Brandi Davis-Handy has nearly 20 years of communications, marketing, and stakeholder engagement experience. Since starting her career as a broadcast journalist. Brandi has used the tools of storytelling and narrative to connect audiences moving toward a shared goal. Today, Brandi leads communications and community efforts for AES’ utilities in Indiana and Ohio. Prior to AES, she served as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Project Lead The Way and has also led communications teams at OneAmerica Financial Partners, Indianapolis Power & Light Company, and the American Cancer Society.
Brandi is an active community leader having served on the boards of the 500 Festival, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Dress for Success of Indianapolis, Women’s Fund of Central Indiana and Lynx Capital Corporation. She is a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series. Brandi is also a founding member of the African American Legacy Fund of Indianapolis which is focused on raising awareness and advocating on issues affecting the African American community.
Brandi has been recognized as a Center for Leadership Development Minority Achiever in Media and Communications in 2018 and was the recipient of the Breakthrough Woman in Leadership Development Award for 2018 from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.
Brandi received her B.A. in Mass Media Arts from Hampton University.
"If you are afraid to fail; then you do not deserve to be successful"
After graduating from Wright State University - Raj Soin College of Business I began my career with U.S. Bank, as a member of the Leadership Development Program and have held progressively responsible leadership positions since 2011.
I have been with U.S. Bank for all 9+ years of my career assisting c-suite executives through financial, operational and people transformations across industries including; Retail, Services, CPG, DTC, Real-Estate, Manufacturing, Utilities, Financial Services/Insurance, Healthcare, Restaurant, and NPO.
I am vehemently dedicated to creating unparalleled experiences for my clients and employees. I pride myself on the commitment to understand my clients, their priorities, goals, and timelines to deliver the right disruptive solution(s). As a leader and engager of people, I take great joy in mentorship, development, and connecting people to their passions.
With an unyielding belief that you are only as strong as the community around you. For that, I sit on multiple advisory Boards and Committees, including Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub, Intercommunity Justice, and Peace Center (IJPC), WordPlay Cincinnati, and Wright State University, Alumni Association. I am also a previous, founding board member of Future Leaders Over-The-Rhine.
Specialties & Technical Areas:
- Finance & Operational Consulting
- Product Strategy / Product Management
- Project Mapping and Management
- Data Analysis
- Process Improvement
- Digital Transformation
- Business Strategy and Operations
- ERP and Custom Solution Evaluation & Implementation
- Working Capital Analysis / Engagement
- New Business Sales Generation
- Sales Strategy and Leadership
- Corporate and Commercial Lending (C&I, D&I, SBA, CRE, Term, Leasing, Equipment, M&A)
- Treasury Management Instruments (including Corporate & Retail Payments)
- Payment Acceptance (FinTech, Acquiring, Gateway, Middleware, Integration, Pricing, Optimization, Security etc.)
Spending time with my family & friends
Orange Theory Fitness #OTF
Personally titled 'Foodie'
Hiking (Getting Outside)
Sports (Basketball, Football, Golf)
Ryan Kutter is Senior Vice President of Henny Penny, where he leads the Global Customer Experience team, including sales, services, marketing, product strategy, and parts sales. He’s passionate about building relationships and ensuring customers around the world enjoy straightforward, memorable, and exceptional experiences before, during, and after a sale.
A long-tenured leader, Ryan began his Henny Penny career as an Industrial Engineer in 1994. Since then, he has held a variety of roles with increasing scope and responsibility, including Marketing Analyst, National Account Manager, and Director of Strategic Accounts. Most recently, Ryan served as VP of Global Customer Experience.
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Wright State University. He is active in the community, currently serving on the Dayton History Board of Trustees.
He lives in Englewood, Ohio with his wife, Corry, and their four children.
Timothy Sakulich, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Executive Director, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is the Principal Assistant to the Commander and the Senior Civilian Executive responsible for managing the Air Force's $3 billion science and technology program along with an additional $3 billion of externally funded research and development. He serves a government workforce of approximately 6,500 people in the laboratory's nine component technology directorates, 711th Human Performance Wing, and AFWERX.
Mr. Sakulich began his Air Force career in 1984 as a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. Upon commissioning, he was awarded a scholarship to attend graduate school at North Carolina State University where he received a Master of Science degree in applied mathematics. He has held diverse technical and leadership positions, including those in operations research, logistics, international security cooperation, science and technology and programs and resources. During the course of his active-duty career, Mr. Sakulich served in assignments at base level, an air logistics center, research laboratory, two major command headquarters, a combatant command headquarters, a defense agency and the Joint Staff.
Mr. Sakulich entered federal civilian service in 2010 as Chief of the Strategic Planning and Transformation Office for the Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing. In 2012, he was selected as the wing’s first civilian Vice Director and promoted to the grade of Senior Scientific and Technical Manager in May 2017. From March 2018 to July 2018, he served as the Acting Director of the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate. In October 2018 he was appointed to the Senior Executive Service.