Gary G. Schoeniger is an emerging thought leader in the field of entrepreneurship education. He is the co-founder and CEO of The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI), an organization dedicated to providing interactive real-world entrepreneurship education programs for individuals and organizations worldwide. Their clients include the Cisco Entrepreneur Initiative and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City. Schoeniger lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
Clifton L. Taulbert, a recognized thought leader on the power of community, is renowned for his ability to glean timeless lessons from the place of his birth, the Mississippi Delta. His first book, "Once upon a Time When We Were Colored" has been embraced globally as has his book, "Eight Habits of the Heart". Taulbert’s "Last Train North" was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and received the Doublday New Author of the Year award and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award for non-fiction. Taulbert lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife Barbara.