August 26/27 – Andy Mitchell, Lantern Asset Managment & Ashleigh Wilkes, A World For Children

Our Guests for the August 26th/27th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show:

Andy Mitchell, Founder, CEO and Managing Partner, Lantern Asset Management

Ashleigh Wilkes, Executive Director, A World For Children

Join us Friday afternoon at 3:00 and Saturday afternoon at 2:00 for an Encore Presentation on 770 KAAM (KAAMRadio.com)

Andy Mitchell, Founder, CEO and Managing Partner, Lantern Asset Management

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Andy Mitchell is Founder, CEO and Managing Partner of Lantern Capital Partners and Lantern Asset Management. Lantern Capital Partners is a middle market private equity firm targeting investments where meaningful value can be created through improved operational and capital support.

Lantern Asset Management is a full-service asset management firm building value through origination, underwriting, acquisition and improving the performance of investments.

Andy has 18 years of investment management, financial advisory, M&A and restructuring experience with world-class investment and advisory firms including: Centerbridge Partners, Cerberus Capital Management, Houlihan Lokey’s Restructuring and Special Situations Finance Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers Business Recovery and Turnaround Management Group.

LanternAM.com

Phone: (469) 554-7900

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Ashleigh Wilkes, Executive Director, A World For Children

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Ashleigh Wilkes is Executive Director of A World For Children, a child-placing agency for abused and neglected children that are taken into state custody by Child Protective Services.

Paul and Sharon Willis and Rebecca Allen founded a World For Children in April of 1997 to make a better world for special children. AWFC has been entrusted with almost 12,000 children and currently are serving over 850 abused children in about 350 foster homes across the State of Texas.

Ashleigh has a law degree and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, which lead her to begin a legal career in family law.  This background gave her a unique perspective on how the business, legal, and social work worlds can intersect to build a place where children can find refuge.  She is dedicated to the belief that traumatized children deserve all that we can give them.

AWFC.org

Phone: (972) 616-0095

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August 19/20 – Patrick Kunz, Halff Associates and John Sharbaugh, Texas Society of CPAs

Our Guests for the August 19th/20th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show:

Patrick Kunz, President, Halff Associates, Inc.

John M. Sharbaugh, CEO & Executive Director, Texas Society of CPAs

Join us Friday afternoon at 3:00 and Saturday afternoon at 2:00 for an Encore Presentation on 770 KAAM (KAAMRadio.com)

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Patrick Kunz, President, Halff Associates, Inc.

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Patrick Kunz is President of Halff Associates, Inc., a full-service engineering and architecture firm founded in Dallas in 1950.  Under Pat’s leadership, the firm has grown to nearly 600 employees across 16 offices in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

Less than two years after graduating from Texas A&M University with a civil engineering degree, Pat started his life-long career at Halff.  Shortly thereafter, he became a professional engineer and started his progression as a leader by becoming a project manager, a team leader, a vice president, chief operation officer, and ultimately, president.

The award-winning firm was most recently recognized as a Dallas Business Journal Middle Market 50 company and in 2015 was named a Top Place to Work in Dallas by the Dallas Morning News and in Austin by the Austin American Statesman.

Halff.com

Phone: (214) 346-6200

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John M. Sharbaugh, CEO & Executive Director, Texas Society of CPAs

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John Sharbaugh is the CEO and Executive Director of the Texas Society of CPAs and began his leadership of TSCPA in March of 2000. The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional organization representing Texas CPAs.

Before joining TSCPA, John was Vice President of State Societies and Regulatory Affairs with the American Institute of CPAs in Washington DC for 12 years. He also served as Executive Director of the North Carolina Association of CPAs and as Deputy Executive Eirector for the Florida Institute of CPAs.

John is past president of the CPA Society Executives Association. He is also past Chairman of the Texas Society of Association Executives and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

TSCPA.org

Phone: (972) 687-8500

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