via Mary Kurek Impact Connections

P. O. Box 1962

Atlantic Beach, NC, 28512

United States


The Frontrunners League is a platform for the most talented disruptors in the social impact innovation space to come together to collaborate, secure business, publicity, grant/funding opportunities, and grow their impact. This League enjoys a partnership with the global social impact consortium, Living, Learning and Working, Inc. (LLW) for the purposes of helping LLW to meet their client's business and impact needs.  Similarly, the League also responds to NGO, government, and social impact innovator requests for execution of impact projects.  The League was launched by Mary Kurek Impact Connections in the Spring of 2018.  The founding members of the League are global game changers that were featured in the founder's social-impact focused magazine, The Introducer.



Mary Kurek

Founder, CEO

Mary Kurek Impact Connections is a global networking and business development agency based in the United States.  Launched by CEO, Mary Kurek, in 2007, the business has made critical introductions for clients in industries ranging from games, professional sports, entertainment, corporate business, and social impact. Connections include partnerships and collaborations, media opportunities, business leads, and resource development. She launched The Frontrunners League Spring of 2018 with an immediate membership of 40 game changers, which is growing weekly. 

Annie Moon

Communications Director

Annie Moon, Founder of Be The Difference Virtual Assistant Services, is a consultant helping successful business people to supercharge social impact without the pain of wasting their investment and resources. See her portfolio here:  Annie's changemaker clients include philanthropists, impact investors, social impact consultants, Corporate Social Responsibility Professionals and social entrepreneurs.

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Robert Branch

Living, Learning, Working, Inc. Partner Liaison and Advisory Board

Robert Branch is a healthcare professional with a focus on regenerative biology.  He serves as the Health and EdTech member of the Advisory Panel for the Inclusive Growth Forum.  Last year, he served as the Research Analyst Consultant working with the Supervisory Museum Curator of Collections at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on an innovative digital STEM project. He also participated in the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities through the U.S. Department of Education. Robert works with innovative high tech companies on their impact projects in healthcare, energy, clean water, clean oceans, safety, security, and more.  He serves as the Living, Learning, and Working partnership liaison with The Frontrunners League.

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Wendy Steele

Founder & Chief Executive of Impact 100 Global Advisory Council & 2014 Winner of Jefferson Award for Public Service (Advisory Board)

Wendy Steele understands the impact of generosity and has been encouraging philanthropy for most of her adult life. An accomplished innovator, philanthropist and motivational speaker, Steele is focused on increasing philanthropy and civic engagement by creating a culture of generosity.  In 2001, she launched and led an innovative pass-through foundation called Impact 100 which brings transformational grants to the communities it serves across five broad focus areas: Culture, Education, Environment, Family and Health & Wellness. Today, she continues to support, mentor and advise Impact 100 Chapters around the globe through her work with Impact 100 Global Advisory Council. Her Impact 100 Model has been replicated in many cities around the globe. By the end of 2017, Impact 100 organizations had given away more than $55 million to worthy non-profits and it continues to expand. 

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Robert Brown

Co-Founder Teambrown Apparel

Specializes in licensed apparel and merchandise with Sports leagues including the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and All American Girls Professional Baseball League, as well as several prominent artists and illustrators working in the sports and children’s industries. Also specializes in Legal and Business Consulting, with an emphasis on Technology and general Licensing issues.

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Antwain Thomas

Founding & Managing Partner, Global Wealth Strategies, Ltd.

Global Wealth Strategies, Ltd (GWS Ltd) was founded on the principle of helping others connect with like-minded professionals in the financial space, seeking alternative and creative methods of sourcing capital using existing close and personal relationships that address the challenges found in traditional global capital and financial markets.  Founder and Managing Partner, Antwain A. Thomas, a Post/911 Gulf War II U.S. Navy Veteran, spent several years developing relationships in key business arenas, including telecommunications, critical infrastructure, cyber security, international relations/foreign policy, investment banking, international trade, risk management, military/government, securities/commodities, and financial security.  His firm unifies these disciplines under one roof to serve clients by addressing the challenges of asset security and protection, developing business strategies for cooperation on global impact projects, and working with other game changers, innovators, and big thinkers to bring their collective experience together to solve complex problems.