MsGinkgo is an affiliate of Legacy Sàrl based in Switzerland. Dave Beck, Bonnie Fatio and Amy Balderson Junod serve on the Board of Directors of Legacy, and have been active in the development of MsGinko. Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, Terry Balderson and Dr. Beheruz Sethna serve as Advisers to both Legacy and MsGinko.
Owner and managing director since 1998 of Copia Capital, LLC, a private investment vehicle.
Member of the board of a number of private companies, IMX Information Management Solutions and National Chiropractors Mutual Insurance Group, Inc. In addition, he has been a member of Newtek Business Services board from 2003-2015, a publicly traded small business financial services company, Idle Free Systems, a manufacturer from 2009-2014, and several other private companies.
He was active in banking from 1966 through 2016, including Citizens Bancorporation, known later First Interstate of Wisconsin, from 1966-1990, Universal Savings Bank and Universal Payment Processing from 1992-1998 and again from 2002-2009, and as a board member of Goldenbanks of Colorado from 1990-1995, and Centennial Bank 2014-2016.
Dave earned an MBA in finance from Northwestern University and a BBA from the University of Iowa. Dave is a Certified Public Accountant.
Dave interviewed with Legacy in January 2011, and his is the first recorded for Legacy in video VIOP (VVIOP) format.
Bonnie Lou Fatio
Bonnie Lou Fatio is Founder of AgeEsteem and has held numerous community leadership positions, including in the Swiss government. She currently serves on the board of Legacy® and has served for the last eight years as the Global Ambassador of Women’s Leadership, World YWCA.
Before founding her own businesses, she held management positions in education, business and health care.
She has board experience on a host of organizations ranging from a Knowledge Management firm to retirement homes. She served on the international board of ECLOF (Ecumenical Church Loan Fund) extending micro-credit within 40 countries. She presided the umbrella organization of the parents associations of the 8 collèges of Geneva.
Bonnie also served:
- on advisory boards to the Minister of Education;
- on the U.S. Consular Task Force to seek ways to retain a U.S. Consular Office in Geneva,
- the United Nations Equal Opportunity Group of U.N. agencies and non-governmental organizations to promote women.
Bonnie also initiated the Young Career Women’s Award of the Career Women’s Forum. She also serves with Swiss leaders to support the work of the UN High Commission for Refugees.
She has a B.A. from Michigan State University, and a M.A. degree in Human Resources Development with honors from Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland.
Kathy Gingrich Lubbers
Lubbers balances long term strategic planning with immediate and tangible results. As an entrepreneur, business owner and as Managing Partner of several LLC’s, she knows what it takes to blend a team of professionals.
Kathy served as Senior Advisor and media surrogate for Newt Gingrich during his 2012 Republican Presidential campaign. Her experience in politics spans four decades and includes strategy, team building, communications, public relations, media and fundraising. Specific appearances include: “The View,” CNN’s “Wolf Blitzer,” “Piers Morgan,” Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends,” and “The Sean Hannity Show.” She also appeared on CNN en Espanol, FOX News Latino and radio Mambi.
She understands the strategy behind the business of building personal platforms into strong brands as well as the specific tactical components critical in implementation. As an example, she has been a driving force in negotiating and promoting eleven New York Times bestsellers.
As President and CEO of Gingrich Communications, Inc., Kathy was responsible for all aspects of the Speaker Gingrich’s communications strategies. Her team executed a weekly e-newsletter with 850,000 readers, garnering over a million followers on Twitter and 120,000 Facebook fans.
Having Rheumatoid Arthritis for over twenty-five years, Kathy is dedicated to finding a cure. As founder of the A2A4A (America 2 Anywhere 4 Arthritis) Team, she has followed the “Galloway” method to complete 6 marathons world wide raising funds ($190,000 and climbing) and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation. Kathy served eight years on the Arthritis Foundation’s National Board and chaired the Marketing and Fundraising Committee for 4 years.
Kathy delights in guiding teams and organizations to achieve their “highest selves” by identifying their strengths and focusing on the key components of leadership, relationships and performance.
