Laura Huckabee-Jennings, CEO
I like initiating change. I like to shake things up a bit and to feel like I’m moving things forward.
It’s pretty safe to say that if the Air Force Academy accepted near-sighted pilots, Laura might never have taken the educational and career path that led her to found Transcend in 2002. When her flight plans were grounded, Laura took a detour to Princeton University, where she earned a degree in Physical Chemistry. A Comparative Culture degree from Jochi (Sophia) University in Japan soon followed. Her career took flight as she took assignments with Proctor & Gamble and Coca-Cola, working her way up managing business units and building revenues in markets around the world including Japan, China, Israel, Poland and the United States. Along the way, she earned an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France and developed a deep understanding of organizational culture, including identifying the one limiting behavior that kept teams from being as productive and successful as possible – fear. Laura has a keen eye for moving projects forward and staying on target, and she helps organizations develop fearless leadership while keeping fear clearly in her sights. It doesn’t stand a chance with this entrepreneurial sharpshooter.