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Candy Adams, CTSM, CMP, CMM

Expert On: Trade Show Exhibiting, Exhibit Staff Training (over 400 published articles on all facets of exhibiting in trade show exhibit industry publications)
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Exhibit Strategy Exhibit Logistics Exhibit Staff Training
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): CTSM, CMP, CMM
Traveling from: Defiance, OH
Fee range: $2500-5000 + expenses
Contact information: Candy Adams, a.k.a. “The Booth Mom®”
Trade Show Consulting
13766 Fruit Ridge Road
Defiance, OH 43512

Shelly Alcorn, CAE

Expert On: association management, membership engagement, societal trends, education and learning, gamer culture
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Playstation Strategies in the Workplace, Confessions of a Video Gamer, Pop Culture Connections – Using Your Pop Culture Preferences to Enhance Your Leadership Styles, Zeitgeist Follies, Workforce in Crisis, Creating Radical Value From Core Competencies
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): CAE
Traveling from: Sacramento, CA
Fee range: $4,000 to $6,000
Contact information: Shelly Alcorn, CAE
Alcorn Associates Management Consulting
1000 Q Street Suite 120
Sacramento, California 95811
-LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/shellyalcorn/
-Twitter: @shellyalcorn

Julie Austin  

Expert on: Innovation, Customer Experience, Business Storytelling
Speaking topic areas/titles: "Innovating Within Your Competitive Advantage" 
"Sparking Innovation: How to Turn Great Ideas Into Great Value"
"The Art of Customer Experience" 
"What Great Leaders Know About Storytelling: How to Draw People in With Your Message"
Traveling From: Los Angeles
Fee Range: $5,000-$7500
Contact Info: 310-444-7788 - [email protected]

John M. Bagyi, Esq., SPHR

Expert On: Labor and employment law Human resources
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation Prevention Wage & Hour Law Performance Management & Progressive Discipline Employment Law Issues Related to Sick, Injured and Disabled Employees Workplace Privacy Issues Employment Law Issues Related to Social Media Use Lesser Known Labor & Employment Laws Any other labor and employment law topic of interest
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): Esq., SPHR
Traveling from: Albany, NY
Fee range: Contact to discuss
Contact information: John M. Bagyi, Esq., SPHR
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
111 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/john.bagyi
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnbagyi
Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnbagyi

Phil Bruno

Expert On: Customer Service
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Great Guest Experiences, Destination E: How the Experience Economy and Engagement Transformed our Economy
Traveling from: St. Louis, MO
Fee range: $5500 – 7500
Contact information: Phil Bruno
Treat ’em Right Seminars
6786 China Lake Drive
St. Louis, MO 63129

Martha Bryan

Expert On: Martha Bryan is an expert facilitator, organization consultant, executive coach, corporate trainer, keynote speaker and workshop presenter. She is an expert on the areas of leadership, teamwork, change management, communication, customer service, time & stress management, personal & professional success, diversity, and human resource management.

Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Leadership Development
• Creating Excellence For Yourself & Your Organization
• Using Leadership Skills To Influence And Direct
• Managing The New Workforce
• Leading The Four Generations
• Motivating & Inspiring Employees
• Coaching & Mentoring
• Flexing Your Leadership Style — With Situational Leadership
• Communication Strategies For Managers
• Management Skills For New Supervisors
• Conflict & Confrontation For Managers
• Performance Management
• Discipline Skills For Managers
• Leading High Performance Team
• Meetings! Meetings! Meetings! . . . Making Them Work
• Creative Thinking & Problem Solving
• Leading During Times Of Great Change
• Managing Multiple Priorities Personal Development
• Take This Job & Love It!
• Overcoming Negativity In The Workplace
• It’s About Time . . . To Gain Control Of Your Time & Life
• Keeping Cool, Calm, Collected, Healthy & Productive . . . When The Pressure Is On
• Surviving And Thriving During Times Of Great Change . . . Takes Riding The Waves Of Change
• Management Skills For Administrative Support Staff
• Communication! Up: Down: Inside: And Out
• Building Confidence, Composure & Competence
• Communicating Assertively
• Enhancing Communication Through Understanding Styles
• Emotional Intelligence In Today’s Workplace
• Dealing With Difficult People
• Turning Conflict Into Productivity
• High-Performance Teamwork Customer Service
• The Manager’s Role In Service Excellence!
• The Employee’s Role In Service Excellence
• Serving Difficult Clients
• Communicating With Tact & Professionalism On The Phone
• Quality Improvement Process Human Resources
• Human Resource Management
• Interviewing & Selection Based On “More Than A Gut Feeling”
• Establishing Meaningful Measures
• Performance Management
• Discipline Skills For Managers
• The Manager’s Role In Sexual Harassment Prevention
• The Employee’s Rights And Responsibilities . . . For Sexual Harassment Prevention
• Bridging The Gender Gap
• Valuing The Differences
Traveling from: Everett, WA
Fee range: $1,500 plus travel reimbursement
Contact information: Martha Bryan
Bryan & Bryan Associates
3521 105th Place SE
Everett, WA 98208
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/martha-bryan/20/101/198

