Lorrie Sanchez & Carol K. Blank
Lorrie Sanchez launched Utterly Global as a grassroots anti-bullying campaign in her hometown of Cranford, NJ, after learning that a local boy was being bullied in school each day. Her proactive efforts sparked a district-wide initiative and resulted in the creation of Utterly Global, a company dedicated to eliminating bullying through the development of research-based products and professional development tools for educators. Lorrie attended Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Newark and is a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Pioneers Initiative
Carol Blank has been an educator for over thirty years. She attended the University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain. She received a Bachelor of Arts from American University, Washington, D.C. and a Master of Arts in Student Personnel Services from Kean University, Union, NJ. She holds NJ State Certification as a teacher, school social worker, guidance counselor and home instructor. She is I-Safe certified and has received special training in bullying prevention and intervention. Her work in the area of bullying over the past ten years includes conducting workshops for parents and school personnel, directing student seminars and activities, developing bullying prevention programs and providing consultation services for various school districts in the area of bullying prevention and developing anti-bullying initiatives.