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

Chris Rodman

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Chris Rodman

Christopher Rodman is the Opioid Projects coordinator for CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training where he conducts research, designs trainings, and finds new opportunities for researching construction worker health needs. Prior to joining CPWR he was the Johns Hopkins Opioid Policy Fellow for U.S. Representative David Trone.

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

Holistic Approach to Infection Control, Security, and Resilience for All Building Systems

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

Brian Kelly

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Brian Kelly

UA Director of HVACR
Brian Kelly is the United Association’s Director of HVACR. He was initiated into Pipefitters Local 537, Boston, MA, in March of 1991. He graduated from the local’s apprenticeship program in 1995. He is a graduated of the UA’s Instructor Training Program and taught 5th year HVAC and Journeyman training at his local. He holds an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Industrial Training and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Labor Studies and Labor Education.

Rich Benkowski

ITF Training Specialist Read the Bio

Rich Benkowski

ITF Training Specialist
Rich Benkowski is an ITF Training Specialist. He started his United Association (UA) career in Monaca, PA in 1976. Over the years, he has served as a UA instructor in various capacities, teaching a wide range of subjects relevant to the plumbing and mechanical contracting industries. These include courses in Water Quality Management, Infection Control Risk Assessment, Medical Gas, Heating/Ventilation/Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVACR) Systems and Controls, Advanced Rigging, OSHA, Plumbing Codes & Installation

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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