Lowell Catlett

Expert On: Economy/Future
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: http://lowellcatlett.com/page-2 – listing of his topics
Traveling from: New Mexico
Fee range: 13500
Contact information: Barbara Rosenbloom
Convention Connection Speakers Bureau
18133 Coastline Drive
Malibu, CA 90265

Regina Clark

Expert On: Leadership Employee Engagement Innovative Thinking Presentation Skills
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: The Seven C’s of Leadership Leading Others During Turbulent Times Are We Having Fun Yet? The Employee Engagement Puzzle Innovate or Perish Who Moved My Map? Soaring to New Heights
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): CSP
Traveling from: New York
Fee range: 5000-7500
Contact information: Regina Clark
Left Brain Leverage
PO Box 383
Goshen, NY 10924
Facebook: Regina Clark
LinkedIn: Regina Clark
Twitter: RegClark

Jeff De Cagna FRSA FASAE

Expert On: I challenge association leaders to think differently about the future.
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: I speak on thinking and acting beyond orthodoxy, strategy and collaborative advantage, business model innovation, governing, making innovation happen, leadership, future trends and related topics.
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): FRSA FASAE (see above)
Traveling from: Washington DC region
Fee range: Negotiable depending on the association’s needs
Contact information: Jeff De Cagna
Principled Innovation LLC
1830 Fountain Drive Suite 402
Reston, Virginia 20190
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/principledinnovation
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/principledinnovation/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pinnovation

Dick Durrance

Expert On: Change, creativity, photography
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: “Dream Like A Champion” is an inspirational keynote featuring adventures, photographs, and insights from traveling the world photographing National Geographic stories and global advertising campaigns.
Traveling from: Carbondale, CO
Fee range: $5,000 – $7,500
Contact information: Dick Durrance
Ideas and Images Unlimited
P.O. Box 1268
Carbondale, CO 81623
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dickdurrance
LinkedIn: Dick Durrance
Twitter: @Dur2

Joan Eisenstodt

Expert On: Ethics in the Association/Meetings/Hospitality community – Meeting/Convention Risk Management (from site & destination – Hotel contracts for meetings
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: – Shades of Grey: Ethics in the Meetings Industry (c) – Shades of Gray: Contemporary Issues for the Association Community (c) – Planners & Partners Plan Together for Meeting Safety (c) – Hotel Contracts from a Planner’s Perspective (c)
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): n/a Inductee into the CIC Hall of Leaders; honored by MPI, PCMA, PCMA Foundation, IACC, NSA, HSMAI
Traveling from: Washington, DC
Fee range: $1500 – $2500
Contact information: Joan Eisenstodt
Eisenstodt Assocs. LLC
915 E Street, NW, Unit 1115
Washington, DC 20004
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/joaneisenstodt
Twitter: eclectically at http://twitter.com/joaneisenstodt and all meetings industry stuff http://twitter.com/meetingsfocus

Matt Episcopo

Expert On:  Communication, Leadership, Building Relationships, Positive First Impression, Networking
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Matt Episcopo has redefined the formula for personal power, leadership and business success.  Matt knows that the real way to become effective is to build credibility, trust and relationships.  A full list of topics and programs are available at his website.  Customized programs are available.  Each keynote or workshop is designed to engage the audience, appeal effectively to all learning styles and give attendees take-aways that they can use before they even leave your event.  Matt's most popular keynotes include:

Gain the Upper Hand: The Science Behind Human Connection. Being credible and influential is something everyone wants, but few people realize that it is a learned skill; one that you can master. 

