SPEAKERS

JR Martinez

JR Martinez is an actor, New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, advocate, and wounded U.S. Army Veteran. He has traveled the world as a motivational speaker, engaging with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, schools, troops and veteran's organizations. He has been featured on All My Children, Dancing with the Stars, SAF3, and more.
  • Opening Session: Facing Adversity with Optimism and Resilience
    Friday October 15 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Salons C - I

Kevin Brown

After a career in franchising that spanned 30 years, Kevin decided to retire from corporate America and pursue his passion for bringing The HERO Effect message to as many people and organizations as possible. And, as the father of an autistic child, he knows firsthand how the principles of true success reach beyond the boardroom and into the lives of real people facing the challenges of everyday life.
  • General Session: The Hero Effect: Being Your Best When It Matters the Most! (Presentation of Everyday Hero Award)
    Saturday October 16 7:45 am - 9:00 am Salon 1

Shola Richards

Shola Richards is the Founder & CEO of Go Together Global and Author of Go Together. Through extensive personal experience and study, he helps organizations build compassion, competence, and accountability in the worklplace.
  • Closing Session: Let’s Go Together
    Sunday October 17 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm Salon 1

Bonus Program: The Art of the Thrive! Culture Conversations to Prepare You for Anything

Thursday, October 14, 2021
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The Leadership Gist!

Saturday, October 16, 2021
9:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Sunday, October 17, 2021
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Steve Thomas

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Steve Thomas

Steve is not a motivational speaker. Although he is a speaker that will motivate and inspire you, that is not his ultimate priority. Instead, Steve will challenge you to look at things with a new perspective and help you understand why being intentional in what you say and do, especially in your team, will bring higher productivity and an all around better environment. Steve consistently ranks as MSCA highest rated speaker and is a popular speaker throughout the industry.
  • Bonus Program: The Art of the Thrive! Culture Conversations to Prepare You for Anything
    Thursday October 14 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Salon 2

Leading High-Performance Virtual Teams: Strategies for Succeeding with a Remote Workforce

Friday, October 15, 2021
1:15 PM – 2:45 PM
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Seth Mattison

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Seth Mattison

Seth Mattison is an Internationally renowned expert and author on workforce trends, generational dynamics, and business strategy. As Co-Founder and Chief Movement Officer of Luminate Labs, Seth advises many of the world's leading brand and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work.

Understanding Service Technician Health and Wellness Needs

Friday, October 15, 2021
1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Dr. John Gaal

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Dr. John Gaal

Dr. Gaal was recently appointed of director for the AFL-CIO’s Missouri Works Initiative’s Worker Wellness Program. He served as the as the Director of Training and Workforce Development for the St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council for the past 40 years. As a labor representative, he continues to serve on the St. Louis County Workforce Development Board, Missouri Workforce Development Board, and International Vocational Education and Training Association’s Board of Directors (president).Dr. Gaal has been married for 37 years, has four children, and is in his 26th year as an adjunct professor at Webster University.

Bounce: Using Resilience to Thrive Through Change

Friday, October 15, 2021
1:15 PM – 2:45 PM
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Sara Ross

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Sara Ross

Sara Ross is a Speaker and the Chief Vitality Officer at BrainAMPED, a research and strategy firm dedicated to redefining how we succeed at work and life by sharing brain-based, vitality-enhancing strategies to create healthier, happier, high performing leaders and workplaces. Sara is also a contributor at Thrive Global and brings over a decade of experience to creating a better work environment.
  • Women in the Mechanical Industry (WiMI) Breakfast and Roundtable
    Friday October 15 7:30 am - 9:15 am Lincoln Private Dining Room

Winning Communication

Friday, October 15, 2021
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Rick Debruhl

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Rick Debruhl

Rick DeBruhl understands communication. In almost four decades as an award-winning network television broadcaster, he interviewed and reported about both business leaders and front-line employees. He then put a hobby to work with his side career in race broadcasting, covering events from Formula One to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Rick spent years working for ESPN as part of the broadcast team covering the IndyCar series which includes the Indy 500. He spent nearly a decade as a consumer reporter and advocate.

Healthy Building Strategies and Awareness

Saturday, October 16, 2021
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Luke Leung

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Luke Leung

Luke Leung is the director of the MEP + Sustainable Engineering Studio for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. He has won multiple awards, including eight "Excellence in Engineering" awards from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Steve Horwood

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Steve Horwood

Steve Horwood, VP of Business Development for Ainsworth Inc. in Toronto, Canada, is a long time MSCA member, past committee participant, and frequent training and facilitator for the association. He has been active in all aspects of facility maintenance and operations for more than 35 years.

Sales Best Practices for our Transformed World

Saturday, October 16, 2021
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Mike Rosone

Arista Air Conditioning, Long Island City, NY

Mike Rosone

Arista Air Conditioning, Long Island City, NY
Mike Rosone of Arista Air Conditioning in Long Island City, NY.

Future Outlook for the Commercial Real Estate Market

Sunday, October 17, 2021
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Michael Broder

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Michael Broder

Michael Broder serves as president and chief executive officer of Brightline Strategies. Prior, Mr. Broder served as campaign strategist and media consultant to several gubernatorial, senatorial and congressional candidates during the 1994, 1996 and 1998 election cycles. He also served in the Office of Political Affairs in the first Bush Administration.

Winning the Talent Wars: Build a Winning Culture Attraction, High-Performance and Retention

Sunday, October 17, 2021
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Bruce Tulgan

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Bruce Tulgan

Bruce Tulgan is the founder and CEO of RainmakerThinking, Inc., a management research and training firm, as well as RainmakerLearning, an online training resource. Bruce is the best-selling author of numerous books and lectures at the Yale Graduate School of Management, as well as other academic institutions.

Smart, Wise, Clever, Unique – Operational Best Practices That Can Change Your Businesses

Sunday, October 17, 2021
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

David Geith

EMCOR Services, Mesa Energy, Irvine, CA

David Geith

EMCOR Services/Mesa Energy, Irvine, CA
EMCOR Services/Mesa Energy, Irvine, CA

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