Brigadoon Radio

Brigadoon Radio: Episode 23: Our Advice to You is After this is Done, Vacate Miami

Recorded at the Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, DC, a conversation between Marc Ross and Brendan Kownacki recapping and analyzing the first two-night Democratic presidential primary debate from Miami, Florida.

The conversation explores who won, who lost, who is in, and who is out. Plus, Marc and Brendan discuss where the campaigns go from here, impact on fundraising and polling, plus how this first debate will impact the general election in key states like Michigan.

Marc is an advisor and connector working at the intersection of globalization, disruption, and politics. Marc specializes in helping entrepreneurs and thought leaders make better connections and better communications. He is the founder of Brigadoon and Caracal Global. Marc has extensive experience in public affairs and communications for companies as well as leading the advocacy operations, fundraising programs, and marketing efforts for nonprofits, trade associations, and political campaigns, many for the highest offices in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Brendan Kownacki is an experienced and innovative producer who is working daily to push the boundaries of content utilization in public communication. Plus he serves on as an advisory board member of the DC-based Artists and Athletes Alliance, and since 2011 has served as the Senior Contributor for Hollywood on the Potomac, a Washington DC lifestyle website that looks at the intersection of power, politics, advocacy, and celebrity culture in the Nation’s Capital.

Brigadoon Radio: Episode 20: Embracing a Career Not on a Straight Line

Recorded at the lounge inside the Robert Redford Center at Sundance Mountain Resort,, Brendan Kownacki speaks with Brook Hazelton during Brigadoon Sundance 2019.

Brook is a first time Brigadoon Sundance participant and was the 2019 keynote speaker. Brook kicked off the gathering with a talk entitled "An Inside Look at the Art and Luxury Auction Market."

Brook is the Chairman of WineCredit, the largest specialty lender to wine collectors, and serves as Advisory Board Chairman for LiveAuctioneers, the leading online auction aggregator.

Prior to this he was president of Christie’s for North & South America from 2015 through 2018, and previously served as global CEO of Phillips auction house. Brook is also the co-founder of St. James Partners, an investment firm focused on the ownership and management of luxury-related businesses.

Brigadoon Radio: Episode 19: That's a Wrap: Brigadoon Sundance 2019

Recorded at the lounge inside the Robert Redford Center at Sundance Mountain Resort, Brendan Kownacki speaks with Marc Ross at the conclusion of Brigadoon Sundance 2019.

Marc is the founder of Brigadoon and specializes in communications for global business working at the intersection of globalization, disruption, and politics.

Since 2013, Marc has curated and managed Brigadoon with a mission of creating a global network where entrepreneurs and thought leaders gather to discuss emerging issues shaping commerce and culture.

Brigadoon is an opt-in, word of mouth community of leaders looking to learn from others to create a network of leaders committed to public service, solving problems, and building businesses.

From salon dinners to excursions and multi-day retreats, Brigadoon organizes a number of powerpoint free, conversation focused events in distinctive settings that involve all participants and foster deeper connections.

Brigadoon Radio: Episode 18: US-China Trade Policy - Where is it Going?

Recorded at the lounge inside the Robert Redford Center at Sundance Mountain Resort, Dr. Mark Stellingworth speaks with Benjamin Shobert during Brigadoon Sundance 2019.

Ben is a 2x Brigadoon Sundance participant and for 2019 joined the main stage to lead a discussion on "Blaming China Won't Fix America's Economy."

Ben leads the strategy team at Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence and Research's (AI&R) Healthcare business unit. Before joining Microsoft, he was the founder and managing director of Rubicon Strategy Group, and a consulting firm focused on market access, government affairs, and regulatory analysis work in China and across Southeast Asia.

He remains a senior associate at the National Bureau of Asian Research, a Seattle and Washington, DC, think tank. In September 2018, his first book, Blaming China: It Might Feel Good, but It Won't Fix America's Economy, was published by Potomac.

Brigadoon Radio: Episode 17: Longevity: Opportunities + Challenges

Recorded at the Sundance Screening Room at Sundance Mountain Resort, Dr. Mark Stellingworth speaks with Jason Prall during Brigadoon Sundance 2019.

Jason is a first time Brigadoon Sundance participant and presented a portion of his documentary film, The Longevity Project. During the episode, Jason discusses the mission of the film, his philosophy on wellness, and what he has learned traveling the globe with people and communities maximizing longevity in their lives.

Jason is a former mechanical engineer turned entrepreneur, filmmaker, and Health Optimization Practitioner. Over the last ten years, Jason transitioned from an integrative disease care model to a model of health optimization and lifestyle medicine. In May of 2018, his independent research and experience as a practitioner were the basis for the creation of a 9-part documentary film series called, "The Human Longevity Project," which uncovers the complex mechanisms of chronic disease & aging and the true nature of longevity in our modern world.

Brigadoon Radio: Episode 16: What it Means to be a Brigadoon Participant

Recorded at the lounge inside the Robert Redford Center at Sundance Mountain Resort, Dr. Mark Stellingworth speaks with Paula Ashley during Brigadoon Sundance 2019.

Paula is a 2x Brigadoon Sundance participant and the mastermind designer behind the Brigadoon logo and branding.

Paula collaborates with clients and the creative team at The University of Toledo to develop effective marketing communication to build the university's brand and promote The University of Toledo College of Law and the clinical services of UT Health.