NLI Faculty Presents Intellectual Property Best Practices for Nonprofits

When and How to Protect Your Great Ideasand Brands

Boca Raton, FL – November 4, 2016

Frank Rodriguez, Esq., will address a Junior League audience about this contemporary
marketing topic that can be applied to any nonprofit business or personal brand.

When you have a great idea or brand name for your new nonprofit program or for a big
fundraiser, should you trademark it, copyright it or just not worry about it?

What can you, or should you, do if someone copies your event name?

When should you protect yourself at the state vs. national level?

This seminar will cover the basics on intellectual property protections, and explore the
differences between service marks, brand names, fictitious names and much more. Bring your

Thursday, November 17, 2016
2:00 – 4:00pm

This is a FREE event!

Register online here:®istration_id=1515&return_jid=30875

Junior League of Boca Raton at VCRC
261 NW 13 StreetBoca
Raton FL 33432

Liz Locke, Grant Librarian, Junior League Boca Raton (561) 620-2553

For more information about the presenter or to schedule an interview, contact:
Raelyn Barlow, President & CEO
National Leadership Institute, Inc.
301 Yamato Rd. Suite #1240
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Phone: 239-248-0355

Corporate Creations International, Inc. Founder & National Leadership Institute Faculty
Frank A. Rodriguez is Founder, Chairman and Chief Legal Officer of Corporate Creations
International Inc. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of several private companies
including Corporate Creations Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization that provides
financial support to improve educational opportunities for children and to improve their physical
and emotional health.
He is a member of Florida Council of 100, YPO and Tiger 21, which are prestigious networks of
business leaders and high net worth investors. He is a contributing author and editor of the first
edition of Florida Law of Corporations and Business Organizations published by Prentice Hall.
Prior to founding Corporate Creations, he worked as a corporate attorney at the predecessor to
Squire Patton Boggs in West Palm Beach, Florida. He served on the board of directors of
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
He received his J.D. degree in 1989 from Harvard Law School, and he is a Phi Beta Kappa
graduate of the University of Miami where he received his B.A. degree in Economics.
He is married to his college sweetheart. They have two children. Frank and his family reside in
Jupiter, Florida.

NLI Partners with Palm Beach State College for Dynamic Leadership Development Course

Are You A True LEADER… or Just A Manager?

Boca Raton, FL – September 12, 2016

“LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES: 10 Steps to Becoming a Dynamic Leader”

Gerry Czarnecki, Chief Work Leader, national leadership expert, public speaker and author of
seven books, has partnered with Palm Beach State College to bring you a course that will help
you prosper in both your business and personal life!

With this course, you will:

• Fine-tune your personal leadership skills
• Learn how to improve performance within your organization

Subjects Gerry will cover:

• Becoming a true leader vs. just a manager
• Implementing 10 principles of peak performance
• Unlocking your leadership potential
• Empowering your team

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

$150 – Register online for course BEO0410

Palm Beach State College
Humanities & Technology Building, Room 103
801 Palm Beach State College
Dr.Boca Raton, FL 33431

Gerry is the Founder & Chairman of the National Leadership Institute, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to
helping nonprofits operate like a strategic business, with a strong focus on building, growing
and training boards and board members. He is also the CEO and Founder of The Deltennium
Group, Inc., which specializes in leadership, focused strategy, board development and more for
Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits.  Read more about Gerry

“Managers are a dime a dozen, but leaders are priceless. Any manager aspiring to superior
leadership would be wise to study Gerry’s advice.”
—H. Wayne Huizenga

For more information about the “Leadership Principles” course, contact:

Mervin Curry, Program Director
PBSC Boca Raton, Corporate & Continuing Education Dept.
Direct Phone: 561-862- 4709

Event sponsor & interview contact:
Raelyn Barlow, President & CEO
National Leadership Institute, Inc.
301 Yamato Rd. Suite #124
0Boca Raton, FL 33431

