It can be hard to be as influential in an industry and yet remain out of the spotlight as long as Sheldon Lavin has managed. To this day he has still remained as one of the big movers and shakers, helping to propel forward the OSI Group.
Sheldon Lavin has managed to carve out a career from a totally opposite path than he started on. Originally working in finance, during the early 1970’s he decided to leave an industry he started in and move on into unfamiliar territory. From that point connected with the then leadership over at Otto & Sons, he decided to stay there and work with them to make what is now OSI Group into the blossoming business that it is today.
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The thing that is so striking about Sheldon Lavin leadership and role as CEO of OSI Group, is that he retains complete voting rights for the company. That is a rare feat when talking about a company of the size and impact that OSI Group has on its associated industry. Even though he had no prior knowledge with the type of business that OSI Group is currently involved in, it is fair to say that he learned his trade quickly.
Sheldon Lavin chose to take the company in an even more global approach, in many ways leading it towards being the giant that it is today. His success has even been recognized internationally by the Vision World Academy in India. In 2016 Sheldon Lavin was presented with the Global Visionary Award. It is an award that honors people that have struggled, but persevered towards accomplishing their dreams. Which can certainly be said of him, as he has successfully guided OSI Group to a position of international competitiveness and being valued at over 6.1 billion dollars. The OSI Group is currently in the top 100 largest private companies in America.
All of his success is not only monetary in nature, as under his leadership OSI Group has gone on to earn several awards for environmental safety. In addition to that he has been involved in several charities.
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Eva Moskowitz has spent her professional career in the educational industry. She is the founder of Success Academy Charter Schools, a New York City chain of charter schools over which she leads as the Chief Executive Officer. She established the first Success Academy school in 2006 in the Harlem neighborhood. Eva Moskowitz’s leadership has led to there now being 32 schools that additionally located in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx.
Serving 9,000 children that mostly come from low-income households, The Success Academy still outperforms even nearby affluent districts. Eva Moskowitz built a foundation at these schools that hold everyone accountable for achieving high educational standards, including the students themselves. The teacher’s work in a collaborative environment where they learn from each other the best practices in teaching children.
Eva Moskowitz was once the chair of the New York City Council Education Committee. She became a leader in school reform while investigating public schools and seeing how poorly they were run and their inability to properly educate children. During her time on the council, she exposed many scandals and problems at schools ranging from teacher practice to inadequate lighting in classrooms. She used the information she gathered while serving in this position to inform her choices at Success Academy in providing a better educational environment to properly foment learning.
Before founding the Success Academy, Eva Moskowitz was a professor at a number of universities including Columbia Unversity, Vanderbilt University, and the City University of New York. She earned her own college degrees at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her bachelor of arts, and at John Hopkins University where she earned a Ph.D. in American History.
The ongoing crisis in education across the United States has become a well-known issue. Eva Moskowitz maintains that the problems aren’t what people usually point at, including poverty, African-Americans, and inner-cities. Rather, the problem is that the standards at public schools encourage mediocrity in both how teacher’s approach their material and the standards that students are held to. Her success at the Success Academy shows that every child can learn when given the opportunity.
To take a look at this businesswoman who is changing education like never before, take a look at her Wiki or Business.com pages.