BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michal Koenig

Board President

Sr. Director Product Development (Retired)

QUALCOMM

Michal Koenig is internationally recognized as an IoT subject matter expert in water, transportation, energy, lighting and building automation. With more than 30 years of wireless, communications and technology experience, Michal has developed and expertly applied operations, engineering, and R&D solutions.

 

He recently completed his tenure at Qualcomm serving a Sr. Director of product management for their Corporate Engineering group. In his tenure at Qualcomm, he initiated several strategic initiatives for the wireless industry including the 2011 co-founding of Qualcomm’s Smart Cities/Industrial IoT business unit. Michal pioneered the Smart Cities product and engineering disciplines and represented several industry policy, regulatory and technology working groups.

Michal also served as the technology officer for Qualcomm’s Corporate Social Responsibility group, Wireless Reach.  In this capacity, Michal guided technologies in the CSR verticals of personal security, entrepreneurialism and education.

He currently consults into Jacobs Engineering, serving as a telecommunications and Smart Systems subject matter expert.

 

Michal earned his BSEE from California State University, San Diego, and his Master’s in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix. He has been granted eight patents and has several patents pending in multiple wireless solution areas. He has travelled the world, he speaks German and especially loves Encinitas, California, where he lives with his wife and son.

Phil Black

Board Treasurer

Founder and President

Inner Radiance Advisors

Phil Black brings over 20 years’ experience in leadership training, coaching and personal development to his clients. In addition, Phil is an expert in establishing alliances and partnerships with small and medium-sized businesses who are dedicated to achieving outstanding levels of success. Driven by his life purpose to help coach others and himself into living extraordinary lives. 

As a trainer, coach and Strategic Breakthrough Expert with one of the largest personal transformation companies in the world, Phil drives his client’s visions consciously from his personal core values. Phil trained over 6000 individuals and Fortune 1000 management teams such as, but not limited to: Intel, Unisys, Sprint, Tony Robbins Companies, Qualcomm, AT &T, Dow Jones, Casitas De San Jose, Wells Fargo, Cushman Realty, and Red Mountain Retail Group. He is described by his clients as caring, dynamic, insightful, professional, passionate and results driven. One of his clients said, “Phil is a true expert in his field. He is able to get people he’s training to open up and take a magnifying glass to their own psyche.”

Sean Loomer

Board Director

Co-Founder

Sean & Ty

Sean began looking into optimizing his own nutritional and lifestyle choices in the mid-90s, after losing his mother to colon cancer. After earning his business degree from National University in San Diego, Sean started (and sold) many 

successful businesses. His first goal in every venture; to educate, so that everyday people could be empowered to make informed decisions.

Sean earned a reputation as a motivator (especially with his skills learned through coaching) as a natural speaker, and as someone who could bring the best and brightest minds together in the pursuit of a shared goal. When Sean and Tylene started, Sean realized that he could encourage people to improve their own health, share his personal experiences learning to balance western and "natural alternative" lifestyle elements, and use his communication skills to give a strong voice to nutritional research that can help people make better personal choices. Sean has worked with NBA, NFL, NHL, NCAA teams, athletes, coaches & trainers. Inspiring true health in others has become his most passionate professional endeavor

David Steel

Board Director

Founder & CEO

Culture For Good

David Steel brings over 30 years of business and technology experience to the team. His major focus is implementing successful technology, marketing, advocacy, and brand management strategies for business. e published a comprehensive book dissecting LinkedIn as a tool for personal and professional marketing, lead generation, and sales. David launched an eCommerce platform that became one of the first eBay and Amazon Preferred service providers and provides integrated eCommerce websites solutions to thousands of businesses today.

 

He was a Co-Founder and CEO of the US Green Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Green Chamber is committed to making sustainable business practices practical, beneficial, and easily accessible. In addition David has consulted with many organizations on the best use of Social Media for business. This includes extensive development of LinkedIn training and best practices for companies of all sizes.

 

David was a founding board member and CFO of Conscious Humanity, a 501c3 committed to spreading peace and personal empowerment. Previously he served on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Entrepreneurs Organization and the Board of Directors for Seaside Church.

Dr. Jennifer Garza

Board Director

Dr. Jennifer Garza received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Michigan, her Master’s in International Education from The George Washington University, and her Ph.D. in Education from the Joint Doctoral Program in Education from San Diego State University and Claremont Graduate University. 

 

Dr. Garza’s dissertation research focused on understanding the impact of validation agents on young women and girls in STEM in K-12, and further understanding the impact that validation has on young women and girls’ self-efficacy, self-concept, and self-appraisal to continue in STEM while in K-12 and beyond.  Dr. Garza has been recognized for her advocacy work, and has been a two-time recipient of UCSD’s Chancellor’s Diversity Award, NASPA’s REGION VI Sandra Kuchler Excellence in Mentoring Award as well as receiving the American College Personnel Association’s Global Dimensions on Student Development’s Outstanding Service to the International Community Award. 

 

Dr. Garza currently serves as an Independent Educational Consultant and is the Chairman of the Board for Soul Charter School.

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