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This is 2018 information left up for reference. Once we attain Speaker information for 2019, we will update it accordingly.

Keynote Speaker

Brent Gleeson is a Navy SEAL combat veteran with multiple tours to Iraq and Africa and other theaters of war. Upon leaving SEAL Team 5, Brent turned his discipline and battlefield lessons to the world of business and has become an accomplished entrepreneur, author, and acclaimed speaker on topics ranging from leadership and building high performance teams to culture and organizational transformation. You can learn more about his leadership philosophies in his weekly columns on Inc.com and Forbes.com.

He has also starred in several reality shows including NBC’s Stars Earn Stripes where he and Chris Kyle of America Sniper along with other special operations professionals were paired with celebrities to compete and raise money for charities like Wounded Warrior Project.

He is the author of TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail Safe Principles for Leading Through Change, which will be published by Simon & Schuster on Feb. 20, 2018. Between his experiences in the SEAL Teams and building award winning organizations that have topped the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies, Brent has become a business transformation expert. TakingPoint highlights his ten principle program all leaders and managers will need to lead change and achieve winning results in the twenty-first century business landscape.

Learn more about Brent at http://www.brentgleesonspeaker.com/

Past Speakers

Angie Herbers
Angie HerbersCEO
Angie Herbers is founder and CEO of Angie Herbers LLC, FourPointe Consulting and Beyond U Inc. She brings over 16 years of experience guiding financial advisors to long-term, scalable growth by creating and executing holistic growth strategies to manage the eight areas of practice management: leadership, corporate finance, client service, operations, management, human capital, sales and marketing. Herbers has consulted for more than 600 financial advisory firms and businesses ranging in size from $350,000 to over $100 million in revenue. Herbers is a columnist with Investment Advisor magazine, a blogger for ThinkAdvisor.com and a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Investment Advisor named Herbers one of the “Top 25 Most Influential People in the Advisory Industry” in 2007, 2013 and 2015. In 2017, Herbers created i love U too fund to give CFP® registered university program students scholarships.
Bob Veres
Bob VeresWriter
Bob Veres is editor and publisher of the Inside Information interactive guide to trends and innovations in the profession, and contributing editor and columnist for Financial Planning magazine. In addition, Mr. Veres co-produces the Insider’s Forum conference for independent financial advisory firms.
Geoffery Brown
Geoffery BrownCAE
Geoffrey E. Brown, CAE, is the chief executive officer of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). In this role, he is responsible for the association’s strategic direction, external relations, and ensuring its operational success.

He has worked in the association management industry since 2000. Prior to joining NAPFA 2013, Brown had been an account executive with Sentergroup, a Chicago-based management consultancy specializing in associations and other nonprofit organizations. . Prior to his time at Sentergroup, Brown served as an association manager for SmithBucklin Corp., the world’s largest association management company based in Chicago.

Brown received his Bachelor of Arts degree in government & politics from the University of Maryland and his Certificate in fundraising management from Indiana University. He is a member of American Society of Association Executives and received his Certified Association Executive designation in (CAE) 2010. He is also a member of the Association Forum of Chicagoland.