Caspar Appeldoorn served as Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Ecolab from September 2010 to March 2014. Ecolab deals in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. Mr. Appeldoorn was responsible for business and P&L responsibility for EMEA pest elimination division. He was also a member of the global management team and established and developed new markets through acquisitions and organic start ups in Europe the Middle East and Africa.
Previously, Mr. Appeldoorn was Region Director for Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, and Baltics at Ecolab from 2005 to 2010. At this position, he was responsible for leadership and P&L ownership in region, building key customer relationships to support sustainable growth. Mr. Appeldoorn also directed leadership to the organization's business and functional leaders to achieve their growth and operating objectives.
Prior to this position, he was serving as Director, M & A and Business Development EMEA, from 2002 to 2005. At this position, he created and executed the business plan for the start-up of an entirely new business unit in EMEA, Ecolab's Pest Elimination division and led and completed acquisitions and divestitures in France, United Kingdom, South Africa, Serbia, Germany, Spain, and Italy & China. Mr. Appeldoorn also worked with the company's global and European business unit managers in identifying and evaluating business development and growth opportunities. He has also worked as International Sales Manager at Japan Peripheral Network from 1991 to 1995.
Mr. Appeldoorn has pursued his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from European University, Belgium and Master of International Management from Thunderbird Campus, Arizona, USA.
Amy Balderson Junod
Amy Balderson Junod founded Legacy and its affiliate, MsGinko, with a vision for enabling everyone to leave their own account of their personal experience and values in a central, worldwide repository accessible to all. With the support of many who have shaped our world, this vision is becoming a reality.
For MsGinko, Legacy's team built technology that personalizes online collection and sharing of people's stories, with a focus on women. Together with Bonnie Fatio, and with the support of Dave Beck and Terry Balderson, Amy spearheaded the MsGinko test that spanned the globe (Geneva, Nepal, Stuttgart, Columbia, Kenya, Thailand, New York, Zurich and more) to collect stories of women across cultures, as well as evaluate and refine the interface. The results of the test proved to be an inspirational treasure-trove of life experience, advocacy and empowerment that is now available to all, thanks to people like you who care enough to read this to know more.
With experience in Europe, Asia and the US, Amy's background is in broadcast journalism, public affairs, strategic communications and management consulting.
For management and public relations consulting firms Amy has worked in issues and crisis management, management consulting and public relations. Amy worked in Japan for American International Group (AIG) in Tokyo for their International Communications Program. In Florida she worked as political consultant as well as a television interviewer, director and producer.
She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications.
Musimbi KanyoroDr. Musimbi Kanyoro is President and CEO of Global Fund for Women. She is an activist for women and girls’ health and human rights, and passionate about using philanthropy and technology to drive social change.
Born in Kenya, Musimbi traces her passion for human rights, peace, and justice to her Quaker family and community. She is one of 10 children – every daughter given the same educational opportunities as the sons. “I want the same for every girl and woman, no exceptions,” Musimbi has said.
Musimbi’s early work focused on the self-determination of African peoples and the abolition of apartheid in South Africa. She was a national student leader who quickly took leadership on a wider stage, serving on United Nations and other International and Ecumenical Youth Forums, including an early role as an Executive Secretary for the Lutheran World Federation.
In 1998, Musimbi was appointed general secretary (CEO) of the World YWCA, the first non-white woman to hold the role. She made the organization a go-to organization for young women’s leadership and for HIV prevention and care. She also transformed the World YWCA into a young-women-led organization, with young women under 30 making up 55% of the Global Board of trustees.
During her time at Global Fund for Women, Musimbi has seen the organization surpass $100 million in grantmaking and spearheaded a successful merger with another non-profit. She continues to expand the organization’s influence through her frequent contributions to major media outlets and many speaking engagements in prominent global forums.
Musimbi has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Texas, Austin, and a doctorate in Feminist Theology from San Francisco Theological Seminary. In 2014, she was named one of the 21 women leaders for the 21st century by Women’s E-News. In 2015, Forbes magazine named her one of 10 women “power brands” working for gender equality.
