children’s television including “Inspector Gadget,” “Real Ghostbusters,” “Madeline,” “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “Sonic the Hedgehog,” “Super Mario Brothers,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “Hello Kitty,” “Strawberry Shortcake,” “Care Bears,” “Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego,” and “G.I. Joe,” among others.
Heyward has received numerous industry distinctions for his work including Emmy, Humanitas and EMA Awards. He is a recipient of the Kidscreen Hall of Fame, the Cartoons on the Bay Studio of the Year and UCLA Alumni of the Year Award.
Heyward sits on numerous industry, and community boards including the Paley Center, the National Center for Missing and Abused Children and the Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
Ken Chaplin, Senior Vice President of Experian Consumer Direct
Ken Chaplin is senior vice president, marketing of Experian Consumer Direct (ECD), the leading provider of online consumer credit reports, credit scores, credit monitoring, other credit-related information, and protection products. He is responsible for communications and marketing operations.
Ken Chaplin joins ECD after serving as the global vice president of marketing of Crocs, Inc. While at Crocs, Chaplin led the global revitalization of the brand, overseeing the “Feel the Love” marketing campaign that spanned television, print, out-of-home, point-of-sale, social media, digital and public relations.
Prior to joining Crocs in 2007, Chaplin served as vice president and general manager of Disney Consumer Products for Greater China. Based in Shanghai, Chaplin opened and staffed the Disney Consumer Products Shanghai Office, as well as oversaw sales and marketing of Asia Pacific Consumer Products. Primary responsibilities included developing Disney’s key accounts and establishing the brand.
During his tenure at Disney, Chaplin also served as vice president and managing director for Disney Consumer Products Australasia. Chaplin also spent two years in Japan where he successfully led the Hardlines team and directed the adaptation of Disney’s global strategies.
Ken is a Colorado native and graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Shannon Dick, Vice President of Evaluation, Research, and Innovation, Junior Achievement USA™
Shannon Dick, MSSW, is the Vice President of Evaluation, Research, and Innovation for Junior Achievement USA. Shannon is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all of Junior Achievement USA’s research and evaluation activities.
Shannon’s professional career also includes previous assignments with the University of Louisville (Researcher/Instructor), Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana (Evaluation Consultant/Director of Quality Assurance), and the Marshall County Board of Education (School Social Worker). She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Louisville in 2004. Currently, Shannon is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Evaluator’s Association (AEA), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).
Shannon resides in Salt Lake City, UT, and is completing the requirements for her Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership at Pepperdine University. Her dissertation focus is identifying school factors that lead to increased graduation rates among school districts in high-poverty urban centers.
Norm Goldstein, CEO & Founder, By Kids For Kids Co. (BKFK)
Norman is an entrepreneur with a strong background in licensing, fashion, direct marketing, and internet concept development industries. As EVP Licensing and Business Development at Walker Digital (Walker Digital launched Priceline.com), Norman managed a large patent portfolio of inventions and business process patents. Norman is a named inventor on 6 US patents.
As President and CEO of Univex Licensing Group, Mr. Goldstein pioneered, developed and managed a joint venture with The Sharper Image Corp. to create 16 licenses of their brand in many categories. Mr. Goldstein was the founder and CEO of Margin Equities Inc. a manufacturing and importer of specialty and promotional products for large corporate accounts such as Disney, American Express, IBM, Merck, and M&M Mars. Mr. Goldstein was President of Peter Max Licensing Inc. where he generated 12 licensing agreements for the Pop Culture Artist in addition to opening a new gallery. Mr. Goldstein is a New York State Mediator and Arbitrator, a Board Member of Positive Directions charity, serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Bridgeport School of Engineering, the National Parents Board of Syracuse University, the Board of Visitors of the School of Informational Studies at Syracuse University, Syracuse Campus Community Entrepreneurship Initiative (Enitiative) National Advisory Board, Target's Reading Advisory Group and Amazing Kids Board of Directors. Norm is also a Mentor/Coach to business entrepreneurs.
Mr. Goldstein launched By Kids For Kids Co., a company dedicated to inspiring, motivating and stimulating children to use their creativity and imagination. He has been recognized by Congress with the 2005 ET3 TEC Championship Congressional award. He was also named a “2006 Purpose Prize Fellow” - recognizing him as a leader in the movement to invent new ways to solve Society’s toughest problems. In 2007, CNN chose Mr. Goldstein as one of the Ten National Innovators changing lives in America. He is also an elected Board member and Treasurer of the United Inventors Association (UIA).