About the Authors of RUFF: A Lost Dog Tale

Suzanne W. Peck, President of Peck Consultants, has worked with Fortune 500 companies to manage diversity and change for over 30 years. At organizations from McDonald’s to Disney to University of Chicago Hospitals to GE, she has partnered with executives to develop educational programs, to design external strategies to attract specific demographics, and to create team approaches for culturally diverse workforces both nationally and internationally. Prior to starting her own business, she was a principal and diversity practice leader of Towers Perrin, a management consulting firm with 9,000 consultants in 80 offices around the world.

Suzanne founded the Corporate Diversity Alliance, a network representing 28 Fortune 500 companies committed to the successful integration of diversity initiatives and promoting diversity and inclusion in the Chicago area.

In addition to consulting, Suzanne has taught diversity at Northwestern University’s Media Management Center, an executive education program led by Kellogg and Medill faculty. A sought-after public speaker and trainer, she has won many awards for creative excellence in communication and training programs.

Suzanne co-authored and/or participated in the development of I'm In Charge, a consumer-assertiveness education program used by over a million employees in 400 companies; Expect The Best, starring Phylicia & Ahmad Rashad; How to Make Meetings Work!, now in its 9th printing; and Boomerang, an EEO training program used by half of the Fortune 500.

With 25+ years in advertising/marketing, Penelope Wong has been a senior executive at Ogilvy & Mather and Brann Worldwide. She became a brand for The Franklin Mint (“Jennifer Wong”) and co-founded Wong•Wong•Boyack, an elite agency later acquired by Havas.

Game-changing clients have included Nike, Cisco, Mattel, SINA.COM, Bank of America, Major League Baseball, HP, Wells Fargo, Disney, Amex, IBM, Citibank, Intuit, Windamhill, Columbia Pictures, Charles Schwab, Pixar, Intel, Bank Rakyat Indonesia and other leading companies and stellar start-ups, both domestic and international. She has lectured at major universities and spoken at conferences in the U.S. and abroad.

Penelope has also created innovative training programs in branding and helped organizations (SF Film Society, Dominican University, Oakland Museum of California, SF Asian Art Museum, USF Center for Pacific Rim) rebrand themselves. She currently heads Penelope Wong & Associates, providing branding consultation that applies what she’s learned from “the big guys” to smaller businesses, non-profits and start-ups.

An award-winning screenwriter for The Shanghai Café, she began her writing career when she was nine with her Chinese-American version of Little Women. She has written about food, fitness, decision-making, problem-solving and meeting facilitation (including editing an early draft of How To Make Meetings Work!). Next up is a book that connects the dots between globalization and everyday life.

For more information about the authors' availability as speakers, please contact Blue Point Books at 800-858-1058 or via e-mail at bpbooks@west.net.

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