Nancy Pautsch, Chairperson
Nancy Pautsch is the Chief Evangelist of Stakeholder Value (President) of Envision IT, a group of driven, curious, and compassionate people growing a soulful company. Envision’s mission is to enrich the lives of their stakeholders. Their business is technology consulting focused on optimization helping to ensure technology is an enabler to employee engagement and business success. Envision IT is the go-to technology partner for organizations across the U.S.
Nancy has been in the technology industry for 20+ years focused on business development. Keys to her leadership are a growth mindset and fostering collaborative cultures that breed a grounded sense of purpose while striving for excellence. Since heading-up Envision’s strategic transformation, the company has achieved triple-digit growth to the top and bottom line. Additionally, Envision has been lauded locally for their contributions to the community and economy; recognized globally in the technology industry as ‘best of the best’ for engineering quality, innovation, and customer experience; and highlighted by the Conscious Capitalism movement as a model for stakeholder orientation.Although recognized for her impact to healthy business growth and Envision’s differentiation within the technology industry, Nancy is most proud of operating Envision IT as a Firm of Endearment. Envisioners live their core values and are affectionately known as ‘consultants with a conscience’ and ‘on-purpose geeks.’
Thea Polancic is a passionate advocate for the power of business to create prosperity, fulfillment and beauty in the world.
Over the past fifteen years, Thea has helped organizations large and small to create businesses that are “great from the start”. She is a founding mentor to Chicago accelerators TechStars Chicago and The Impact Engine. She is also on the Advisory Board of the Conscious Venture Lab, a business accelerator for early stage conscious capitalist companies.
Marc Blackman is CEO of Gold Eagle Co., an 86-year-old privately held Chicago-based family business that is driven to protect and preserve the things we love. Gold Eagle is an innovative provider of premium solutions that protect, preserve, and enhance the performance of consumer and durable goods which also help sustain the environment. Marc has created a ‘People First’ culture at the company that is focused on quality, ethics and integrity.
As an Advisory Board Member, Marc lives out the values of Conscious Capitalism every day and is passionate about fostering the heroic spirit of business. Under Marc’s leadership, Gold Eagle has contributed to the Conscious Capitalism movement by serving as a Sustaining Sponsor of the Chicago Chapter.
Teddy Heidt is the Founder and CEO of The Gauge Collective, a digital marketing 'anti-agency' that collaborates with emerging and established brands on strengthening and elevating their digital presence via various channels. With over twelve years of professional experience in advertising, marketing, and media, Teddy continues to find excitement and passion in creativity. Starting his career working for brands like The Walt Disney Company and Protein Bar Restaurants, he discovered and strengthened his passion for creating and managing custom and authentic marketing programs that are unique, powerful and successful.
Today, he's proud to oversee a freelance-based team of fifteen creatives and works diligently to bring the core values of Conscious Capitalism to his 100% remote workforce.
Eileen Robertson Hamra
CEO, Fit Together, LLC
A native of Ireland, Daphne Dolan brings a unique blend of education, marketing and human resources to her leadership role at City Staffing. Before becoming the CEO of City Staffing, Daphne began her career in education as a teacher. She spent several years developing the minds and athletic abilities of students as a coach and an English/History teacher.
She later joined AC Nielsen in Ireland before transferring to the worldwide corporate headquarters of AC Nielsen in Chicago. In 2000, she joined City Staffing as the CEO, trading her marketing savvy to enter the world of human resources. City Staffing is one of the chapter’s Corporate Sustaining Members.
In addition to her role on the Advisory board, Daphne is an active member of the Union League Club, has held a Board position with Pro Nurse, and has been involved for many years with the following industry organizations: HRMAC, American Staffing Association, Professional Women’s Association and the Illinois Staffing Association.