You will be inspired and moved by the message of human connection,  and walk away with a step-by-step understanding of what to do and why.  This was the Keynote Speech at the ESSAE 40th Anniversary Annual Conference. 

Matt’s TEDx Speech: Personal Power: Establishing Connections For Success 

Being credible and influential is something everyone wants; few people realize it is a learned skill that you can master without sacrificing your personal power.  Participate in this talk, that was featured at a live TedX event in NY.

Gain the Upper Hand: Networking -  Develop quality contacts through effective networking

Verbal And Non Verbal Communication Strategies   Inside Tips from An Expert Interrogator

Traveling from: Albany, NY
Fee range: Available upon request.  Don't forget to ask about the ESSAE discount!
Contact information: Matt Episcopo
[email protected]

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattepiscopo/
Face Book:   https://www.facebook.com/Matt-Episcopo-Speaker-Author-Coach-151248264932135/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-episcopo-a9a1bb22
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattepiscopo?lang=en

Scott Foster

Expert On: Wellness ROI Making sense of new health care strategies Fixing wellness programs, Measurably improving organizational health costs and conditions

Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Heroic Wellness – How to Turn Bad News Into Best Practices and Bounce Back from the Health Care Crisis Quack Attack – The Onslaught of Media and Medical Misinformation and What You Can Do to Take Back Your Health
Traveling from: Detroit
Fee range: Available upon request
Contact information: Laura Robsinson
29488 Woodward Avenue, Suite 102
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WellcoCorp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/wellco-corporation
Twitter: www.twitter.com/WellcoCorp

Steve Gilliland, CSP, CPAE

Expert On: Motivation/Inspiration
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Enjoy The Ride Making a Difference HIde Your Goat EMERGE Leveraging the Challenges of Change The Value of Us
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): CSP, CPAE
Traveling from: Charlotte, NC
Fee range: 10000
Contact information: Amanda Gilliland
Steve Gilliland, Inc.
PO Box 1600
Mocksville, NC 27028

Lisa Giruzzi

Expert On: Communication, performance, Appreciative Inquiry, strengths based interventions.
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: -Influence Without Arm Twisting -Bringing Out the Best in Your Employees -Power of Praise: The “Secret Sauce” of Employee Engagement -That Is What I Said But Not What I Meant -The Secret to Dealing with Change -Enhancing Success Through Effective Communication -Communication for Geniuses -Creating WE: The Art and Soul of Teamwork -Inspiring and Providing Leadership -Customized presentations also available
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): WBE (Woman Owned Business Enterprise)
Traveling from: Albany, NY
Fee range: $1500-$3000
Contact information: Lisa Giruzzi
Transformational Conversations
6 Oakmont Terrace
Albany, NY 12205
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YourCommunicationAuthority
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lisa-giruzzi/6/22b/14
Twitter: @Transconv

Anne Grady

Expert On: Leadership, communication, productivity, customer service, change management, team building, conflict resolution
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Leading through Influence Communicating for Results Accountability in Action Creating a Culture of Service Managing Change The Art of Leadership Effective Presentation Skills Managing Multiple Priorities Life is Like a Google Map Balance is Bologna Coaching for Performance
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): M.A.
Traveling from: Austin, Texas
Fee range: $3,000-$5,000
Contact information: Anne Grady
Acclivity Performance
PO Box 5815
Round Rock, Texas 78665
Facebook: www.facebook.com/acclivityperformance
Twitter: @annemgrady