Direct Phone: 561-923- 8881

NLI Founder Gerry Czarnecki Chosen for CyberVista Expert Speaker Line-Up

October Event Will Train Corporate Leaders on How to Manage Cybersecurity Risk

ARLINGTON, Va – September 12, 2016

Cybersecurity education and workforce development company CyberVista today announced
speakers for a board and executive cybersecurity education workshop, to be held October 24-
26 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Select cybersecurity experts and business leaders include Yong-Gon
Chon, chief executive officer, Cyber Risk Management; Phil Gardner, founder & chief executive
officer, IANS; Siobhan Gorman, director, The Brunswick Group; Jennifer Martin, privacy and
cybersecurity counsel, Covington & Burling LLP; Gerald Czarnecki, board member, National
Leadership Institute; and Dennis Devlin, board member, Savanture. These seminar speakers
and panelists will provide attendees the knowledge and understanding they need to oversee
and manage cyber risks facing businesses today.

“Inside the Shoes of the CISO: What the CISO Won't Tell You.”

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“Corporate board members and executives need to learn about cybersecurity in their own
language,” said CyberVista CEO Amjed Saffarini. “We are particularly excited to assemble a
mix of business leaders and cyber experts that can help translate the complex world of
cybersecurity into what matters most for corporate leaders—topics like risk and reputation. I’m
confident that attendees will come away from this workshop with actionable steps that will help
them enhance their organizations’ cybersecurity posture.”

Each board and executive seminar is an interactive experience designed to familiarize business
leaders with governance-related cybersecurity topics. Participants will have the opportunity to
engage in strategic discussions and activities, including an immersion breach simulation that
will provide attendees with actionable steps for managing cyber risks facing their organization.


Yong-Gon Chon, chief executive officer, Cyber Risk Management, will lead a session to help
attendees manage cyber risk in a uniquely-challenging digital world. Chon has more than 20
years of experience building and leading global security and risk management teams. Chon is a
published author and frequent speaker at industry events, TV and radio including ABC, FOX,
MSNBC, CNN and Federal News Radio.
Phil Gardner, founder & chief executive officer, IANS, will lead a session titled “Inside the Shoes
of the CISO: What the CISO Won't Tell You.” Having built the end user research offering for the

information security advisory and consulting firm, Gardner now oversees all strategic and
operational decisions at IANS.

Siobhan Gorman, director, The Brunswick Group, will serve as a featured panelist discussing
response planning and ensuring organizational cohesion during a cyber crisis. At the Brunswick
Group, Gorman focuses on cybersecurity and privacy, specializing in breach preparedness,
breach crisis response, and thought leadership initiatives in the cybersecurity arena.

Jennifer Martin, privacy & cybersecurity counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, will serve as a
featured panelist focusing on response planning and ensuring organizational cohesion during a
cyber crisis. Martin will also speak about keeping pace in an evolving legal and regulatory cyber
environment. Martin has worked at the intersection of law and cybersecurity for the past 15
years, with uniquely-honed expertise through experience managing cyber risks and responding
to threats from a variety of perspectives.

Gerald Czarnecki, board member, National Leadership Institute, will co-lead several sessions to
help attendees prepare for, monitor, react to and recover from cyber attacks. Czarnecki has
been a board member of more than 50 international and local nonprofit organizations, including
the United Way, the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Opera,
Junior Achievement of South Florida, the Nature Conservancy, and Inroads, Inc.

Dennis Devlin, board member, Savanture, will co-lead several sessions and facilitate
throughout the seminar. Devlin is co-founder of Savanture, with previous senior leadership
security roles at The George Washington University, Brandeis, Thomson-Reuters, and Harvard

Additional speakers and panelists include Tony Urbanovich, head of operations, Cyber Global
Risk Exchange, Inc. (CyberGRX); Chris Rezendes, founder & managing director at IoT IMPACT
LABS; Amy Mushahwar, counsel & chief information security officer at ZwillGen PLLC; Gail
Arkin, senior vice president & general counsel, Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions; and Howard
Foard, lead associate, Booz Allen Hamilton.

