TRAINING SOLUTIONS BY SUMMIT

Business and Nonprofit Training

 

In addition to providing consulting services to both businesses and not-for-profit organizations, Summit also provides a number of training opportunities delivered in a group setting for professionals and leaders who are interested in learning general information on selected topics. These trainings are available at set times and locations throughout the year, but specialized training opportunities can also be provided to groups upon request. Regardless of the format, location, or target audience, all training opportunities are structured to deliver valuable and relevant information to business owners.

 

 

Comprehensive Approach

Summit’s training solutions are designed around our unique capabilities model. This approach not only helps to ensure that professionals have the opportunity to learn about a broad range of concepts, but also helps to provide training that is integrated and communicated according to universal business goals. Since the training solutions mirror our consulting model, our approach also allows for all training courses to be focused on the most common challenges and opportunities that businesses and nonprofit organizations experience.

 

Up-to-date Information on Relevant Topics

Regulations, technology, and culture change quickly, and the business environment changes with it. Summit’s trainers are active business professionals that are committed to not only staying up-to-date with that information, but also have firsthand experience encountering and addressing those changes within businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Our training is focused on utilizing that experience to provide best practices for our clients to follow.

 

Qualified and Experienced Presenters

Training is most valuable when it is presented by someone who can relate to and understand the needs of the attendees. This is why Summit strives to provide presenters who have the ideal mix of academic training, real world business knowledge, and speaking experience. In addition, our curriculum is designed by team members with teaching and educational experience to ensure that we have translated the information into a format that is effective and engaging.

Debra Bradshaw

Debra Bradshaw

Debra Bradshaw served in the United States Marine Corps for 12 years, advancing quickly to Chief Warrant Officer. During her career as a Marine, she served as a payroll accountant, auditor and system administrator, as well as serving as an instructor at the Financial Management School.

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Allison Dyer

Allison Dyer

A native of North America, Allison brings a wealth of experience to Summit. She attended university at an undisclosed state institution in Johnson City, Tennessee, with the original dream of becoming a veterinarian specializing in the duck-billed platypus and the African emu. A tragic accident involving her beloved pet howling monkey...

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Curt Henry

Curt Henry

Curt Henry is a seasoned business executive with seven years general management experience and over 20 years in domestic and international marketing and sales. In 2000, Curt was chosen to lead the turnaround of a local manufacturing company with struggling product lines.

 

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Michelle Brashears

Michelle Brashears

A Kingsport native, Michelle brings nearly 20 years of experience to Summit. She began her career at a Big Four accounting firm as an auditor serving companies in many different industries, including healthcare, not-for-profit, education, government, trucking, manufacturing, retail, and others.

 

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Anita Fields

Anita Fields

Anita Fields works as a Staff Accountant for Summit and brings several years of Cost and General Accounting experience to the company.Anita has a B.A. of Economics and Business Administration from King College, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a concentration in Accounting.

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Scott McPhail

Scott McPhail

Scott comes to The Summit Companies after a long career in the restaurant and hospitality industry, where he served in various operational and supervisory management positions. His leadership and skills propelled his unit to a company “Restaurant of the Year”…

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John Dodge

John Dodge

John hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After working in factories to pay his way for college, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, and then studied industrial economics and earned a PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

 

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Eric Fields

Eric Fields

Eric brings many years of experience working with businesses and not-for-profit organizations to Summit. After working in cost accounting for a manufacturing company throughout college, Eric began his career after graduation in commercial risk management.

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William Teng

William Teng

William Teng received his MBA (1993) and Ph.D. (1998) in Business Administration from the University of Memphis. He also holds the designations of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Manager (CFM). William has more than 15 years of full-time teaching experience.

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