OUR VISION

Our vision is to accelerate the global transition to a sustainable people-focused organizational culture that promotes the common good, human dignity, and joy at work.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to help equip global leaders with leadership capabilities necessary for building and sustaining world-class organizational practices that benefit people and society.

OUR CORE VALUES

Adaptability

Agility

Excellence

Innovation

Integrity

ABOUT TEAM

DR. SLEMO WARIGON

Founder and Chief Encouragement Officer
(CEO)

Dr. Slemo Warigon is the Founder and Chief Encouragement Officer of the 360 Degree Consulting, LLC, a business and leadership consulting firm that serves a wide range of organizations in a variety of industries.

Slemo is a savvy, persuasive, and courageous executive who knows how to influence powerful leaders using the time-tested business practices of values-driven leadership development and coaching, 360-degree feedback, executive search, proactive auditing, diversity and inclusion, stakeholder engagement, and agile organizational change management consulting. He has over 30 years of C-suite senior executive leadership, internal auditing, government auditing, information technology management, strategic management, and enterprise risk management experience. He founded the 360 Degree Consulting based on a corporate culture that reflects real-world experience, client intimacy, and customized solutions for leaders who demand real-world solutions to their evolving leadership challenges.

Slemo earned his dual BS degrees in Accounting and Computer Information Systems from Gallaudet University, MBA in General Business and Systems Management from Texas A&M University-Commerce, Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University, and DBA in Information Technology Management from Nova Southeastern University. He also pursued advanced degrees and numerous executive education certificates, including in Public Administration, Nonprofit Leadership, Public Policy, and Economic Development at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Slemo’s expertise and professionalism are widely respected in the global leadership and auditing communities. He’s a Certified Executive Coach (CEC), Certified Inspector General Auditor (CIGA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA). He has written extensively on organizational leadership, corporate sustainability, strategic management, operational excellence, ethics, diversity and inclusion trends, internal auditing, government auditing, and information systems security, and his work has appeared in numerous professional publications. The Institute of Internal Auditors, an international professional association for internal auditors, presented him the 1999 Outstanding Contributor Award in Montreal, Canada, for his article, “Data Warehouse Control and Security.”

Slemo serves on the boards of the National Deaf Chamber of Commerce (NDCOC), Reaching Your Dream Foundation (RYDF), and International Racquetball Tour (IRT). Being husband to his wife, Charity, and father to their six beautiful children are his most important roles. His hobbies include golf, soccer, racquetball, squash, badminton, tennis, ping pong, volleyball, traveling, poetry, scientific research, and leadership coaching.

 

slemo@360degreeconsulting.com

CHARITY R. WARIGON

Chief Operations Officer and Senior Consultant
(COO)

Charity, senior consultant at the 360 Degree Consulting, LLC based in Washington, D.C., offers 26 years of experience in enrollment management, strategic enrollment planning, stakeholder engagement, and human services in higher education and state government. In higher education, she advanced through the career ladder as Recruiter, Coordinator of Recruitment, Director of Admissions, Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Chief Enrollment Management Officer, and retired as a Special Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement for Engagement in 2019.

In her past multiple leadership roles in higher education setting, she adroitly managed admissions, recruitment, financial aid, and youth programs, which required strong collaboration with many key internal and external stakeholders, including alumni relations, registrar, retention, student success, new student orientation, residence life, institutional research, accounting, and academic departments, as well as families,

professionals who work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School and College students, and Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation. She also served as EducationUSA Delegate for the U.S. Department of State to Shanghai and Beijing.

Charity was appointed by the West Virginia Governor to serve as the Executive Director of the West Virginia Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from 1999 to 2002. She carried out the statutory responsibilities of this statewide coordinating agency established to serve Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens by advocating, strengthening, collaborating, and implementing state policies. She also developed and pursued legislation affecting Deaf individuals in West Virginia and their relationship to the public, industry, health, communication, accessibility services, employment, and education. In addition to her primary responsibility as Commissioner, she contributed to the success of numerous state agencies, including the West Virginia Advisory Council on Education for Exceptional Children, West Virginia Newborn Hearing Screening, West Virginia Assistive Technology System, West Virginia Rehabilitation Council, and Fairmont State College Sign Language.

Charity brings extensive knowledge and deep understanding of the educational and cultural challenges facing Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, and DeafPlus students and professionals, including their needs to learn and advance. She is a savvy and passionate leader with strong relationship building, mentorship, and coaching skills for underrepresented groups, including people of color (POC) and Deaf professionals. Charity has bachelor and master degrees from Gallaudet University, Washington, DC. She is happily married to the love of her life, Dr. Slemo Warigon. She and her husband reside in Washington, DC, and have total of six children.

 

charity@360degreeconsulting.com

BILL HARRIS

Senior Consultant

Bill Harris, Senior Consultant, co-founded Ubiquitous Technologies LLC (www.ubiquiteq.com) with a vision to help shepherd organizations and their leaders through cycles of disruption and growth.

With over 25 years of experience as a trailblazer and bridge builder, Bill has cultivated a unique skillset to apply to organizations across industries as they struggle to embrace change.

Bill began his career in Business Retirement Planning at Merrill Lynch, and from there led east coast operations for Sylvan Learning Systems’ public school partnerships with the Newark (NJ), New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC public school systems. Bill then pivoted into the tech industry, joining Baltimore-based tech startups Catalyst IT Services and Advertising.com in executive leadership positions.

