Di-Ann is Director of Growth for crowd-sourced navigation and real-time traffic application, Waze, now part of Google. Working across users, governments, international media and local community groups, Di-Ann continues to spearhead the company's global initiatives to make connected cities a reality and to grow Waze into new markets and new products.
Prior to joining Waze, Di-Ann was Co-Founder and CEO of Platial, The People's Atlas, a collaborative, user generated, cartographic website which enabled people to map the things that are important to them. She also founded Community-Centric Marketing, an Amsterdam-based consulting firm helping brands and media companies work with social media; and Eisnor Interactive, an offline promotion agency engaged in building and communicating Internet brands.
Di-Ann serves on the board of Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA), MeetUp Inc., is an active angel investor and speaks widely on mobile, location, connected cities and crowdsourcing. She is launching a neighborhood based micro-fund and entrepreneurship center in underserved urban neighborhoods.
Di-Ann holds a B.S. in Studio Art and Business Administration from New York University. She is a 2014 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
As a founding partner and senior executive at CityMD, Nedal has fostered a people-first philosophy, a guiding principle that is embedded within the ethos of the organization. He served as the organization's first Chief Operation Officer and currently leads the growth team as Chief Strategy Officer. His primary focus is to ensure the company continues its rapid growth trajectory through a combination of retail development, strategic innovation, and payer and health system relationship management. He continues to work to differentiate the brand and ensure that product evolution meets the consumers’ dynamic needs.
Under his leadership, the company has seen tremendous growth, from 6 units in 2013 to over 100 retail stores in the Northeast. Nedal developed and executed a de novo and M&A growth strategy, positioning CityMD as the dominant urgent care provider in the Northeast and one of the largest privately held urgent care practices in the United States. Today, CityMD has seen over 5 million visits and is a national leader in the delivery of care, with a people first - patient first philosophy, that continues to guide the organization forward.
Nedal serves on the board of directors to CityMD, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company. He developed and now chairs the company's captive medical malpractice company, and is the executive sponsor and President of the joint venture business launched with CHI Franciscan in Washington State.
Tony Shure, an NYC native and lifelong traveler, is co-founder of Chopt Creative Salad Company, the incredibly popular fast-casual salad company with restaurants across the country.
Frustrated with the lack of healthy eating options in college, Tony, alongside best friend Colin McCabe, imagined a restaurant that specialized in salad, drawing flavor inspiration from around the world. Upon graduating, the two took a cross country road trip to explore the dining landscape while building their business plan and opening menu. In 2001, Chopt opened its first location in Union Square in NYC and has since grown to over 50 locations across seven states.
Tony believes that dining at Chopt should feel like flipping through the pages of a travel magazine. To that end, he can most often be found traveling across the country or around the world in search of the most craveable flavors, interesting ingredients, and talented artisans to share with others.
When he's not on the road, you'll find him tucked away in a booth at any one of the Chopt locations munching on the latest salad innovation and dreaming up where his flavor missions will take him next.