Our Team

We earn credibility by doing what we say we are going to do, being honest and transparent, working with the utmost integrity, and respecting the privacy of our clients.


Linda P. Hudson

Founder and Strategic Advisor

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Mary C. Dowd

President and CEO

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Samantha Knight

Director, Strategy and Communications

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Cardea Contributors

  • Cardea Contributors

    We understand that a critical element to efficiency in our approach is bringing the right experts to each engagement. So when our clients require specific expertise outside the credentials of our core service team, we select from our handpicked group of experts, known as Cardea Contributors.

  • Jill Bremer

    Jill Bremer is an executive coach and trainer, who has been helping organizations and individuals get the edge they need to succeed since 1986. As a Certified Image Professional she has appeared as a trainer and speaker for corporations, organizations, and universities throughout the country, designing image and communication strategies for professionals from support staff to the top executives of Fortune 500 companies. She is also a Certified TESOL instructor, working to improve the English-speaking skills of non-native speakers. She is on the faculty of the American Management Association and has served on the International Board of Directors for the Association of Image Consultants International. She is also a member of the Association for Talent Development, TESOL International Association, as well as the performing unions of Actor's Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. She has appeared on the "Today" show and CNBC and, as a sought-after image expert and executive coach, is frequently quoted in major publications and interviewed on national radio.

  • Tab Edwards

    Tab Edwards is a business professional with more than 25 years of experience in consulting, strategy, sales, and business management. He has run a $2.6 billion sales organization and has held award-winning sales, management, and consulting positions at some of the world's most admired companies, including the IBM Corporation, General Electric, and Hewlett-Packard, where he achieved the rare status of Master-level Consultant. In 2016 Tab joined McGhee Productivity Solutions as a consultant. Tab is the author of eight books on the topics of sales, strategy, and business process improvement, and is an Amazon.com Bestselling author.

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