Bill was the Co-Founder and former COO of iControl Systems, a SaaS-based payment processing solution for major US retailers, where he spent 11 years. Bill also briefly served as the COO of Let’s Grow Leaders, a leadership training and consulting organization. Currently, Bill is the Chief Revenue Officer/Managing Director of Connectiv’s InsureTech Connect event, which drew 7,000 attendees from around the world in 2019, as well as HR Transform, an event focused on the future of work.

Bill graduated cum laude from Harvard College, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Maryland for the past 20 years, facilitating Early College Awareness programs in area middle schools.

SCOTT POWELL

Senior Consultant

Scott Powell, Senior Consultant, was most recently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer for the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) in Washington, DC. In this role, Scott oversaw all financial, operational and reporting processes for the Association while managing an annual budget of $20 million.

With over 34 years of executive leadership experience, Scott brings deep expertise in strategic leadership, organizational risk assessment and mitigation (deep insurance industry knowledge), talent development, capital structure management, budgeting, financial operations, deep healthcare industry experience, audit and compliance reporting, financial reporting, grants management, treasury operations, debt management, significant investment management, regulatory reporting, and philanthropic leadership.

Scott previously served as Controller and CFO for So Others Might Eat (SOME, Inc.) managing a budget of more than $35 million with many entities both for profit and non-profit, Director of Finance for Ernst and Young, and as the Board Treasurer for Lydia’s House. Scott has significant experience in directly and indirectly managing Finance and IT staffs. As the CFO for APLU and SOME, Scott directly oversaw staff of up to 25 personnel and brings value added experience in successfully leading people.

Scott has also been an instructor at Catholic University where he taught course curriculum in Non-Profit Financial Management and Budgeting in the University’s Masters of Social Work Program to Master’s level students.

Scott’s major leadership accomplishments include:

  • Identified opportunities to reorganize operations to improve organizational effectiveness.
  • Spearheaded effective fiscal stewardship, generating a significant return on investment decisions.
  • Led an organization through the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, which could have caused a precipitous decrease in external support while investing resources to obtain a loan of $1,600,000, via the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). It is anticipated that these funds would be converted to a grant from permanent loan status.
  • Led firms’ strategic direction, positioning them to save $250K and growing operations substantively.
  • Protected stakeholder interests by directing internal controls appropriate for profit and non-profit organizations.
  • Directed multiple company consolidations and purchases, significantly increasing organizations’ financial solvency and reducing redundant costs.
  • Oversaw cross-functional teams, motivating talent to deliver results that met the business needs of various cost centers and programs.
  • Created opportunities for teams to showcase both their teams’ accomplishments and individual talents; 20% were promoted to higher positions.
  • Evaluated organizations’ strategic decisions to limit risk, reduce overhead and significantly grow revenue.
  • Detected and resolved compliance and auditing challenges, uncovering $500K in irregularities mitigating risk exposure.
  • Determined business’ cash flow needs and ensured appropriate access managing many individual accounts and multiple banking client relationships at the same time.
  • Delivered timely, accurate and transparent financial reports to the President and Board; communicated complex financial information in terminology that was clearly understood by leaders whose specialty was not finance.
  • Managed financial operations and reporting for a non-profit organization that provided resources for impoverished families and many other community-based programs, including Housing Development, Tenant operations, Medical and Dental clinics, behavioral health services, in-patient and out-patient drug treatment programs, senior services and food services.
  • Led compliance activities (as required for detailed federal grant and contract funding), including enhanced adherence to compliance requirements. Created and revised accounting manuals, policies and procedures.
  • Managed the daily oversight of a large and complex government grant portfolio including private foundation money.
  • All audits during Scott’s tenure, including Federal A-133 audits, were completely clean.

Scott graduated from the University of Maryland Global Campus with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting. He lives in Washington, DC where he enjoys spending time with his family and two beautiful dogs.

DR. KOJO AMISSAH

Senior Consultant

Dr. Kojo Amissah is currently the Director of Community Services for the Deaf at the Hearing Speech and Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati in Ohio. He brings to the 360 Degree Consulting over 30 years of professional experience in leadership, executive recruitment, mentoring, and organizational change within nonprofits, corporate organizations, State and Federal governments, and k-12 and higher education institutions. He is a transformational, visionary and charismatic leader who has the ability to simplify complexity and convey sustainable processes and solutions that impact successful organizational change management. He has passion for architecting and implementing sustainable and complex programs across a variety of fields, including diversity, equity inclusion, and belonging.

Kojo earned an Associate degree in Architectural Technology, a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Resort Management and a Master’s degree in Service Management from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Doctor of Management (DM) in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. He continues to earn additional professional development certificates, including: Grant Writing, Human Resource Management, Paralegal, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. He considers himself a lifelong learner who strives to challenge himself in all aspects of his life. One of his endearing qualities is his willingness to continue reflecting on his past in a genuine attempt to be a better leader and human being.

Kojo utilizes management, leadership, and organization theories, as well as design and best practices to assess the impact of an organization’s change management systems on traditionally underrepresented groups. He is creative with a keen eye for using data to identify gaps and proposing sustainable change processes and programs that give individuals and organizations the support and inspiration needed to turn organization mission and vision into reality.

Kojo is passionate about mentoring others and was inducted into the Class of 2020 Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame. He volunteers with Strategies to Advance and Network Deaf Africans for Ubuntu, Inc. (STANDU, Inc.) and the DC chapter of the National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA). He also enjoys facilitating dialogues, performing as a Master of Ceremonies, and moderating panels during organizational events.

Kojo’s pride and joy is his daughter. He enjoys a variety of hobbies including reading, drawing, acting, producing music, playing soccer, cooking African dishes, taking long walks, and spending quality time with his partner.