Corporate Listening

Kenneth U. Chukwuba

Director (Corporate Listening)

Dr. Kenneth U. Chukwuba has been with Southwest Minnesota State University since 2016, where he serves as Associate Professor (tenured) in the Business, Innovation, and Strategy Department. He received his Ph.D. in Management with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University in Minnesota, M.B.A. from Webster University Missouri, and B.S. from Columbia College Missouri. Dr. Chukwuba […]

Sarah Jane Blithe

Director (Organisational Listening)

Dr. Sarah Jane Blithe is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is an expert in organizational communication and specializes in gender, work-life balance, policy inequalities, and management learning. Dr. Blithe is the author of Gender Equality and Work-Life Balance: Glass handcuffs and working men in the U.S. and […]

Kenneth Youngstein

Director (Healthcare Listening)

Mr. Kenneth P. Youngstein is the CEO, BIOCOM Ltd HQ Zurich, Switzerland is an agency specialized in the design and production of educational programs and marketing communications for the healthcare field. Founded in New York City in 1978, BIOCOM has been headquartered in Zurich since January 1992 and incorporated in Switzerland in 1999. Kenneth has […]

Gabriella Hurtado


Gabriella Hurtado is a Quad Cities native Gabriella completed her Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in March 2018 and graduated from Moline High School and attended Augustana College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2009.  After interning with the Rock Island-Milan School […]

Anna Pietraszek


Anna Pietraszek is a full-time faculty in the Department of Marketing and Logistics at Florida International University in Miami, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses being the combination of marketing concepts, social media strategies, effective listening tactics, market segmentation, effective sales skills combined with the professional development and personal brand image necessary for students to […]

Jonathan Westover


Dr. Jonathan H. Westover, Ph.D., MPA, SFHEA, Acad. FCIPD is an Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business, Director of Academic Service Learning (Office of Engaged Learning, Center for Social Impact), and previously the Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics. He is also serves on […]

Douglas Cumming

Director (Judicial Listening)

Distinguished Prof. Douglas Cumming, J.D., Ph.D., CFA, is a world renowned personality and newly appointed DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the College of Business, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Previously, Douglas was a Professor and the Ontario Research at the Schulich School of Business, York University, in Toronto, Canada from 2007-2018.  […]

Kyujin Shim



Karen A Schriver


Dr. Karen Schriver is a passionate advocate for people-centered communications—a field in which listening is central. Schriver received her doctoral degree in Rhetoric and Document Design from Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA, USA). Her thesis, “Teaching writers to anticipate readers’ needs: Empirically-based instruction,” focused on teaching professional writers to listen to the feedback of their […]

Rui Paulo Martins Silva


Rui Paulo Martins Silva is Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Director at Dianova Portugal since 2003 overseeing and executing the reputation management and integrated communication strategy, including the European affairs with the United Nations and coordination of European campaigns for Portugal at the European Commission and European Parliament since 2009; International Communication Coordinator and Ambassador […]