EDGE Mentoring is a national mentoring organization for emerging and established leaders.
 
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Anthony Calhoun

Emmy Award winner and Evansville native Anthony Calhoun leads the most dynamic TV sports team in Indiana as Sports Director and main anchor at WISH-TV. In addition to his daily reporting and anchoring, A.C. hosts several highly rated shows including, SportsLocker, seen every Sunday at 10:15pm on WISH-TV. During football season, you can also catch A.C. on the Emmy-award-winning Countdown to Kickoff Colts pre-game show on Sunday mornings. 

As one of the most versatile sportscasters in Indy, A.C. has also served as a play-by-play announcer for NCAA Basketball on ESPN, as well as the voice of Butler Basketball on WNDY-TV. Prior to joining WISH-TV in 1998, A.C. began his professional career as weekend sports anchor/reporter at WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York.

A.C. is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism. During his time at Syracuse University, A.C. was named a Remembrance Scholar, which is the highest award given by the university. A.C. has also been recognized as one of the most influential people in Indianapolis. He was honored to be named Central Indiana’s “Favorite Sportscaster” by two popular publications, Indianapolis Woman magazine and NUVO.

When he’s not on the air, A.C. spends his free time helping others, whether as serving as emcee for charitable organizations, or fundraising to help children in need. The AC Charity Golf Classic has raised over one million dollars to promote excellence in inner-city youth education. Each year, A.C. brings together local athletes, celebrities, business and community leaders in what has now become one of the most successful and popular golf fundraisers in Indiana.   

In recognizing his longtime commitment to serving others, the Indiana Sports Corp. presented A.C. with their prestigious Pathfinder Award. Prior recipients of this distinguished achievement include Peyton Manning, Condoleezza Rice, Oscar Robertson, Larry Bird and Tony Dungy. 

Twitter: @ACwishtv

 


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Newt Crenshaw

A gifted leader with strong business acumen, Newt Crenshaw is completing his second year as president and CEO of Young Life.  Crenshaw brings deep international corporate experience as well as decades of faithful involvement with Young Life to his global role as head of the ministry.

As a senior executive with pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, Crenshaw was able to grow business, empower employees and expand the company’s reach overseas. During his tenure as president of Eli Lilly in Japan, beginning in 2003, the company saw double-digit growth for five consecutive years, outpacing the Japanese pharmaceutical market by nearly three times. During that same time, Crenshaw and his wife, Susan, helped establish new Young Life ministry in Kobe, Japan – one of many examples of his years of service to the mission he now leads.

A voracious reader, continuous learner, and high capacity leader, Crenshaw is deeply committed to Young Life’s desire to reach all kids with the life-giving message of hope in Jesus Christ. His current leadership priorities include sustained global growth, diversifying the mission at all leadership levels and ensuring that Young Life, which recently celebrated 75 years of ministry, continues to innovate for ongoing impact in the lives of young people around the world.

The Crenshaws live in Colorado Springs, CO and have four adult children.

Instagram: @newtcrenshawyl

 


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David Novak

David Novak is the Co-Founder, retired Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands, Inc., one of the world’s largest restaurant companies with over 43,500 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories. He stepped down as Yum! Brands Executive Chairman on May 20, 2016. The Company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories.

A renowned expert on leadership and recognition culture, Novak is the author of three critically acclaimed books: The Education of an Accidental CEO, the New York Times bestseller Taking People With You as well as his latest parable, O Great One! A Little Book about the Awesome Power of Recognition.

Novak has been recognized as “2012 CEO of the Year” by Chief Executive magazine, one of the world’s “30 Best CEOs” by Barron’s, one of the “Top People in Business” by FORTUNE and one of the “100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World” by Harvard Business Review

Twitter: @DavidNovakOGO


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Aaron Brockett

Aaron Brockett is the lead pastor of Traders Point Christian Church in Indianapolis. Since he joined the church in 2007, it has grown from 1,500 people in one location to more than 9,000 people in four locations, earning recognition as one of the fastest growing churches in the U.S. from Outreach Magazine.

He is passionate about removing barriers that keep people from Jesus, just as the men in Mark 2 “wrecked the roof” in order to get the paralytic to Jesus. “Jesus says, ‘I will draw all men and women to myself.’ Therefore, He is the only one who can change anyone. Our responsibility as a church is to get those people to Him and let Him do what only He can,” Aaron has said.

