Wednesday March 8, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST
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One Franklin Square 
1301 K Street, N.W.
Penthouse East Tower
Washington, DC 20005

Driving Directions 


Tania Eggleston 
Clements Worldwide 

Economic Uncertainty and Risk

Considerations for managing global expansion and talent


Establishing an international presence is a critical success factor for companies competing on a global scale. In the midst of unprecedented volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA), decision makers are under pressure to make the best decisions possible in the least amount of time, even when it comes to major investments. Yet in order to avoid catastrophic losses, it is prudent for business leaders to measure twice, cut once.

You are invited to join us Wednesday, March 8th, for important details on what every business leader should consider when preparing to step onto the global stage. From issues associated with financial and cash flow management to insurance and risk management, talent and expatriate management, the panel will provide information to support informed decisions to help business leaders approach global business decisions as strategic investments. The session will conclude with market research remarks from Dr. John Min, Economist with Tempus, Inc.

Who should attend:

  • Decision makers in organizations conducting business outside of their home country.
  • Organizations preparing to conduct business outside of their home country for the first time.
  • Professional service providers with clients preparing to go global.


Refreshments will be served.

About our Speakers:

Brenda Harrington, President

Adaptive Leadship Strategies

Brenda works with clients to mitigate transition-related challenges by helping them increase their capacity for change. Certified as a Global Mindset Inventory Facilitator (Thunderbird School of Global Management) and Executive Coach, she helps organizations prepare their leaders and key talent to work successfully in a global environment and with diverse teams. With clients’ strategic objectives at the forefront, she and her team work with a focus on maximizing project and human capital ROI. Her insights on global mobility have been featured in The New York Times, US News & World Report and CNN Money Magazine. Brenda is also a moderator on the Global Delivery Team for Harvard Business School Publishing (HBP) where she delivers leadership development programs for HBP corporate clients.


Phyllis Riley , Director of Business Development and Foreign Exchange Stategist

Tempus, Inc.

Phyllis is the Director of Business Development at Tempus with a focus on strategic market initiatives. In her nine year career with Tempus, Phyllis has held a variety of senior sales roles in addition to managing recruiting and training of new sales staff.  She has worked with a number of industries to understand their unique needs and to deliver value-added solutions to help them navigate global currency markets efficiently.  She’s a member of the President’s Circle, which recognizes sales excellence at Tempus.


Christopher Simmons, Independent Global Mindset Consultant

Adaptive Leadership Strategies, LLC

Christopher  is a highly decorated Veteran of the United States Army. His distinguished service includes leading intelligence gathering missions and information operations campaigns, working in five countries. Chris is a certified Global Mindset Inventory Facilitator (Thunderbird School of Global Management). He holds a Master’s Degree in International Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Organizational Management. Chris is currently a member of the program staff at the National Science Foundation (NSF) where he has served as a liaison between international and local scientists to forge collaboration under the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) with USAID. He has also worked with State Department programs to broker international educational outreach. Chris has authored country assessments for scientists traveling abroad, maintained country profiles for guests visiting NSF and has created business protocol briefings for NSF staff preparing to meet with international representatives. 


Dr. John Min, Economist

Tempus, Inc

Dr. Jon Minh has been teaching economics since 1999, earning his doctorate in 2003. John was founder and chief economist for World First USA, former VP of Foreign Exchange Corporate sales at Ruesch International, and has worked as a consultant for JP Morgan Chase, Everbank, Western Union and AFEX. He is the lead economist at Tempus, advising high volume importers and exporters on global considerations impacting their foreign currency needs.


Tania Eggleston, Business Development Manager

Clements Worldwide

Tania has been in the insurance industry for more than 15 years, working for firms such as AIG, Chubb, Marsh, and Wells Fargo. Currently, she is a Business Development Manager with Clements Worldwide in their Partner Solutions Division, focusing on International Sales in over 170 countries.

Responsible for creating customized worldwide insurance programs that are able to meet the specific needs of organizations, such as, affinity groups, credit unions, and other global organizations.  Programs include, life, health, disability, property & casualty, auto, kidnap & ransom, and cyber liability.