Mark Grimm

Expert On:  Motivation, Leadership, Public Speaking, Media Skills, Political Advocacy
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles:  "Everyone Can Become A Dynamic Speaker: Yes, I Mean You!" "Get the Media to Notice: Tips from the TV Anchor," Motivation: Start with the Idea Nothing is Impossible,"The Leadership Workout: Get Leadership Fit!"
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.):  ATD Trainer of the Year
Traveling from: Albany
Fee range:  Negotiable
Contact information: 
Email:      [email protected]
Phone:     518.650.5096
Website:   markgrimm.com

Denise Horan

Expert On: Sales & management
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Successful Sales Strategies Sales skills Body language Marketing yourself Value selling Networking & building relationships Leading & managing for success
Traveling from: Clifton Park, NY
Fee range: 1000
Contact information: Denise Horan
Integrated Management & Sales Consulting
12 Dawson Lane
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Facebook: Facebook.com/denisehoran.ims
LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/denisehoran
Twitter: Twitter.com/denisefhoran

Trish Hudson, MPsSc

Expert On: Member Engagement, Membership Development (prospecting, recruiting, orienting, involving and renewing), Association Management, Organization and Chapter Development, Future of Association Management, Alternative Management Model (Relation-centered Management) for Associations, Leadership Training and Development, Staff Training and Development, Board and Staff Orientation, Change Process (Assessment, Design, Planning and Evaluation).
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Topics and titles customized to need
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): MPsSc
Traveling from: San Francisco Bay Area
Fee range: negotiable – contribution-based not honorarium
Contact information: Patricia A Hudson
Melos Institute
1071 Yosemite Dr
Pacifica, CA 94044
LinkedIn: Trish Hudson
Twitter: @melosinstitute

Phil Immordino

Expert On: Golf Tournaments Selling Sponsors Motivating Volunteers
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Golf Tournaments Selling Sponsors Motivating Volunteers
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): CGTC
Traveling from: Phoenix, AZ
Fee range: 1500 – 3000
Contact information: Phil Immordino
PO Box 47405
Phoenix, AZ 85068

Matt Jones

Expert On: Inspiration and Motivation
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Life’s a Marathon: How to Develop Your Marathon Mentality from a 3x Cancer Conqueror who had to relearn how to walk and has ran five marathons on five continents
Traveling from: Austin
Fee range: $2,500-$5,000
Contact information: Matt Jones
Matt Jones International
12215 Hunters Chase Drive #730
Austin, TX 78729

Dale G. Klein, M.A.

Expert On: Business Communication Skills
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: presentations, networking, 30-second commercial, vocal skills, conducting meetings, interpersonal communication, listening, business writing
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): M.A., SLP (Speech-Language Pathologist by training)
Traveling from: Saratoga County
Fee range: $1500-$3000
Contact information: Dale G. Klein, M.A..
Profitable Speech…A Sound Investment (LLC)
67 Willowbrook Terrace
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dale.klein.52/about
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=4007605&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
Twitter: https://twitter.com/daleginny

Alan Krieger

Expert On: Leadership, communication skills, team work
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: conflict resolution, dealing with difficult people, doing more with less, the keys to effective leadership, motivation, accountability
Traveling from: Capital Region (Duanesburg, NY)
Fee range: $1500-$3000
Contact information: Alan Krieger
Krieger Solutions, LLC
5223 Scotch Ridge Road
Duanesburg, NY 12056
LinkedIn: Alan Krieger

Mark Levin

Expert On: Membership Recruitment Membership Retention Leadership Development Staff Training Strategic Planning
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Membership Recruitment Membership Retention Leadership Development Staff Training Strategic Planning
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): CAE, CSP
Traveling from: Washington, D.C. are
Fee range: $3,500-$6,000
Contact information: Mark Levin
B.A.I., Inc
10015 Old Columbia Rd Suite B215
Columbia, MD 21046
LinkedIn: baileadership
Twitter: @baileadership

