WIT Thought Leaders Reading List


Richard Makerson

CEO and Managing Partner of BlueFletch

Currently reading, The Culture of Success by Steven J. Anderson


Sandy Welfare

Women In Technology, Executive Director

Currently reading, STEM Gems by Stephanie Espy and re-reading Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav


Jun Ying

Equifax, Senior Vice President and CIO US Information Services (USIS),
Currently reading, Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman


Tracy Garner

AT&T Vice President, Internet and Entertainment Field Services for the SE Mountain Shores region.
Currently reading, Don’t Downsize Your Dream – Leadership Inspiration For Women by Debbie Storey.


Nancy Cox

Worldpay, SVP Solutions Engineering

Currently reading, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain


Jill Gostin

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Deputy Director, Information and Communications Lab and Principal Research Scientist

Currently reading, The Power of Servant Leadership  by Robert K Greenleaf


Tricia Dempsey,

President, Agile Resources, Inc

Currently reading, Hyper Sales Growth by Jack Daly and One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp


Darnisha Grant Harrison

Ennaid Therapeutics, President & CEO

Currently reading, True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership by Bill George and The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks.


Errika Mallett

IT Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), Vice President of Member Services & External Affairs

Currently reading, Mastering the Art of Success co-authored by Jack Canfield, Les Brown, Dr. Michael McCrimmon, etc.


Denise Reese

ThoughtWorks, Client Principal

Currently reading, I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi and Lean Enterprise- How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale co-written by one of her fellow ThoughtWorks colleagues, Joanne Molesky.


Shailesh Patel

Scintel Technologies, Chief Operating Officer

Currently reading, World War 2 by Norman Stone


Jacque Plair-Rushin

Qmatic, Vice President of North American Operations

Currently reading, the poetic teachings of Psalms.


Ben Hendrick

IBM Security, Managing Partner of

Currently reading, DARE by Becky Blalock


Vicki Hamilton

The Wright Answer, Senior IT / Operations Executive
Currently reading, Harvard Business Review articles and the book Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change by H. James Dallas.


Russell Jolivet

SunTrust, Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition – Corporate Functions & Diversity/Inclusion

Currently reading, Deciding Who Leads by John Byrne


David Rodriguez

Fiserv, Vice President, Quality and Release Management, Electronic Payments

Currently reading, That’s Not How We Do It Here by John Kotter


Mary Ellen Marcilliat-Falkner

Cox Automotive, Vice President of HR Business Partnerships and Operations

Currently reading, “New Rules of the Game” by Susan Packard


Kyle Tothill

eHire, Co-Founder and Managing Director

Currently reading, ZERO to ONE by Peter Thiel


Jocelyne Williams

Scientific Games, Sr. Business Analyst

Currently reading, New Rules of the Game: 10 Strategies for Women in the Workplace, by Susan Packard


Kim Hoefer

First Data, Vice President Talent Acquisition for First Data

Currently reading, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert.


James Dallas

James Dallas & Associates, Change Master

Currently reading, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee


Michelle Coward Wells

Piedmont Cancer Center, Lead Physicist

Currently reading, The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo” by Tom Reiss, The Florence Prescription by Joe Tye, and next reading As Good As Gone by Larry Watson


Kitty Chaney-Reed

NCR Corporation, Senior Finance Director,  Global Leader of Order to Cash

Currently reading, Private Paris by James Patterson and Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates