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Join us for an evening of lively conversation.

When: Monday, March 20, 2017
5pm Networking/Reception, 6pm Dinner, 6:45pm Program
Where: Crowne Plaza North
14315 Midway Rd
Addison, Texas  75001
United States
Contact: Ian Birch - IMC DFW Webmaster

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Presenting the Consultant’s Forum, March 20th 5:00 P.M.

Share. Learn. Grow.


Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Wealth Creation in an Age of Turbulence

A Panel Discussion


In honor of the memory, spirit and dedication of thought leader, trusted advisor, executive and friend Dr. Richard F. Tozer.

The Forum features a panel of Dallas Diggs, Elizabeth Jones, Edward A. Stone FIMC, CMC® and Don Springer moderated by Dr. Gerald Turner CMC® with assistance from Dale Hintz CMC®.


There will be a plated dinner ($40, $35 members) and a cash bar.

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Currents in Global markets create significant instability, turbulence, and uncertainty which contributes to some flourishing while others fail. Albert Einstein said, “You can’t solve today’s problems using the same level of thinking that created them”. To win we need to think differently.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship are the critical tools we need to create value to all stakeholders for organizations.
We honor the memory, spirit, and dedication of thought leader, trusted advisor, executive, educator, and friend Dr. Richard F. Tozer. Dick consistently exuded mastery and extoled the very DNA traits, skills, and wisdom that Harvard’s Clayton Christensen defined as being crucial to the continuing development of our current and future leaders. Distinguished Panelists will share their ideas and experiences to Dick’s mantra: Liquidity – Solvency – Profitability – Growth.
We’ll also present the first annual “Dr. Richard F. Tozer Innovation & Entrepreneurship Leadership Award”
to Jerry White, Director of SMU's Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship.

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 Dr. Richard F. Tozer  Jerry White  Dr. Gerald Turner, CMC®   Dallas Diggs
 Elizabeth Jones Edward A. Stone, FIMC, CMC®   Don Springer  




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Dr. Richard F. Tozer, a long time consultant in Dallas, focused on helping small growing companies solve problems and develop long term strategies for consistent rapid growth in sales and profits. He also developed and presented related educational and training programs, and helped attorneys as an expert witness in complex legal cases. Dick was best known in the Dallas Chapter of IMC for having founded the group that has become the Consultant's Workshop. A frequent part-time faculty member, he has organized and chaired successful speaker series for both UTD and SMU.


Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship director Jerry White will receive the Dr. Richard F. Tozer Innovation & Entrepreneurship Leadership Award from the Institute of Management Consultants Monday, March 20, at a dinner at the Crowne Plaza Addison. Jerry White has served the Caruth Institute since 1988. A co-founder of the Dallas 100 Awards, he has taught more than 10,000 entrepreneurs. Besides writing for the Harvard Business Review and Journal of Small Business Management, he co-authored The Entrepreneur’s Master Planning Guide (Prentice-Hall) and Administering the Closely Held Company (Prentice-Hall).


Dallas Diggs' firm, The Diggs Group, helps business-to-business firms and non-profits accelerate growth by defining and implementing improvements in customer experience.

Dallas' P&L leadership roles in Fortune 100, small businesses and non-profits provide a breadth of expertise he shares with clients in helping align their organizations with customer experience ideals.

He has led teams in delivering $500 million in annual revenue growth as well as several category firsts and achieving awards for strategy, direct marketing and database management. His experience includes commercial, consumer, and non-profit growth in over 30 industries.


Dale Hintz, CMC® helps clients investigate options and map clear paths to “next level” performance. He brings them expertise in strategic planning, CEO Succession, vision & values, change management, M & A, marketing and advertising, supply chain, leadership impact & employee engagement.  Dale works to align goals and actions between all levels of a client’s team so all are focused on a common vision. He weaves change and improvement into the fabric of the organization through “guided self-discovery” and builds bridges from aggressive goals to amazing results. Dale is a Certified Management Consultant with an MBA from Marquette University. The challenging work he looks forward to? Moving together with clients to the next level!