Timothy M. Maniccia

Expert On: Improving organizational performance People side of change
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: From Performance Measurement to Performance Improvement
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): Certified Change Management Practitioner
Traveling from: Albany, NY
Fee range: Negotiable
Contact information: Timothy M. Maniccia
Policy Innovation, Inc.
126 State St. 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12207
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tim.maniccia
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tim-maniccia/3/147/734/
Twitter: @tmaniccia

Jim Mathis

Expert On: Reinventing yourself or company.
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: 1. Reinvention Made Easy-Change Your Strategy; Change Your Results. Every home care leader can reinvent themselves in this economy answering bold questions. 2. Change Happens… – ROUNDTABLE. Anyone in home care can reinvent themselves. An interactive dialogue with your attendees. 3. Leaders or Followers? – Leadership/Succession Track (Webcast) How Do I Raise Leaders Within My Organization?
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): CSP
Traveling from: Atlanta, Georgia
Fee range: $3500-$7500
Contact information: Jim Mathis
The Mathis Group
100 Old Cherokee Road, Ste. F, Box 10
Lexington, South Carolina 29072
Facebook: Jim Mathis
LinkedIn: Jim Mathis
Twitter: @jimmathis

Judy Kay Mausolf

Expert On: Communication Leadership Team Relationships
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Communication Leadership Team Relationships
Traveling from: Lakeville, MN
Fee range: $5000-$6000
Contact information: Judy Kay Mausolf
Practice Solutions Inc
18051 Jay Court
Lakeville, MN 55044
Facebook: www.facebook.com/judykay.mausolf
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/judy-kay-mausolf/7/b56/29a/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JudyKayMausolf

Bob Mellinger

Expert On: Business continuity, contingency planning, emergency preparedness, disaster recovery and crisis management.
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: – The Disaster Experience (a mock disaster exercise) – Ten Keys to Effective Business Continuity – Develop YOUR Business Continuity Plan Today – Business Continuity: Expect the Unexpected – Where Disruptions Begin Today’s Threats & Hazards – Event Contingency Planning
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): CBCV
Traveling from: Washington Dulles (Virginia)
Fee range: $2,500 to $9,000
Contact information: Bob Mellinger
Attainium Corp
15110 Gaffney Circle
Gainesville, VA 20155
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bobmellinger/
Twitter: twitter.com/Attainium

Ken Moore

Expert On: Organizational development Business & Financial Literacy for small businesses
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: 1. Understanding and using basic financial statements in your work; 2. Future Trends in Human Capital in today’s Global Economy; 3. Corporate Social Responsibility; 4. Four Generations Working together – Recipe for Conflict or Recipe for Opportunity.
Traveling from: Schenectady, NY
Fee range: $250 – $1,000
Contact information: Ken Moore
Ken Moore Associates
1359 Lexington Avenue
Schenectady NY 12309

Mark Murphy

Expert On: Leadership, employee engagement, hiring best practices, sales
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Hundred Percent Leader Leadership That Achieves Greatness Hiring for Attitude HARD Goals What Great Leaders Do Differently What Great Salespeople Do Differently
Traveling from: Atlanta, GA
Fee range: $9500 to $15000
Contact information: Meaghan Joynt
Leadership IQ
28 W 75th Street, Apt 4A
New York, NY 10023
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeadershipIQ
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeadershipIQ

Frank Pastizzo

Expert On: Workplace Morale and Supportive Company Culture
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Warming Up The Workplace CHERISH
Traveling from: Saranac Lake, NY
Fee range: 2500-3500 +
Contact information: Frank and Susan Pastizzo
Warm Up The Workplace, Inc.
112 Turtle Pond Rd.
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Facebook: Warm Up The Workplace
LinkedIn: Frank Pastizzo

Janeé Pelletier

Expert On: Meeting planning, mobile applications, event marketing
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Making Sense of Mobile Apps for your Meeting Budget-driven Meeting Planning to Impress Your Boss and Advance your Career UX RX: How User Experience Design will Transform Your Conference
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): MBA, CMP
Traveling from: Columbia, MD
Fee range: 0
Contact information: Janeé Pelletier
Conference & Logistics Consultants
31 Old Solomon’s Island Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