Musimbi serves on the Aspen Leaders Council, the CARE Board, the UN High Level Taskforce for Reproductive Health, UN Women Civil Society Advisory Board, and on The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)’s Scientific Advisory Board.
Terry Balderson is a consultant to US political figures as well as a select group of individuals and corporations.
For over 25 years, Terry Balderson worked with Capital Formation Counselors, a management and economic consulting firm, and was President his last 11 years there. Terry was a founding member of the Board of Overseers of the Institute of World Politics, and served on the Board of Trustees of Brevard College and the Board of Advisors of the Bionomics Institute San Rafael, Ca.
His close personal friendships with Newt Gingrich and the late Dr. Edwards W. Deming, Dr. Norman Borlaug have enabled Terry Balderson to bring a unique perspective to the organizations in which he is involved, including Legacy®. He furthers causes that are important to him, including World Hunger and Nutrition.
He began his career with Touche, Ross, and later served as Chief Financial Officer of Beloit Tool in Beloit, Wisconsin and then LCL Transit in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
He earned a Master’s Degree in Accounting at the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Dr. Beheruz Sethna
From 1994 to June 30, 2013, Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna was President of The University of West Georgia. When he retired, he was the longest-serving University President in the State (public and private).
During Dr. Sethna’s tenure as President, the institution saw transformative change from a College to a State University to a Ph. D -granting SACS Level VI University (this is SACS’s highest level).
Dr. Dr. Sethna N. Sethna is the first known person of Indian origin to become President of a U.S. University. He was also the first person of any ethnic minority to become president of a college or university in Georgia other than a historically black college.
As Tom Peters said, the best leaders don’t create followers; they create more leaders: Dr. Sethna has helped develop, mentor, and/or give opportunities to two sitting Deans, two sitting Provosts, another sitting VP, and two sitting Presidents. Dr. Sethna has been named among the 100 Most Influential Georgians six times.
He has published a book, Research Methods in Marketing and Management, by Tata McGraw-Hill. In addition, he has published 69 papers (30 of them since becoming UWG President), several case studies, and obtained externally funded research from the U.S. Department of Energy, IBM, AT&T and others.
Dr. Sethna has been an invited speaker at hundreds of meetings, and at universities in many U.S. states and various countries, including the University of Oxford in England; he has also been the keynote speaker at various corporate forums.
Finally, Dr. Sethna has set up, a Trust fund in India from which he donates to education of children. He sponsors the education of eight girls and boys at an orphanage school in Lonavala, Maharashtra. Since 2014 he has spent his summers teaching Science and spoken English to approximately 100 orphaned and abandoned children at this school.
Laetitia Fatio Gaillard
Laetitia Fatio Gaillard’s extensive global experience includes Customer Relations & Care, Services, Aftersales, Operations, Key Account and Project Management in fast paced and technical environments.
Pragmatic, energetic and quality minded she has defined and launched worldwide concepts and strategies to improve customer experience and reduce costs in an analytical, communicative and result oriented approach. Laetitia has also built and motivated multi-site & multicultural teams with cohesion and a human touch.
Laetitia began her career in Denver (USA) where she was responsible for the smart cards’ logistics and sales for Kudelski’s largest customer EchoStar DiSH Network. Returning to Switzerland, she then set up and managed an international and multi-site Service Group implementing reliable and effective work methods and facilitating the communication with 14 international Sales & Services offices.
At TESA SA, Laetitia defined and implemented the company’s Service strategy and launched the Global Services Department, a matrix based organization of 50+ people responsible for support and aftersales activities for customers worldwide.
Laetitia has also held leadership positions both at University and in the local community. Following two years of Microtechnology studies at the Swiss Polytechnic Institute EPFL, Laetitia transferred to HEC Lausanne Business School where she received a Master’s degree in Business. She is also an IMD Alumni. She lives near Lausanne (Switzerland), is married and has 3 children.