Elizabeth F. Jones is a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) School of Management, where she is the co-founder and Associate Director of the Center for Finance Strategy Innovation (CFSI). Elizabeth has developed and teaches finance and enterprise management courses in the MBA and EMBA programs. Through CFSI, she leads business advisory projects in private equity finance, public investment and technology commercialization.

Elizabeth is a senior finance executive whose professional career spans more than 24 years. She was a principal investment banker and corporate financial advisor with tier one and regional investment banks, the private equity arm of The World Bank and McKinsey & Co. She has structured, managed and raised more than $9 Billion.  Elizabeth recently completed a 3-year term on the Global Board of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Enterprise Forum Corporation and was awarded the 2009 MIT Presidential Citation.



Edward A Stone, CMC®, FIMC is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), an FIMC (Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants), a member of the Institute of Management Consultants, has served as Chair of the Association's Executive Board for the United States and was a representative of the United States to the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes.
He has been recognized by the I.M.C. for his outstanding service to the profession and for his performance as a management consultant with distinction.

Edward has held senior marketing positions at Procter & Gamble, Clorox and Frito-Lay. He founded The Dallas Marketing Group in 1976 and laid the foundations for its current position as a major provider of marketing consulting services to a variety of industries. He sold the business and retired at the end of 2006, but independently continues to accept selected projects.

Edward holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He has served as an adjunct professor of marketing at Southern Methodist University and currently serves on the Management Board of two private companies and is Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas


Don Springer is Chairman and CEO of The Colton Group, Inc., a board directorship and executive advisory firm providing actionable strategies to ignite and accelerate growth of emerging business, global companies, and social enterprises.  As such, he has provided growth strategies for companies serving US, European, and Asian markets. 


Don has served on the boards of international and domestic technology and service companies as well as non-profit boards, and as director of companies in UK, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and Sweden. He has been President of a global technology and services subsidiary of Ford Motor Co., CEO of a Microsoft VAR, EVP of an EDS venture, CEO of multiple venture-backed startups, and had an early career at Texas Instruments.


Don is an Advisory Board member for the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance at University of Texas at Dallas and a member of Executive Connection Dallas.  He is a past member of CEO Netweavers where he founded and chaired the New Business Development SIG, CEO Trust, and a past mentor with the North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization.  He has been a regular guest lecturer at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, the University of Texas at Dallas Jindal School of Management, and now at SMU’s Cox School of Business Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship.


Gerald Turner, Ph.D., CMC®, CPgM, PE is an accomplished enterprise performance management executive, program manager, business advisor, executive coach, author, and trainer who delivers sustainable, high-impact solutions for growth oriented businesses and industries within the Global Fortune 500. He has held positions of increasing responsibility including director of international programs, VP of international operations, CEO, COO and senior consultant to executive management teams within top-tier global management consulting firms. He’s also a visiting professor of enterprise transformation & leadership strategy within EMBA programs at UTD’s Jindal School of Management and guest lecturer in UNT’s Information & Systems MBA program. Gerald is a Certified Management Consultant Emeritus with a global practice that has spanned 75 countries on 6 continents. Listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Business and Finance, and Who’s Who in the World.


About IMC Dallas Fort Worth Chapter

The Dallas Chapter of Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) conducts a monthly "Forum" designed to provide chapter members and guests with insights into current business ideas, trends through presentations and allows opportunities to share ideas and network. To learn  more about IMC and our chapter, please visit or


Where Crowne Plaza North, 14315 Midway Rd, Addison, Tx 75001
Parking & Entrance Free parking
5:00 pm
5:45 pm
Program 6:45 pm

$35 for IMC members, $40 for non-members
(Includes dinner)
Please bring cash or check if you plan to pay at the door.

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