Aaron has contributed to several books and articles and also serves as a board member of the Orchard Group, a worldwide church-planting organization. He and his wife, Lindsay, have dedicated their lives to seeing people all over the world come to know, trust and follow Jesus. They have four great kids and a silver lab named Winston.

Twitter: @AaronBrockett


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Shauna Niequist

Shauna is the New York Times Bestselling author of five books, including Present Over Perfect and Bread & Wine.

She and her husband Aaron live in Chicago with their sons, Henry and Mac. She’s a bookworm and a beach bum who loves last-minute dinner parties and adventures with her boys.

Twitter: @sniequist


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Scott Dorsey

Scott is currently Managing Partner of High Alpha, a leading venture studio that launches, scales and invests in enterprise cloud companies.

Prior to High Alpha, Scott co-founded ExactTarget and led the company as CEO and Chairman from start-up to global marketing software leader. ExactTarget went public on the New York Stock Exchange in March of 2012 and was acquired by Salesforce in July of 2013 for $2.5 Billion. Post acquisition, he led the Salesforce Marketing Cloud which encompassed 3,000 employees around the world.

Dorsey is an acclaimed leader who has earned numerous accolades for his business and civic leadership, including the Mitch Daniels Leadership Prize, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, American Business Awards Executive of the Year, TechPoint Trailblazer in Technology, MS Society Hope Award, two-time recipient of the Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash, Central Indiana Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, Indiana Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year, and Indiana University’s Distinguished Entrepreneur Award through the Kelley School of Business.

Twitter: @Scott Dorsey


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Jessica Kim

Jessica Kim is the co-founder of ianacare, a virtual care team for caregivers. This new venture was sparked by her experience being a full-time caregiver for her mom battling cancer. At the age of 19, she started Jessica’s Wonders, a baked goods company, out of her college dorm room. She raised $1M in funding her senior year (with braces) and grew it to national distribution. From there, she worked at Kraft Foods in brand management.

In 2008, Jessica founded BabbaCo to invest in the future of parenting by helping families spend quality time together through subscription activity boxes. BabbaCo was acquired in 2014 by Barefoot Books, where she served as President for two years before becoming an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at CRV. Jessica was honored as Crain’s Top 40 under 40 and currently serves as a Venture Partner at Praxis Labs, the inaugural EIR at Brown University, and an advisor to several startups. Jessica graduated from Brown University and received her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She lives in Boston with her three awesome children and husband, Peter.

Twitter: @JessicaNamKim


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Tony Dungy

Tony Dungy led the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl victory on February 4, 2007, the first such win for an African American head coach. He established another NFL first by leading his teams to the playoffs for 10 consecutive years. Dungy joined the Colts in 2002 after serving as the most successful head coach in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history. He previously held assistant coaching positions with the University of Minnesota, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings. Before becoming an assistant coach, Dungy played three seasons in the NFL and won the Super Bowl as a member of the 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers.

Dungy has been involved in a wide variety of charitable organizations, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, Mentors for Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs, the Prison Crusade Ministry, and All Pro Dad. He also served on President George W. Bush’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. Tony and his wife, Lauren, head up the Dungy Family Foundation, a non-profit organization they founded with the goal of strengthening communities by helping those in need.

Dungy is the New York Times bestselling author of Quiet Strength and Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance. His latest book is Mentor Leader, another New York Times best seller. He retired from coaching in 2009 and now serves as an analyst for NBC’s Football Night in America.

Tony and his wife, Lauren Dungy, are the parents of 10 children.

Twitter: @TonyDungy


 


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Brooke Martin

Brooke Martin is an Emmy-nominated anchor & reporter for WISH-TV’s 5, 6, 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts. Brooke also surprises deserving Hoosiers through the popular WISH Patrol franchise. 

Before coming to WISH-TV, Brooke anchored and reported at KSN in Wichita, Kansas, and WMGT in Macon, Georgia. She was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and attended Temple University in Philadelphia where she studied broadcasting and political science.

Brooke and her husband, Cole, have found a home in the Hoosier state and love raising their son in the Circle City. You can find Brooke out and about at sporting events, parks or riding her bike on the Monon. Her family also enjoys hanging out with their “little” through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana or spending time involved with their church.

Twitter: @BrookeMartinTV