John Robinson

Expert On: Owner of Our Ability, Inc., Living with a physical disability, and owning a small business.
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Overcoming Obstacles, Journey Along the Erie Canal
Traveling from: Albany NY
Fee range: $1500-$3500
Contact information: John Robinson
Our Ability, Inc.
19 Timber Ln.
Glenmont, NY 12077
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Our-Ability/179335312085618
Twitter: getoffyourknees

Ron Rosenberg

Expert On: Marketing, Customer Service, Professional Development, Leadership
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: The Business Owner’s Survival Kit Must Be Present to Win! How to Dominate Your Market Niche How to Create Outrageously Effective Marketing Materials Getting to the Heart of Customer Satisfaction Relationship Marketing Beyond Time Management: How to Get Twice the Work Done in Half the Time! The Hidden Secrets to Double Your Memory! The Technology Breakthrough Workshop
Traveling from: Raleigh, NC
Fee range: $4,000 – $7,000
Contact information: Ron Rosenberg
405 Hammond Oak Lane
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Robert Schofield

Expert On: Labor & Employment Law; Legal Issues faced Associations and NFPs
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Legal issues facing associations and not-for-profits with a special expertise in the areas of labor relations and employment law.
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): Attorney and M.P.A.
Traveling from: Albany,NY
Fee range: Negotiable and dependent on audience
Contact information: Robert Schofield
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
One Commerce Plaza, 19th Floor
Albany, NY 12260
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/robertschofield/

Dan Schneider

Expert On: Succession Planning
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Succession Planning, Leadership Development and Continuity, Management Synergy, Successor Development, Business Performance
Traveling from: Des Moines, IA
Fee range: Travel Expenses
Contact information: Danielle Franks
The Rawls Group
1700 W. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804

Laura Schwartz

Expert On: Networking, Partnership, Leadership, Success, Women in Business and the World, Motivation. As the White House Director of Events, Laura created events that represented a nation and inspired the world. At just 19yrs of age when she arrived at the White House and with no political connections, she volunteered answering phones in the press office, climbing her way up the ranks as a Staff Assistant, the Midwest Press Secretary, the Director of Television and ultimately the White House Director of Events. Today, as a professional speaker, respected television commentator and author of Eat, Drink & Succeed, Laura shares the networking secrets that skyrocketed her onto the world stage along with personal anecdotes from her life and White House years as she empowers, motivates and inspires each audience to Eat, Drink & Succeed!
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Laura Schwartz is a professional speaker and serves as a Keynote, Emcee, Interviewer and Moderator. Each presentation is tailored to the particular event or conference, the host, their overall message, the attendees and industry/ association. Presentations include but are not limited to: Eat, Drink & Succeed – Signature Presentation on Networking and Partnership/Organization Building Eat, Drink & Get Ready to Succeed! – A motivating conference kick off Empowerment Through Service – A motivating address on the importance and practice of service throughout industries and associations. Setting the Bar – A motivating presentation that looks to bars set within industries and associations and by leaders of today and yesterday focusing on how each of us are setting the bar today for all those that will come tomorrow. White House Presentations include: The Art of a State Dinner The Power of the Presidential Inauguration Holidays at the White House Tea Traditions Rose Garden Rendezvous The Power of an Inaugural Ball
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): Memberships: ISES, MPI, National Speakers Association
Traveling from: Chicago
Fee range: Please Contact for Fee Range
Contact information: Laura Schwartz
Eat, Drink & Succeed
1313 North Ritchie Court, Suite 1205
Chicago, IL 60610
Facebook: facebook.com/lauraschwartz
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/lauraschwartz
Twitter: twitter.com/lauraschwartz

Beth Sears, PhD

Expert On: Workplace Communication, Employee Engagement, Generations in the Workplace, Emotional Intelligence, Conflict resolution
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: “Three Deadly Sins of Interpersonal Communication” “Generational Differences – Why Don’t We All Get Along” “Emotional Intelligence – A Key Relationship Skill” “Dealing with Difficult People” “How Button Pushers Get to You”
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): PhD in Communication
Traveling from: Rochester, NY
Fee range: Depends on length of workshop/talk 1 hour – 2 days
Contact information: Beth Sears
Workplace Communication, Inc.
1600 South Road
Scottsville, NY 14546
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/easears

