Summit International's Corporate Team

Summit International's Corporate Team

Dr SeeMichael 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 In addition to his degrees, he holds a diploma in Hypnotherapy and a diploma in Professional Photography.

Dr. Commini holds the following professional certifications:

  • Certified Knowledge Manager
  • Certified Knowledge Management Professional
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • Journeyman Certificate in Biomedical Electronics
  • Flash CS3
  • Dreamweaver CS3
  • Project Management 2008
  • Certified Professional in Learning and Development
  • Certified Public Speaker
  • Certified Professional Trainer


Ms ShowsMs. 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:

  • Business Coaching
  • Executive Leadership Coaching
  • Life Coaching
  • Marriage and Relationship Coaching
  • Hypnosis


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:

  • Deliver inspiring, entertaining and practical keynotes
  • Unlock Change and Drive Results
  • Embed the mindset of Perpetual Pivot into the organization’s DNA
  • Engage team members with targeted, interactive sessions
  • Increase employee engagement and team performance
  • Sustain success through innovation, reinvention and anticipation

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
procedures, and criminal law.

His areas of practice include:

  • Corporate Law
  • Labor Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Foreign Direct Investment Law
  • International Arbitration
  • International Trade
  • Construction Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Tax Law
  • Customs Law
  • Criminal Law

Mr. Guerrero Reyes holds the following professional certifications

  • Law
  • Criminal Procedures
  • Labor law
  • English as a second language
  • French as a second language.

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