The two-day October event is one in a series of seminars CyberVista is hosting around the
country as part of its board and executive cyber literacy program, which aims to provide
business leaders and corporate governance professionals with a comprehensive understanding
of cyber issues that affect their organizations. Registration for the October 24-26 workshop in
Scottsdale is open until October 7, 2016. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit or contact Jeff Welgan, Head of Executive Training programs, at or 703-345- 6435.

About CyberVista

CyberVista is a cybersecurity training and workforce development company whose mission is to
create a cyber-ready workforce through personalized training programs that provide
organizations with the people, knowledge and skills required to defend their most critical assets.
With parent Graham Holdings Company and sister company Kaplan, Inc.’s innovative education
technologies and personalized approach to learning, CyberVista offers a new vision for board,
executive, and workforce cybersecurity education. For more information,


For CyberVista 
Sarah Horowitz, 202-379-0546

NLI Board Member Frank Rodriguez’ Vision Leads to a Rapidly Growing National Business

MARY KENNEY, Frank Rodriguez began Corporate Creations to fill a void in the market.
It would go on to help him find closure after hardship

January 1, 2015

Frank Rodriguez bought his lunch two days a week at a local sandwich shop. He was in his
third year at a corporate law firm when that sandwich shop changed his life.

Rodriguez had always admired the shop’s owners, Michael and Ali Arnow, because they were
once engineers who had the courage to leave steady jobs and become entrepreneurs. The
Arnows, who knew Rodriguez as a customer, came to him in 1992 because he specialized in
private placements and the purchase and sale of businesses. The Arnows wanted to discuss
the cost of incorporating their sandwich shop. Since most law firms do not educate their young
lawyers about the economics of practicing law, Rodriguez did what he was trained to do and
simply quoted them his hourly rate. Unsatisfied with the nebulous range in which the cost of his
services fell, the Arnows asked Rodriguez to get back to them with a more specific number.

The next day, Rodriguez learned a valuable lesson. When the Arnows came back to his office,
he quoted them $850 (equivalent to $2,500 for the same service today) based on the advice of
a more experienced lawyer. The Arnows stood up and walked out of the office. As they stood at
the threshold, Rodriguez asked, “Why are you leaving?”

Michael Arnow replied, “I don’t like being ripped off,” and left. Rodriguez realized the quote was
an excessive amount to charge for the incorporation of a small business. That realization was a
transformational moment and led to his decision to launch Corporate Creations in January of
1993 to provide incorporation services at reasonable prices.

Many of his first clients were lawyers who outsourced their incorporation work to help their own
clients save money. Corporate Creations reinvented the incorporation services industry by
private labeling those services for law firms.

Over the years, the business has grown into the third-largest provider of registered agent and
compliance services nationwide for Fortune 1,000, Forbes Global 2,000, and private
companies. Its revenue qualifies the company for inclusion in the Hispanic Business 500.

Rodriguez had another transformational experience when he learned his 38-year- old brother,
Johnny, died in a kayaking accident on the Zambezi River in Africa. The news was devastating.
For about one year starting on April 8, 2005, the day of Johnny’s death, Rodriguez stopped
working and took a sabbatical. During that time, based on the advice of some wise friends, he
focused on three activities to help him heal. “I fed my mind by reading books, watching films,
and having interesting conversations,” he says. “I fed my body by exercising five days per
week. And I fed my soul by helping others through volunteer work, such as mentoring high
school students.” In 2006, Rodriguez and his wife started the Corporate Creations Foundation
to manage their philanthropic activities.

The sabbatical was impactful on a personal level and on a business level. At the end of a year,
Rodriguez realized that Corporate Creations had made a higher profit during the year he
stopped working than in any previous year, thanks to the efforts of a great team. “The success
of Corporate Creations transcended me,” he explains. “When you take care of your team, they
take care of your clients.” That epiphany has freed much of Rodriguez’s time to focus on his
staff and strategy rather than on daily operations, allowing the business to thrive.

Frank Rodriguez, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Creations
International Inc.

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