Greg Knoop, MCCC Small Business Co-Chair introduced Patrick Johnson, Director of Procurement, Office of Procurement, Montgomery College. As the largest community college in Maryland, Montgomery College educates roughly 60,000 students and employs 2,500 faculty and staff.
Larry Gross, MCCC Small Business Co-Chair introduced Pete Strickland who is the Coach & Founder of Strickly Speaking. Pete has coached basketball for 31 years, spanning the professional, collegiate and high school ranks. He has mentored, tutored and been a positive example to countless student-athletes, their families, their friends and their associates. He demonstrated how an effective coach continually provides customer service as a leader and provided these valuable tips: listen before you speak, remember names, arrive early to meetings, step back and observe, and make promises you can keep. Most importantly, demonstrate that you are vested in their success, not your own.