Our Board

Board of Directors

Richard Parlato

Richard Parlato

Richard has started and served for organizations in the profit and not for profit sector over the past 40 years. He refers to himself as a Serial Entrepreneur.

For profit businesses:

  • Resources Inc, Marketing and Public Relations company Founder
  • Network Services, New England Telephone sales agent Founder
  • Parlato Productions LLC, Media event production company Founder
  • Proximity, Videoconferencing service company Founder Horn, Web Conferencing company EVP

Not for Profit:

  • CCTV, Center for Media & Democracy, Founding member and board chair
  • Vermont Mozart Festival, Classical music series board member and chair
  • Chautauqua Property Owners Association, Board member
  • Chautauqua Dance Circle, Board member

Derek Bostic

Derek Bostic is a Knowledge Management (KM) and Organization Development (OD) practitioner dedicated to helping individuals and organizations increase their effectiveness. He enjoys helping clients solve complex, strategic challenges through the application of KM and OD processes and techniques. Derek has expertise in helping improve organizational learning, listening, and agility. His passion is improving the lived human experience through meaningful work that helps improve organizations and the communities they serve. Derek has led and supported multiple award-winning teams, receiving recognition from The Henley Forum (University of Reading, United Kingdom), Association for Talent Development (ATD), Training Magazine, and Brandon Hall. Derek and his family reside in the Cincinnati (US) metro area.

Evan Shenkman

Evan is the Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer at Fisher Phillips, an AMLAW 200 labor and employment law firm with 36 offices across the United States, where he leads the firm’s Knowledge Management, Innovation, and Library functions. Constantly at the forefront of change in the legal profession, Evan was named to the 2021 Fastcase 50 List, recognizing “50 of the smartest, most courageous, innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law,” and he received the 2020 Legal Innovator of the Year Award, recognizing his team’s numerous innovations during the coronavirus pandemic.

At Fisher Phillips, Evan’s responsibilities include harnessing the power of knowledge, A.I., and data analytics to the benefit of firm attorneys and clients; creating processes, practices, and software to allow firm attorneys to work smarter, faster, and more in sync; creating internal and client-facing collaborative tools; and introducing innovative technologies and approaches to help firm attorneys and clients thrive in the modern workplace.

A frequent author, presenter, and podcast guest in the KM and Innovation space, Evan has been featured in The American Lawyer, the ABA Journal, Law.com, the AALL Spectrum, The Modern Lawyer Podcast, LiteraTV, and the Reinventing Professionals podcast, among others. Before entering the KM field in 2011, Evan was an AV-rated employment litigator for a decade. 

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