Summit International's Corporate Team
Michael F. Commini, Ph.D. | Founder and Executive Director
Dr. Commini founded Summit International. He serves as Summit's Executive Director and also serves as team lead for the Academic Services division. He holds a Ph.D. in Education with a specialty in Instructional Design for Online Learning, a Master of Science in Education Media Design & Technology, and a BA in Biblical Studies.
Dr. Commini's interests are in instructional design for online learning systems, establishing distance education and distance training programs for those in areas of the world where such programs do not exist, and helping to establish churches, schools, and clinics in third world countries.
An internationally recognized conference speaker in the area of competency-based development, Dr. Commini is a published author and an instructor on Udemy.com. In addition to his degrees, he holds a diploma in Hypnotherapy and a diploma in Professional Photography.
Dr. Commini holds the following professional certifications:
Ms. Emma Shows, MSc. | Managing Director LYDIA Inc.
Ms. Shows holds a BS in Business Management, a BS in Psychology, and a MSc. in Human Services with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Counseling. Her interests are in child development, child mental health, art and play therapies, Sign Language, and Deaf outreach.
In addition to her degrees, Ms. Shows holds an Advanced Diploma in Biblical Counseling.
Ms. Shows founded LYDIA Inc. and brought it into the Summit International family. She served as Summit International's Acting Director from 2012 to 2020 while Dr. Commini was on an extended assignment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In addition to her role as LYDIA Inc's Director, she serves as the Managing Director for Summit International.
Her certifications include:
Robert Smith, D. Div., MSc. Project Management, MSc. Religious Education | Business Management Lead
Dr. Smith has served as an adjunct professor for Colorado Technical University and The University of Phoenix. He holds several advanced certifications and has over 30 years of experience in sales development and leadership training. He holds the TEFL C-B Educator certification and has been teaching English as a Second Language to children and adults online for five years.
Scott Shapland, BA Philosophy | Business Leadership Lead
Based in Houston, TX, Scott Shapland is a Senior Executive Development Professional with over 20 years of experience in leading the design, implementation, and delivery of a broad range of international training and development initiatives that support business strategies and objectives.
As a speaker, trusted leadership advisor and seasoned executive consultant, Scott has worked around the globe with leaders in multiple industries, including work at the Board, C-Suite, and Executive Team levels. Through speaking events, consulting engagements, and international employment with the world’s largest oil producer, Scott has advised executives from six continents, including Fortune 500 companies.
Scott spent the last six years as the Senior Training Facilitator in Saudi Arabia for Saudi Aramco’s Leadership Center where he had the opportunity to design and implement programs focusing on leadership development, employee retention and engagement.
Mark DeVolder, Ph.D. | Change Management Expert
Dr. DeVolder is the Change Specialist and a pioneer in the field of transition management. Unique in the industry, Dr. DeVolder is one of the few speakers who teaches leaders how to change. An award winning speaker, he teaches leaders about Perpetual Pivot, the process of adapting to continuous change through reinvention, innovation and anticipation.
Organizations hire Mark to:
Miliciades Guerrero Reyes, B.Law | Dominican Republic Legal Counsel
Mr. Guerrero Reyes has been practicing law in the Dominican Republic since 2013. He graduated with honors from the Universidad Del Caribe. A fierce defender of labor rights, He represented Dominican workers at several sessions of the ILO International Conferences. Since 2013 he has participated in various courses and seminars related to corporate, labor law, civil law and
His areas of practice include:
Mr. Guerrero Reyes holds the following professional certifications
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