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Dare to Dream, Be Extraordinary and Ascend: The Art of Storytelling


Event Details:

Date:  Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: EY, 17th Floor Conference Center, 2323 Victory Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

Admission: Professionals Chapter Members: Free, Non- members $20

Dress Code: Business casual

Parking: Park behind EY office in the parking garage


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The art of storytelling is a skill of every great business leader. We are excited to have three industry executives share their experiences that have helped them advance within their careers and become successful leaders in their competitive global markets.

Ascend North Texas invites you to join this engaging discussion to learn how effective storytelling can help you build lasting professional relationships.



6:00 to 6:30 pm - Registration/Networking
6:30 to 7:30 pm - Program
7:30 to 8:00 pm – Networking



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Johnny Sandhu

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Madhuri Rao

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Nick Mysore

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Stephanie King

Johnny Sandhu
Johnny Sandhu is a Partner/Principal in the Advisory Services practice at EY located in Dallas, Texas. His primary focus is in the area of risk, including internal audit, internal controls, fraud prevention and investigations, enterprise risk management, cyber security, transaction advisory, financial accounting advisory, business transformation and process improvement. He has more than 16 years of professional experience and spent many of those years focused on transactions including acquisitions, divestures, spin-offs and IPOs.
Madhuri Rao

Madhuri Rao is currently Managing Director of Business Intelligence and PMO at VER where she also helps develop operations strategy. Prior to her current role, Madhuri was a Senior Director of Finance with Thomson Reuters where she worked in FP&A, capital planning and management, analytics and decision support for sales operations. Madhuri has experience working at Fortune 100 companies like FedEx Office, where she headed International FP&A, and Citigroup where she was Vice President, FP&A. Madhuri has over 15 years of experience spanning finance, strategy, mergers & acquisitions and program management
Nick Mysore

Nick Mysore is a proven, entrepreneurial business leader with a diverse background in strategic planning, consumer insights, competitive intelligence and integrated marketing. He helps companies create and implement strategic growth plans that generate top-line revenues, improve bottom-line efficiency and increase customer growth and satisfaction. He is currently the President and CEO of Vim Vitae, and has worked with brands such as ConAgra and Dean Foods.
Stephanie King

Stephanie King is a Diversity & Inclusion HR Director focused on advancing the culture, brand, and colleague engagement within global firms that include Thomson Reuters, Citi, Time Warner Cable, and i2 Technologies.  Stephanie serves as Board member and Vice President of Programs for Ascend North Texas, She is actively involved in the local community and is passionate about helping others grow and develop both personally and professionally.  Her volunteer work with organizations such as the House of Shine focuses on cultivating creative leadership among women and children.
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