Connie Rath

Connie Rath

President
Connie Rath’s career has been built studying success of individuals in particular jobs and environments. She has led education and coaching efforts with business and school leaders to maximize results by knowing and growing strengths of associates. Her goal is to point young people toward great jobs and great lives through knowing their strengths. Early identification of young job creators and potential teachers is a priority reflecting her experience and expertise. She is a Gallup director & vice chair of education who has served on several nonprofit boards. She is a UNL graduate and a USC doctorate.

Emily Massell

Emily Massel

Director of Community Development
Emily Massel is a entrepreneurial leader. She started Lemonade Day at GWU and involved 4000 students. She has led a team of collegiate fellows in creating a high school model for entrepreneurs. She brings the community to Strengths Academy. She works with prospective sponsors to bring work opportunities inside schools for young leaders. She has been an intern with Gallup with responsibility for developing World Poll services in universities. She has worked internationally with organizations serving youth, specializing in Latin America. She is a graduate of The George Washington University.

Kristin Gregory

Kristin Gregory

Senior Education Consultant
Kristin leads the education design work for Clifton Foundation. She is building a semester school for entrepreneurial youth. She is the founder of WYLD, an outdoor leadership school. She has been a senior education consultant with Gallup working with superintendents and school leaders to redesign education to the strengths and interests of students and educators. She is a Gallup certified coach known for her expertise with leaders. She received her bachelors’ degree from Duke University and a masters degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Teneika Askew

Teneika Askew

Strengths Coach and Advisor, Washington Builders
Teneika Askew is a Strengths Coach and Web Developer for the Washington Builders, IT Consultant, and the Executive Director of Ribbons of Beauty. Teneika Askew exemplifies the values of innovation, leadership, ambition, and commitment that lead to the intellectual curiosity and learning. Ms. Askew is an advocate of higher education and uses her perseverance, expertise, and testimony to encourage students to withstand hardship, adversity, and stress and follow a path of higher education. Ms. Askew strives to coach and engage her students, as it is critical to student success.

Mary Reckmeyer

Mary Reckmeyer

Executive Director, Donald O Clifton Child Development Center
Mary Reckmeyer chairs the Clifton Foundation. She is the executive director of the Donald O Clifton Child Development Center. She studies the strengths patterns in young children and their families and teaches educators to build personalized experiences. She is co-author of The Bucket Book for Kids and author of Strengths-Based Parenting, to be released in January. She holds a Ph.D in educational psychology from the University of Nebraska.

Justin Bibb

Justin Bibb

Senior Advisor, Washington Builders
Justin Bibb is a Senior Adviser for Washington Builders and at Gallup, where he advises clients in the public, private and nonprofit sectors on strategies to advance the well-being of cities by applying research from Gallup’s World Poll. He also served as special assistant to the county executive for Cuyahoga County, where he was responsible for implementing strategies to advance education reform and economic competitiveness for Ohio’s largest county. He is currently pursuing a law degree and master’s in business administration at Case Western Reserve University. Justin serves on the boards of Destination Cleveland and the Harvard Avenue Community School. He is also a member of the African-American Advisory Committee at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Mark Pogue

Mark Pogue

Executive Director, Clifton Strengths Institute
Mark Pogue is the Clifton Strengths Institute Executive Director and Chief cheerleader/evangelist. He is determined to help every student know more about their strengths and how to create their careers. Mark began the Gallup campaign for strengths identification and development in colleges and universities in 2001. Since then, hundreds of schools use Clifton StrengthsFinder to guide student academic choices, and to encourage leadership and career building. Mark is a teacher, leader, and coach. He is expanding CSI to be a model for other schools and leaders. He is an Oklahoma State graduate with a masters in business from the University of Nebraska.

Andrew Lopez

Andrew Lopez

Advisor and Designer, Washington Builders
Andrew Lopez is a Washington Builders advisor and designer. He is building his best jobs. He was restless and sometimes anxious as a high school student. He wanted more hands-on experiences. His natural ability to make friends created opportunities that were out of his comfort zone and he liked it. He was branded as a hard worker and spotted for his ability to make friends across many groups of people. Andrew was awarded the Princeton Prize in Race Relations at age 15 for his work integrating international PhD Candidates into his community. He was selected as an inaugural GWU Builder and Fellow following his freshmen year in college. He is also a summer analyst for Morgan Stanley.