The Mentors Radio

Three remarkable CEOs challenge your thinking about life and work

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The Catholic Business Journal is delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new radio show, THE MENTORS, featuring four CEOs who take turns hosting the program each week, challenging your thinking about life and work.

CEO hosts include Tom Loarie (second from right above), whose pioneering leadership in the life sciences sector has resulted in more than 20 medical devices brought to market, some of which are life-saving; Ric Brutocao (second from left above), former president of DACOR and the head of a number of companies over the years, and John Phillips (far left above), co-owner with his wife, Mary, of one of the largest and most customer-centric stained glass window companies in the industry–Associated Crafts & Willet-Hauser, some of whose legacy stained glass are more than a century old.

Each of these very successful CEO mentors was hand-chosen by Catholic Business Journal for their exceptional ability and willingness, over the span of their ongoing careers, to put people first, to treat customers and vendors with respect, to remain grounded in ethical principles in every aspect of their business and lives, and to help others achieve their own level of success and profitability — even competitors who have sought their help at times.

“Not every brilliant and successful CEO has the innate ability to teach or even the inclination to help others succeed,” says Catholic Business Journal founder and publisher, Karen Walker (far right above).  “But these CEOs stand out for these traits. They are truly remarkable, as are each of our CEO and business columnists for the Catholic Business Journal. I can’t wait to launch the new radio show!”

Original theme music for THE MENTORS was created by Perry Gentile, a multi-instrumentalist musician who plays keyboards, saxophones, flutes, clarinets and percussion, and whose background includes working in Hollywood Studios as a Composer & Sound Efx editor for Dreamworks, Warner Brothers, and 20th Century Fox. He is able to bring a musical style blending sound effects and music that create a hybrid atmosphere of sound, as evident in his latest album, World Traveler, available at CDBaby.

“There’s a lot of work behind-the-scenes in creating and launching a new show,” notes Walker. “And I can’t put into words how grateful I am for a long-standing collaborative friendship with two people: Perry Gentile and Jed Gibbons. Exceptional musician Perry Gentile first came to my attention when his beautiful saxophone melodies occasionally wafted through the beachside apartment complex at which we later discovered we were neighbors. Perry has created original theme music for all of our radio shows over the years. I just love his work and his professionalism… and his down-to-earth, get-it-done, easy-to-work-with approach.”

“In addition,” continues Walker, “I’m grateful for an even longer-standing collaboration and friendship with Jed Gibbons, the Chicago-based illumination artist and former creative director for one of the largest branding firms in the country.  I met Jed years ago at a Sacred Arts event at which I stayed on for a week-long Illuminated Manuscript course. Both were held at Enders Island in Mystic, Connecticut. Jed’s work and spirit just stood out. We became friends and we’ve been doing branding work together for many years, and many different clients, ever since. Jed created THE MENTORS brand mark and collateral, as well as all the branding for our previous radio shows and for Catholic Business Journal.”

The Mentors Radio show will begin airing Saturday, March 4, 2017, on the Salem Communications network stations KCBQ AM1170 San Diego and KTRB AM860 San Francisco, and available free, on-demand 24/7 from anywhere in the world at: www.TheMentorsRadio.com.  Listeners are encouraged to submit questions by email or phone to TheMentors®, at the show website.