Adrian Segar

Expert On: Meeting design; active learning, connection, and engagement at meetings; opening and closing sessions that solve attendee problems, build connections between attendees, and consolidate learning
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: The Solution Room, Participant-Driven and Participation-Rich Meetings, Transform Your Conference Sessions With Participative Techniques, Designing participation into your meetings, The Personal Introspective,
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): Ph.D.
Traveling from: Marlboro, VT
Fee range: $600 to $1,200 per day plus expenses
Contact information: Adrian Segar
Conferences That Work
PO Box 86
Marlboro, VT 05344
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/adriansegar
Twitter: @ASegar

Larry Seibert, Ph.D.

Expert On: Research methodology for member surveys.
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Best practices for survey design, Best practices for data analysis and reporting, How to determine what members value, Why members belong to your association, How to do a benefits analysis survey, How to do an educational needs survey, Why loyalty is a better measure of member engagement than satisfaction.
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): Ph.D.
Traveling from: Indianapolis, IN.
Fee range: Will speak for reimbursement of travel expenses
Contact information: Larry Seibert, Ph.D.
Association Metrics, Inc.
P.O. Box 1425
Anderson, Indiana 46012
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AssociationMetrics
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/association-metrics-inc./
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AssnMetrics

Samuel J. Smith

Expert On: Social Media Interactive Meetings Hybrid Events
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Technology and Work Life Balance Social Media Digital Strategy
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): MBA
Traveling from: Minneapolis
Fee range: $1500 – $2500
Contact information: Samuel
Interactive Meeting Technology, LLC
226 Colfax Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Twitter: @samueljsmith

Steve Spano, Brigadier General (Ret), United States Air Force

Expert On:  Developing leaders; Executive leadership and coaching;  Business culture; Work-life balance; Emotional Intelligence; Vision and strategy; IT and cloud computing; Cyber security

Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Developing Leaders of the Future; Building the Right Leadership Culture; Emotional Intelligence--the Hidden Differentiator; Creating Balance-- from the Bedroom to the Boardroom; The 5 Stages of Leadership--My General Advice;  Create Your Future—Considerations for Building Vision and Strategy; It’s not Rain, It’s just a Scary Cloud--Shifting from Legacy IT to Cloud Computing;  Cyber Security-- Bridging the Tech to Exec Gap

Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.):  just 35 years of military and business experience with stories that will inspire
Traveling from: Saratoga Springs/Albany, NY
Fee range: $2500-10,000 + expenses
Contact information:  Steve Spano
kNs Enterprise Consulting, Inc

5 Stony Brook Dr
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
[email protected]
[email protected]

Shawna Suckow, CMP

Expert On: Multi-generational meetings Multi-generational member engagement Sales tips & tricks from the customer’s perspective Networking
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: 1) Zombies 2030: Using Collaboration, Teamwork and Extreme Creativity to Accomplish a Daunting Task 2) Sales Tips & Tricks from the Customer’s Perspective 3) Customer Pet Peeves 4) GenerationALL: What We Can Learn from Each Other
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): CMP
Traveling from: Minneapolis, MN
Fee range: $1500-$4000
Contact information: Shawna Suckow
Senior Planners Industry Network
2211 Marilyn Ave
Eagan, MN 55122
Facebook: www.facebook.com/spinplanners
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/shawnasuckow
Twitter: @spinplanners

Matt Tenney

Expert On: Leadership, Ethics, and Mindfulness Training
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: 1. Serve to Be Great: Leadership Insights from My Journey as a Prisoner, Monk, and Social Entrepreneur 2. Ethical Enlightenment: A Better Approach to Building a Highly Ethical Culture
Traveling from: Florida
Fee range: $3-5k
Contact information: Matt Tenney
Wanna Save The World, Inc.
701 Sw 75th Street, Unit 102
Gainesville, Florida 32607
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattTenneyServes?ref=hl
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=8173948&trk=tab_pro
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MattTenney1

