MHI Global Regional Account Executive Dana Bakos

An accomplished sales and account management professional, Dana Bakos holds a bachelor of arts in journalism with a minor in business from Indiana University at Bloomington and a master of arts in education and social policy from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. While at Northwestern, she won a Golden Apple Award while teaching in inner-city Chicago as part of the Golden Apple Foundation program. Since 2011, Dana Bakos has served a regional account executive with MHI Global Leadership and Management in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Dana Bakos develops new business for MHI Global, an international provider of educational programs in the fields of sales, customer service, and leadership development. Over her first year, she generated $1.2 million in new revenue for MHI Global. Ms. Bakos won the Pinnacle Club Award in 2013, when she achieved 134 percent of her annual sales quota. In 2014, she surpassed the quota by 119 percent.

Helping Refugees with Exodus World Service

Alongside her work as Client Director at AchieveForum, headquartered in Winnetka, Illinois, Dana Bakos enjoys giving her time to various charitable groups and activities to help those in need. One of these organizations, Exodus World Service, welcomes refugees from troubled nations and helps them assimilate to American culture, utilizing Christian principals and volunteers like Dana Bakos. Almost 20,000 refugees have been helped since the organization’s founding in 1988.

A refugee is someone who has escaped their country of origin due to persecution or war. Many who end up in the United States come with no luggage, no knowledge of the culture or language, and no friends, and are often left to fend for themselves in a completely new place. Exodus World Service pairs volunteers with those seeking refuge to create a sense of normalcy, new friendships, and support systems. Exodus provides volunteers with training on cross-cultural issues and a handbook which makes conversation even easier. Volunteers visit with refugee families each week, or more often, to answer questions about life in this country, go on outings, practice English, and let these individuals know that they are welcomed.