2017 Pre-Conference:

Danny Butler, Auburn University Thomas Walter Chair of Technology Management and Marketing

 "Personal Strengths Application"

2017 Keynote Speakers:

Eric McElvenny, National Speaker, Veteran, Ironman, and amputee

 "Embracing Challenge and Change"

Jerry Caldwell, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Bristol Motor Speedway

 "The Fan Experience at Bristol Motor Speedway: Leadership Q & A with the General Manager of Bristol Motor Speedway"

Perry Stuckey, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Eastman Chemical Company

 "Leadership that Stands the Test of Times"

2017 Breakout Sessions:

Tyra Copas, Executive Director of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness, Northeast State Community College

 "How to Survive Working with People"

Pete Blank, Author, National Speaker, Training Manager, Personnel Board of Jefferson County

 "Critical Thinking: A Must-Have Skill for All Leaders"

John Bruce, President, COO, Performex, LLC

 "Creating Your Personal Brand to Positively Influence Others and Grow Your Career"

Katie Vande Brake, Dean for Academic Programs, King University

 "Write it Right: Make Things Happen"

Dave McAuley, Author, National Speaker, President, Summit Leadership Foundation

 "The Four Essentials for Effective Team Development"

Chris Maslin, Senior Director of Biltmore Center for Professional Development

 "Cultivating a Legacy of Leadership the Biltmore Way"

Jackie Dye, Employee Relations Manager, HealthSouth Corporation

 "What is Diversity Competency Anyway, & Why Does it Matter to My Team?: Leveraging Diversity Competency to Build Stronger Teams"

Russ Brogden, Learning and Development, Eastman Chemical Company

 "Becoming a Team Catalyst"

Cliff Christian, Spiritual Life Director, YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly

 "Spiritual Health, Wellness, and the Workplace"

Julie Watters, NASM-CPT, Wellness Programs Designer and Director, Cancer Exercise Specialist, Consultant

 "Personal Health and Wellness"