about us

TAN Mission Statement

Trusted Advisor Network is an inclusive, regional consortium of professionals dedicated to collaborative networking who serve business owners and C-level executives. Our ultimate mission is met when both the business community and our members thrive. TAN’s members meet regularly to enhance both their business and personal lives, building trust that comes from knowing one another beyond professional endeavors. Educational programming is a foundation for all who are interested in being better at business.

TAN’s Values

Networking is about quality relationships leading to good business and TAN members are committed to building and extending trust. As such, TAN values members with:

  • Building a thriving business community
  • Integrity, a commitment to quality work, and an enthusiasm for personal, professional, and business growth;
  • A give-to-get philosophy, who look out for their fellow members and have a sincere interest in helping them;
  • An attitude of abundance, who look for opportunities to share work and refer opportunities;
  • Who are interested in building long-term relationships in the spirit of helping each other succeed.

Trusted Advisor Network, LLC was founded in 2008 and in 2018 has converted to a member-driven organization to develop the business community through an effective network, one that addresses the specific needs of professional consultants who serve businesses and business owners. The founders had experienced myriad business organizations, tips clubs and networks, none of which provided the type of support, connections and structure that leads to strategic practice development.

Now operating in New Mexico and Arizona, TAN has become known for it’s unique culture of education, collaboration, practical application, fun and, above all, trust. It is not a networking group – it is a network that is unmatched in the area of practice development and business support.

Moderators

Anne deLain W. Clark (NM)
Jeff Gruber (NM)
Maria Guy (NM)
Janice Honeycutt (NM)
Mark Johnson (AZ)
Kelly Koepke (NM)
Doug Lindsey (NM)
Peter Mantos (NM)
Mike McGreevy (AZ)
Shauna Rampley (NM)
Phyllis Rector (AZ)
Kelly Stanhope (NM)
Ted Treat (AZ)
Board Members
President – Priscilla Dakin, NM
Vice President – Steve Etkind, NM
Treasurer – Anne deLain W. Clark, NM
Secretary – Kelly M. Stanhope, NM
At Large Member – Eugene (Gene) Kadish, AZ
Founders

Craig Dill

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Craig is well-known for rapid remediation of business problems and has an extensive background in a variety of industries. He is not just the financial manager of TAN, he is also responsible for oversight of Arizona operations and is TAN’s business/project manager. Craig also heads up the first Special Interest Group (SIG) supported by TAN. He is well-known for his clear, brief and definitely memorable “elevator quip”. LinkedIn profile

Michael Podolny

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Michael is a widely respected consultant in the field of business exit and succession who assists owners in maximizing the value of their businesses and achieving their personal goals. His networking strategies are evident in the TAN training program which he largely developed and continues to foster as TAN expands. He is the guardian of TAN’s founding principles and networking philosophies and oversees the moderator/leader training program. LinkedIn profile

David Sahd

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David Sahd was a Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TAN from 2011-2014. He is a trusted practice development and marketing advisor to owners and executives of professional firms. He also consults professional and business associations on networking architecture, strategic programming and mission/marketing integration. As TAN’s CEO he motivated philanthropic focus among members who raised nearly $50,000 for ARCA over four years. LinkedIn profile