Interim Board of Directors (Effective May 8, 2017)


President: Susan Curtin

Susan Curtin is an executive leadership and management coach. She founded a leadership, talent and succession management consulting firm, Insights4Results, LLC, to fill a need in public and private organizations to develop leadership capacities, thereby ensuring a pool of talent to fill their key positions. Her company has delivered executive coaching services to corporate, public and non-profit organizations since 2008.

Susan created and licensed Managing4Results™, a successful, comprehensive management program that incorporates development of a department managers’ role as a coach for ongoing employee engagement and increased retention. This program helps managers learn “How to be, What to do and When to do” in order to build stronger relationships with their direct reports through giving constructive feedback, coaching, and communicating in ways that truly motivate and enable teams to achieve greater results. Managing4Results™ provides a certification program for coaches, consultants and trainers interested in utilizing this proven training program for their current and future client organizations.

Susan has two decades of successful internal experience coaching and mentoring managers to successfully transition to the next stage of leadership. She has expertise in enhancing and expanding leaders’ Emotional Intelligence, interpersonal savvy and political acumen. She has created award-winning leadership development programs incorporating leadership competencies, coaching and mentoring and designed special action learning projects, recognized for her excellence by ATD and NACO. She taught six years in the ICF-approved Certificate Program, Coaching for Organizational Excellence, through San Diego State University.

Susan is a Board Certified Executive Coach, Certified Employee Assistance Professional and has the Master Corporate and Executive Coaching designation. In addition, she completed the first Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) Certification program and incorporates the C-IQ tools and techniques into her coaching and organization development practice.

Susan holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional, and a Licensed HeartMath Coach. Susan taught 6 years for San Diego State University, Coaching for Organizational Excellence program.

Susan served as SDPCA President in 2015 and currently serves as interim President.


President-Elect: Bijan Zayer

Secretary: Karen Dietz

Treasurer: Carl Wellenstein

Carl Wellenstein, is an executive career coach, founder and president of ExecGlobalNet®, Inc., with over thirty years of business consulting and coaching experience with small to mid-sized companies. He specializes in working with C-Level executives to facilitate career transitions to opportunities they are best suited and most passionate about. Carl works with growing companies to help them improve their ability to recruit, interview and select the best candidates for leadership and challenging management roles. Building on his prior financial experience, he provides business and financial strategic advice to early stage and growing companies.

Carl brings over thirty years of coaching, consulting, and advisory experience in addition to his training as a Board Certified Coach (BCC) from the Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc., Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument Certified (HBDI) Practitioner, and a Certified Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC). His wide range of senior international experience includes Fortune 500 companies, early stage and startup businesses, and nonprofits.

As Treasurer for SDPCA, Carl brings vast experience including 15 years with Arthur Young & Co (now Ernst & Young) in auditing and financial consulting. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Lifetime Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the California Society of CPAs. In addition to previously serving on the SDPCA Board of Directors, Carl is also past national board member of the Professional Coaches, Mentors & Advisors association (PCMA), and a past president of its Orange County chapter.

He is also the author of 12 Steps to a New Career, a step-by-step guide for executives making a transition in mid-career. Additionally, he has written several publications, including three booklets in the UK: Guidelines for a Job Search: Helpful Hints for Job Seekers; Recruiting Key Personnel: Guidelines for Emerging Growth Companies; and The UK Society of CPAs Reference Guide to British – American Terminology. He writes articles on executive job changing, executive resumes, and expatriate repatriation issues, and has contributed articles on business development and tax to magazines focusing on the Middle East market. He co-authored Arthur Young & Co.’s first book on Doing Business in Saudi Arabia.

VP Marketing & Communications: Sheryl Roush 

VP Membership: Kevin Tucker

VP Professional Development: Ken Sergi