Allison Wood, CEO and Co-Founder, LCMS Plus
Allison brings a deep marketing and communication background to her leadership role at LCMS Plus. As a copywriter for Grey Advertising (a Top Ten global ad agency), she created print, radio, television, online and collateral advertising for clients across multiple industries.
As owner of her own executive communications firm, Allison offered speechwriting and presentation coaching to leaders in higher education, technology and the non-profit sector, as well as consulting on strategic marketing, branding and editorial projects for numerous startup companies.
Allison’s communication expertise, her ability to assemble smart, creative teams and her passion for problem-solving provide the framework of her contributions to LCMS Plus. She currently directs all branding, public relations, marketing, social media and customer relationship management initiatives for the company.
Allison has twice been invited to appear as a guest speaker for UNC’s Commercial Venture Creation class. She is a regular contributor to the “Start Something” blog for CED and was selected to pitch LCMS Plus to investors at the 2013 Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh.
Over the years, Allison has taken on roles as diverse as PTA president, cabaret singer, president and board member of a local congregation, freelance editor, and chief cook and bottlewasher for her family of five. All that life experience has combined to serve her in lovely and unexpected ways in her role as CEO and co-founder of LCMS Plus.
Doug Herald, President and CEO, Time & Eternity
Doug Herald earned his Bachelor’s from Blue Ridge Institute in North Carolina with additional credits experience in the Food Industry; first working with Sara Lee Foods, then The Wornick Co. and Zwanenburg Food Group USA. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in Warehouse, Maintenance, and Operations. He began his career at Wornick in December, 1994 as a Warehouse Manager. In April, 2001 he moved into Operations as the Project Manager of the Gerber line start-up and then to Production Manager until 2006 when he left Wornick for a short time to be the Plant Manager for the Zwanenburg Food Group USA. Doug returned to Wornick in February, 2007 as Director of Maintenance & Engineering. In November, 2008, while still maintaining his current responsibilities, he also became Director of Manufacturing. Finally, s Maintenance and Engineering. In November of 2013, after successfully incorporating a new Lean Manufacturing Operating System at Wornick Foods, Doug was promoted to Vice President of Manufacturing at Wornick Foods.
Throughout this career Doug has worked hard to make a difference in the lives of the people that he has worked for with a servant leadership style that drives deep employee engagement and continuous improvements. Doug has also recently joined the Board of Advisors for SeneGence International. Over the last 7 years Doug has invested heavily in personal and emotional research to drive personal improvement and now looks forward to sharing with people what he has learned. With a tremendous understanding of the completeness of life in every facet, Doug has a passion to teach the completeness of life and leadership through what he calls, “Touching People for Time and Eternity.”
Doug was born and raised on a family owned farm in Grant’s Lick, Kentucky where, with his brother and sister, he was raised by his grandparents Charles and Edith Peters while his wonderful mom, Alvena, went to work to financially support the family. After high school he went to work for Sara Lee Foods. Doug has been married to Tammie (Sebastian) Herald for 26 plus years and they have three daughters who all currently are attending college.
Doug recently released his first book entitled, In Hope for Time and Eternity. This book takes the reader on the journey of Doug’s life as he rises to success and finds emptiness at the top of the ladder causing him to look inward and discovering a true source of joy. It’s a must read.