VT KnowledgeWorks Expands Presidents’ Council to Roanoke, Virginia

VT KnowledgeWorks is pleased to expand its Presidents’ Councils to Roanoke, Virginia.  Presidents’ Councils are private networks of experienced executives working together to increase energy, share insight, reduce risk, and improve leadership skills. 

Ken FerrisRoanoke resident Ken Ferris will serve as moderator for this group.  Ken is a serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience which has included being on the founding team of three technology start-up companies, each of which was sold to a large, publicly traded company.  The product technologies involved included fiber optic communications, DSL, wireless sensors, and medical devices.  He is currently President of Brookewood Management Advisors, assisting technology companies with strategic business planning and operations.  Ken, an engineering graduate of Virginia Tech, is past President and currently on the Board of the Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC). 

Since 1994, Presidents' Council has, with great success, provided its members with the time, atmosphere, and structure to become more effective leaders.  Through a time-tested and unique process of sharing with and learning from one another, Presidents' Council develops group synergy that facilitates significant self-discovery and professional growth.  It is a serious, ongoing, mutual commitment to success, becomes your informal Advisory Board of Directors, strengthens your leadership skills and knowledge base, and enhances self-knowledge. 

Currently, VT KnowledgeWorks hosts two Presidents’ Councils in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia. Meeting space for the third, new Presidents' Council in Roanoke is generously sponsored by the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center.

VT KnowledgeWorks is now accepting new members into Presidents’ Councils.  Contact Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorks at 540-443-9100 x1 or [email protected] to discuss membership.


VT KnowledgeWorksVT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

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