Houston Business Cabinet | Marriott West Loop |1750 West Loop South @ San Felipe
 January 5	No Speaker	 12	No Speaker	 19	No Speaker 26	Saunders & Van Der Pohl	  February	 2	Ted Talks	 9	Froggy Dang	 16	No Speaker 23	No Speaker  March	 2	No Speaker 9	No Speaker 16	Juanita Jackson 23	Jerry Daniels 30 	Porscha Jackson  April 6	Mark Allen 13	Jesse Post 20	 27		  May 4	Linda M. Rhodes 11	 18	 25		  June 1	 8	 15	 22	 29	 July 6	 13	 20	 27	  August 3	 10		 17	 24 31		  September 7	No Meeting - Labor Day	 14	 21 28			  October 5	 12		 19 		 26	  November 2		 9	 16		 23	 30		  December 7		 14		 21	 28	No Meeting Until 2022  * Check the schedule regularly because speaking dates have been known to change…  Please make Nadia Troutenko aware of any speakers that you have come across that you would like to suggest as guests for our meeting.  HBC 2021 Speaker Schedule
Our Speaker on May 11, 2021 Linda M. Rhodes Executive Director The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency Linda M. Rhodes brings more than 35 years of volunteer and staff management experience to her role as Executive Director at The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency. Rhodes joined The Women’s Fund in 2014 and under her leadership, the organization has exponentially grown its community outreach footprint, annual revenues and number of staff employed. With Rhodes’ passion and dedication to educating girls and women in the Houston area, The Women’s Fund serves close to 12,000 women and adolescent girls and distributes 9,913 publications each year. Using her strength in bringing individuals and teams together, Rhodes has been able to collaborate with community partners to provide The Women’s Fund programing and resources free of charge to the communities with limited access to health information. As a dynamic leader, Rhodes has extensive experience in negotiations, strategic planning, event coordination, management, marketing and promotion, fundraising strategies and recruiting and cultivating volunteer leadership. Rhodes has held several leadership positions for nonprofits including Vice President of Corporate Development for the American Heart Association where she managed and grew the Houston Heart Ball revenue by 51 percent from 2009 to 2011 landing the no. 3 position nationally for both overall revenue and special appeal revenue in 2011. From 1995 to 2008, Rhodes held local, state and national positions at the March of Dimes. As the State Director of March for Babies, their largest fundraising event, Rhodes was responsible for prospecting, creating and selling state-level and multi-market sponsorships, managing, developing and implementing fundraising strategies with 20 Statewide teams, developing and writing strategic plans and budgets and development and training of division staff in 18 field offices. Under her leadership, the Texas Chapter revenue grew from $8.8 million in 2003 to $12.3 million in 2007 representing a 39.7 percent increase. Prior to joining March of Dimes, Rhodes held various positions as a buyer, manager and in marketing as an independent bookseller for both local retailers and wholesalers. She served on the board of the Houston Area Booksellers for more than 10 years. During her tenure as President of that board, she served as a member of the executive planning committee for the Houston Chronicle Book and Author Dinner assisting with volunteer recruitment and author selection and assisted with the planning and execution of the Mid-South Bookseller’s Trade Show. Rhodes recently received Houston Business Journal’s Woman Who Mean Business Award. She has been a member of Sterling Group since 2011 and served as the Programing Chair on the Board from 2016 to 2017. She recently served as a member and on the Board for the American Heart Association Guild of Houston. In 2015 she served on the Auction Committee and as the Heart Card Special Events Chair in 2014. Rhodes has served as Décor Chair for the Houston Symphony’s Magical, Musical Morning in 2013. Additionally, Rhodes served as a member of the Board of Directors for Waymaker Life Strategies/H.Y.P.E Freedom Schools. A native Houstonian, Rhodes has been married for 20 years and enjoys playing golf, reading, painting and traveling. At home, her time is spent with her husband, grandchildren and their Cocker Spaniel named Cooper.
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Our Speaker on April 13, 2021 Mr. Jesse Post Founder Strategic Performance Group, LLC
Jesse Post, founder of Strategic Performance Group, LLC, is passionate about developing future sales leaders and building strong sales teams. He delivers optimal revenue growth and demonstrates the ability to exceed both corporate and customer expectations. Jesse rises to meet the unique challenges and demands of customers by driving upward growth in bottom line revenue and profitability. With over 20 years of sales leadership experience, Jesse provides an innovative and customized sustainable sales plan for a variety of organizations from small regional business enterprises to global Fortune 500 corporations. Jesse seeks a positive sales growth transformation within each organization by utilizing his innovative processes within the strengths and unique skillsets of each business’ sales force. Some examples of his success include increasing market share from 9% to 36% within 10 months and driving revenue from $3M to $18M in just over a year. Jesse is a decorated US ARMY veteran that served with both 1st Armored and 1st Cav Divisions. Jesse lives in the greater Houston area with his wife and daughter. He enjoys traveling, hunting, golf, and spending quality time with his family.