LaVerne Council

Brilliant in 20 Ep. 3 — Global leadership through vulnerability with Bridgette Heller

by • 1 week ago

Brilliant in 20 returns for an in-depth conversation with Bridgette Heller, former global leader with Danone, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, and former Executive Vice President at Kraft. In part one of their conversation, LaVerne and Bridgette discuss brand identity, crisis management, and the importance of vulnerability in leadership.

Brilliant in 20 Ep. 2 — Values-based leadership with Bob McDonald and LaVerne Council

by • 3 weeks ago

Brilliant in 20 returns with its second episode, a conversation with Bob McDonald, former secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, about values-based leadership, trust, and culture.

Introducing Brilliant in 20 — a podcast hosted by former VA CIO LaVerne Council

by • 1 month ago

Brilliant in 20 is a celebration of leadership, sharing the lessons learned by visionaries in a variety of fields like technology, business and government in just about 20 minutes.

Sen. Tester pushes new VA CIO James Gfrerer for priorities

by • 2 years ago

Days into Gfrerer's tenure, Tester wants "a comprehensive and prioritized list of VA IT projects”

Trump nominates James Gfrerer to head VA IT

by • 2 years ago

Gfrerer spent two decades in the Marine Corps and more recently served as an executive director in Ernst & Young, LLP's cybersecurity practice.

Acting VA CIO Scott Blackburn resigns

by • 2 years ago

He announced his resignation in a tweet with an accompanying letter calling his work with VA "the honor of my life."

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