Bryan Estep is an international technology executive focused on accelerating global growth. He contributed pivotal leadership in two successful travel tech start-ups, first at Site59, which was acquired by Travelocity, and most recently at buuteeq, which was acquired by Priceline Group then converted into Booking.com’s software division, BookingSuite. Bryan played a key role in integrating these dynamic start-ups into the larger companies, and then led the resulting operations as GM in Latam, APAC, and EMEA.
Bryan earned a Business BA from the University of Washington and an MBA with honors from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is the co-author of three travel books, including Liquid Mexico, which celebrates Mexico’s traditional drinks such as tequila. Bryan is married with a daughter. He is an outdoor sports and travel enthusiast.
Margaret Gorman, Ed.D.
Dr. Margaret Gorman has 25+ years working in Academia in scholar-practitioner graduate programs designed for experienced working professionals seeking to gain new insight around emerging trends in leadership, change, culture, and learning. Since 2012, Dr. Gorman has been a faculty member at Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Education in their Organizational Learning Studies doctoral program. Prior to joining NEU faculty, Dr. Gorman was faculty member at George Washington University. During her 20+ tenure at GWU, she served in various leadership roles to include director of the Executive Leadership Doctoral Program and Center for the Study of Learning; and helped launched several off-campus graduate programs both in US and Asia.
Dr. Gorman worked in the private sector and has 20+ years working as a consultant to hospitals, schools, nonprofits, and government agencies on strategic planning, leadership development, program evaluation, cultural transformations, and organizational assessments. She presents annually at national and international conferences; serves on various governing boards; has served as a reviewer for the British Journal of Management and Leadership Quarterly, including a special issue on “Leadership and Complexity”; was a founding member of GW’s Women’s Leadership Institute (2005), and founding member of an international network of faculty directors of an alternative doctoral program. She’s received awards for her outstanding service and contribution, including the inaugural recipient of the Academy of Management’s MOC Contribution Award; George Washington University’s Outstanding Alumni Award; and two consecutive nominations for Northeastern Teacher of the Year. Dr. Gorman’s publications include book chapters: “Human Interactions, Processes, and Context: Reflections on the Past and Envision the Future” (2014); “Relational Perspectives of Learning and Knowledge Creation” in Relational Perspectives in Organization Studies (2006) and “Foresight or Foreseeing? A Social Action Explanation of Complex Collective Knowing” in Managing the Future: Foresight in the Knowledge Economy (2004).
Timothy J. Tobin, ED.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Dr. Timothy Tobin is a learning and leadership development professional committed to helping individuals and organizations reach their greatest potential. He is currently Dean of Choice University where he is responsible for learning strategy and programs for all franchisees. He has also held similar roles for other Hospitality and Professional Services organizations. His work was recognized with the 2014 Chief Learning Officer Global Learning Award, 2012 Chief Learning Officer Learning in Practice Innovation Award, and the 2005 Future Human Capital Leader award from Human Capital Magazine.
Dr. Tobin is the author of "Your Leadership Story: Use Your Story to Energize, Inspire, and Motivate." He has blogged for the Harvard Business Review, Drucker Global Forum and SmartBrief on Leadership. He received his Doctorate of Education in Human Resources Development from George Washington University and his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware.
On a personal note, Dr. Tobin is a nine-time marathon finisher and four-time Ironman triathlon finisher. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Sara and their son and daughter.