Serving on Advisory Boards: A Path to Board Service...

On Monday, September 25th we are teaming up with the Executive Women's Council (EWC) Women on Boards Initiative to offer insight into a path to board service. PowerLink Advisory Boards match businesses with a customized team of advisors. Time is spent over a year looking at strategy, profitability, operations, capital, sales and other issues critical to success. Three esteemed women active with PowerLink will share their experience with PowerLink Advisory Boards and how it relates and prepares you for other board service.

The event is 7:30am at the Rivers Club, join us by clicking HERE.

Anita Brattina, President and CEO of PowerLink, is also CEO of AllFacilities, Inc., (2002) Ms. Brattina founded and built three multi-million dollar businesses in her 30-year career as an entrepreneur.  Her two active investments are: AllFacilities, Inc.: a research, marketing, and database management company that provides access and information about more than 1 million facilities, landlords, and building owners in North America and program management to utilities and manufacturers in the U.S.; RCx Building Diagnostics: one of the oldest energy audit companies in Pennsylvania which provides energy efficiency document retrieval, review, and analytics for the utility industry (founded in 2006 and acquired by Ms. Brattina in 2014).  Prior businesses also include: AllFacilities Energy Group, LLC and Direct Response Marketing, Inc.

In 2015, Anita became chairman of PowerLink, a national non-profit that provides advisory boards to small and emerging companies. Through their work, companies that receive PowerLink boards grow, on average, 87% in sales and 55% in net profit. PowerLink recruits advisors on a custom basis in the areas of finance, marketing, strategy, sales, technology and operations to help their clients grow.

She is also an author and lecturer on business growth, entrepreneurship, energy management, and business strategy.  She has authored numerous blog posts and articles about energy, business strategy, and growth including, “Diary of a Small Business Owner”, AMACOM 1993 and Athena Foundation Press (2005). An Athena award recipient (Pittsburgh 2000), Anita was born and raised in Philadelphia and a graduate of Duquesne University, BA 1978; Ms. Brattina, her husband, and children live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

 Wendy Mascio is a serial entrepreneur that started her entrepreneurial journey by co-founding Medical Equipment Source, LLC a multi-million dollar medical equipment company where she now serves as chairman of the board.  After experiencing domestic and international success, Wendy went on to co-found VIVO Worldwide Inc. to serve as a strategic partner to Medical Equipment Source, LLC to manage the growing international distributions channels as well as medical device development where she now serves as chairman.  Currently Wendy runs her latest company CompleteIt Consultants where she utilizes her talents in “getting things done” to help organizations succeed by planning, implementing and achieving their goals. 

Wendy’s passion for the entrepreneurial spirit has led her to be active with business development/entrepreneurial programs at several universities and organizations- Chatham University- Women’s Business Center Business Counselor, “Mentoring Board” and “My Path”, Duquesne University SBDC- Guest Speaker, University of Texas- Medical Device Incubator Consultant, University of Arizona- Incubator Consultant, Grove City College- Business Plan Competition Judge, Guest Speaker and Business Advisory Board and PowerLink-Executive in Residence.  Prior to her entrepreneurial journey, Wendy was an award winning sales professional with over a decade in Pharmaceutical sales and sales training experience.  Wendy believes that the entrepreneurial dream is attainable through with good planning, strategic execution and hard work.

Jane Ann Regan has more than 25 years of experience in Marketing and Strategy development, holding positions of increasing responsibility at H.J.Heinz, Mercy Hospital, AT&T Wireless and Giant Eagle. These years of expertise in Marketing, Strategy and Communication development led to the establishment of Regan Management Consulting, LLC. in 2012. She serves as a resource for various nonprofits and for-profit companies requiring support to manage their strategic marketing needs including analysis, research, branding, messaging and project management, through a practical and hands-on approach.

Driven by a passion for learning, Jane Ann is able to quickly grasp a business challenge, and translate that challenge into a set of realistic prioritized objectives with targeted plans to drive successful results. Jane Ann currently volunteers on the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Mission Advancement Committee, the Strong Women Strong Girls Strategic Initiative Development Committee and the North Hills Regional Catholic School Board. Clients include RTI International Metals, teli – The Early Learning Institute, United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, The Watson Institute, Adelphoi Village and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

To be considered for PowerLink's pool of advisors click HERE.

Click HERE to Register for the Event.