PCRC’s business advisors provide us with invaluable guidance regarding organizational management and strategy. Their advice equips PCRC with the knowledge needed to manage and grow our organization in the most efficient, sustainable ways.
SUSAN ANN DAVIS
Susan Ann Davis is a pioneering woman business owner who, over three decades, has grown Susan Davis International into an influential global public affairs and strategic communications company, receiving accolades from industry peers and the respect of business and government leaders around the world. Internationally known for her expertise in strategic positioning, reputation management and crisis communication, Davis provides counsel to key industry and government executives worldwide.
A lifelong advocate for social entrepreneurship, democracy building and leadership development for women, she is Board Chair Emeritus of Vital Voices Global Partnership which has identified, resourced and supported over 15,000 emerging women leaders in 144 countries. As Board Chair from 2008-2016, she helped shape Vital Voices into the pre-eminent organization it is today. She is also the Board Chair of Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation which now educates over 600 young girls at the Zabuli School in Afghanistan. Her work with women leaders began with her presidency of the National Association of Women Business Owners in Washington, DC, followed by her becoming the first President of the International Women’s Forum, now comprised of over 7,000 global women leaders.
Ms. Davis received the Global Empowerment Humanitarian award in the United Kingdom from the Asian Women of Influence, previously bestowed on Prince Charles and Pepsico Chairperson Indra Nyooi. Ms. Davis was named by the US Government as “Woman Business Advocate of the United States and was recognized by the National Association of Women Business Owners for “Outstanding Achievement in National and International Public Affairs.” The Public Relations Society of America in Washington, D.C. honored Ms. Davis with the inaugural Hall of Fame Award and she is the recipient of the prestigious Order of Merit from the Knights Templar for her humanitarian work.
Vivian Porcelli leads a team of Small Business Bankers in Broward County who are focused on providing comprehensive financial solutions to new and existing small business relationships. Vivian joined Bank of America in 1995 as a Banking Center Manager. She has held various positions in the Consumer channel, Commercial Banking and Home Loans. Vivian completed the Six Sigma program at Bank of America and was certified as a Black Belt in 2007. Before joining the Bank, Vivian worked for HSBC Bank, where she was hired into their Management Training program for Financial Center Managers. Vivian graduated from State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton where she majored in Business Administration. She earned an MBA from Pace University in New York. Vivian serves on the board of Metro Broward, a small business CDFI serving ethnic minority business owners, as well as Friends of MODS (Museum of Discovery & Science). She is also a member of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and completed their Leadership Program in 2004 and their Senior Executive Orientation in 2015. She is married with 3 children.
Muhamed Mešić was born in 1984 in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina. A lawyer by academic training, a learner by vocation and a networker by passion, Mešić has worked with initiatives, projects, groups and businesses in 24 countries on four continents. By age 16, he was serving as City Councilor in his home town of Tuzla, and, by age 26, he was able to communicate in 56 different languages—from Aramaic to Yiddish, from Basque to Kinyarwanda, and from Quechua to Georgian—making him what most consider to be a linguistic genius.
Mešić has held workshops and seminars, given lectures and interviews and written for books, newspapers, and electronic media on topics such as creative industry, sustainable development, global citizenship, genocide studies and human rights. His network spans the world, from Argentina to Finland. Additional professional experience includes working as Project Manager for the British Council and acting as Senior Consultant for sustainable development and education projects for the Brainswork Group.
Mešić remains an optimist committed to changing the world for the better and is a fan of the Arctic, cycling, flags, and some of the world’s worst football teams.
Seida Sarić has been the Country Director of Women for Women International in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1998 and has helped more than 13,000 women rebuild their lives after surviving rape, forced impregnation, ethnic cleansing, and abuse as tools of war during the conflict in the 1990s. For more than three years, Seida and her sisters lived under siege in Sarajevo and she risked her life on a daily basis to provide emergency services to her fellow countrymen who were trapped inside the city. Under Sarić’s leadership, Women for Women International in BiH has implemented a program that provides direct financial assistance, rights education, vocational skills training and income-generating opportunities from women throughout the country. Through this program, women are able to acquire skills and finance for individual growth and can develop a communal growth and understanding through the coming together of various religions and ethnic groups. Sarić and her staff identify the need for women from the varying groups to meet, tell their stories, and identify their similarities as a means of peacebuilding. Sarić additionally oversees Women for Women International’s largest, most successful microcredit program, which has provided loans to nearly 11,700 women and totals approximately $21.9 million. Before coming to Women for Women International Sarić worked at Save the Children and Care International in various capacities. Her educational background spans from engineering to economics.
WILLIAM P. WOODWARD
William P. Woodward is a former Senior Vice President of Kerr-McGee Corporation and former President of Kerr-McGee’s worldwide Chemical Operations. Before his retirement in 2004, Mr. Woodward held positions in Operations, Sales & Marketing, Product Management, and Management. During a 33 year career at Kerr-McGee Corporation, Mr. Woodward oversaw chemical operations in the United States, Australia, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Germany, and Canada. At various times, Mr. Woodward managed the Research & Development and Safety & Environmental Affairs group for Kerr-McGee as well as the Human Resources group. During this time he served on the Board of Directors for the Company’s Tiwest Joint Venture in Perth, Australia, the company’s Cristal Joint venture in Yanbu, Saudia Arabia and the Avestor project with joint venture partner Hydro Quebec in Montreal. Mr. Woodward is additionally a former President of The Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City. He and his wife Victoria reside in Edmond, Oklahoma.