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About Us

Meet the SynerVision Team

Founder and President

Hugh Ballou

Hugh Ballou is a Transformational Leadership Strategist and the President of SynerVision International, Inc.  After forty years of musical conducting experience, he now works as executive coach, process facilitator, trainer, and motivational speaker teaching leaders in many diverse fields the fine-tuned skills employed every day by orchestral conductors.  Hugh is the author of eight books on Transformational Leadership and is a recognized expert in working with leaders in churches, religious organizations, and business and non-profit communities.

Board Of Directors

June Davidson

June Davidson grew up with a gift of compassion, concern, and consideration for other people. June is an internationally renowned and sought-after speaker, author, mentor, coach, advisor, trainer, and creative sparkplug to women who want to get from “great” to “awesome!” She excels in composing training curricula, and has trained people from all lifestyles and occupations from numerous organizations and educational institutions all around the world, and is a certified practitioner at the BrainTek Institute. June has founded numerous nonprofits, including the International Education Institute, Voices of Women, and Women against Child Trafficking.

Dr. Wilson Luquire

Dr. Wilson Luquire retired as the Dean of the M. Louis Salmon Library and the University CIO at The University of Alabama Huntsville. He began his academic career in church music and organ studies and continues to serve on many boards and committees for the arts in the Huntsville area. His accomplishments at the university and in community service have received many awards and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to SynerVision.

Jeffrey L. Magee, Ph.D

Jeffrey L. Magee, Ph.D. has been called one of leading “Leadership & Marketing Strategists” today. As a performance execution Coach he is well credentialed. He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Certified Professional Direct Marketer (PDM) and has been recognized as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” known as TOYA by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce.  Many of the Fortune 500 firms from BOEING and Harley-Davidson to Anheuser-Busch, USA/NASA, and El Paso Energy today use Jeff for PERFORMANCE EXECUTION® in the areas of managerial-leadership effectiveness and sales training and coaching.

WayFinders

Hugh Ballou

Hugh Ballou is a Transformational Leadership Strategist and the President of SynerVision International, Inc.  After forty years of musical conducting experience, he now works as executive coach, process facilitator, trainer, and motivational speaker teaching leaders in many diverse fields the fine-tuned skills employed every day by orchestral conductors.  Hugh is the author of eight books on Transformational Leadership and is a recognized expert in working with leaders in churches, religious organizations, and business and non-profit communities.

Ed Bogle

Ed Bogle has more than thirty years of strategic and marketing consulting experience. He has demonstrated leadership as a trainer and mentor in strategic thinking, organizational leadership, market assessment, alliance development, sales management, and sales tactics all of which are assets to the SynerVison advisory board. He is currently a Strategic Consultant and founder of ideationEDGE, a strategic development and design firm that works closely with entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions in market seizing strategy, branding and product design. He developed a deep passion for nonprofits through a frustration from serving on boards and seeing great visionary work die due to funding shortages and donor fatigue. Understanding revenues and creating abundance comes from carefully crafted strategies driven from a long-term vision and a constancy of purpose.

Ray Buchanan

Ray Buchanan is a United Methodist minister, author, and former Marine. He founded Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030 through the collaboration of volunteers and organizations with a commitment to both domestic and international crisis response including relief from famine, natural and manmade disasters and health epidemics. Ray embodies the ideal of a servant leader, and he understands that volunteers and organizations working together can build a global movement. Ray teaches in the Nonprofit Leadership Program at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia, and is active with several local and international nonprofit boards.

Russell David Dennis

Russell David Dennis is a SynerVision WayFinder assisting leaders of nonprofits in running high-performing charities generating enough income to achieve their missions. When you decide to make a difference in the world on your own terms, it is worthwhile to have a conversation with Russell Dennis before you start. His unique blend of experiences, coupled with the business and personal challenges he has overcome, can help you avoid pitfalls that set you back. Focusing on nonprofit difference makers, he provides tools that are easy to access, understand, and implement, that get you results and move you and your organization in the direction you want to go.

Dr. Thyonne Gordon

Dr. Thyonne Gordon is an accomplished organizational and human development expert, producer, ghostwriter, and story genius. Her work with small businesses has created growth-oriented platforms using her proven technique of the S.T.O.R.Y. Accelerator, and empowered hundreds of organizations nationwide, bringing stories of significance to light and enhancing organizations for success. She has also raised millions of dollars for causes and is committed to positive, strategic, and sustainable growth in the social profit sector, encouraging youth and adults alike to “bloom where you’re planted.” Thyonne is most proud of her service in board leadership.

Dr. David S. Gruder, PhD, DCEP

Dr. David S. Gruder, PhD, DCEP, has been hailed by Radio & Television Interview Reports as America’s Integrity Expert: the clinical and organizational psychologist who is today’s preeminent thought leader on practical ways to bring integrity back into daily life, relationships, business, politics, the media, eduction, and religion. As Integrity Revolution’s CEO & Founder, he passionately embodies its mission statement (described above) through writing, keynotes, training, mentoring, and media interviews on various aspects of integrity-centered living, working, loving and serving. An international speaker, trainer and TheraCoach for over three decades, Dr. Gruder has also given hundreds of interviews on many radio talk shows throughout North America and is a recurring guest for many of them. Dr. Gruder’s masters and doctorate are in clinical psychology with a secondary emphasis in organizational development and conflict resolution. His bachelor’s degree was in psychology and music, magna cum laude. He is also an ordained interfaith clergy and spiritual director.

Sherita Herring

Sherita Herring is the Founder and President of the Kreative Images Foundation (K.I.), established in 2004. Operating by her motto “You Are Your Only Limitation (YAYOL)”, Sherita is a motivating speaker, radio personality, best-selling author, and business strategist. She has structured and coached nonprofits throughout the United States and the world, and serves as a speaker, grant writing workshop facilitator and community strategist.  She has aided in securing millions of dollars in funding, while helping to develop more than 600 businesses. Her extensive experience in grant procurement and facilitation, and economic development are key pieces in her service to the SynerVision Leadership Foundation.

Andy Morikawa

Andy Morikawa served for thirteen years as the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of the New River Valley, a nonprofit foundation that provides full service assistance to donors who are seeking to maximize the benefit of their charitable giving and makes grants to charitable organizations that address community needs. He is now Executive Director Emeritus. Andy does coaching and facilitation work for community groups in governance and board development. His interest in nonprofit governance began in the 1970s when he first started working with and for trustee boards. He has served on numerous community, national, and international boards. At the Community Foundation of the New River Valley, Andy works to build group and team effectiveness, leadership development, board and trustee development, and grant making as fund raising, all of which he brings to SynerVision as an expert on nonprofit organizations.

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