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Episode Eleven: Linda Maclachlan

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This episode of the CEOnly Podcast features Linda Maclachlan, founder and chief executive officer of Entara, a leader in IT Managed Services. They discussed the need for agility and adaptability when building consulting and business services, as well as the importance of understanding the unique value that your business brings to the table as a supplier.

Contributors

  • Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE

    President and CEO, Association Forum

    Michelle Mason is the President and CEO of Association Forum. Association Forum is the “association of associations” in Chicago. Founded in 1916, it has nearly 4,000 members. These members represent more than 44,000 association professionals from nearly 1,600 Chicago associations. These organizations serve 27 million individual members, have 9 million donors and generate $10.3 billion annually in economic impact. She provides strategic leadership, fiscal responsibility, and successful delivery of member value. Prior to Association Forum, Michelle served as a managing director at the American Society for Quality (ASQ). In this role, she concentrated on business development, membership, component relations, innovation, advocacy, social responsibility, and process improvement efforts. Prior to she was Vice President of Strategic and Future Focused Research at the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE).

    Michelle is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), Six Sigma Champion, and a Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA). She is an ASAE Fellow (FASAE) and an Aspen Institute Ideas Fellow. Michelle completed the SmithBucklin Leadership Institute. She has a BA, MBA and MS. Michelle was the project lead for the bestselling publication, Seven Measures of Success: What Remarkable Associations Do That Others Don’t.

    Michelle has strong board experience including, ASAE Board of Directors, ABSI, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, PAVE, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, MIAD, King's Academy Charter School, TEMPO, and Penfield Children’s Center. She is devoted to education and learning, Michelle has served as an adjunct instructor at Mount Mary University in Wisconsin and Strayer University in Washington, DC.

  • Linda Maclachlan

    Linda Maclachlan is the founder and CEO of entara, a leader in IT managed services for mid-market businesses. Entara, formerly YJT Solutions, partners with strategic IT leaders to bring traction to the IT journey into the future by leveraging an IT roadmap process, a customizable ServiceNow ITSM platform, 24x7x365 Help Desk and Infrastructure Management, SD-WAN solutions, AWS and Azure expertise, business process automation, and a practical vision of the future of IT for the mid-market. Located in downtown Chicago, entara sets the new standard of IT managed services and future readiness.