BOARD MEMBER BIOGRAPHY




Nadine O. Vogel

Chief Executive Officer
2017


Nadine O. Vogel is the CEO of The Springboard Foundation, Inc. Nadine created the foundation with the idea in mind of raising funds to award scholarships to full-time college students who have documented disabilities of any type, deemed to be protected under the Americans With Disabilities Act and/or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Foundation’s intent in providing these scholarships is to contribute to the increase in employment opportunities for college students with disabilities.

Prior to founding The Springboard Foundation, Inc., Vogel opened her own company, Springboard Consulting, LLC, and has held a variety of executive positions in both Corporate America and the non-profit sectors.

Vogel is the CEO, Springboard Consulting LLC, a global company working with national and multinational corporations, governments and agencies around the world to successfully mainstream disability in the global workforce, workplace and marketplace. Springboard also produces the world-renowned Disability Matters Conference and Awards.

She is the author of DIVE IN, Springboard into the Profitability, Productivity and Potential of the Special Needs Workforce, a highly acclaimed must-read business book; is a regular contributor to Profiles in Diversity Journal, Diversity MBA Magazine, and Diversity Executive Magazine; has also authored articles for many other professional, industry and consumer publications. Nadine Vogel is also recognized as a powerful informational, motivational and inspirational speaker.

Recognized for her civic and professional activities, Vogel has received numerous awards and accolades including: A 2015 Winner of the DANDI Award in Entrepreneurship for demonstrating an outstanding commitment towards creating a more diverse and inclusive world, a 2015 Brava Award Winner, one of Smart CEO’s powerhouse female business leaders, a 2015 Humanitarian Award Honoree from the American Conference on Diversity, a 2013 First Star Recipient of Diversity Woman Magazine’s “Stars Who Mean Business Peer Award”; by MEA Magazine as one of the 2013 “25 Influential Women in Business”; by The Garden State Woman Education Foundation as the recipient of the Garden State Woman of the Year 2012 Diversity award; by Diversity Journal as a 2012 Diversity Leader Award recipient; as one of Diversity MBA’s 2011 Top 100 under 50 Executive Leaders; as a 2011 recipient of the American Association for Affirmative Action M. Kennedy Community Service Award; for the Inaugural M2Moms 2010 MomFirst Award, “One Mom’s Idea That Made a Difference”; by the YAI, Business Advisory Council, for the 2010 Advocacy Award; by NJ BIZ Magazine’s for the 2008 Best 50 Women in Business Award; for the Count Me In, 2008 Make Mine a Million $ Business Program Award; by for the 2007 Howard L. Green Humanitarian Award from the NJ Broadcasters Association; for The College of Charleston’s 2003 Distinguished Alumni Award; for the Voices Award 2003 – individuals who have made a difference in the community; for the Golden Gate University’s 2002 Alumni Community Service Award; for the Fast Company Magazine’s 2002 debut list of “Fast 50” innovators — individuals whose achievements helped change their companies or society; for the Working Mother Magazine’s Mothers We Love Top 25 List in 2000 and the magazine’s 2000 Mothering That Works Award, and numerous elections to a variety of editions to Who’s Who.

Nadine Vogel has been featured on NBC News, CNNfn, Lifetime Live on the Lifetime Channel, Good Day NY and Oxygen Television’s Pure Oxygen program. She is a Board member of the Low Country Autism Consortium, the founder and past president of the board of SNAP, Special Needs Advocate for Parents, a member of the College of Charleston’s Department of Communications Professional Advisory Council, a founding Board member of the Society for Diversity, a multi-year member of the SHRM Workplace Diversity Special Expertise Panel, WBENC, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, WPO, Women’s Presidents Organization, a member of the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation . In 2014, she earned “The Certified Speaking Professional” (CSP) designation which recognizes competency in platform excellence, established business practices and success and is held by less than ten percent of professional speakers worldwide. And in 2015, earned The “CSPGlobal” designation for her demonstrated sustainability as a global presenter, her mastery of the global speaking competencies, and favorable reviews by global clients and peers.

Vogel received an MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA and a BS in Industrial Psychology from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. She resides in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters, both of whom have special needs.