Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Conference 

Power, Presence & Style


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Breakout Session: Steps to Achieving Extraordinary

Executive Presence (Sponsored by the US Army)


Honorable  Kenneth Wong
Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the U.S. Army

Ken Wong is a principal in NavPac Advisors, LLC which assists U.S. entities in developing strategies and building working relationships in China.  He is the President of CIG Asia, Ltd., a national property and casualty insurance brokerage firm.   Mr. Wong has been appointed to numerous leadership and advisory positions at the state and federal levels and is currently a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the U.S. Army.


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Major General Miyako Schanely
Commanding General, 416th Theater Engineer Command, 
U.S. Army

Major General Miyako Schanely was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in May 1986 following graduation from the U.S. Military Academy.  She served as Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer in Germany, followed by deployments to Central and South America.  Following her transition to the U. S. Army Reserve in 1993, Major General Schanely held a number of staff positions in training and professional development.  Her awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Award (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Commendation Medal (with Silver and Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters).  Major General Schanely is also the Executive Director of the State University of New York (SUNY) North Country Consortium.

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Nola Showers
Managing Director, Tax Reporting and Advisory Services
Grant Thornton

Nola Showers is a managing director at Grant Thornton specializing in taxes.  She works with public and private clients on compliance, tax strategies, tax planning and managing tax accounting to reduce financial statement risk.  Ms Showers is the tax Accounting and Audit Quality leader for the firm’s Atlantic Coast region.

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Amr Elgwaily
Chief of Staff, Office of the President & CEO
TD Bank

Amr Elgwaily is Chief of Staff to the President and CEO of TD Bank.  In addition to supporting the CEO, Mr. Elgwaily assists in the implementation of bank wide strategic initiatives and acts as liaison between the U.S. bank and other global TD Bank group entities.  Prior to becoming Chief of Staff, he was the Head of Strategy Data & Reporting for TD’s Corporate and Specialty Banking segment.

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John Titus
Executive Director of Strategic Supply Chain Partnerships

John Titus is the Executive Director of Strategic Supply Chain Partnerships for Comcast, responsible for  improving inventory and management across Comcast’s Construction, Engineering, Fiber Deep, Business Services and Retail areas.  He joined Comcast following a successful 20+ year career in the U.S. Navy.  He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and also earned a Masters degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and an MBA in e-Business from the University of Phoenix.