Dr. Marc Tinsley

Expert On: Productivity and Performance, Burnout, Resilience, Balanvce
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Vitalizational - It's the Opposite of Burnout, Don't Call Me a Workaholic, Resolve Every Day, Get Out of a Rut and Into a Groove, Your Best Possible Self, Work Smart - Play Hard - Rest Easy
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): D.C.
Traveling from: Pittsburg, PA
Fee range: 4500-8000
Contact information:Marc Tinsley, DC
The Vitalizational Speaker
1506 Mobile Ave.
Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania 15145
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrMarcTinsley
Twitter: @DrTinz

Steve Uzzell

Expert On: Creative Problem Solving, Inspiration
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: 1. Open Roads Open Minds: An Exploration of Creative Problem Solving 2. The Nature of Transition
Traveling from: Closest United hub to our mobile extreme off-road RV!
Fee range: 10K plus travel with coach airfare
Contact information: Steve Uzzell (mailing address ONLY)
Steve Uzzell Productions
8375 Gold Ray Road
Central Point, OR 97502

Dr. David Van Slyke

Expert On: Government Contracting Public-Private Partnerships Strategic Management Stakeholder Engagement Policy Implementation Strategic Planning Performance Management Philanthropy
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: See above
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): Ph.D.
Traveling from: Syracuse, NY
Fee range: Varies by engagement
Contact information: David Van Slyke
Syracuse University
320 Eggers Hall Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244
LinkedIn: David M. Van Slyke

Bonnie Wallsh, MA, CMP, CMM

Expert On: Creating and Implementing Your Risk Management Plan, Launching and Growing Your Own Business, Creative Food & Beverage on a Budget, Money Saving Tips How Can Meeting Planners and Convention Service Managers Work Together to Execute Successful Meetings? Planner/ Supplier Relationships
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Creating and Implementing Your Risk Management Plan Creative Food & Beverage on a Budget, Transforming Your Food & Beverage Functions into Sensational Experiences, How Can Meeting Planners and Chefs Work Together to Create and Execute Outstanding Food & Beverage Functions? Strategies in Selecting the Right Site for Your Meeting Stetching Your Meetings Dollars, 100+Money Saving Tips in 60 Minutes, Solutions for Doing More with Less The Inside Scoop…What Do Meeting Planners and Suppliers Need to Know about Working Together More Effectively? Launching and Growing Your Own Business, How to Make Your Business a Highly Successful Venture
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): CMP, CMM
Traveling from: Charlotte, NC
Fee range: 1500
Contact information: Bonnie Wallsh, MA, CMP, CMM
Bonnie Wallsh Associates, LLC
6328 Red Maple Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniewallsh

Marc Wayshak

Expert On: Sales, Sales Strategy, Sales Management, Leadership
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Championship Selling in the New Economy The DNA of a Championship Sales Team How to Double Sales in the Information Economy Never Cut Your Prices Again! Breaking Leadership Barriers
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): MBA, NSA, Columnist for the Huffington Post, Author of Game Plan Selling
Traveling from: Boston
Fee range: $7,500-$10,000
Contact information: Marc Wayshak
Game Plan Selling
130 Bowdoin Street, Suite 601
Boston, MA 2108
Facebook: facebook.com/marcwayshak
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/marc-wayshak/6/149/288/
Twitter: @MarcWayshak

Aaron D. Wolowiec

Expert On: Strategic planning, instructional design, meeting management and content curation.
Speaking Topic Areas/Titles: Aaron designs actionable presentations inspired by identified learner outcomes. Deliverables include a custom-designed Prezi or PowerPoint, innovative instructional strategies, interactive learning exercises, engaging discussion topics and supplementary handouts.
Designation (CAE, CSP, etc.): MSA, CAE, CMP, CTA
Traveling from: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Fee range: Negotiable
Contact information: Aaron Wolowiec
Event Garde
614 Windsor Terrace SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EventGardeLLC
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronwolowiec
Twitter: http://twitter.com/aaronwolowiec